Husband, father, likes to eat and Standup Paddle boarding.
Ikebukuro is always crowded. People everywhere going everywhere. Sunshine City is huge, you spend two days there and Namja Town is a very interesting place to visit too.
4 days, 8 hours ago on Tokyo: the insanity of Namja Town
The yen is up and I can't go for awhile. It's making me crazy reading yor blog.
1 week, 4 days ago on Tokyo: Akihabara and Narukiyo
The yen jumped to 121! Got to go now!
2 weeks ago on Day trip from Tokyo: Obuse
Another place to visit.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Day trip from Tokyo: Niigata
That looks like a fun place.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Nostalgic J-Pop at Yoyogi Milk Hall
One of the best ramen I had was at Tsukiji Market. I ate a shrimp tempura ramen in a small hole in the wall with about 6 stools at the counter.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Wandering Tokyo, part 2
I really have to go back to Japan soon.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Ramen kaiseki dinner in Tokyo
Hello Melissa, It's been almost a year since I been to Japan, it's time to go back.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Wandering Tokyo, part 1
Hello Melissa, I need my Japan fix. Got to go back very soon.
1 month ago on Aloha Tokyo! A night out with Hawaii friends
Hello Cat, it's ramen for me.
1 month ago on Our Top 5: Comfort food
My mom still makes the best to me.
1 month, 1 week ago on Our Top 5 challenge: Manapua
You are not alone, I too never heard of gravy burger.
1 month, 1 week ago on Discovering Hilo’s gravy burger
My mom makes the best!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Our Top 5: Manapua
Gonna go there next time I'm in Sapporo.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Aloha Sapporo! Visiting Furano, part 1
I have to go back, been to the park ( not during the Autumn fest), the tower and Nijo Market too.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Aloha Sapporo! Nijo Market, TV Tower and Autumn Festival
What luck! I love Sapporo and will be back soon.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Aloha Sapporo! Return to the city
Next stop, Wada's!
4 months, 1 week ago on Happy hour and beyond at Restaurant Wada
That's great! Do you need someone to drive you home after the procedure?
4 months, 1 week ago on My LASIK adventure
I agree with you 100% I just ignore all the sigh wavers as I drive by and don't even look at them even if I support that candidate. A friend of mines rear ended a car because he was busy looking and waving at the supporters and the car in front stopped.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Wave bye to sign waving
My blood sugar just went up looking at those pics.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Our Top 5: Bakeries I’m obsessed with
I work in the auto industry and besides the things you are looking for, and since I fix my own cars, I look beyond what most people think and look for. I look at the engine, how is it going to be if I need to work on it? Easy or hard? Parts? Will the part be easy to get? Will the parts be expensive? Warranty on the engine? Transmission? How's the service department? Recalls? Has there been a lot of recalls in past years? Dependable? Being stalled is the worst feeling. Accessories, do I need it or do I want it? The more accessories the more things can go wrong. Where's the oil filter? Is it easy to get to? Safety? What's the history of past years? Use? What will you be using it for mostly? I Standup Paddle so a car is not going to work for me. Know any mechanics? Get their opinions, most mechanics I know drives Toyota's,Honda's or Nissan's . That should tell you something. My brother has owned cars other than asian built and I fixed his cars way more than I do on minds. (I have a Nissan, Acura, Honda and Toyota).
Electric cars are great but when you need to replace the batteries down the road, it's going to cost you. Might be better off just buying a new car.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on My little auto adventure
5 months, 1 week ago on Olena Heu joins Frolic Hawaii team
As long as you gave it your best shot, there's nothing more you can do. Nothing wrong with moving on with your life.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Being a quitter isn’t so bad
No way I could afford spending that kind of money for dinner no matter how good it is. I would have to win the lottery first.
1 year, 5 months ago on Sheldon Simeon at Vintage Cave
Hello Melissa, I'm planing on going.
1 year, 7 months ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Eisa Festival
@Grant Shindo I never been there.
1 year, 7 months ago on Omakase Challenge: Sushi ii
Hello Melissa and Grant,
We're been to the Kahala Wahoo's a fews times since I live in the area. I like the food and they have healthy choices too. But unfortunately we didn't go there for Cinco de Mayo.
1 year, 7 months ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Wahoo’s Hawaii
I love spam anyway you make it.
1 year, 8 months ago on Waikiki Spam Jam 2013
It was very interesting what kind of products they produced with Lavender.
1 year, 8 months ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Koa Chang
We were just there on the farm 2 weeks ago.
1 year, 8 months ago on Lamb Mondays at 12th Avenue Grill
I'm still figuring out what to do. Can't do it on Valentines Day, other commitments so it will have to be on Friday.
1 year, 10 months ago on A Valentine to remember
We were there too! My mom used to make gin dui but not anymore, too humbug. She'll be making jai this weeekend and she made jook and gao earlier in the week.
1 year, 10 months ago on Did this: Night in Chinatown
I always wanted to try there. Chinee NewYear brings back a lot of good memories. I my younger days I was part of the Lung Kong Physical Cultural club and performed the Lion dance and Kung Fu demonstrations all over the islands. Just hearing the drum beats gives me goose bumps. Do you know each club has their own drum beat? Just from hearing the drum beat in the distance over the others I can recongnize my former club even today.
1 year, 10 months ago on Chinee like me: Dim sum at Yee Hong Pavilion
I can't wait to eat my mom's Jai, it's better than anyplace else that I have eaten it.
1 year, 11 months ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Sing Cheong Yuan
Kung Hei Fat Choy!
You know that I'm chinee too but what you didn't know is that I'm a snake too!
Happy New Year!
1 year, 11 months ago on Last day in Paris ~ À bientôt
I'm enjoying the pictures!
1 year, 11 months ago on Paris: Wandering the Marais
Have a Merry Christmas Melissa!
1 year, 11 months ago on Bonjour from Paris
Wow! Paris and I thought you were in Las Vegas at the Paris Hotel. :lol:
1 year, 12 months ago on Bonjour from Paris
Thanks for the great pictures!
Does Cat just pack a couple sets of clothes?
2 years ago on Aloha Brisbane! Our last day
Great pictures! Looks like a very clean place, no litter and graffitti.
2 years ago on Aloha Brisbane! The Gold Coast
2 years ago on Aloha Brisbane! Cuddling koalas and more
Very interesting dishes. I'm game.
2 years ago on Aloha Brisbane! Hawaii: In Real Life
Enjoying your trip!
2 years ago on Aloha Brisbane! Exploring the city
I enjoyed the food. :)
2 years ago on Aloha Brisbane!
Thanks for the great tips!
2 years, 1 month ago on Sapporo faves
Thank you for the great tour and pictures. I took a lot of notes.
2 years, 1 month ago on Aloha Sapporo! Last day in the city
My wife, masako, is a regular customer there.
2 years, 1 month ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Primo Popcorn