Hi!

Yes I know, I was not very present this weekend, but I learned that a childhood friend had died, so I do not have too much morale.

We called her Maggie, I got to know her at the Folkeskole (in Denmark, we go there from 7 to 16 years old) and we lost sight of each other once this one was over. I learned the news after trying to organize a party with friends from that time to see how everyone had evolved.

In short, we were no longer really close but it brought back memories that upset me a little. So I preferred to stay cocooned by my grandmothers but I promise, I will come back to you very soon.

PS: Take care of you guys!

Love you!

Nilsa

Does it make noise?

Today I found my friend Pia !!!

We went to my deaf club to join a group of teenagers whose parents work. Yes, we played nannies, but in exchange, there was pizza!
Two of them, Tadeus and Morganne, are newly implanted so the discussion turned to their new ability to hear. And I must say that we had a lot of fun.

Morganne first told us about the sun, she was convinced that it must make noise, a bit like the hum of an engine, but in fact not. Then she told us about her astonishment, when for the first time she heard the sound of her fingers rubbing paper, a gesture that she thought inaudible before.
Finally she told us about cats, which annoy her because sometimes they make noise, and sometimes they act without making it.

Little Isabelle, deaf from birth, asked if the ice melting in the sun made noise. Everyone turned to Pia, the only hearing in our group who was very sorry to disappoint her by telling her that no.

Then I noticed Tadeus staring at my chest. I started to feel embarrassed, then without looking away he spoke.

what sound can that make?

“Do you know what surprised me the most? It’s that the boobs do not make noise, it really looks like! “

At that moment, Pia’s nose who was drinking his coke was transformed into a fountain and the whole assembly laughed out loud.
Once Pia’s nose drained, she could tell us that she found this conversation fascinating, because she questions what was only “obvious” to her.

This article does not do justice to our laughter but I hope you enjoyed it anyway!

Containment recipe: Spaghetti with drawer bottoms

Tonight came to realize that no one has been shopping for far too long in this house and that it is the crisis in the fridge.

After an archaeological excavation in the kitchen drawer bottoms which left me a beautiful bump (it will teach me not to close the cupboard doors!), I found a box of sardines, spaghetti and bread rassi … as well as half a moldy chicken leg that Abbot and Costello the maggots has chosen as their home.

I send Abbott and Costello with their house to the trash. Yes I know, I am cruel! Then I cooked the rest of the ingredients and I think the end result was not that bad.

So if you too are like me and you are struggling to cook at the moment, or you do not know what to cook, this is my containment recipe :

Ingrédients :

    • A can of sardines in oil;
     • Cooked spaghetti, but I’m almost sure it works with tagliatelle;
     • A piece of stale bread.

If your drawer is a cornucopia you can add:

     • A tablespoon of capers;
     • The zest of a lemon;
     • And a little parsley for the finish.

Preparation :

First cook your pasta.
Pour the sardine oil in a frying pan and heat it. Mix your piece of bread and toast your breadcrumbs thus obtained in the famous oil.
Add the pasta and mashed sardines to the fork (personally I like my pasta toast a bit at that time.)

When ready to serve, you can add the capers, the zest of your lemon and the parsley.

Enjoy your meal !

Difficult to be deaf in times of Corona virus.

Ready for social distancing!

For 3 months, with all these masks in the street, I have the impression of living in an episode of Naruto. Yes, you should be happy if you are a manga fan, but personally I find it oppressive!
Ok it’s hard for everyone to live, I understand that it’s complicated for everyone, but imagine that when you leave your house, you no longer hear any sound, a deafening silence?

When I leave my house, I can no longer communicate with anyone. Everyone is masked, so I can no longer read the lips of my interlocutors. And I can no longer speak sign language. Indeed, many signs are based on facial expressions. It’s a bit like if you had to start talking overnight without using vowels.
Fortunately for me, I am lucky to be with my family at home, but I have a thought for all deaf people who must or must have been confined alone at home.

To receive the information, I am happy to see that the newspapers have started to offer interpreters more often. However, they are often very small in the corner of the picture and it is not always very easy to understand them even when you have good eyesight. To this must be added that many deaf people suffer from Usher syndrome which, in addition to giving profound deafness, causes a progressive loss of visual acquittal going as far as blindness.

I can only imagine that, I have my family to keep me up to date but to know that a crisis of such magnitude is going on and not being able to get information properly, all this added to the feeling of ‘isolation…

Some of us are going through a very difficult time so if you have a neighbor, a friend or even only a deaf acquaintance, while respecting a safe distance of course, try to communicate with him without your mask to see how he feels right now and if he manages to get well informed. In any case, he will be infinitely grateful.

Either way, whether you are deaf, hard of hearing or hearing, take care of yourself and your loved ones!
As for me I say see you soon! 😉

Hey guys, I’m back!

I’m alive!

It’s been so long since I’ve written anything to you …

If I have been away for so long, it is for several reasons.

I was asked to marry and I said yes, then I said no … well I ran away but I think the message was understood … Yeah, I know, I’m a complicated girl.

I had already explained it earlier in my blog but last September, I started a year of school in France, everything was going well but after 6 months I had to return to Denmark.
My Dad had serious health problems. I don’t want to go into details but I had to take care of him as well as my grandparents who were, you can imagine very worried. Thank goodness, now he’s much better.

“Du er de urokkelige søjler, der får mig til at stå dag efter dag i vanskelige tider, og uden hvilke jeg ikke ville vide, hvem jeg er. Jeg elsker dig så meget!

Finally, the Corona (why this 🤬 have stolen me my nickname!!! 😡) arrived and I confined myself with my dad and my grandparents and I live a hell. They are so hard to bear! Every day I have to put up with good little cooked meals, get sore zygomatics by dint of laughing at grandpa’s jokes, and worst of all, I have to endure hugs of everyone, but luckily I have a companion who supports me! 😻

My love!

Anyway, for me it’s time to go, it’s time to go shopping, but I promise, I won’t leave you as long as the last time. 😁

Love you guys! Stay safe!

A trip in Denmark? Go to visit Christiania, the real Wonderland.

In my city of hearts, Copenhagen, there is a unique place in all of Europe, the district of Christiania on the island of Christianshavn.
Christiania is a singular place in the sense where for 40 years it was a self-managed city included in the city of Copenhagen, with its own currency, its laws and its flag.

In 1971, after the destruction of the former military base of Bådsmandsstræde (barracks of the princess in Danish), the journalist Jacob Ludvigsen declared the opening of the “free city”.
The goal was to create a self-managed, financially self-sustaining society where each individual would take care of their neighbor and the entire community, to fight physical and psychological misery.

Founded by Hippies, the district is known for its free sale of cannabis and other culinary specialty containing it. Although hard drugs have always been banned (as well as cars and guns, which is not the case in the rest of the country). their consumption led to banishment (which is always the case). It is this flexibility on recreational products that will cause its end.
Indeed, social experience will have held until 2013, after its special statu was withdrawn by the parliament.

In fact, I advise you not to buy pastries or lollipops, you could have surprises!
The stalls selling cannabis and other products have never really disappeared, it is just forbidden to photograph them.

Christiania is today a very lively and festive district, the houses are colorful, there is many street shows and concerts. Finally, there are many bars, restaurants and theaters at a much more affordable price than in any Copenhagen.
It’s not about drugs (I do not use them), but for all its other aspects Christiania is my Wonderland.

My first time with video games!

Thanks to Eric for the music on the video.^^

I had to play video games once or twice before, I think I remember a game of Guitar Hero and Mario Party but it was very rare. It was mostly daddy and my brother who monopolized the console.
The moment I became a gamer was after my accident.

When I left the hospital, following the loss of my hearing and that of my mother, I fell into depression (anorexia, bulimia, black idea …). So I was interned in a “rest home” to help me. The days were long and monotonous. After a few days, Papa brought me a Nintendo DS with 3 games, which made my days in this sinister place: “Mario & Luigi: bowser’s inside story”, “Mario Kart”, but the one on which I spending the most time during my stay was:

Final Fantasy Tactics A2:

It’s a Tactics Rpg, a turn-based game that is very similar to a board game. I think that’s what hooked me at first, then it was the colorful and enchanting world that gave me a lot more.
My playing time was regulated by the medical staff, the fact that the game is composed of multiple small level was very practical. 🥰
I just had time to finish it before going home. A game that I loved, although I have to admit that the story is a little silly, but I think that at the moment I did it, it was exactly what I needed to empty my head.

Since then, I have been transformed into a geek, I developed a particular taste for Nintendo’s portable consoles and I became eager to learn more about video games in general.

And you, how did you become a Gamer?

Knock Down the beards!

Today, I got up with a sore throat so I went to the doctor. My usual generalist being on vacation, I was received for a substitute doctor.

When he picked me up in the waiting room, I realized it was going to be complicated. I found myself in front of a Zztop! Ok I’m exaggerating but he was wearing a very long beard, and god know that I hate big beards! Okay, if they are well maintained, I find it rather sexy but, too long beards are the worst enemy of deaf people. Indeed, they hide too much facial features and prevents us from reading on the lips.
Of course he did not speak sign language, it would have been too practical.
To communicate, he did everything in writing, and doctors were not famous for their calligraphy, and he did not break the rule, it was a work of Sisyphus to understand him.

He examined my throat and gave me a prescription. I hoped to be able to leave quickly, but that nay, here he asks me about my deafness and then brings out all his talk about implants, associations …, as if I was newly deaf or I’m not was never asking the question.
I do not know if, for the deaf people who follow me, it has happened to you already, but personally I have the impression that every time I meet a new doctor, I’m entitled to it every time! ^^ ‘†

In short: KNOCK DOWN THE BEARDS!

4 simple recipes for a good picnic

Today it is sunny and warm, a perfect time for cycling and a picnic with friends!

Everyone had prepared a dish to share with others. Personally I stayed simple by making tuna, hard-boiled egg and mayonnaise Wraps

Wraps!

For 4 people, we need:

  • 4 Wheat tortillas
  • 125g canned tuna
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • The juice of a lemon
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • Some lettuce leaves
  • Salt pepper.

For the preparation :

Cut the tomato and cucumber into cubes, crumble the tuna and boiled eggs, mix them all with the mayonnaise, salt, pepper and lemon juice in a salad bowl.

We place some lettuce leaf in the center of the tortillas, then a little of our mixture and roll our tortillas to form our wraps.

All that remains is to keep them in the refrigerator until they are put in the cooler.

Our friend Medhi made us a hummus, I admit that I knew only the industrialist and personally I did not like that. But when it’s homemade, it’s true that it’s very good.

Hummus!

For 6 people (yes he had planned wide!) :

1 can of natural chickpeas
5 tablespoons sesame puree
1 lemon
1 pinch of salt
3 tablespoon of olive oil (I’m sure he put in a lot more!)

For the preparation :

The chickpeas are rinsed in cold water and drained, before mixing with the sesame purée, lemon juice and salt, while pouring the olive oil little by little.

To taste fresh with good bread. (It’s super tasty with avocado!)

Lucine, made us a Lebanese tabbouleh

Lebanese Tabbouleh!

Always for 4 people :

30g of fine bulgur (or couscous for those who prefer)
4 ripe tomatoes, but firm
3 lemons
2 green onions
3 bunches of parsley
4 sprigs of mint
4 tablespoons of olive oil (I suspect there were more ^^ ‘)
1 pinch of pepper
1 pinch of cinnamon.
1 pinch of salt

For the preparation :

We swell the bulgur in the juice of 2 lemons, with the salt and chilli, we add the tomatoes and then seeded and cut into cubes, WITHOUT MIXING. (Do not mix the tabbouleh before serving it keeps the flavors longer)
Finely chopped parsley is added, still without stirring.
The onions are very finely cut before being placed on parsley and sprinkled with cinnamon.
We bury the mint leaves in the parsley to prevent them from blackening

Just before serving, add the olive oil and you can mix everything, rectify the seasoning and adding the juice of a lemon if necessary. Normally it is served on tender salad leaves.

Erik is a cheater! >. <, he took the banana cake from that mom.

Banana cake!

For 4 people :

250g of flour
150g of melted butter
150g of nuts
120g of sugar
2 ripe banana
3 eggs
1 sachet of vanilla sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder

For the cake :

Peel the bananas and cut them into cubes. The eggs are beaten with sugar, vanilla sugar and butter. We add little by little, flour and yeast. As the dough is homogeneous, we add the crushed nuts and bananas

Butter a cake mold and then flour, before pouring the preparation. The whole is stuffed into a preheated oven at 180 ° for 45 minutes.

Let it cool before eating it.

After our pantagruel meal, we went fishing. Well actually the boys dipped their cane and waited while sipping non-alcoholic beers (our friends being Muslim) while Lucine and I were basking in the sun.
I wish you a good day, I must leave you, I have sunburns to heal! >. <

A weekend just for me!

This weekend my dad is with his girlfriend and my boyfriend with his mom for the Mother’s Day. So… I was alone at home.

I needed to think of something else. Mother’s Day is always a delicate moment for me and my sister.
So, I put something comfy, (in general, I like to be well dressed, but sometimes it feels good to wear something comfortable and leave the makeup in his toilet bag, well in fact it is more a suitcase, than a toilet bag, Haha!) and after cleaning and finishing my book for school, I spent all my time on Dota 2, finally when my little fluffy ball does not stop me. >. <

Fortunately for me the Compendium is out. To put it simply, it is an object to buy that gives challenges to make in exchange for cosmetics for the game. And this year there is so much to do!

In short, I had a good time. If you want to play with me you can add me on steam. ^^

https://steamcommunity.com/id/NilsaCorona/