Touristy things and a huge dog!

I did do some touristy things while I was in New York!

Like walk in Central Park…

Ride the Staten Island Ferry…
(You get a great view of the Statue of Liberty for free!!!)
Get a great view of Manhattan…
Go to FAO Schwartz…
This is a HUGE plush dog that I have wanted since 2004!
Why haven’t I bought it?
Because it’s $300 and 66 inches (1.68 meters) long!
This picture shows you how big it is!
Oh, did I forget to mention that I’m 160cm (5ft 3in) tall?
Yes, the dog is bigger than me!!!
If I move to the US, I’m DEFINITELY getting that dog!!!
Next up… eating out with Mona!

xoxo, K

PS: I realized I’ve reached an amazing 400 followers!
I’ve done a giveaway every 100 followers, but I’m not sure if I should do another one.
Please help me decide by commenting below on the following two questions:
1. Should I or shouldn’t I do another giveaway?
2. What is something you’re lemming from Japan?

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New York Food Porn!

Bahn Mi!!!  One thing I CANNOT find in Japan!
New York has so many yummy places to eat!!!
Here’s the whole sandwich!
Diner food!
This is what Mona had!

I went to Katz Deli!
It’s the deli from When Harry Met Sally where she fakes an orgasm!
There’s even a sign showing where they sat!

I went to New York, so of course I had to have Matzo Ball Soup!
I wonder if I can find matzo meal in Japan?
I MISS Jewish food!

And here are some Latkes!

How can I go to New York without getting a Gyro?

I’ll end this post with food porn from Japan!
Ahhh fresh aji!

Next up – some tourist pics!

xoxo, K

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NYC Blogger Meet Up!!!!

Note: This is probably the first and last time a blog post will start with a picture of me doing a back flip off of a trapeze bar!

I had a fantastic time meeting up with bloggers in NYC!! Since I’m SOOO late in making this post, you’ve probably already read the other posts by the girls:

Read Tammy’s post here
Read Diana’s post here
Read Jenn’s post here

Thanks so much to Tammy, Diana, Jenn, and Jenn for coming to see me!

Part 1: Trapeze Class

I’m not sure where I learned that there is a trapeze class in NYC. I wanted to go the last time I was in NYC, over 2 years ago, but wasn’t able to.  I was SO surprised when I found out that Tammy wanted to go too!

Tammy has a HILARIOUS post up about it, so I’m only going to add on to what she said!

– We were the only beginners in the class, which was good, because the teachers helped us a lot.  Since the other girls knew what they were doing, they were very quick on the bar = more time for everyone

– I FULLY agree with her that while all of the teachers were nice, some of them were much better at teaching than others

– Guys with patches of hair on their chests should not have their shirts off.  That is not to say I don’t like hairy men.  Just patches of thick hair is… um… yeah.

– It was a lot of fun, but MAN was I sore!  My abs were sore for a few days afterward, and my hands were VERY sore!

– Like Tammy, I would do it again!!!!

Some more pics of Tammy and me!

 Part 2: Dim Sum

We met up with Diana, Diana’s BF, and Jenn to eat Dim Sum!!!!
When the dishes came, we all started taking pictures… except for Diana’s BF!  Clearly, he isn’t the “normal” one!!!!!!!

Shrimp cheong fun

Har Gow

Siu Mai

Crispy Dumplings!
The weird thing about this place is the service. 
Just like Jenn said in her post, the waiter did not seem to want to let us order… He would come and ask us if we wanted more food, we would say yes, and then he would disappear!  Strange!
Part 3: Sephora and Dinner
From here on out, Diana’s BF (MG) was the one “in charge”!  He was the one helping us go in the correct direction, getting us taxis, even finding the nearest Sephora!
No pictures of Sephora since I didn’t buy anything… In hindsight, we probably should have gone to a drugstore.  I realized after coming home that I did not buy nearly enough!!!
Dinner was fantastic as well:
Smoke Salmon cucumber thingy!
I had grilled fish!  The mango chutney was great!
Mona stopped by just to say hello!  I have a separate post of hanging out with her coming up!
We ALMOST forgot to take a group picture!

Thanks to everyone for coming out!
Next up: the food post!
xoxo, K

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