Archives » July 2015

  • Martha’s Country Bakery in Forest Hills

    Recently, I had a wonderful visit to Forest Hills, Queens when I performed a Cool Japan Guide reading at their local Barnes & Noble.  What a great shop! It’s also very close to the excellent bakery, Martha’s Country Bakery. Martha’s has an insane selection of cakes, pies, and all kinds of baked goods. They also have a wide variety […]

    Tuesday 28th July 2015 - 10:12:17 AM | Comment

  • Come see me on August 29th at Waku Waku NYC!

    On Saturday August 29th I’ll be presenting “Discovering Cool Japan”, a talk on traveling in Japan, at Waku Waku NYC, which is a new Japanese pop culture festival. The festival will be held on August 29th and August 30th and will bring together the worlds of anime, manga, music, food, film, and fashion inside Brooklyn’s Greenpoint […]

    Thursday 23rd July 2015 - 7:35:24 PM | Comment

  • Remember to watch Cake Wars!

    This is your reminder to watch Cake Wars! These are Simpsons-inspired doughnuts from a Cake Wars preview party I got to attend. The Simpsons-themed episode was a lot of fun, and looks like they’ll be doing several other pop culture-themed cake competitions, including Nintendo and Hello Kitty! Cake Wars runs on Food Network Mondays 8pm (7 central). […]

    Wednesday 15th July 2015 - 10:07:38 AM | Comment

  • Talk & Signing at Barnes & Noble Forest Hills, Queens July 19th

    Big news! I’ll be doing a talk and signing at Barnes & Noble in Forest Hills, Queens this Sunday, July 19th at 3pm! It’s part of their Get Pop-Cultured: Manga Mania event. I’ll do a talk on comics and manga drawing, and afterward I’ll be signing Cool Japan Guide, Dolltopia, and Powerpuff Girls Classics collections! […]

    Monday 13th July 2015 - 9:44:46 PM | Comment

  • Review: O’Live A Little’s Oils & Vinegars!

    This week, the folks at O’Live A Little sent me a selection of their oils and vinegars to sample. O’Live A Little is a CT-based company that specializes in unique varieties and flavors of gourmet olive oil and balsamic vinegars. It’s good timing too, since I’ve been cooking at home more this month. I tried out the Ginger Root […]

    Sunday 12th July 2015 - 10:01:57 AM | Comment

  • Cool Japan Guide Upcoming Events!

    Cool Japan Guide was officially released on March 10th and I have some fun events coming up! Here’s the line-up so far: March 14th – 2pm  Cool Japan Guide release party at Kinokuniya (1073 Avenue of the Americas, NYC). Facebook invite is here! (I’ll be doing a reading and a giveaway here too!) March 18th – 6pm signing […]

    Friday 10th July 2015 - 9:10:11 PM | Comment