Jacques Torres Chocolate

It is chilly! Look at this ice!

New York is really cold in winter.


I came to Jacques Torres Chocolate today to buy a Christmas present.

This chocolate shop is pretty famous in New York, and it is my favorite chocolate shop.


I have to get a Hot Chocolate for myself.

It is nice in the cold weather.

I have never tried “wicked”.

She told me it is spicy.

I wonder it is good… I am afraid to try it.

I got a classic one. 🙂



Aww. This Santa Bear is so cute!

I sent it to my little girl Avery.

She is my relative.

I hope she will like it.


How adorable they are!

These cookies are so good.

I bought these assorted chocolate for my husband’s dad when on his birthday.

He seemed happy.

I got regular milk and dark chocolate for my mom’s birthday.

I think she likes simple one.


Ice cream is pretty good too.


That is realized me I should enjoy my life a little bit more.


Have a wonderful holiday everyone!



Guess what?

I went to IKEA 4 times this month.

There was lots of work to do.


I was looking for a dining table and chairs.

There was a nice table and chairs in the entrance. It is not bad, but keep looking.


I like this bar table and chairs, but I do not like the color.


This one is pretty nice, but I can not sit the other side.

By the way, you can put your child to Smaland while you are shopping.

It is nice!


Unbelivable! There is no line.


I waited for more than 30 minutes to get food when I came here on the weekend.

Actually, it is the first time to be here on the weekday.

It is chaos on the weekends here.

It is so nice on the weekedays. I can enjoy shopping.


Wine glasses are so cheap, and they look nice.

I have to get some of these.


Done shopping.

I am so ehausted. I have to get food. I know what I am getting.


Ice cream! I needed sugar.


I have to go home.

IKEA is far from the station, so I need to take a shuttle bus. It is pretty convenient.


This is what I got!

I also got sheep skins for chairs.

I am happy I got done before thanksgiving.

Thank you for being a model, Sunny!


Do not forget to use a coupon!


Misoya is celebrating 6th anniversary with $5 tomato miso ramen today.

They will donate the proceeds for Charity, so I went to Misoya to celebrate for their 6th anniversary and to donate.

They only had tomato miso ramen during lunch time. They did not have any other kind of flavors. It was fine with me becasue I came here to eat tomato miso ramen.

Tomato miso ramen sounds interesting…



It was a little sour, but good.

A girl came into the ramen shop and asked me “Is that good?” She did not want to eat tomato miso ramen. She was craving for chicken soup, so she left.

I saw many people left because ramen shop was accepting only cash. No card. That was unfortunate.

By the way, miso is superfood. It is really good for you. I sometimes make miso soup.


The soup and noodles are good this ramen shop.

It is my favorite ramen shop in New York.

Happy 6th Anniversary Misoya!


I came to nutella finally!

I have always wanted to come here.

This cafe is fancy.

I can not see the menue well.

Should I get a drink or a pastry.




I decided to order a crepe.

These are mine.



The crepe was good, but I wish I could get some fruits and whipping cream for toppings.

I would buy one of these next time, then I could eat more nutella. 😛



It is Labor Day! People are off work, and my husband’s old friend is visiting New York. We decided to meet him at a bar. It is called Sunshine. There is also a laudromat.



There are some pinball machines in a laudromat when you walk in there, but keep going until you see the washing machine and dryer door!


Open the door! There is a bar, and there are more pinball machines!


I got a frozen rose. I have never seen like this. It was good, but honestly I did not feel alcohol that much. If they use ice, $10 is too expensive. Goog idea tho.


Pinball was banned beginning in the early 1940s until 1976 in New York because pinball machines were sometimes used as gambling devices. I did not know that until last year.


I like to play pinball. 🙂


$5 Bonafied Big Box is Back at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!


It is a good deal!

I love fried chicken. It is not good for you, but it is ok sometimes.

I had to go out this afternoon, so I got the bonafied big box and drink for lunch.

If you feel bad eating greasy food, get a cole slaw for side dish. That is what I did. 😛


I took them out, and went to Union Square Park to eat them.

It is nice to eat in the outside.

This deal is good through September 24th. It is just for a month deal!

It is three day weekend from tomorrow, so I got flowers to celebrate.


It has been one year since I adapted my cat. He is precious.

One more good news is…

I got a green card tonight. Finally!

USCIS is really terrible. So unorganized and so much mistakes.

I don’t want any immigrants to go through like me. I could give them some advices if someone is having a hard time getting a green card. If you are doing right, you will be ok.

I thank you for everyone who was supportive for me.

Have a good weekend everyone!


I got a free coffee coupon from 7-Eleven, so I went to get it today.


I used to work for 7-Eleven when I was high school student.

There are varieties of coffee here.

It is pretty different with Japanese 7-Eleven.


I got a brazilian coffee, and made a caramel cream coffee.

Sugar made me happy…


I like this 7-Eleven because people are nice.

I spilled syrup then he wiped it for me. That was sweet. 🙂

Thank you!


I often go to Whole Foods Market recently.

This is my favorite Whole Foods Market because there is less crowded.



They have a parking lot. I think it is rare in New York.


It is also cool they have solar panels.

I like it somehow.


I need a lemon to make a detox water and smoothies.


I am obsessed with super food.

I drink detox water every day. And I drink smoothies with chia seeds every morning.

I got some goji berries today. Taste isn’t very good, but I can still eat it.


I love this bakery. Bread is big and good price. Of course the taste is good!


I also have a Whole Foods Market App. I check it every week.

Short Trip Ⅱ

I woke up early and ate breakfast, and then I cheked out a hotel.

I headed to The Holy Donut

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This donut shop is popular in the United States.

The secret ingredients are Maine potatoes.

I got a Pomegranate and a Maple Bacon. I brought them home for my husband.

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Alright, I am ready to go to Boston!

Bye-Bye Maine! Thank you!

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I took a bus and went to Boston.

I got to Boston around noon. It was lunch time, so I went straight to Union Oyster House

It is the America’s oldest restaurant.

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Last time when I came to Boston, it was so crawded here.

I was lucky there was no line this time.

I ordered a Cold Seafood Sampler (Shucked Oysters, Cherrystone Clams & Shrimps) and an Oyster House Clam Chowder. These were good, but I loved the corn bread more than anything else. 🙂 I usually am not a big fun of a corn bread, but this corn bread was so good. I said it is so good, and then she gave me one to go. That was really nice!

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After I ate lunch, I headed to Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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That is a cute shop!

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I spent so much time in here. I have to go to South Station and then head to the airport.

I found “Milk Street” on my way to the Station.

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I caught a bus  immediately when I got to the Station. But! Unfortunately, I got a delayed message from jetBlue. The airport is International airport which is huge, so I headed to there early just in case. So, I had a plenty of time. There was another flight before mine, so I asked them I could change my flight, and then they did it! I was so happy and relived because I didn’t want to go home around midnight from the airport in New York.

Yesterday, I got an email from jetBlue. They offered me a free coffee at the Au Bon Pain, so I got a coffee. That made me happy too. 🙂 jetBlue is one of my favorite airline company.

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Boston is nice. I like it.

Bye-Bye Boston! Thank you!

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I could see Manhattan from my seat. It looked so cool! That was awesome!

Meanwhile, my husband was at the beach house in North Carolina. He got home a couple hours before me. We exchanged a souvenir.

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The end…

Short Trip Ⅰ

One of my bucket list is “Eat a lobster in Portland Maine”.

It is the day fly there!

I woke up early and got to the airport, although my flight was delayed for 5 hours.

I got refreshments from the airline company which I appreciate it, but it wasn’t fun that they changed the gates and times many times. I had never experienced like that before.

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Finally, took off!

It is raining, but it is blue sky above the clouds. So nice!

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I am always excited to get refreshments on an airplane like a little kid, but I couldn’t get them because we had to land. There were two flight attendants, so they could give us refreshments quickly. I was dissapointed. 😦


Ok, I landed in Portland Maine.

I was lucky I caught a bus right after I got off of an airplane.

I headed to downtown.

It was really cold. It was 56 degrees (13 celsius).

I didn’t check the weather because I came here for just one night. And it is also Summer now.

It was already 4:45 pm, so I decided to eat early dinner at DiMillo’s on the Water

This restaurant is floating. It is cool!

She told me she turned heater on, so I decided to eat outside deck.

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I usually prefer wine to beer, but I tried Shipyard Beer

The beer was good. It is not too strong, but it is not too light. It was easy to drink for me.

The lobster was delicious!

I watched YouTube “How to eat a lobster”. It was perfect! I did good job.

My one of dream came true. Thank you lobster! God bless you.


After I ate a lobster, I took a bus and went to a hotel.

When I got to the hotel, I got a decaf coffee and took a shower and got warm.

I was tired, so I fell asleep before 10:00 pm.