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Kristina Pino
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I'm not sure whether this will be a regular thing, but there were some cool toy things that went up this week that I wanted to kind of gush about. First it's gonna be Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ Alfred Pennyworth. More than anything, I'm just really happy this exists. It's a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, but there are orders up at Koto's online shop for non-attendees, too. I have some personal theories about Alfred and how he's a total bada...
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Aloha! , Disney Tsum Tsum. On the first Tuesday of each month, there's a new set of Tsum Tsums released at Disney Stores and online. July 7th will see the fuzzy debut ...
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It's officially Friday in my time zone, so here's this week's #fridayreads

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The final school lunch of this school year! Aaaah! From now on, my Elementary School Lunch column will be on break. I'm not sure if it'll pick up again - it depends on whether I do this crazy thing again in the future, move to another country and try a new culture. Don't worry though, my blog will continue to feature food in different ways. Thanks for reading.

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Today was our very last school lunch of the year! The new school year starts up in a few weeks, but I'll be getting ready to fly back to Miami around then. Also, I mentioned in a previous post that I'd post our bentou lunches, so here's a quick look at what we had for lunch on Friday after the graduation ceremony and early dismissal: There's a little bit of everything in there - pork, fried chicken, fish, veggies, rice, fruit, some s...
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Today's lunch! Two school lunches left for the school year. Ahhh!

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Here's a look at what's in store for my blog this year. Thanks to everyone who's been keeping up until now! I hope you'll stick around for the ride on to new adventures. :)
Hi hi! Alright, so we are nearing the end of this school year, which means it's near the end of my time in Japan. After two years in Ibaraki, I'm moving back to Miami! There are loads of adventures and new experiences and cool things and delicious foods ahead of me, so don't you worry about content and yummies dropping off on this blog. Quick thing: From now until probably May, Friday Things will be on hiatus. It's a fun column...
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Oddly Normal  volume 1 by Otis Frampton, featuring a little half-witch who leaves her Earth life behind and enters the world of magical creatures in search of her parents, will be released March 11th. My review:

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"Meet Oddly Normal, a ten-year-old girl with pointed ears and green hair—a half-witch who will be the first to tell you that having a mother from a magical land called Fignation and a father from Earth doesn't make it easy to make friends at school! On her tenth birthday, she blows out her cake's candles and makes a disastrous wish. Now, Oddly must travel to Fignation to uncover the mystery of her parents' disappearance. Join Oddly as s...
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I loved this tag by Jen Campbell on YouTube, so I jumped in. Check out my 5 picks that might just make you a better human.
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Create your own awesome #reading space in three easy steps.

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My latest art roundup is all about Usopp from #onepiece  
This week's Art Roundup is all about Usopp from One Piece. Check out some rad fan art today.
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Today's school lunch was celebratory - our 6th graders are graduating tomorrow, moving on to junior high.

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Since today's lunch was the very last elementary school lunch for the 6th graders who are graduating tomorrow, we went with a luck and happiness theme. Instead of regular rice, we had sekihan, which is sticky rice cooked with azuki beans. It gives the rice a red color, which signifies happiness in Japan - this rice is for celebrations. To top it, we got some black sesame seeds and coarse salt for flavor. Our main plate had some pork and...
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Man, I'm going to miss school lunches SO MUCH when I move out of Japan.

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Today's lunch came with a side/dessert of luscious vine strawberries. There was an elaborate explanation as to where they came from or why they were in our lunch today, but the student who was reading off the info sheet didn't speak clearly - she was just trying to get through the thing and I couldn't understand her... Ah well. The main item today was udon (specifically, kayaku udon), and some honey-glazed sweet potatoes with black s...
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Occupation
Teacher. Freelance photographer and writer. Food lover. Tomopop Managing Editor, writer for Book Riot, Quirk Books, and Panels. Full time geek. I'm always looking for more work and new experiences!
Skills
Hardcore nerding it up
Places
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Currently
Miami, FL
Previously
Ibaraki, Japan
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Tagline
Teacher. Traveler. Freelance Photographer and Writer.
Introduction
You may read me at Book Riot, a super rad book community. I also run my personal website, GeekeryDo, where I blog about books and games and toys and other things, and post photographs of my toys and travels. You'll also see my work at Quirk Books and a comics site called Panels.

Loves: Food, Travel, Disney, Beaches, and Dancing.

Oh, and I read. A lot.
Bragging rights
I've traveled to more than 12 different countries. That's something to brag about, right? I also can speak in five languages.
Education
  • Florida International University
    Anthropology, 2004 - 2009
  • Florida International University
    Asian Studies, 2004 - 2009
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Female