Everything You Need To Know About AFNYCC 2018 | Anime Expo x NYCC Collab

Increasing each year it has felt more like a chore than tradition to attend NYCC. It’s something I attend with a family member and I occasionally cosplay at the tiny events that anticipated the con’s arrival.

As I have gone on a small tangent – which I completely scrapped from this blog post – I was stationed eagerly in the virtual queue for an hour and a half this morning. I used my presale link intended to purchase tickets.

I already have one Friday NYCC ticket and thought to buy a Saturday NYCC ticket during the general sale. Then late last night, “Anime Fest” was announced. I read the email, sighed, and went to bed.

This morning I decided to give it a go – scraping my idea for a Saturday ticket and deciding to try out the Anime Festival; hence my current situation as I typed a three-page rant.

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How Our Environment Influences Us | Self Reflection Journal Entry

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

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Finding Seasonal Sakura Mochi | 花見餅 | 和菓子

Finding seasonal sakura, or cherry blossom mochi doesn’t have to be difficult!

Does Sakura Mochi taste as good as it looks?

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Celebrating Taiwanese Culture in NYC | 台灣巡禮文化藝術節

Celebrate Taiwanese Culture in New York City through the Passport to Taiwan Festival!

Admittedly, I had no clue that this was a thing until I finally decided to flip through this month’s issue of Chopsticks NY that I picked up last week.

(It usually features upcoming events towards the back of the magazine pertaining to general Asian culture.)

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What Do Cherry Blossoms Taste Like?

Sakura Goromo is a traditional Japanese wagashi that is infused with dried cherry blossoms. Have you ever wondered what the petals of Sakura Trees taste like?

Today we’ll take a look at Sakura inspired creations and how they stack up against other Japanese snacks.

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Have You Picked Up Your Copy Yet? |Free Comic Book Day Haul 2018

Free Comic Book Day is almost upon us! Which titles do you think will capture your eye this year?

Saturday, May 5th is Free Comic Book Day! Have you had a chance to pick up your favorite title?

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Brooklyn’s Own Cherry Blossom Festival | Sakura Matsuri 2018

This past weekend I attended Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual Sakura Matsuri festival in celebration of Japanese culture. It was held throughout the entire garden with events spaced out and designated to certain subset areas. Although it was foggy with moisture clinging heavily to the atmosphere, as the day progressed the sun came out and blessed attendees with the most amazing atmosphere.

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