Sooo, the new hot item I’m Jones’ing over are these 100% Japanese designed (and made) collectible characters. Let me introduce you to Piperoid. What is Piperoid you ask? Well, think Robotron meets origami. Still like WTF? Well, these cool packages contain everything you need to make your very own Robot aka Piperoid masterpiece. No glue needed…just a pair of scissors and your imagination. Instructions are in English, so not to worry.
There are lots of Piperoid characters available, however they are a bit hard to find. I read on another blog that they sold out in 2 hrs at some event up in SF, however I was lucky to find them at Kinokuniya in J-town. I’ve always done origami as a kid, so I truly appreciate the effort in design and creativity it took to create Piperoid! Start your own Piperoid clan now, or you’ll be missing out.
Stay tuned, to see how my other robots
No trip to SF is complete without getting my Vietnamese food fix @ either Slanted Door or Out the Door. I’m a huge fan of their Crispy Imperial Rolls, Beef Noodle Soup, freshly made Ginger Ale, and many of their other Vietnamese dishes. It twas the day after Christmas, and I was about to start my shopping excursion, but needed to have a delicious lunch first. Naturally, Out the Door the perfect solution, since it’s healthy, packed with flavor, and conveniently located in the posh food court area of Westfield SF. Yummy in my tummy!
Sooo, on our way to visit my Granpa, we detoured to grab a quick drink from Fantasia. Low and behold, there was a freaking massive line as we pulled up. WTF! I guess everyone and their Moms decided to detour to Fantasia too. =( Luckily, they make the drinks pretty darn fast, so we were back on the road shortly after our stop. Fantasia is the only place that has Honey Green Tea with Grass Jelly & Lychee (chopped pieces) drink. It is the best!
Every year, JP and I spend Christmas with both sides of our family. Luckily they all gather in the Bay Area, so it’s easy to visit them both! It was mid-afternoon, and we were starving for something to eat. Dinner was at 8pm, and that seemed like light years away. Strolling down 3rd Avenue, we saw the bright neon lights from ABC Cafe calling our name.
Our first impression when we walked in was, OMG…this place is freaking huge! The menu featured pages and pages of noodles, appetizers, sizzling plates, and a huge variety of drinks. Alas, we were in food heaven! I really wanted to order the Christmas special, which was cheese baked lobster, seafood soup, and the dessert, however it just sounded like too much food for lil’ o me. I finally decided on BBQ Pork Rice Noodle Soup, Ginger Chicken Wings (appetizer), and JP ordered Hainan Chicken Rice.
The best thing about this place is that its opens LATE! With such a huge menu and nice ambience, I’ll definitely be back here in the future. MmMmm.
My friend Jess, surprised me with 3 awesome gifts. They were thoughtful, and extra special, because she heard me mentioning how cool the Kid Robot displays are over @ SLS Hotel. Sooo…for an early Christmas present, she designed a pink Munny for me, and also gave me a medium sized Munny to decorate. Looky!
It’s good to treat yourself every once in awhile. =) This is a gift from me, to me! And, here’s the best part…it has a couple of slots for your I.D. and credit card. It’s the perfect clutch for dinner, or a fun night out on the town. These pretty lil are limited, so if you likey, time to make a trip to your local LV boutique.