Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sound Garden...

Turn up volume to maximum level. Wow. Two of the greatest voices ever. Found it by pure chance and it's brilliant. (As is the rest of the album, really.) I have to confess I never cared that much about Placido Domingo - my all-time favourite and superhero where great voices are concerned has always been Pavarotti. But everytime I kind of stumble across him, I find something new, amazing. I especially love the song with Josh Groban but the whole album is so worth the purchase. I know I'm being a bit pathetic but it's my kind of "drool over" song...


La Tua Semplicitá - Plácido Domingo & Josh Groban
from "Amore Infinito" by Placido Domingo (Songs inspired by the poems of Johannes Paul II - Karol Wojtyla)

And here's a bit from the recoring session...

Weekly Cycle...

Since uni starts again tomorrow - and together with work full-time next Monday...

[ via chibird ]

Feeling of the Day...


Clocks slay time... time is dead 
as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; 
only when the clock stops does time come to life.  
~ William Faulkner ~

La Cuisine...

 
I finally had the time to get into my kitchen, again. I love baking. And it's rather cold today in my apartment. Plus I still had so many pears from our garden. Those muffins are perfect for a cold day, together with some strong coffee or tea. And ideal for breakfast, too - if you have a sweet tooth like me. They are not too sweet, though - as they are without any sugar and without butter. That's why some sweet jam, apple jelly or apple sauce is just a perfect accompaniment for them. The slightly bitter taste of orange marmalade goes pretty well with those, too. They are quick and easy to make and you can store them for a few days.

Pear & Ginger Muffins
[ adapted from Sophie Dahl ]

Preparation time: ~ 45 minutes (incl. baking)

Ingredients
makes 12 muffins

2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp natron (baking soda)
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
145 g spelt flour
150 g oats
225 g pear mash (like the baby food)
4 egg whites, slightly whisked
125 ml joghurt
1 firm pear, peeled, cored and cut into cubes
110 g raisins


Preparation
 
Preheat oven to 180°C (356°F). Grease muffin pan for 12 muffins with oil - or use paper baking cups. Mix baking powder, natron, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg in a big bowl. Add flour and oats. Make a little deepening in the centre and and all moist ingredients including the pear and raisins. Stir carefully. Put into forms so that each mould is filled up to 2/3. Bake at 180°C (356°F) on medium shelf for about 25-30 minutes until golden. Best served warm together with sweet fruit jam or sauce.

Bon appetite!



 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Le Inspiration...

[ via chibird ]

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

If you don't get everything you want, 
think of the things you don't get that you don't want.  
~ Oscar Wilde ~


Monday, September 26, 2011

Tutoriumsseminar 2011

... oder das Seminar der verbrannten Unterhose...


Jaja, wir hatten einen ziemlichen Spaß. Nebenbei wurde sogar ein bisschen gearbeitet - und zwar ziemlich produktiv. Die Gruppe war super. Abgesehen von neuen Arbeitsmethoden und (mehr oder minder unfreiwilligen) gruppendynamischen  Erfahrungen habe ich folgende Erkenntnisse aus diesen 4 Tagen in Mondsee mitgenommen:

Unser Motto: zuerst schießen, dann Fragen stellen!

Wenn das Holz zu nass für's Lagerfeuer ist, kann man auch einfach seine Unterwäsche verbrennen! (Wir haben da auch einen Spezialisten, der gerne mit Rat und Tat zur Verfügung steht...)

At night in the woods... man sollte immer eine Taschenlampe mitnehmen. Planung (zumindest ein bisschen... in irgendeiner Form) empfiehlt sich.

Nach 5 Jahren kann man zum Proto-Tutor aufsteigen. Bevorzugterweise Proto-Bulgaren.

Das Wetter in Mondsee ist einfach besser als in Wien! Ende.

Der Plan: Weltrevolution! Eh wie immer...

Außerirdische Kinder und ungarische Pornodarsteller sind Scheidungsgründe.

Unbedingt einmal im Leben das Tata Museum besuchen! Gleich nach den Patronas Towers... ^_^

Zukunftsperspektiven nach dem Slawistik-Studium: immer noch keine! Yay!

Wort des Tutoriums: Ich hätte gerne ein bisschen... Scheisse, scheisse! 
Man nehme die letzten beiden Wörter und hänge sie zur Bereicherung jeglicher Kommunikation einfach hinten an jeden x-beliebigen Satz! ^_^ 

Und damit... Good night and good luck! Aja... und ein erfolgreiches Erstsemestrigen Tutorium!

Le Inspiration...

[ via IAESTE ]

Bern... one of my favourite places on this planet. And not just because one of my all-time favourite people lives there. I fell in love with this (tiny) place the first time I came there... and it's been far too long already since my last visit. To get an idea of what to see/do/eat/shop there visit the lovely stöbern website...

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

Sweet the coming on
Of grateful evening mild; then silent night 
With this her solemn bird and this fair moon, 
And these the gems of heaven, her starry train.
~ John Milton ~


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sound Garden...


Nach langer Zeit wieder einmal ein deutscher Song, der mir wirklich gut gefällt... Die Melodie passt ja gut in mein "Beuteschema" aber ich war auch von den Lyrics sehr angetan... Unbedingt anhören! 

PS: Jetzt weiß ich endlich auch, wer Jupiter Jones ist ^_^ Alle reden drüber und ich konnte die bisher nicht wirklich zuordnen - und schon gar nicht hätte ich gedacht, dass es eine deutsche Band ist... So kann man sich irren!


Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; 
the wise grows it under his feet.  
~ James Openheim ~


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

I count it as a certainty that in paradise, 
everyone naps.  
~ Tom Hodgkinson ~

Monday, September 19, 2011

Dear Lilith...

Today's one of these days when I constantly feel like crying. It's like the weight of the world is on my shoulders today and most of all I miss my friend Lilith so much. On days like that I want to call her and then we would have dressed up for a coffee at Starbuck's and a few hours of chatting, laughing and gossiping about other people... But then I remember I can't do this anymore. It's so unfair that I am here and she isn't...

I know she probably wouldn't have liked that song but I love it and it describes perfectly how I feel...

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

Stress is an ignorant state.  
It believes that everything is an emergency.  
~ Natalie Goldberg, Wild Mind~


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.  
For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. 
~ Edwin Way Teale ~


Friday, September 16, 2011

Love at First Sight...

Thanks to my dear friend Dushy who posted about Sophie Dahl's new cook book... I really have to get that one. Actually I should stop buying cook books as well (just like Dushy suggested) because my shelf is almost breaking down already and I will never have enough time to try out ALL the recipes from my wonderful collection... BUT (yeah, here it comes... *tata*) I so loved her previous book that there's no way around from buying this one, too. I'm just considering whether I get the English version - or if I wait until the German version gets published...


Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie -
True Poems flee.

~ Emily Dickinson ~

Monday, September 12, 2011

Back to the 1950's...

On Saturday we celebrated Angelika and Stefan's wedding again, with all their friends. Dress code for the party was 1950's style. Had some great outfits there - and lots of fun, of course. I love those swinging skirts and the glamorous make-up of that time...

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

 I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.  
~ Author Unknown ~

Friday, September 9, 2011

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, 
never completely forget about it.  
~ Jacques Prévert ~


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Les Adorables...

Can you resist this smile?! And you should hear him talk in Spanish (not that I understand anything...) I'm off drooling...


 [ via Bruhl Daily ]

Feeling of the Day...


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sound Garden...



I heard this Sunday morning 4 AM  on the radio when I drove my sister to the airport. It's so beautiful. Took me a while to figure out the title and the live version is even more beautiful...

Randomness...

Feeling of the Day...

Friday, September 2, 2011

On the Big Screen...

EVA
I so hope they'll show it in cinemas over here too...

The Year 2041.

Alex, a renowned cybernetic engineer returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot. During the ten years he has been away from there, life has moved on for his brother David and for Lana, who after his departure, got her life back together.

By coincidence Alex's routine is altered in an unexpected way by Eva, who is Lana and David's amazing daughter. She is a very special, charismatic little girl. She and Alex have a special connection from the first time they meet.

They set out on a journey together, which will bring to them an revealing end.

EVA tells the story of a return, a reencounter and a loss.

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Home Sweet Home!

I'm back home in Vienna, obviously. Just a first impression from my amazing 4 weeks in Russia (Saint Petersburg and Moscow). More to come soon! I still have to sort out my millions of photos... I'm happy to be home again but I also miss Piter and all the friends I made there (both from Russia and Austria) ^_^

Sound Garden...

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

Home is not where you live but where they understand you.  
~ Christian Morgenstern ~


Sound Garden...


A bit of yearning... Heard it this morning on the radio and immediately loved it!

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