What’s in my bag?

At the start of this month I saw funky post by Jessica from The Pyreflies.
As the title says the post was about what was in her bag!
As soon as I read it I wanted to do the same but sadly didn’t have time.
But now I have taken pictures what I had in my bag today when I came home!
I didn’t clean the bag or didn’t leave anything out. :)

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Here is my awesome Alliance Druid bag <3

 and here is what it has eaten!

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So much stuff! (also my phone is in my bag but had to take the picture so :D)

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My keys and my newest book I got today.

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wet wipes, tissues, empty natural energy drink bottle (black tea etc), my catbus wallet, PainKillers-box which has 2 painkillers (duh :D) and my lactose intolerant pills, my Nintendo 3DS

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Yesterday’s ticket to Universeum, 5 Swedish kronor, my bus pass and papers to be able to pick up my Swedish ID.

Catch up post – July

Hi all!!
I know it’s been quite some time since I made my last blog post.
A lot of have happened on the past few weeks so haven’t had that much time to sit by the computer! :)
First of all they called from work that if I would be able to work few weeks \o/ yay! Which is super awesome as I really love the job. What I do? Big medical companies ask us to be the neutral facet (I really hope I used this word in right place :D) and gather information from Doctors who use their products in certain diseases, for example COPD, psoriasis or bipolar disorder. So basically what I do is that I call to Finnish (we have a lot of people around the world) doctors and ask if they have time to do minor survey/questionnaire by phone or in internet. Then we ‘code’ the information and send it back to the company who ordered the survey :) I also do some translating from English to Finnish, sometimes the client has changed some questions so I need to translate them. Which is quite fun as you get to know more about all the diseases and how to treat them (as I need to do some googling to get the translations right etc.)

Then just as our friend from Netherlands came to visit us and he brought some awesome goodies!!

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Few days after one of my bestest (yes I know it’s not a word :D) friend from Finland came to visit us for the first time!! :)

We did lots of walking, we went to visit our pretty botanical garden, Universeum and rollerskating (haven’t done that in years!) and we found our new hobby thanks to him! Frisbee golf!! It’s so much fun!!

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You can find more pictures from my Instagram :)

Gaming wise I haven’t been able to do much. I bought my very first hand held console, Nintendo 3DS Yoshi edition, right before Rick came here and I pretty much spend all my free time between work and sleep with that glued to my hands :D
I currently have 3 games only: Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (I absolutely love this!! thanks to SushiGeisha for talking so much about Hakuouki: Simple School Life, which is sadly only for PS Vita.), Animal Crossing: New Leaf (wanted to see what was all the fuss about it!! :D such a nice game) and then my recent game Pokemon X :P

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Also as everyone knows Steams summer sales were up so I managed to snatch some new games, now just need to divide my time between my DS and PC :D

#HappyJarProject

I saw my dear friend Sig posting about this #HappyJarProject and I got really curious. Then I saw her post about it and I got so many ideas that I had to start mine! :P
Basically #HappyJarProject is a year long project where you gather tiny notes from everyday into a jar, box, book or twitter basically where ever you feel like and then after a year you take all of them out and read them! :) Such a sweet idea! (You can read more about Sig’s HappyJar and her other awesome crafts in her blog, here)

Here is my HappyJar ^^ I’ll be also tweeting them under the #HappyJarProject tag so if you follow me on twitter you’ll see entry everyday :)

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My new addiction: Otome games

Yes you read right, I’ve discovered a whole new genre (well new to me) of games!
‘Otome game’ translates directly to ‘girl game’ and it’s marketed to female audience.
I’ve heard of these Japanese dating simulation games some time ago but didn’t really pay attention. Then I saw my friend re-tweeting (yes all thanks to Twitter again <3) this

ShallWeDateTweetI’ve always thought that they are for console or handheld games only, so I decided to try it out!
And I fell in love! The story on ScarletFate+ is so damn good and it will hook you up from the start!

About the story:

Set against the backdrop of the Heian period (ca. AD 1000) in Japan…In a sacred, snow-covered village is kept a sword with the power to bring the world to an end. One young maiden of a shrine is fated to seal the Sword’s power and protect it: Princess Tamayori.

She has spent her days since childhood being tormented by her sins in loneliness and under the heavy burden of protecting the Sword so that its power would not be released.

…Until one night when she encounters a wounded god and her lonely life changes forever; she will face the end of the world with comrades willing to help her.

After the prologue you need to choose your path by picking one of these cute guys!
I’m currently going with Kuso (had hard time picking between him and Gentoka) but you can change your character at any time and after you finish the game you can start it again with another path! :)

ScarletFatecharactersI also downloaded 2 other games from Shall We Date, Angel or Devil and Magic Sword+, as you need 1 power to read one chapter and it takes 4 hours to recover one. (All the games have in game shop where you can purchase powers if you don’t want to wait).

About MagicSword+

This story is all about, you were assigned to look after the Excalibur sword, the sword has been around for decades, passed down from generations to generations until it was stolen…by the legendary King Arthur with his mysterious behavior.

You vow to get it back. Now you (player) also a fighter and three brave knights set out on a journey to get the sword back. It’s a journey full of thrilling adventure, battles, humorous and not to forget romances. Experience the stunning beautiful story and the handsome knights like never before. Find out how this journey changes you.

After the prologue you have to choose your path with one of these guys.

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I started my journey with Ray <3 :)

About the Angle or Devil

The game depicts your (a player’s) 7 days with an angel, devil and reaper. The story started with a scene where you found yourself in bed at the hospital when you opened your eyes-you had been involved in a car accident. All of a sudden, three strange men appeared in front of you-the angel with shining wings; the demon with deep black wings who was smirking; the reaper with a scythe in his hand whose eyes were cold. They asked for your soul because you had only a few days left to live.

After the prologue (as before) makes you choose your path.

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I’m going with Diaval on this <3

I can really recommend these games. Really nice story on each of them, amazing art and they’re free! (well apart the micro fees you need sometimes to get past obstacles but you gain some of them by logging in every day and getting the daily bonus. I haven’t bought anything yet :P)

Lucky No. 14 challenge – Freebies Time

Freebies Time: What’s the LAST free book you’ve got? Whether it’s from give away, a birthday gift or a surprise from someone special, don’t hold back any longer. Open the book and start reading it now :D

I got Christie Golden’s War Crimes from my friend. *spoiler free*
That was actually my first ever Warcraft book I read, even tho I really love all lore related to Warcraft, and it was gooooood! It was really simple and easy to read, which I like. I think all together it took me around 7-9 hours to finish the book :)
I got quite inspired and now I’m on my way to read all the Warcraft novels that are published so far :)

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It is not one of those action filled lore books so I can’t recommend it for people who seek lot of action and killing etc. I like both, I like lore based slow going books and then books where are lots of action going on and everything happens fast etc. Same with movies.

The book is based on end of Mists of Pandaria expansion and what happens before Warlords of Draenor, so unless you’re up to date what happens in Pandaria I suggest you read up a little lore before hand :)

It gives reader a closer look on what happens in Garrosh’s trial and how he answers to the charges. I like the idea of trial and it gives opportunity to everyone speak up.
However the book doesn’t focus as much on Garrosh as it focuses on the people around him.

Liebster Award (part 3)

Few weeks ago lovely Jojo, from Admiring Azeroth, nominated me for the Liebster Award.
I wasn’t expecting any more nominations but I’m happy that I got bunch of questions to answer :) So here are my answers to Jojo’s questions :)

Do you still play your first character? If not, why not and if you do, how much? Are they your main or just an alt…
- My first character was Warlock and I do play her time to time, but she is just an alt. I don’t dislike her but healing and tanking is more my thing now :)

What’s your opinion of the more monotonous side of WoW? Things like fishing, archaeology, rep grinds etc.
- Everyone is gonna think I’m crazy, but I love them. Gives something to do and relax on the same time (I’m counting out Emperor Shaohao reputation just so you know :D). I’ve fished the Dalaran coins and giant rat twice while I was changing main to my Druid. :D

Which of the in-game races does the real life you best resemble?
- I think height wise I would be probably Dwarf :D But I think Worgen is more of my thing :)

What other games do you play?
- Oh the list! Ok let’s start with MMOs: Wildstar, Guild Wars 2, RIFT, AION (quite rarely). Then others: Sims, LEGO games, Mass Effect, Left for Dead 2 (just started :D), Dragon Age, Sherlock Holmes games etc etc :P

Are you a gold-maker in-game?
- No I’m not :D I’m really horrible at making gold, but I do manage :)

Would you class yourself as a typical gamer?
- Depending what would be the typical gamer but yes, I would consider myself as a typical gamer, I do play a lot of games and follow new game releases and such :)

I play on a laptop which is slowly dying from all the WoW-time. What do you play on?
- I have PC and I’m slowly upgrading it part by part :)

What’s the best thing that’s happened to you as a result of blogging?
- I’ve gained so many people to talk to! I really love the gaming community <3

If all the WoW servers were merged, so EU and US could play together etc, would that affect the game for you? What would you do in celebration? Or could you not give two *beeps*.
- I would love that!! Some of the awesomest people are on US side.

We all have at-least one fun fact about us, what’s yours?
- Fun fact huh, hmmm.. I do use word “thingy/thingie” quite a lot :P

If you could add a new profession to WoW what would it be? Primary or Secondary?
- Pet raising! as secondary! You would be able to raise your pets into mounts and then breed them and such! Would be so lovely! :) (only certain types of course, like animals, robots etc ^^)

Super cool questions, thanks Jojo <3 :)

Getting familiar with Wildstar

So sometime ago I got beta test invite for Wildstar.
I was really curious about this game as people talked about it a lot and it looked really fun.
I started on The Dominion side as Draken and I loved it. I also got trial account from awesome Murky so I was able to try these fluffy people called Aurin, on The Exiles side, and I was sold. The game itself is like cute mashed version of WoW and GW2, which I both like. Currently I’m on a summer holiday from WoW so what is better than spend that time in Wildstar instead.
Currently as I write this I’m level 6 so I don’t have that much things to show, but I will make some posts in the future!

My class is Esper and it uses Psychic abilities to defeat the mobs. As far as I’ve understood it’s also support class so I can do some healing, I guess :D
You can also choose a path, explorer, soldier, settler and scientist, to fit on your gamestyle. I chose explorer as I really like exploring everything on the map and Wildstar has some jumping puzzles like GW2 so it was quite easy choice for me :)

When you create your character you start in Wildstar you start on a spaceship, you get to know of your sides races and ways.

“United by a burning hatred of the Dominion, the Aurin, the Granok, and the Humans of the Exile Fleet are prepared to make a final stand against the invading empire that has claimed the planet. The Exiles consider Nexus their last hope, and they are willing to die for it.” – Wildstar Gamepedia

You learn how to use your skill and what to do with the path you chose etc.
And then you get send down to the planet :) (click the pics to see the full size ^^)

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I saved some vegetable things!! <3 :)

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Currently my two main skills! One on the left is called Telekinetic Strike, builds up Psi points so I can use the right one called Mind Burst.

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Twitter Raid (part 39-42)

Yes I’ve been really lazy with posting pictures from out FunRuns, but I noticed that on these weeks we did quite a lot the raids I’ve already gotten so many screenshots so there wasn’t that much “new” tho show to you :/ But instead I’m going to give the links to the FunRun movies that Chro has kindly filmed so you can see the runs in action instead :)

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FunRunMovie 23.5.2014 (number 40)
FunRunMovie 30.5.2014 (number 41)

I will add yesterday’s movie here too as soon our Gnome is done tinkering ^^
Yesterday we went to Ulduar as it was my last FridayRun for a while as some of you might know I’m taking little summer break from WoW :)
Companion of the evening was definitely the ever so cute Cinder Kitten <3uld uld3uld2

Lucky No. 14 Reading challenge – Blame it on Bloggers

I wrote a post about Lucky No. 14 Reading challenge on January and I almost forgot it completely! Then sometime before my birthday I read Ellie’s, from Curiosity Killed the Bookworm, review of ‘A Natural History of Dragons – A memoir by Lady Trent’  and I knew I had to have this book. I kept hinting about it to my boyfriend that I must have this book!! and on my birthday I got it!!
I started reading it and then I just couldn’t stop, I read it while taking bus to (and back from) work, I read it right before bed and even while walking from bus stop to home!

The book is so well written that it was really easy to ready, since English isn’t my main language I sometimes struggle with English books when they’re written with complicated words I have to look from dictionary or the writing itself is heavy.

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The book is a start of a fantasy novel series, written by Marie Brennan.
Book is written as a memoir, starring Lady Trent herself. It’s about her passion towards dragons, and the curiosity to study them scientifically to learn from them and tell more about these amazing creatures. It also takes place in a Victorian age where, as a 19 year old girl, passion towards something like this would be considered as socially incorrect.

It covers dragons, smugglers, romance, adventures and science what else do you need from a book? I have to say it’s one of my favourite books now and I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel, The Tropic of Serpents!

Göteborgs Botaniska trädgård

Few weeks ago they opened Gothenburg’s botanical garden and this years theme is Japanese :)
The whole garden is so pretty! Yesterday me and my BF spent nice Sunday afternoon together just walking around and taking pretty pictures :P
I love really colourful flowers and rock stairs (as you might notice).
Sadly this year they didn’t have their waterfall on yet, but you can see it on my last years post! ^^
I took little bit over 30 pictures and couldn’t choose which ones to pic for blog so I’m just gonna post all of them! Enjoy!! :) (Also I’ve took all the pictures with my phone, Nexus 5 ^^ I love it <3)

If you want to read more, click here!!