Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver

I got a new camera recently. Fujifilm XT1. Here are a few pictures I took today. Anyone else using this camera? Queen Elizabeth park is known for the spectacular floral displays that attracts tourists from all over the world. You can also see the view of downtown.  I didn’t have time to walk all around…

Connaught Park, Vancouver

I have requests from moms again to keep writing about parks and playgrounds and where to go. If you haven’t been to Connaught Park, by the Kits Community Center, go check it out. The playground has a small climbing wall, swings, slides, a train, and a huge field for soccer and running around. There are…

Phuket, Thailand

3 things come to mind when you ask me about the best experiences in Phuket: good food, beautiful beaches, and spas.  The people in Phuket are very friendly and it is a fairly safe city to visit. I took the tuk tuk everywhere. I also hired a car one of the nights to get to…

Sanrio Puroland, Tokyo

Tokyo has an indoor themed park for Sanrio fans. It’s not just for kids! It is located in Tama-shi about 45 minutes from central Tokyo. Hello Kitty, My Melody, Kerropi, little twin stars, and all the characters part of the Sanrio family can be found here. It has 4 floors and a cafe/restaurant inside. There…

Okinawa Secret

If you are going to Okinawa, you have to go see this in person. It’s breathtaking and I have never seen anything like this before in my travels! The entire beach is covered with seaweed and just look at those beautiful rocks in the distance. I can’t tell you where this place is in English…

Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum, Yokohama, Japan

I posted about the Cup Noodle Museum earlier. Shin Yokohama Raumen Museum is also worth going to. You don’t get to make any ramen here, but you get to try 9 different ramen shops if you can handle it. It’s more like a food themed amusement park in a 1958 scene. It looked like a…

Cup Noodles Museum, Yokohama, Japan

Two attractions you cannot miss in Yokohama is the Cup Noodles Museum and the Shin Yokohama Raumen Museum which will be discussed in a separate post. At the Cup Noodles Museum, you can experience making your own cup noodles to bring home. The museum displays the history of all the instant noodles ever made! Momofuku…

Asian Art Museum, Seattle

Did you know that if you go to Seattle Art Museum, the same ticket can be used for admission at the Asian Art Museum at Volunteer Park, Capitol Hill. I didn’t get a chance to see the current exhibit at Asian Art but did go to Seattle Art Museum which I wrote about in an…

Volunteer Park Conservatory, Seattle

I stumbled upon this place on Capitol Hill after I went to the Asian Art Museum. If you love plants and flowers, you must visit. It’s a very serene place to spend an hour and for nature photographers, you might get some really good photos in here. Inside the glass houses, there are thousands of…

EMP Museum, Hello Kitty, Seattle

You still have a couple weeks if you haven’t been to the Hello Kitty exhibit yet. It’s worth the 3 hour drive for me since I am a fan and an addict. I collect the Re-ment miniature toys and have various Hello Kitty items. For the fans out there, I will share SOME photos with…

Seattle Art Museum

If you haven’t gone yet, Kehinde Wiley’s exhibit is closing soon. I learned that his portraits discuss the statement of power especially the image of the men on horses which symbolizes power. (I listened in on an art history class teacher discussing the artist.) Here are just a few images.         The rest…