Category: For Fun

Hello Kitty Comes to JANM!!!

Weighing in at about 3 apples and standing 5 whole apples tall, this icon of Japanese popular culture has become one of most popular fictional characters in the world. Hello Kitty was created in Japan in 1974 making this year, 2014 its 40th anniversary! In honor of Hello Kitty’s 40th birthday, the Japanese American National […]

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SoCal Halloween

Halloween had become more than just a day where people dress up for annual costume parties. The holiday has turned into a month of popular tourist attractions transforming into thrilling experiences for people to experience together. If you’re having trouble deciding how to fill your month with Halloween excitement, here are some of the most […]

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Fourth of July Celebrations Around California

Are you ready for the Fourth of July? It’s time to celebrate this Friday with the red, white, and blue (and maybe some barbeque and fireworks too)! If you’re looking for something to do, check out some of the patriotic festivals going on in your area. For more information, click the highlighted links. Southern California: […]

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Obon Festival Season is Almost Here!

Summer is almost here… and so is obon festival season! In our “Obon: A Japanese Summer Festival” post, we gave you a brief overview of the cultural significance of the event and what to expect if you have never been to an obon festival. Obon is a fun, celebratory event that brings together families, friends, and […]

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Jacob Hashimoto’s ‘Gas Giant’ Art Installation: A Must See

Jacob Hashimoto’s art installation Gas Giant is currently being featured at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Pacific Design Center location in West Hollywood. I visited the installation last weekend and it completely exceeded my expectations. Gas Giant can be described as thousands of carefully crafted pieces of patterned paper hanging in colorful […]

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National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day 2014

America’s favorite cookie is the chocolate chip cookie so it’s no surprise that there is an unofficial day dedicated to this delicious sweet treat. National Chocolate Chip Cookie day is May 15. The first recorded chocolate chip cookie was created on accident by Ruth Wakefield in 1930. Wakefield and her husband Keith owned and operated […]

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Easy-as-Pie Ways to Celebrate Pi Day

Today is Pi Day! Pi is the Greek letter and infinitely numbered mathematical constant used to calculate the circumference of a circle that starts with the numbers 3.14… Today also Albert Einstein’s birthday. In honor of March 14 (3/14), we’ve compiled some ways to celebrate pi with pie: Watch a “Pi”-related movie. Some of our […]

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Fun Things to do This Weekend: March 14-16, 2014

Forecasters predict sunny weather throughout the state this weekend! Enjoy the wonderful weather outside with these 8 fun weekend events: Northern California: After-Hours Pi-Day Celebration at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose Friday, March 14; 6:30-8:00pm The Whole Body Fitness Expo at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Saturday, March 15; 10:00am-4:00pm Hit & Run 5K race […]

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