my 2015 in travel

December 31st, 2015 / by / in: food / 2 Responses

I know I’m super behind in updating this blog but I figured I’d post some travel highlights from the past year. I travelled to Europe and Asia, flew on some of my favourite airlines, and got in on some excellent mistake fares. Here’s hoping that 2016 is just as fun! […]

hello kitty con 2014

October 20th, 2014 / by / in: everything cute / No responses

OMMMMMMMGGGGG guys, Hello Kitty Con is next week! I’m pretty excited (if that wasn’t obvious). Guess who else is going to be at Hello Kitty Con? You may remember her from my Lolita stories. That’s right — the one and only Kawaii Ambassador Misako Aoki! It’s kind of weird because […]

upcoming travels

August 12th, 2014 / by / in: travel / No responses

So basically, I am THE WORST at updating my blog. I have this huge backlog of posts from Shanghai and I never did post about going to Italy (it was pretty boring anyway) and they are all just sitting there in my Drafts folder. I feel like I only write […]


June 21st, 2014 / by / in: travel / 5 Responses

People are always asking me for a list of things they should do/eat/drink in Tokyo. So I decided to put a lot of my Tokyo blog entries and suggestions in one place. THAT PLACE IS HERE! Annnnnd if you’re not interested in Tokyo, scroll down to the bottom for some […]

where the streets have my name

June 5th, 2013 / by / in: travel / 1 Response

You probably know that my last name — Kaita (海田) — is Japanese. However, in a country of Takahashis, Tanakas, and Suzukis, my name is quite uncommon. Most people don’t even recognize it as a Japanese name, and I have yet to meet another (unrelated) Kaita. Here’s a list of […]

starbucks sakura

February 18th, 2013 / by / in: travel / No responses

In Japan, Starbucks releases limited edition sakura (cherry blossom) products every spring. They’re so pretty! I bought a mug and some cookies, but you can see all of the Starbucks sakura products for 2013 here. I don’t even like frappuccinos, but I want the sakura version just because it’s so cute. My […]

the 100 yen shop

February 17th, 2013 / by / in: travel / 4 Responses

This post is about some awesome things I’ve bought recently at the ¥100 shop (hyaku en shoppu), or dollar store. 100 yen stores in Japan are way better than North American dollar stores — you can buy everything, from food to clothes to fake eyelashes to iPhone cases (as seen above)! […]