In My Life
This week was a baking happy one for me. I made créme brûlèe. One of my all-time favourite desserts. I just love the crunch of perfectly torched sugar when it turns into hard caramel.
There is so much simplicity in the flavours, and even in the ingredients but sadly not everyone can get it right. The saddest cases were the times when the caramel didn’t even set and the sugar crystals were still distinguishable. I think sometimes the simplest desserts are the most difficult to perfect because there’s nowhere to hide even the smallest mistakes.
My mum requested marble cake, so I baked that as well. I overheard her telling my sister that she’s glad I know how to bake. Haha. So yes, I made my mother very happy today, which is especially great because it’s Mother’s Day!
This week I also stumbled across the video from Disney featuring studio recordings of Let It Go from all around the world. I thought it was very cool how no matter the language, the voice overs pretty much fit with the lip movements of Elsa. Taking an animation and making the translations work is no mean feat, so I’m always amazed when it’s done so successfully.
After watching that video, I went on to look for the full-length versions in German and in Japanese. German because I speak the language as well, so I was curious how it compared to the English version. Based off the German version, it would’ve been impossible to discern that Frozen was originally produced in English. The Japanese version wasn’t entirely on point but it came pretty close. It’s crazy fascinating how such completely different languages can fit the same animation!
On the Blog
Around the Blogosphere
Bloggers & Blogging
- Ashley @ Nose Graze explains what key data to focus on in Google Analytics.
- Sandra @ Sipping Tea Between Books is happy not self-hosting her blog.
- Amanda @ On a Book Bender straight up tells book bloggers to stop themselves down (via Sophie @ Paper Breathers). Amanda makes important observations about the negativity of it and states ways to get rid of all that unnecessary pressure bloggers can be so fond of.
- Asti @ Oh, the Books! puts herself in the shoes of Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen and Bella Swan.
- Rachel @ Fikstshun considers the motivations that underlie the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign that has been all over Twitter later.
- Kayla @ The Thousand Lives asks if you preorder books. She doesn’t and neither does she plan to start.
- Judith @ Paper Riot celebrates fictional mothers, in the spirit of Mother’s Day.
- Leigh @ Little Book Star noticed that publishers affect her reading choices. She is more likely to read books from major publishers. While I’m not as concerned about who the publishers are, I do have a tendency to shy away from self-published books.
- Miranda @ Tempest Book discusses in which order to read novellas that are part of a series. That’s something I’ve been wondering lately because I plan to start a couple of series that also include novellas. I think Miranda’s suggestions make sense.