Friday, January 31, 2014

Sushi Boy - Japanese Sushi Restaurant

     Last Saturday, my husband and I went to Sushi Boy, a Japanese sushi restaurant, for lunch. Because I am Japanese, I am pretty picky when it comes to sushi. There are so many reasonable sushi restaurants in my neighborhood, but most of them are so Americanized. Sushi Boy is the only restaurant I could go. I can't say their sushi is decent Japanese sushi, but considering their price, they are obviously the best reasonable sushi restaurant in my area. (If you really want to eat decent authentic sushi, you probably have to pay more than $100 at other authentic Japanese sushi restaurants though.) I think it's because Sushi Boy is the branch of a famous Japanese sushi restaurant in Japan, Kozosushi (小僧寿し), so they keep making sushi which Japanese people like. Their rice is always cooked just right for sushi and never dry, and sashimi is pretty fresh. I have never been very disappointed in their sushi. Needless to say, they also have some Americanized sushi, such as rainbow roll and fire roll, though.

     I chose Tokyo, which was a 13-piece sushi set, for $8.15.
Tokyo

     At the restaurant, we found out that they were offering 50% discounts for some selected menu this Tuesday through Thursday. That's why my husband went there again this Tuesday and purchased two Salmon Lover, which were 13-piece salmon sushi sets, for $12 on his way home. That's a pretty good deal.
Salmon Lover


SUSHI BOY
 Location
 Menu





Thursday, January 30, 2014

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mugs

     My husband and I have started collecting Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mugs, and we have six mugs now. We bought these local mugs only when we both visited there, so we don't order Starbucks mugs from Amazon or eBay because if we did, we would need to buy a ton of mugs! Anyway, I'm going to share with you the progress of our collections.

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mugs

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mugs


1. Hawaii
 Purchased September 2013

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Hawaii

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Hawaii

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Hawaii

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Hawaii

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Hawaii



2. Waikiki
 Purchased September 2013
Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Waikiki

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Waikiki

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Waikiki

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Waikiki

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Waikiki

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Waikiki




3. Las Vegas
 Purchased January 2014
Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Las Vegas

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Las Vegas

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Las Vegas

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Las Vegas




4. Los Angeles
 Purchased January 2014
Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Los Angeles

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Los Angeles

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Los Angeles

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Los Angeles

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Los Angeles

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Los Angeles




5. California
 Purchased January 2014
Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : California

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : California

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : California

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : California

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : California

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : California



6. Orange County
 Purchased January 2014
Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Orange County

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Orange County

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Orange County

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Orange County



Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Orange County


Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug : Orange County





This is my entries related to my Starbucks collections.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/Starbucks%20mugs





Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Body Shop Haul

      On January 22, I ordered some items from the Body Shop because they were hosting a Buy 3 Get 3 Free Sale at that time. In addition, I found a free shipping code, so I didn't miss out on that deal either! I finally received the package today. I'm going to share with you what I got. :)


      Plenty of Kraft paper occupied in the package.


     They used Kraft paper instead of bubble wrap to provide cushioning for the items.

     I ordered four bottles of hand wash, and two small sizes of body butter.

 

     These Cranberry Joy Hand Wash were originally $8 each but was on sale for $2.40 each! These smell amazing and look very beautiful.

The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Hand Wash 8.1 FL OZ / 240ml  


     These mini body butters were $6 each. I have been using their body butters, which are Shea Body Butter and Cranberry Joy Body Butter, and like them. Their body butters smell amazing and moisturize well, so I wanted to try several other scents of their body butter. If I like these mini body butters, I'll buy the Jumbo containers. :)
The Body Shop Mini Body Butter

     This Mini Mango Body Butter smells like a fresh mango!
The Body Shop Mini Mango Body Butter 1.69 OZ / 50ml


     This Mini Satuma Body Butter smelled like a citrus orange. I've just noticed the name of Satsuma. Satsuma is the name of place of Southern Japan. I didn't know that people call it Satuma Orange in English. Japanse people call it Mikan or Unshiu Mikan.
The Body Shop Mini Satuma Body Butter 1.69 OZ / 50ml


       Because they were offering a Buy 3 Get 3 Free Sale, I ended up paying $7.78 for everything! These came out to be 82% off!



     My entries related to beauty can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/beauty


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Our 30-day Challenge

     On January 21, my husband and I started our 30-day challenge which is going to the gym 30 days in a row. It's because I didn't exercise on a daily basis after coming back from Japan in October last year. I fully understood that working out everyday is crucial for me to maintain my back in good condition. If I don't work out on a daily basis, I will start having a terrible ache in my back again, and it will make me miserable. Many years ago, I wasn't able to move properly because of severe pain in my back from a herniated lumbar disc, so I had to keep still lying on the bed for two weeks. I don't want to go back like that.
     Anyway, we have been working out at the gym 7 days in a row so far, and I hope we will accomplish our goal.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug - Waikiki

     My husband and I bought two Starbucks mugs at the Honolulu airport in September last year. I wrote about my Hawaii mug in my yesterday's entry, so I'm going to share with you my Waikiki mug this time.
Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mugs - Hawaii & Waikiki

      The pineapple industry has been one of the major industries in Hawaii dating back well over many decades. When we went to Hawaii, we didn't join the pineapple plantation tour. If we have a chance to travel in Hawaii, I'd like to see the pineapple plantations.
     You can see Diamond Head, a volcanic tuff cone there, from the Waikiki Beach.
Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug - Waikiki

     There are many fancy rise-hotels around the Waikiki Bach.
Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug - Waikiki

      You will see palm trees and hibiscuses, the state flower of Hawaii, in Waikiki.
Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug - Waikiki

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug - Waikiki

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug - Waikiki


     I've learned the best sightseeing places in Hawaii by carefully looking at Starbucks You Are Here Collection mugs. I'd like to travel in Hawaii once again.



     These are my previous entries related to Starbucks You Are Here Collection mugs.
Souvenir Idea for My Families - Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mugs

Our Starbucks You Are Here Collections

 Las Vegas Premium Outlets North Haul - Wilsons Leather, Fossil and Starbucks
Starbucks You Are Here Collection - Los Angeles

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug - California

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug - Orange County

Starbucks You Are Here Collection Mug - Hawaii