Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Claudio the Chef.

Another beloved subject of this blog, the mysterious Claudio-Jean. Stopping over in Milan for one night before heading to Barcelona, he cooked me a meal. I think I am becoming old, but his food was really good. Like, really good. And it does help when you chug some good wine and beer on the side.

Bon apetìt.

Claudio the Gangstah.

Food (oh my God, this writer's block is killing me.

If you look closely, you can spot his room mate. Guess which one it is?

Moods of Norway - Winter.

After a quick visit to Norway, I just thought I'd share some random pictures with you. Because we all need a little zen now and then.

Merry Christmas, or whatever.

Koskenkorva - Tasty Nail Polish

Vodka. It's really good. Finnish vodka is even better. It tastes like nail polish, but it goes down like nothing else. Cheers.

The small print:
How to learn Finnish. Simply choose Koskenkorva Genuine Finnish vodka and pour a glass or two - how you drink it is up to you. You may never comprehend the distinctive, quirky Finnish personality, but you will enjoy the integrity of a straight-talking, smooth, reliable vodka.

Vodka - now also straight-talking and smooth. As for reliable, I'll be the judge.


Having finally watched Breakfast at Tiffany's... and falling in love with Cat. Here's one of mine drinking from the sink. One day I hope to get one of him drinking from the toilet. Oh my God, I need to find something interesting soon...

Rakafisk - Gross Christmas Deliciousness.

Eating, eating, eating. In Norway we eat anything.

Rakafisk is a typical Norwegian dish that is eaten around or before Christmas. Basically, you bury the fish for a while (we're talking months), then you dig it up and serve it.

It's like eating a buried corpse. But it sure is good. Advice those tough enough to chew it up with some potato and salted butter, because it doesn't really work alone. Still, I had three servings, so I can't really say I hate it.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Proper etiquette.

Dear Akon,

You can not address a girl like this:

"She's nothing like a girl you've ever seen before!
Nothing you can compare to your neighbourhood whore!
I'm trynna find the words to describe this girl without being disrespectful!"

Okay, so you're already on the edge right here. Let's continue...

"The way that booty movin' - I can't take no more,
Have to stop what I'm doin' so I can pull her up close!
I'm trynna find the words to describe this girl without being disrespectful!"

So, I'm totally excited to see how that can be done...

"Damn, Girl!
Damn, you's a sexy bitch! A sexy bitch!
Damn, you's a sexy bitch! Damn, Girl!"

Hmm, tried to find the words to describe this girl without being disrespectful... FAIL! MAJOR FAIL!

Still pretty catchy tune though...

Friday, 13 November 2009

Sourcream and Scandinavia

I grew up with chips flavoured with Sourcream and Onion when I lived in Norway. It was Cami who spotted these at the supermarket, and thought them perfect for a movie night. Not surprised they claim to be Scandinavian. I've been craving this like a crack whore claims a little pick-me-up. I've even been looking for sourcream at the supermarket with no success.

Anyways, these are delicious. Not only so, but part of the proceeds go to help children in Africa. So for your next movie night, choose charitable Scandinavian sourcream potato chips.

Takk, takk.

Tiago - Necessity is the mother of invention

Tiago... always a beloved subject for our blog. As you know, food is completely interesting... this sure looks interesting! What a huge knife.

If you ask Tiago, you will find out how demanding it is to chew Italian sausage (please add innuendo in comments below).

London Loves @ Plastic

We heard a lot about London Loves in the past. We knew it was at Plastic, but it collides with one of our other preferred nightly adventures, Romy & Michelle at Atomic. So... we never went, until this Friday. And my, oh my. Oh dear. Oh shit. More pictures...

...after a glass of Whiskey and THE JUMP!!!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

"Whaaat? I'm always in a party mood!''

This manboy is very confused. Especially about life.
He's getting restless now. He needs a party. And we're going out there to get us one big ball of a party.

Find us at Plastic.
Happy Birthday Ivan!

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Friday, 6 November 2009

Mmmmm... BRESAOLA!

After almost one and a half years in Italy, I have grown very fond of dried beef - bresaola.
So, since it's been a while since we posted some food shizzle, I proudly present... My Lunch Today:

Toast With Bresaola and Olives:

  • Toast bread with no crust
  • Bresaola, sliced
  • Butter, spreadable
  • Olives (or pickles)
  1. Toast the bread slightly, spread butter on it.
  2. Top with bresaola...
  3. ... and olives.
  4. Munch.
  5. Damn, that was so incredibly difficult. I need to take a nap. Or, I actually need to go to the bank. Dammit.

Happy Japanese Horror Hell (Halloween)

I guess you'll just have to take a little look for yourself.

More than this, whatever it is...

... baby, I hate days like this.

That's how Mika's new song, "Rain", goes. Yesterday was a Rainy day in Milan. And it came rather unexpected, in the late evening after a glass of wine, on my way to Cadorna.

Rainy days, make what you want of them. If you're outside, they are cold, wet and uncomfortable (mind you, our rain here isn't exactly tropical). I prefer to live through them from the inside of my home. Preferably under a warm blanket with a cup of tea. And for once I turn off the music and listen to the sound of water hitting the dusty streets, washing away the traces of whoever walked them. Under these circumstances, I am completely fine by myself. Only at this time can I be alone and not think about going out.

Moreover, it's fairly therapeutic. I like to think of it as an opportunity to stay in, rather than an obstacle to going out. A little me-time. In fact, if I am to contemplate the larger questions in life, it must be raining.

In ways, it's sad that I get philosophical only when forced to be with myself for a while. But then again, as I do enjoy it quite a lot, I don't mind having an excuse to love the autumn rain.

This fabulous mix is by Benny Benassi, the original can be found HERE!

Thursday, 5 November 2009


Most people were elsewhere this night. But that's probably because "most people" refers to boring people who were not in Milan this Halloween. Forget New York, forget Hollywood. Halloween has conquered Milan, and Milan has conquered Halloween!

A real treat... after the JUMP!