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Hello Kitty Floppy Dolphin Fan

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I love heading to Rite Aid for ice cream:P there aren’t many drug stores that have a built-in ice cream counter and nothing can beat Thrifty ice cream, the scoops are huge and inexpensive! Most of the time, I spend no more than 5 minutes there, just a scoop of ice cream and I’m out. Today was different, James needed to get some new mechanic lead pencils and Rite Aid was our closest resort. Guess what I found just when we were about to check out?

I was so facinated by the fan as if I were a little girl. I even stood there for a good 5 minutes pressing the button on the side and the dolphin fan spins with Hello Kitty sitting on top! It even comes with a candy bracelet! How cool is that?

I really like Hello Kitty x Dolphin because it’s James and my favorite character in one <3

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

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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?!?

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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!

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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”

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

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Hello Kitty & Toby posing for us :]

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

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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 ;]

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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

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

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Step by Step sushi making <3

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

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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!

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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:

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Royal Milk Tea!

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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:]

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

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Hello Kitty Halloween Party

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Celebrate Halloween with Hello Kitty:] I decided to pay another visit to Royal/T, I love Trick-or-Treating when I was a kid. And when they say, Hello Kitty Halloween Party! It means massive Hello Kitty candies! We arrived a little earlier than last Saturday, thinking that there may be more people than last week, but it wasn’t as bad.

When the doors opened at 10am, we received our free gift bags again! Guess what was inside? A Hello Kitty Toothbrush, just in time for Halloween. Yes! Hello Kitty is warning us to brush our teeth after eating all the candies we’ll be getting tonight:] Thank you!

I was starving by the time we got inside, so we decided to eat at the cafe for the first time!

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We originally ordered Hello Kitty I <3 Pancakes and School is Fun Ham & Cheese Tramazzini, but apparently our waitress brought out the wrong order and we got Hello Kitty Super Yummy Waffles too:D

After breakfast, we made our way to the back of the art gallery. And I found myself in front of Hello Kitty’s Haunted House.

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I took my scary photo at Hello Kitty’s Haunted House.

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And got a treat for wearing a costume! My treat was a Hello Kitty Fan from Japan, it matched my Hello Kitty Yukata. Thank you Dave from Sanrio :]

I visited the Hello Kitty Pumpkin Patch, featuring handed painted pumpkins by Sarah Incognito. You can also pick up one of the large pumpkin for $50, medium for $25 and small for $5.

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I brought in my Hello Kitty-inspired carved pumpkin and received a gift.

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I love to paint! I’m planning to turn this into a Hawaiian Hello Kitty:] I’ll post up pictures after it’s been painted.

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THE MAKING OF MY HELLO KITTY PUMPKIN by James Son with help by me! This was our first attempt and we only had one pumpkin to work with, all the nice pumpkins were gone by the time we got our hands on this one. The pumpkin will be displaying on our balcony :D

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I met Angela for the very first time in person! Back in Oct. 2006, I created the “i <3 hello kitty” Facebook group and she added me as a friend. We have been Facebooking each other ever since my group was created. She flew in from New York, just to visit Hello Kitty’s Three Apple Event, I envy her so much! And I really wish I can travel like that!

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Picture with Hello Kitty at her Halloween Party @ Three Apples Exhibition Celebrating her 35th Birthday :]

Three Apples: Hello Kitty’s 35th Anniversary

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THREE APPLES: AN EXHIBITION CELEBRATING 35 YEARS OF HELLO KITTY <3

Today marks the grand opening of Hello Kitty’s Three Apples Exhibit, it is the first and only official Hello Kitty event hosted by Sanrio in North America. I always dreamt of going to one of these events in Asia and now it’s here. In honor of Hello Kitty’s 35th Birthday, Sanrio has collaborated with JapanLA to host this event at Royal/T Cafe in Culver City, CA. Here is a brief summary of the event I extracted from their web page.

  • Celebrate Hello Kitty’s 35 anniversary at “Three Apples” and fill your heart with Hello Kitty Colors:hellokittythreeapplescolors
  • A Hello Kitty art gallery curated by Jamie Rivadeneira, owner of JapanLA with collaborations of over 80+ contemporary artists and fans.
  • A Hello Kitty Apartment featuring wall-to-wall Hello Kitty products.
  • A Retrospective gallery of Hello Kitty’s product since 1974 to present. With kitty items along with collaboration with Betsey Johnson, Paul Frank, Tokidoki and MAC. Featuring a more “unique” section with special items, “Only in Japan.”
  • For the next three weeks of celebration, fans are invited to Hello Kitty breakfasts and tea parties, fan appreciation day, Halloween party, birthday party, meet the artist party, bats and cats masquerade party and fashion show. All events are free of charge<3
  • Don’t forget to visit the pop-up store with Japanese imported goods and pick up a limited edition item from Hello Kitty’s 35th anniversary collection.

For more details you can visit the official Sanrio’s Three Apples Page.

As for me, for the next three weeks, I’ll be occupying myself with many Hello Kitty events to come:] I arrived super early today with about 5-6 people ahead of me. There wasn’t a crowd since today is Friday, most people were probably at work or school. So, I loaded myself with picture every around the corner, hoping that I didn’t miss any spots.

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“By attending this event you consent to be photographed and/or filmed and agree to the free use of your image for promotional and publication purposes. Thank you and have fun!”

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They also have a Hello Kitty claw machine/UFO catcher:

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You also get this Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary 5 Pack Plush at your local Target, $19.99 and Toys R Us $22.99. It was $1 for 2 tries here at “Three Apples:] GOOD LUCK!

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Photo by Hello Kitty Airstream. “In celebration of Hello Kitty’s 35th Birthday this custom designed Hello Kitty Airstream Trailer will be offered in an exclusive auction on Ebay!” For more information you can check out their web page.

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I manage to take a few shots of the inside before they take off tomorrow. I spoke with the owner and he said the airstream will be sitting in storage before the new owner takes over. I’m so sad to see it go!

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And yes of course I visited the pop-up store. I walked out spending more than I had expected:] But, it was totally worth it for the limited edition kitty<3