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Hello Kitty “Three Apples” Gift Bags

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Remember those long cold mornings at “Three Apples”? Standing in line early in the morning and waiting for gift bags? Dealing with people budging [butting, skipping, cutting] in line? Seeing people getting frustrated because gift bags were only available to the first 100 visitors in line?


Hello Kitty Fan Appreciation Day Gift Bag. This bag made my day, the bag was quite heavy with miscellaneous Hello Kitty gifts inside, including Hello Kitty Strawberry News, Hello Kitty lotion, notebook, mirror, Pez dispenser, chap stick, candies, puzzle and coloring book ;]


Hello Kitty Halloween Party Gift Bag: I really like how Sanrio put this together and gave us a toothbrush, encouraging us to brush our teeth after we go Trick-or-Treating :P


For Halloween, I dressed up in a Hello Kitty yukata and Dave from Sanrio gifted me a Hello Kitty Fan. And I also received a Paint Your Own Hello Kitty Bank for bringing in a self-inspired carved pumpkin :]


Hello Kitty Birthday Party Gift Bag: Similar items from Hello Kitty Fan Appreciation Day,  but they added Hello Kitty bubbles, stickers and Loungefly pins <3


Hello Kitty Birthday Tiara and Wand were given out during the birthday cake cutting ceremony for kids, I guess I am still a kid after all :]


Hello Kitty Meet the Artist Party Gift Bag: This is one of my favorite gift bags, it really made sense how they gave us a coloring and activity book, plus a shimmering art package with metallic pens on the day the we met the artists. I can’t wait to doodle on my new arts and crafts book!


Hello Kitty Bats and Cats Masquerade Gift Bag: Part 1. When I called the prior day, Royal/T Cafe informed me that gift bags were given out in the morning. After waiting in line for a couple hours, I realize that JapanLA posted that gift bags were to be given out in the evening. I was a bit frustrated, but when doors open at 10am with about 20 people in line. Dave from Sanrio informed us that he would give us something just for coming out :]


Hello Kitty Bats and Cats Masquerade Gift Bag: Part 2. This was given out in the evening, Hello Kitty desk calender, I LOVE IT <3


Hello Kitty Fashion Show: Part 1. This was by far the crappiest gift bag, but I guess since it was the last day they probably ran out of gifts? A lot of people was disappointed, some waited 5-6 hours for this bag :[ Look on the bright side, Hello Kitty straws!!


Hello Kitty Fashion Show: Part 2. After receiving gift bags from the morning, I assumed they were completely out of gifts. But when we got inside, I saw rows of Hello Kitty tote bags <3 You can also get this tote from  Toy”R”Us, happy hunting!


Hello Kitty Three Apples Gift Bags: Part 1.


Hello Kitty Three Apples Gift Bag: Part 2.


These gift bags were left sitting in the hallway outside of my room ever since Three Apples. I finally decided to go over all my gift bags and I realized I had too many duplicate items. I will be donating most of these gifts to a local toy drive this holiday season and hopefully they will go to great homes with children to help “Spread the love of Hello Kitty” <3

Hello Kitty 2009 Black Friday Sale, Part 2

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Black Friday is now officially over, but the Holiday Shopping season has just begun!

For the first time ever, I made a trip out to Target on Black Friday. Target posted some crazy advertisement to lure Black Friday shoppers this year. When doors opened at 5am, the line was already wrapped around the mall. I found myself stumbling around the whole store, even though I knew where the Hello Kitty appliances were at. There was just absolutely no room to move with people shoving here and there. After I got to the otherside of the stores, I finally spotted pink boxes along with rows of Hello Kitty on the top shelves.

“Exclusively at Target! Hello Kitty bubble gum dispenser or tea cup clock radio, *All other Hello Kitty Appliances also on sale”

Rows and Rows of Hello Kitty Appliances :]

Hello Kitty Gumball Dispenser/Machine - Pink

Hello Kitty Gumball Dispenser/Machine – Pink

Hello Kitty 1875 Watt Hair Dryer

Hello Kitty 1875 Watt Hair Dryer

Hello Kitty Tea Cup Clock Radio with Night Light

Hello Kitty Tea Cup Clock Radio with Night Light

Hello Kitty Lighted Make-Up Mirror

Hello Kitty Lighted Make-Up Mirror

Hello Kitty Sandwich Maker

Hello Kitty Sandwich Maker

Hello Kitty Table Lamp

Hello Kitty Table Lamp

Hello Kitty Mini Water Dispenser

Hello Kitty Mini Water Dispenser

I left Target with 7 appliances, the only thing I didn’t take home was the Hello Kitty Toaster since I had it already :D

Of course I forgot something! Before I checked out, I wandered into the $1 section and found more items for my $1 Target Hello Kitty Collection, which concluded my early morning Shopping at Target ;]

I finally made it out of Target at 6:40am! Rushed home to drop off my Target goodies because Sanrio was going to have their Early Bird Special from 7-10am. I’m so glad I live in the center of everything because I got to San Francisco Center not long after they opened <3


Photo by Kmacp on Flickr, San Francisco Center Downtown Sanrio, “Early Bird Special 7-10am”


Photo by Juneleaf on Flickr, San Francisco Japantown Sanrio, “Early Bird Special 9-10am”

I always find myself constantly fascinated by all the Hello Kitty items I see at the store :] One kitty was never enough! I always had to walk out with something. And for Black Friday, I walked out with over 50 small and big gifts.

Hello Kitty 17″ Plush: Apron


Everything else! Notebooks, flashcards, birthday plush, dress-me-up tan Hello Kitty, coin banks, bobble heads, umbrella, pens, pencils, earrings, pins, gotochi and much more <3 From “Sanrio’s Black Friday Early Bird Special. 25% off on anything you can fit into a Hello Kitty shopping bag.”



I’m holding her <3 She’s so big and heavy, the girls at the Sanrio store told me she’s 3 feet tall :]

Special Thanks to all the people that helped me out at this years Black Friday event: My brother Vincent, the girls at Sanrio: Laura, Elina and Chama, and my friend Cong for driving me all around the city :] THANK YOU!

Hello Kitty Birthday Party

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Happy Birthday Hello Kitty <3 Gift bags were being handed out again to the first 100 visitors in line:] I almost overslept this morning, as we rushed to Royal/T! When we arrived there, it was barely 7am. The line was already at the fence compared to last Saturday. As I walked towards the end of the line where my friend Angela was standing at, we were #62 in line :D


I love the cute Hello Kitty Hoodie that Angela’s wearing, even though it’s made for kids, it fits her really well. It was completely sold out at the pop-up store, so I’m on a mission to find my Hello Kitty Hoodie too:]

At about 9am, the people who worked for Royal/T finally came out and gave us tickets to prevent people from cutting. Everyone behind and in front of me were all really upset, due to all the people cutting in front :/ When I saw the lady approaching us, the tickets that she had left seem like it was barely enough for us. I was standing right behind Angela and she had two tickets left…one for me<3 and one for James…yes we were…99 and …100. How AWESOME IS THAT?!?


James was kind enough to give his ticket to a girl we met last week, Yazmin, she was such a sweet girl! I hope you had fun!


I also met up with two Lolita girls who were in line with me last Saturday for Hello Kitty’s Fan Appreciation Day. We were all lining up for the autograph signing from Kitty Mama “Yuko Yamaguchi” Hello Kitty’s head designer and Simone Legno for “Tokidoki”


Photo by Zippercuts, Figure Drawing with Three Apples Artist Gary Baseman, $15 material fee, registration required.


Hello Kitty & Toby posing for us :]


I’m working hard, this is my first time being confident drawing and being proud of myself!


Class Photo with all the participant @ Gary Baseman’s Figure Drawing Workshop. The little girl next to me is so CUTE and her DRAWINGS TOO ;]


I was walking around after the workshop and I ran into Gary Baseman at the front of the Gallery. Gary is such an awesome person, he loves to talk and start conversations. We went on and on and we almost lost track of time. I had to go all the way back to my car to pick up my sketchbook, but it was worth it. Not only did he autograph my book, he drew a cute little girl holding Toby and Hello Kitty <3


Photo by Angela Wan, Toy Workshop with Three Apples Artist Buff Monster, $15 material fee, registration required.


I love this workshop! It was a completely DIY project. The Hello Kitty toy bank that we are holding is actually a, “Paint your own Hello Kitty Bank” from Target or ToysRus, for $9.99. Everyone was so creative, I decided to stay on the original side and painted an original kitty. Some of us took advantage of this workshop and painted a pink kitty, momoberry kitty, hawaiian kitty, nerd kitty, pirate kitty, and even a pumpkin kitty.


We took a funny class photo with all the participant @ Buff Monster Toy Workshop. Everyone was so creative, I’m so glad I participated in this workshop!


As we were exiting the VIP room where the workshops were being held. Angela saw this Hello Kitty head and couldn’t resist, she made me put it on after her. This Hello Kitty head was one of the original heads that Sanrio x MAC used to promote their makeup line. And they were actually worn by men at the MAC store.


Hello Kitty Sushi & Bento Box Workshop with acclaimed chef, “Sushi Girl“, $15 material fee, registration required.


Step by Step sushi making <3


My Hello Kitty inspired sushi & bento box. Now, I can make Hello Kitty bento box for lunch!


I was a bit upset this time, we didn’t get to take a class photo :[ But, we did take a group photo, from left to right: Angela, Sushi Girl, James, me and Ann. I hope you guys enjoyed your FOOD<3 I LOVE FOOD! yummy!


After seeing many pictures and fans ordering the high tea set, I decided to order one for myself <3 Along with my high tea set, it came with:


Royal Milk Tea!


Happy Birthday Hello Kitty:] 200 cupcakes were make for this special event. Hundreds of fans joined LA Ladies Choir to sing “Happy Birthday” to Hello Kitty. Tons of fans were swarming against Hello Kitty to take pictures as she left the scene, including myself at a distance:]


Hello Kitty @ her Birthday Party, she turned 35 today, but she’s still young at heart :]