Kiwi and Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie

With the warmer weather it’s become easier to just throw some fruits in a blender and make a smoothie. I’ve previously made the blueberry smoothie but found some kiwi’s in the shop this week and thought the kiwi’s could work just as well. This recipe is super easy and although its a little sour you can add some honey or maple syrup to the mixture to make it a little sweeter

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Ingredients (Makes 2 glasses)

  • 2 Kiwi fruit
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1 small tub of Greek yogurt
  • 1 glass milk (whole milk or low fat. If you don’t want to use milk you can use 1 glass coconut water)
  • 4 strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries ( or any other berry you like)

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Method

  1. Chop the kiwi fruit and strawberries into smaller pieces
  2. First mix the kiwi fruit, banana and half of the milk and yogurt together. Add some Honey if you want a sweeter smoothie.
  3. Pour the mixture into a glass
  4. Mix the rest of the yogurt and milk with the strawberries and raspberries. Once thoroughly mixed , pour it into the kiwi mixture using a spoon to stop the 2 colours from mixing.
  5. Serve and enjoy

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Monster High Doll with Armour

Hi everyone. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and everyone seems to be in good spirits.

I have recently started a new hobby  by customising my own little Monster High Dolls. After finishing my first doll I started on the second. The first one was very conservative in nature but I wanted to try something a bit more adventurous. I modelled my doll on one of my game characters in Neverwinter (when I still played :p)

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Here we go from start to finish

First I started again by removing the doll’s factory paint with acetone ( nail polish remover), cotton buds and cotton balls. This time went much better than the first time even though I smudged her one eye a little. After removing the factory paint I washed her face with warm soapy water and left her to dry. If you look closely you’ll see that I couldn’t successfully remove all of the factory paint.

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Next I sprayed her face with Mr Super Clear and left her to dry for about 5 minutes.I then started to draw her face with my water colour pencils starting with the eyes, then the eyebrows, eye lashes and lips. I would start with light colours and work my way up to the darker colours, spraying her with Mr Super Clear between layers. I sprayed her around 5 times. As soon as I were happy with how a certain part of her looked I would spray her and then go over that area again with a darker pencil. Remember to sharpen your pencils often because that makes all the difference.IMG_7770

After finishing her eyes I added some face tattoo’s because she is a warrior 🙂

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Initially I wanted to do the full armour but it proved to be a bit harder than I planned so I opted for minimal body armour and a skirt. To do this I used a fun foam sheet. I drew my ideas on a piece of paper and copied it onto baking paper in order to trace it on the fun foam. I started with her swords.IMG_7794.jpg

I cut separate pieces to get the desired look and then just glued them together. After which I decorated the swards to look like elemental fire weapons.

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After the glue dried I cleaned it up a bit by cutting away all the excess pieces of glue and painted all the pieces with black acrylic paint. When this dried I went over the glued areas with gold acrylic paints to get this look.IMG_7856.jpg

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I also had to paint her shoes black as I bought a doll with irremovable shoes and painted bodice, I then sprayed the shoes with Mr Super Clear to stop the paint from coming off over time.

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and there she is, my second little customised dolly 😀

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Ghost in a Shell Review/Discussion

Hi again! Today I would like to give my opinion of Ghost in a Shell. I’ve never watched the cartoons or the previous movie. In fact I only went to see it because of Scarlet Johansson, since I really like her action movies. We’ve been in need of a good female action hero for a while now, especially since Angelina Jolie doesn’t do that anymore 🙁

To be honest I liked the movie, it wasn’t amazing but it wasn’t shitty either. It wasn’t a ‘deep’ movie, but it looked good. I really kind of liked the gritty look of most of the sets mixed in with the really clean high tech sets. I also liked how Johansson walked like a robot, it was pretty cool.

I however feel that the supposed ‘bad guy’ in the movie, could have been as cool as they portrayed him in the trailer. By the end of the movie I felt that he didn’t really feel evil enough, but rather a bit meek.

One feature of the movie that really impacted my own life was how great Johansson looked in that suit. When I saw the trailer I really thought to myself ‘I would like to look like that‘ so… I started training riligeously again , I’m not quite there yet but maybe soon, I might even go to Comic Con Seoul as ‘The Major” 😛

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If you’ve seen this movie, please let me know what you thought of it!!

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Getting Chills in Spring

As summer approaches I’m noticing more and more scary movies on Korean Television. I remember the same thing last year.Apparently the reason why we see so many scary movies here in Summer is because the Koreans believe that if you get chills(goosebumps) it helps to cool you down in the extremely warm and humid weather

Furthermore Halloween is a huge thing here in the private schools and as a foreigner you are in charge of planning a whole Halloween. A good idea is always to show the kids some scary movies to get them into the feel of Halloween.

Here are some of my favourite short scary movies that you can show the Korean kids for Halloween 🙂

  1. Suckablood – Fairytale (Bloody Cuts Films)

2. 2AM: The Smiling Man ( from Mark Evans)

3. Don’t Move” – Award Winning Demon Short Film (Bloody Cuts Films) This movie is better for older student, its too scary for the elementary students and there’s some swearing in the beginning.

4. Lights out (ponysmasher) (there’s some nudity at the end of this one so maybe not appropriate for kids but still a good one to watch)

5. a function 이계도함수 – a short horror film This one is pretty scary especially for Korean kids who study all the time.

Hope you enjoy these snippets as much as I did and if you have some more suggestions feel free to comment below.

Trying something new!

Hi everyone. I know I’ve been a little quite over the last few weeks. I’ve been trying to figure out a few new interests and I am now ready to share some of it with you.

A few months ago I saw the cutest Corpses Bride Ball Jointed Doll. At first I thought that you could buy them like that but later I realized that it was a repainted custom instead of a factory doll. In the following weeks I saw more and more of these dolls until I eventually thought of trying it myself.

At first I had absolutely now clue how to even begin. I did lots and lots of research and watched countless videos before eventually ordering my first doll and repainting supplies. I bought 3 dolls, Draculara, Lagoona blue and Dayna Treasura Jones. My plan was to create a repaint of Harley Quinn but after seeing some other first time custom face-ups I decided to go for something simple at first.

Here is what I did. First I needed to get the supplies needed to start the venture so this is what I got.

The hardest part for me was removing the factory paints.93c28c31f86e9e9a20e67108dc024c90.jpg

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All the videos make it seem so easy but I guess its only because they’ve done it so many times. For me it took quite long, the acetone made me feel nauseous and a lot of the paint smudged over the dolls’ face so I had to try and remove it over and over again.

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In the end her face was still kind of smudged but workable. I have to admit that when I removed my second doll’s factory makeup it went much better, I will share her with you as soon as I’ve finished her 🙂

After removing all her factory paint, I washed her face with warm soapy water and left her to dry. I then sprayed her with Mr Super Clear and left her to dry. It didn’t take too long for her to dry, about 5 minutes and I then started drawing her face.

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She came out much better than I expected although her eyes weren’t dark enough.

I then decided that she probably needs a new dress, so I took her factory dress apart and pinned it to an old jean, cut out the pattern and hand sew it back together. I also used the Velcro that was on the original dress and stitched it onto the new dress. So here she is.

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My father also loves collecting “dolls” although he has a collection of action figures not really dolls, have a look at his collection….

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