asia adventure: HKG-TPE

February 13th, 2015 / by / in: travel / 4 Responses

The day after arriving in Hong Kong, we left to fly to Taipei. We were supposed to fly on EVA Air (non Hello Kitty) but we arrived at the airport and were greeted by the above sign. A flight being delayed isn’t a big deal, but when we went to […]

asia adventure: YYZ-HKG

February 10th, 2015 / by / in: travel / No responses

At some point last year, I booked a super cheap deal on Delta — Toronto to Hong Kong and back for $400. That’s a good enough deal for me to fly outside of my beloved Star Alliance, especially since it was around Christmas. While I love Hong Kong and its […]

random honolulu

February 8th, 2015 / by / in: travel / No responses

This is my last entry about Honolulu! Which is good, because I have a lot of things to post about my more recent adventure in Asia! So here are a bunch of photos that didn’t fit anywhere else. Mostly they all depress me since it’s minus a million degrees and snowing right […]

foster botanical garden

February 7th, 2015 / by / in: travel / No responses

I have a thing for tropical flowers and Mike likes nature everything, so we visited the Foster Botanical Garden while we were in Honolulu. It was pretty much empty when we went, so we had all the flowers and plants to ourselves. Apparently it’s the oldest garden in Honolulu. I […]

japanese immigration

February 7th, 2015 / by / in: travel / No responses

A BRIEF INTERLUDE ABOUT FAMILY HISTORY! While we were at the Foster Botanical Garden in Honolulu (more on that in this entry), I came across this replica of the Great Buddha in Kamakura and thought it was interesting. The statue was built to commemorate 100 years of Japanese immigration to Hawaii. My family actually […]

the hello kitty birthday party

January 25th, 2015 / by / in: travel / No responses

Someday, I’ll be done these Hello Kitty and Hawaii posts. Actually, this is the last Hello Kitty-related one! As part of the Hello Kitty Con/Line Hotel package, we got tickets to Hello Kitty’s birthday party. Yes, a birthday party for the one and only Hello Kitty! The party was pretty […]

diamond head

January 10th, 2015 / by / in: travel / No responses

While we were in Honolulu, we decided to hike up Diamond Head. If you are like me (generally unfit and dislike strenuous activities), fear not, because it’s a very easy hike. If 80-year-old Japanese grandmas can do it, you can too. The views at the top are worth it! My […]


January 5th, 2015 / by / in: everything cute / 12 Responses

So… Hello Kitty Con! We woke up early, grabbed some coffees, and got on the Hello Kitty bus to Hello Kitty Con. Yes indeed, there was a HELLO KITTY BUS from the hotel to the convention. And it was awesome. In case I didn’t explain this before, this was the […]

hello kitty and the line hotel

January 3rd, 2015 / by / in: travel / 3 Responses

I know this was back at the end of October, but you may remember that I went to HELLO KITTY CON! It was pretty amazing. I stayed at the official Hello Kitty Con hotel, The Line Hotel in Koreatown, LA. I have Hilton Gold and Mike has Starwood Gold, but […]