Published 2/28/2012 by

2 years of LAURITA.CH ~

This post was originally scheduled for February 18th, but first I got sick and then university re-started & life got in the way... ^^' sorry!
 Laurita is celebrating 2 years! (⌒▽⌒)/゜・:*【ネ兄】*:・゜\(⌒▽⌒)
(and at the same time I'm celebrating 3 years and 5 months with laogong ヽ(‘ ∇‘ )ノ ワーイ)

I want to say thank you to every one who has been following my journey in the last 2 years and hope to have you here for several more! Since I moved this blog from b2evolution to blogger (August 2011) Laurita received nearly 160'000 visits, ohmy! ヽ( ´¬`)ノ ワ〜イ !!
As you might know Google Friend Connect is going to retire by the end of February and so you won't be updated about my blog anymore (since it wasn't hosted on blogger when I started it). It  hurts me because I was "counting" my readers through the GFC gadget and had reached around 500, now it dropped again because of the retirement.
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Here are some upcoming plans long-term for Laurita:

publish more Travel Diaries (Turkey, France)
create more language-learning (mainly Japanese) related posts!
concentrate on the Asian studies aspects of the blog (popular music, literature, classics, history)
accept guest bloggers
start a small series about Switzerland
invite Sponsors (blog ads will be around 10usd/month + you'll be introduced in my blog +++))

One think I'd like to decrease is the "look what I've spent my money on"-kind of posts, many bloggers seem to write entries only to show off what they bought and I don't want to turn Laurita into that kind of blog. (+ I think it's boring and only creates more money-spending cravings) I still want to review the shopping services and items I bought but concentrate more on coords and less on the items themselves ^^'

I'm also thinking about hosting a small (food-related) giveaway, I'm sure all of you will love it!
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Published 2/17/2012 by

Winter sickness ~

I'm back from Paris with tons of photos! ...but 2 days after arriving back home I got sick and now I'm laying in bed, sneezing and taking breaks from reading books or browsing the internet (it's exhausting when you feel tired).

Still I want to report what has been going on since I came back ^^ Soon my 2 month inter-semester break will end and on monday I'll start going to classes again. I also got a cool part-time job offer and will update as soon as I'm stable and get the permission to. ^^

So... these days I've been busy feeding my Korea-addiction. I enjoyed the fermented Kimchi I'd prepared before Paris and made Kimchi mandu, Bibim Guksu and a small Bibimbap. Photos or it never happened:

filling the Kimchi Mandu is a tiring task... better doing it while watching Kdramas

My perfect Korean dinner =3 btw I'm watching the Kdrama Protect The Boss

And... Valentine's Day! The day before I prepared some black and milk chocolate with almond bits and used cute rose-shaped chocolate molds. The chocolate turned out pretty good and on Valentine's Day I got up at 5am and arranged the chocolate on our table for him to see (laogong always gets up before me). I also added a sassy greeting card.

L + L = 

it turned out pretty well! I love the flower-shaped molds ^^

the bunny says: "eat my chocolate and shut up"

Last but not least : The presents I got! laogong bought me a gorgeous star ring from the Christmas collection @ Swarovski, Champs-Elysées, Paris. So this might turn out to be my long lasting memory of our Pre-Valentine's Day trip to Paris. 
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Published 2/13/2012 by

J-Magazines (March 2012) ~

Here are (exclusively for my beloved readers) some of the newest Japanese magazines,
this is part 3 of my monthly series, featuring all MARCH issues ^_^

Hope you enjoy reading and please comment if you download! ❤ ❤
I'll keep updating this page as long as there's some interesting March 2012 issues ~
- so make sure to check back often! ~
I switched back to Mediafire, since most links on Multiupload aren't working anymore... blame SOPA ~.~'

❤ last update: february 29th: Scawaii, Egg, Ageha


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Published 2/08/2012 by

On my way ~

Guess where we're heading to? The picture provides two hints, the colors and the print of Fantasic Dolly!

I will be without internet but will report as soon as I'm back (sunday).
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Published 2/01/2012 by

A blissful year ~ 2

Wow, it's already February! After last month's detox, Japanese studies and anti-stressing efforts I'm going to cover a completely different issue: Food & Love!
laogong and I will be spending a romantic week in Paris (& Disneyland!) 
His birthday and Valentine's Day are just around the corner, ohmy!
I'm planning to cook several Korean dishes (I've already practiced in the last few days and it turned out yummy!) ~ stay tuned!
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