Sunday, September 29, 2013

18 Tips to Write a Seminar Paper ✔

reading time: ca. 6 min

As a student of Cultural Journalism & Creative Writing in my fifth semester I consider myself to be quite well-trained in writing text, and I've had my fair share of seminar papers (the most recent ones being a typology of Twitter accounts and an analysis of Graphic Novel Storytelling).

Just to clarify: English is not my native language, so don't judge my writing skills by this article :)

In my experience, half the work is done before actually writing, so i divided this article into three parts: Pre-Writing, Writing and Post-Writing. So here's a round-up of various tips I picked up along the way:

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Day Zero Project: update 03

Ships in harbour are safe, but that's not what ships are built for. ~ John Shedd
The Day Zero Project.

101 tasks in 1001 days.

Update 03


Starts: June 19, 2013

Ends: March 16, 2016

Tasks achieved so far: 9/101

Friday, September 20, 2013

Mango Summer Salad

reading time: ca. 1 min

Preparation time: 15 min
Main ingredients: lettuce, cucumber, mango
difficulty level: fool-proof-easy
serves: 4
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, paleo, raw food, and delicious "even so"

Sunday, September 15, 2013

DIY Love Bracelet

reading time: ca. 2 min

hey there, love
inspired by my own beloved YES bracelet seen in the picture above - which, yes, i do wear every day - i decided to try and make a metal bracelet myself. i have never done anything like that before, but it actually turned out quite nice, so i wanted to share this DIY. if i can do it, you can do it, too.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Raw Vegan Whipped Ceam (Coconut Cream)

reading time: ca. 1 min


Preparation time: 5 mins (+ overnight refrigeration)
Main ingredients: coconut milk
difficulty level: easy
serves: 1
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo, raw food, and delicious "even so"


1 can full fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight *
1/8 tsp vanilla powder OR ½ tsp vanilla extract OR seeds from ½ vanilla bean
1 tsp agave syrup OR 1/8 tsp stevia OR 2 tbsp coconut blossom sugar

To make the whipped cream: Right before serving CAREFULLY take out coconut milk from the fridge. Spoon off the thick fat from the top - this is your cream. Put what you spooned out into a mixing bowl, add the sugar and beat until thick and fluffy! Spoon onto your ice cream and voilà! You got yourself some whipped cream. 

* for a 100% raw version you can blend young Thai coconut meat with coconut oil and let it set in the fridge until firm!


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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

DIY easy Birthday Card detail + Origami Hearts

reading time: ca. 2 min

dear digital diary,
today i wrote a birthday card for my dear friend K. to add to her present - and came up with a sweet little trick to attach a present to the birthday card and also personalize the card at the same time. including earrings and origami hearts. yeah, i doubt that anyone has ever done it like this before, so i thought i'd share this little quick tip with you. it's very easy, but still pretty cute and the perfect way to render a special touch to your regular postcard. 

also it's the perfect last-minute solution. cough-cough.
so here's what you need:

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Greek Salad (+ raw vegan Feta Cheese)

reading time: ca. 3 min

Preparation time: 15 mins (+ overnight prep time for the "cheese")
Main ingredients: cucumber, tomatoes, olives
difficulty level: easy - moderate
serves: 3-4
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, paleo, raw food, and delicious "even so"

As part of my Day Zero Project i have challenged myself to "Cook 5 meals from 5 different cultures", and today shall be the day that i conquer the first of five steps to success. *drum roll* may i present to you: Nr 01 Greek Salad (Greece. duh.)

Friday, September 06, 2013

A for Avocado

reading time: ca. 4 min

hey there food friends
it's time for another Friday's Food, and as i indicated in one of my previous posts, i have quite a lot to say about avocados.
since i am very interested (and also quite well-read) in anything related with nutrition, i will be starting a little trivia series on the ABC of raw food lifestyle essentials. (got yourself a fancy themed series now, did ya?)

Episode 1: A for Avocado.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

City Capture & Cherry Cake

reading time: ca. 1 min

bonjour beautiful ~
the world is turning into autumn outside. the last couple of days were steeped in the dull golden light of late summer. is it really September already? what happened to summer? just what have i done the past few weeks? seriously.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Maisy ❤ August 2013

reading time: ca. 3 min

Hello there, lovely person
as always, my monthly media recap turned out to be quite lengthy, so let's cut to the chase real quick -

Read: The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien, 1954/55)