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Category Archive: food

What You Going Bring? Potluck Thoughts and Taegu Tofu Salad

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When we get together with friends, it often is a potluck affair. In fact, even when it isn’t a potluck affair, everyone brings something anyway. Sometimes there is a theme to the gathering… Continue reading

Yank Sing Dim Sum in San Francisco

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A few months ago, I went to San Francisco with some friends. We stayed at Hotel Vitale near the Embarcadero and the Ferry Building. Right across the street was one of the  Yank… Continue reading

Hapuna Staycation

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The Big Island is a great place to live AND a great place to vacation. I was lucky to spend a long weekend at the Hapuna Prince recently. We drove out after work… Continue reading

Is it a Hilo Thing?

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Monday Musings from Melinda by LHS Contributor Melinda M. Thinking about eating out in Hilo tonight? In the morning? For an afternoon snack? If so, you could go to Ken’s…or Kenichi’s…or Don’s. What… Continue reading

Onekahakaha Beach Park, Family Fun Day, Wedding Reception

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I recently had a great Saturday in Hilo. I sometimes hear people say that they can’t find things to do in Hilo, but this past Saturday was packed with fun things to do.My… Continue reading

Pokemon, Stonehenge, Shopping in Sapporo

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Shucks… I woke up at 5 a.m. again this morning. The sun is so bright! I had another combini breakfast this morning. Nebaneba noodles. Natto sushi.And some cute juicy lassi thing. After breakfast,… Continue reading

Shopping in Sapporo

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I slept in a little more this morning.  I woke up 5:30 a.m.–the latest so far this trip. We visited Nijo morning market and had sushi for breakfast. So decadent! Uni, toro, salmon,… Continue reading

Flowers in Furano

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I closed the black-out curtains so I could finally sleep in.  This means sleeping until 5 a.m. instead of 3:30 a.m. Yay. Today, I found a nebaneba breakfast at 7-11 around the corner… Continue reading

Asahikawa Adventuring (No Pokemon Go)

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Ugh!  I woke up at 3:30 am again. My body clock game sucks. I have to remember to close the blackout drapes tomorrow.  The sun comes up at 4 a.m. here in Sapporo.… Continue reading

An Ode to Trader Joe’s

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Monday Musings from Melinda by Melinda M. Remember how I said last week that “in Hilo [folks] always appreciate something from Trader Joe’s.”? Well that got me thinking…I know this is not the… Continue reading