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.

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)