Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hummingbird cupcakes

Needed to use up desiccated coconut and was intrigued by this recipe which also includes pineapples and overripe bananas.

Was curious about the rationale behind the name, but my search didn't yield anything definitive.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Bright and happy stairwell + pedometer on phone =
me taking stairs x 4 flights of stairs x (2 down + 1 up)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

KI shuttle

Who knew their fleet included doubledecker buses?! Am now sitting in the front row of the top deck.

For 4 days this week, classes are held in Huddinge in the morning and in Solna in the afternoon.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My final cupcake post of the day

Methinks this one survived transit much better.

[This was okay, but I prefer the vanilla/lemon over it. Thought there was maybe too much cocoa and too little sweetness, but that could just be because I want stuff to be sweet to the nth degree. There was some filling incorporated and while I thought it was a nice touch, I wasn't really keen on the choice. May have been almond paste or marzipan, I think, and while I like them on prinsesstårta, I would prefer it if they stayed away from chocolate.

No home runs so far, but I will be dropping by again next week. Have already set my sights on the flavors: red velvet and carrot.]


Waaah! Pen died on me mid-lecture and I didn't have any spares.


Just because it's fall.

They're baaack!

Well, I think one is back at least.

At the exhibit in Waldemarsudde, I was tempted to ignore the wall of Vesalius drawings because similar ones line two of the walls of the Vesalius lecture hall at the Solna campus.

Apparently, they weren't just similar, they were the exact same ones because when classes started last week, the walls were bare.

Not sure if this one has been hanging there all along and I just missed it somehow (not likely though) or if they're returning them one at a time.


Looks like I didn't handle the box carefully enough.

[Thought this was good, but too lemony since I'd ordered a vanilla cupcake. I'm generally not big on the citrusy cakes. Later googling would reveal that they don't offer a plain vanilla flavor, only a vanilla/lemon suddenly it makes sense. Frosting was cream cheese-based.]


My lunch setup

Precious cargo

One of the shop owners was working the register and cautioned me to handle the box with care.

Sugar detour

Found out about the first cupcake shop in Sweden while googling on Sunday night. Have been planning to go since Monday, but stuff has gotten in the way.

Since the first class of the day wouldn't start until 1015, I made a beeline for the shop. It's within walking distance of Solna campus.

Was almost late for class because I thought they didn't accept cards and couldn't find an ATM. Priorities! :p

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Seeing red

For the longest time, I've said that my favorite color is green, but perhaps it's time to reassess?

Specially if you take this, these and this into account.

And I forgot these.

New phone has arrived

Main criterion was water/splash resistance of course.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

...with ornaments on random streets...

Monday, September 6, 2010

Muchos thankies, Dudie Mia!

...for my new lollipop holder. Okay, I realize that's not what it's meant for, but a girl's gotta have her sugar.

Thanks again, Dudie! Many thanks to your courier as well!

Sorta paying it forward

Ended up with two copies of the same magazine because I bought one without realizing that The Brother had extended my subscription while I was away.

Left the extra copy on one of the benches at a train station today.

Animal sighting for today

Couldn't get close to this one either, but this time it was the bunny that wanted to keep its distance.

Impulse buy for the day

Spotted this at the grocery and was all "Mmm!"

Done voting

Am I not the most responsible citizen you ever did see? :p

Sunday, September 5, 2010

It's not everyday see a white/albino pigeon at the station. Given my fear of all things avian, this is the closest I was willing to come.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Where retail therapy and school spirit meet

Paid a visit to the gift shop and got myself a backpack and two shirts from the 200th anniversary collection.

In celebration of its 200th year, methinks Karolinska should do a logo revamp...particularly replace that rooster with a pig. Just saying. :p