Philippines, 2018

I’m half. Half swedish and half filipina. 50% fika eating IKEA-meatball lover and 50% rice cooking, smooth hair growing island peep. Swedish mentality with a mix of asian culture and traditions, in other words I’m the person who goes “I understand what you mean, but I disagree, but we’re still friends right?” Love the fact that I’m currently in bed laughing at myself hehe

What I want to get at, is that I’m me! And I would like to share a little part of it with you.

The pictures below is from my latest trip to the Philippines. My second home. Enjoy!

And hey, there’s a movie at the end, feel free to check it out if you want ! <3

 

 

 

//Alexis

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Tokyo 2018

So I went to Tokyo with Jens a couple of weeks ago! For so many years I told my self, I want to go to Tokyo, and guys! I DID IT! And it was the coolest trip I’ve made so far. 1 day in and I already knew that this wouldn’t be my last visit.

I don’t know where to start, the food, the culture, the hype, the people, the lights! I’m gonna let the pictures speak for themself. I also made a movie about the trip, check it out if you haven’t seen it <3

Hope you like the post! <3

  //Alexis Holm

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Havana oh na na!

So a couple of months ago I went on a trip where everything that could go wrong weeeeell… did go wrong!

But I survived the cancelled flights, the rebooking of places to stay and the new American laws and you know what! I had the time of my life! From Sweden to Los Angeles to Cancun in Mexico to Havanna and Trinidad in Cuba, Miami and back home!

So many weird and funny things happened on this trip I don’t even know where to start. People have asked me “what was the best/Funniest thing that happened during the trip?” My answer, – Geez, can I say everything?

I could have been jumping into a taxi and getting seated randomly next to two other Swedes. Ended up going out and buying a pizza from a cart at 2 in the morning, together with a Korean and a french dude.

Dancing salsa with a 75 year old man.

I’t could also have been riding around in a carriage in Havanna getting tricked into paying extra for something that was included, and then still ending up paying the amount that was promised.

Getting drunk of one mojito? Yes ONE mojito!

Getting to know an old Lady and her husband Mr Thompson, they started calling me Ale. The cute lady screamed ALLEEE from her window, and even though I didn’t understand a word that she said, we spent an amazing 20 min on her balcony talking about everything.

This post is Part 1 of 2 possible 3 post about my trip! And as you can see I decided to start with Cuba! So turn on the salsa music and check out my pictures! I also included a little vacation movie, if you wanna get the feels!

B & B La Rosa D’ Ortega  <3

 

//Alexis Holm

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Philippines 2016

This year so far, oh man, oh man, oh man, what a rollercoaster! New place, New people, new city, new routines, more work, traveling. Creativity gone, Creativity on the rise. Be prepared people!

I finally took the time to go through the pictures from my last trip to the Philippines a couple of months ago. Really feel like I need to go on a trip again. Man, I miss that place and the people.

This is probably going to be the one of many post on the Philippines, haha just realised I have over 40 GB of material to go through. Geez!

This first post is from the first 3 days on Biliran Island, Philippines.

Any whooo welcome back to me, and hope you enjoy the pictures!

 

–Visiting Uncle Doding–

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–Adventure time–

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//Alexis Holm

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Amy Winehouse

You know how you have to be in a certain mood to listen to a certain kind of music? Well I’ve listened to Amy Winehouse before, always loved her voice! But it hasn’t been until now or during this week that I’ve really come to appreciate, or how can I put it…” feel” her voice and lyrics. It was like everything struck me at once. Isn’t it weird sometimes.

Any who I just decided on dedicating a post to Amy and to tell people to go and listen to the album Back to black!

 

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//Alexis Holm

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I never met a lasagna I didn’t like

Googled lasagna quotes and found this —> “I never met a lasagna I didn’t like”, and you know what, It’s sooo true! Best of all, a lasagna works as comfort food during rough times, and at the same time it also works as a classy high end dish at a 5 star restaurant. Hard to beat, that one is!

I’ve eaten a lot of lasagna during my little life on this earth, but none of them was as good as the one I had in Sicily (Sis you know which one I’m talking about), therefore I have chosen not to try to replicate that one. Instead I’ve chosen to try a vegetarian recipe for this weeks post. You vant really get the Sicilian sun and aromas here in Sweden. But back to the veggie lasagna, “This one wasn’t too shabby if you know what I mean!

 

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Okey so here’s what you need!

a bunch of sweet cherry tomatoes, a carrot, a couple of mushrooms, frozen spinach, some garlic, 1 onion, crushed tomatoes, a squash, lasagna noodles, Feta/mozzarella and/or parmesan cheese and some fresh basil.

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fry it !

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add the crushed tomatoes or your favourite tomato sauce + some cherry tomatoes  DSC_4660 DSC_4670

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meanwhile start with the first noodle layer in a pan

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chop some mushrooms and slice the squash, add the mushrooms to the sauce and make an other layer with the squash on top of the noodles. DSC_4676

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Heat the spinach DSC_4677 DSC_4686

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Start the layering!

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The spinach !  DSC_4711

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Put into the oven 200 degrees celsius for about 15-20 min (until golden brown).  DSC_4715 DSC_4717

And Voilà!

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//Alexis Holm

 

 

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Alicante part. 1

Hola chicas y chicos!  Sooo I went on this last minute trip to Alicante last week with Len. Came back with pretty brownish legs, a burnt forehead, full stomach and a brain full of memories. The food, the people, the still siesta buzz in the air, do I need to say more.

So here you go, get ready for a little mix of late aftenoon/night in Alicante – part 1.

 

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Meet me in Paris

Last weekend had a lot of “firsts” in it for me. My first trip to Paris, My first Louvre walk, my first Crème brûlée, and my first legit utter of the words “Je voudrais un croque monsieur, s’il vous plaît” (ordering a freaking amazeballss grilled ham and cheese sandwich). Had been waiting for almost 10 years to say that xD . It might not look like much 2 the world, but honestly if you get the chance drop by “La Fregate” and grab a Coffee or a Coke and a Croque monsieur!

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Anyway when back in reality I decided on making the weekend in Paris into 2 posts. Didn’t want to bore you with to many pictures at once.

So here we go! Enjoy Paris from a 35 mm lens!

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// Alexis Holm

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Shooting With Colors

Shooting With Colors – photoshoot collaboration project

As I mentioned last week I had the awesome opportunity to work with some amazing people. For the second photoshoot (last weekend) I Worked with my amazing friend/model Nasime Brown and the talented makeup artist Patricia Kara. Also got to work with Emmanuel Junglander who took the time to set up his black magic camera, and filmed some of the behind the scenes from the shoot!

So this time I brushed up on my 2 and 3 point lighting, using lifx bulbs – The lightbulb reinvented, and the smartest Wifi light bulb I’ve seen.

Here are some pics from the shoot! Make sure to check out Nasime, Patricia and Emmanuel on Instagram/websites, If you wanna know more about them. I’m gonna post the links further down!

Enjoy!

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Make-up artist: Patricia Kara, Instagram: mejkmyday

Model: Nasime Brown, Instagram: nassekladd

Videographer: Emmanuel Junglander, Instagram: hittabensin, Vimeo: junglander, Website: http://www.iomotiondesign.com

Shooting with Colors – BTS from Emmanuel Junglander on Vimeo.

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