Category Archives: Hamburg

Takikomi-Gohan

What the heck. Since I'm not producing any worthy content at the moment, I might just put my food in here.

That said, with my rather tight budget right now, I'm kinda always just making rice with something. So you might've read that I bought some mackerels this morning. For dinner, I made me Takikomi-Gohan (炊き込みご飯).
This is just japanese rice cooked with stuff. Vegetables, mushrooms, meat, fish. There are some established variations in the japanese cuisine, but you could also just be creative.

So I've made it with mackerel, which I first fried with butter and soy-sauce (and a hint of ginger. I love ginger). As you can see, I've also put in some carrots and something green (I like it colorful).
After cooking, just mix everything (yeah, destroy the fish) and voila, done.
Since there was enough flavor in the fish, I didn't put extra seasoning into the rice.

Just a sunday morning

Just saw that nothing happend on this blog for about 2 months. In the last 2 months, I was in New Zealand and Japan and have a lot of pictures I still have to look through. Hopefully, I'll post some of them soon.

Meanwhile, the next semester started and I'm now officially a master student with a completed bachelor of science.
But yeah, this morning, I went with my sister and a friend to Hamburgs fish-market and bought some fruit and fish. While some people in middle or southern Germany are already posting pics of the first snow, it's pretty nice in Hamburg today. It's cold all right, but we have a blue sky and some still warm sunrays.

With the mackerel I bought, I tried to make Kabayaki-Don. Thats basically the fish grilled with a sweet soy sauce put on top of rice (Wikipedia: Kabayaki, Donburi).
For the grilling, I tried to use a sort of frying pan with a grill attached on top of it. It didn't work at all, since it didn't get hot. Probably need a gas-stove (with FIRE) for that, which I unfortunately don't have. Just used a frying pan after that.

Well, and now I probably should do some home-work. Yay.

Out at night

Sometimes, I'm outside at night still having a camera on me and see something nice I then try to photograph without a tripod. Works fine as long as you can put the camera on the ground, but trying to hold the shutter for a minute with your hand didn't work out that well.

The moon I actually took standing with quite a high shutter speed. It looks blurry though, because I had to crop a lot to get it that big. The second picture is Hamburg a few nights ago, where I just laid the camera on the ground to make a long exposure. Third one I made yesterday night at a friends birthday outside the city, where I was reminded of how many stars you can see without all the lights in the city.

It didn't turn out as I hoped, because I had to hold the shutter whilst an exposure time of over a minute.
Hopefully, I'll soon get another chance of taking pictures of stars outside the city.

Midnight-birthday-barbeque

A week ago, a friend had her birthday and a bunch of us celebrated that in the park. In the middle of the night.

We had a full moon, but it chose to shine elsewhere the most of the time, so we had some fun grilling in the dark. We ate, drank, ran around, and sometime around 4 a.m. we made us breakfast with left-over sausages and beer.

I also tried out some multiple-exposure photographs with a flash-light.

Well, altogether, it was a fun night.

Also, I'll try out blogging in English from now on.
Different reasons, from following the trend of some friends, to solving my problem in being readable from e.g. Japan, but also wanting to improve my English.

Whiskeycontent

Vor einigen Wochen hatte ich mal Geburtstag. Zu dem Anlass haben mir ein paar Freunde ein Bündchen Whiskey zum Durchprobieren geschenkt. Nochmals danke!

Mittlerweile sind sie leer, und geschmeckt haben sie mir auch fast alle. Zu Hause habe ich Notizen, wo ich amateurhaft versuche, den jeweiligen Geschmack zu beschreiben. Da stehen so Dinge drin, wie rauchig, smooth, leichte Note von Bla usw., welche ich aber an dieser Stelle nicht veröffentlichen werde. Weil sie zu Hause liegen.

Was ich noch weiß ist, dass mir wohl der 14-jährige Blair Athol am besten schmeckte, dicht gefolgt vom 15-jährigen Ben Nevis. Aber dann fand ich den 3-jährigen Arran Single Malt auch angenehm mild. Der Rest war ebenfalls super, bis auf den 9-jährigen Bowmore. Der hatte einen ganz eigenen Geruch und dann auch Geschmack, welcher mich an eine japanische Kochzutat erinnerte, welche meiner Meinung nach aber nichts im Whiskey zu suchen hatte.

Insgesamt ein super Geschenk und ich werde wohl noch die einzelnen Sorten kurz recherchieren, und meine neuen Erfahrungen bei meinem nächsten Whiskeykauf mit einfließen lassen.

Oh. Du hast runtergescrollt? Schön.
Beim Schreiben dieses Posts kam mir wieder die Frage, ob Whiskey oder Whisky. Ich recherchierte das schon mal. Ich bin vergesslich.

Nun schaute ich nochmal nach und fand heraus, dass in Schottland und Kanada das Getränk wohl Whisky heißt, während anderswo Whiskey getrunken wird. Falls man es generalisiert oder verschiedene Sorten beschreibt, sollten Menschen sich mit Whiskey zufrieden geben, aber schreibt man über Scotch, sollte man das E weglassen, da tiefer involvierte Menschen sich aufregen könnten. Und weil man evtl. Ahnung vortäuschen kann.

Horizon Field

Vor etwa einer Woche war ich mit Gizzy, Nina und Pablo in den Deichtorhallen bei Horizon Field (bis zum 9. September da), welche eine kostenlos betretbare Installation aus Glas ist, die 7 Meter hoch in der Halle hängt.

Die meisten Leute sitzen/liegen herum, machen akrobatische Übungen oder Yoga, spielen Fangen, oder versuchen im Pärchenpack romantische Wiesenstimmung aufkommen zu lassen.

Wir machten auch Quatsch, erschufen den Spiderpablo, und waren hinterher noch in der Kunsthalle.