Thursday, July 17, 2014

Five for Friday - Summer Edition

Well, I am not back in the US and boy is it good to be back! It feels so great to be away from the humidity. I can't tell you how much I hated the sticky feeling all day. I actually got back on Monday, but after a couple of days of getting over jetlag I'm back just in time for Five for Friday! :)

A got back from my Asia trip on Monday. I went on the trip with my mom and youngest brother and we went to Japan for a week and then Taiwan to visit the relatives for 2.5 weeks. Below are some highlights from the trip:

Staying in a tatami-style hotel
(traditional Japanese breakfast included)
A room inside Kumamoto Castle
Ordering ramen from a vending machine in a restaurant
Visiting Aso volcano, an active volcano

Taking a Hello Kitty jet to Taiwan from Japan

Even the toilet paper was all Hello Kitty!
Attended the reception of my grandfather's cousin's daughter's wedding.

Being gone on a month-long trip meant a month away from the boyfriend. It felt so good to be reunited again! Our first stop was dinner at some food trucks.

Despite the jetlag, I HAD to make a trip to Target to see what goodies they had for back to school shopping. I nabbed myself some leveled readers and a poster of the map of the US. 

I also saw these cardboard bins that looked really cool, but I wasn't sure what I would use it for so didn't get them. Maybe later!

A couple weeks ago, Staples was having an online deal selling spiral notebooks for 22 cents each. I just happened to be on the computer in Taiwan when it was going on so I immediately jumped on the deal. I bought the notebooks and some boxes of folders and had them shipped to my place (free shipping!). Can I tell you how excited I was when the boxes arrived? :)

We are heading off to Lake Tahoe today to attend the wedding of my boyfriend's colleague! Forecast predicts scattered thunderstorms all weekend so hopefully that doesn't get in the way. Either way, I can't wait! :)


  1. Your trip looks like it was a ton of fun! I love the Hello Kitty toilet paper! :)
    Livin’ the Third Grade Dream

  2. I love the Hello Kitty jet and the toilet paper .. you have got to be kidding me!! My girls would have loved to see that!!!


  3. What an awesome trip, and there are no words for that plane! I hope the weather holds out for your trip this weekend!

  4. Your trip sounds amazing and I love the Hello Kitty toilet paper!
    Growing Little Learners