• Asian

    Yamibuy Sanrio Mystery Snack Box

    The kids of Tiny Hikes and Adventures had a Snack Box meetup today! All the kids were so excited once they saw the colorful Sanrio box full of snacks. The kids ranged from 2-5 and everyone was curious to try the selection of the Sanrio Mystery Snack Box from Yami.

    Nora immediately was drawn to the Strawberry Creme Biscuit sticks. They were so yummy!

    She was curious about the chips with Sanrio’s Aggretsuko on the packaging. It was pink salt flavor and perfectly light for toddlers!

    This Japanese candy was such a hit. There were different colors and flavors that was sticky, sweet and sour. We took turns mixing it and tasting it! How fun, a candy and an experiment in one.



    Use code JOEY for $10 off your next order on Yamibuy.com


  • Art,  Asian

    Apollo Art Auctions’ July 24 Sale Features Magnificent Antiquities, Ancient and Asian Art

    500-lot auction features Egyptian ‘sickle sword,’
    Imsety human-head canopic jar, Ancient Roman jewellery, Chalcidian helmets, medieval silver-gilt dish with niello lion, Sumerian pictograph tablet

    A museum-quality selection of expertly appraised antiquities, ancient and Asian artworks, jewellery and weaponry will be offered by Apollo Art Auctions on Sunday, July 24, starting at 12 noon BST (7 a.m US Eastern Time). The 500-lot sale will be conducted live at Apollo’s elegant London gallery, with international participation cordially welcomed via phone, absentee bid, or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

    The sale is divided into four sections encompassing a broad range of well provenanced artifacts from Europe, Egypt and the Near East, as well as many prized items from India and China. Bidders may choose from a wealth of unique treasures with provenance from such noted collections as those of Captain Magnus Julius Davidsen, Alison Barker, and John Lee – all names of great distinction in the realm of antiquities. All pieces chosen for the auction have been vetted by a team of world-renowned ancient art experts, including Laetitia Delaloye, Emma Saber, James Brenchley, Sami Fortune, and Apollo Art Auctions’ founder, Dr Ivan Bonchev (PhD, University of Oxford).

    Egyptian relics include a rare and most unusual khopesh “sickle sword,” circa 1550-1070 B.C. It is 556mm long and similar to a sword appearing in the book The Art of Warfare in Biblical Lands. With provenance from the Alan Baidun collection and accompanied by a professional historical report from Ancient Report Specialists, its estimate is £45,000-£50,000 ($54,120-$60,135).

    From Egypt’s New Kingdom period, circa 1550-1070 BC, a wood canopic jar is finely modeled in the form of a human-headed Imsety, one of the Four Sons of Horus and guardian of the liver. The jar displays three columns of hieroglyphs enhanced with black pigment. Its inscription, in part, invokes an offering of “bread, oxen and fowl.” Ex Captain Magnus Julius Davidsen (1877-1962) collection, the vessel is estimated at £7,500-£15,000 ($9,020-$18,040).

    More than 80 lots of Ancient Greek, Byzantine and Hellenistic artifacts will be presented, including pottery, sculptures, gold jewellery, and weapons of war. A fine circa-400 BC Chalcidian helmet was forged in one piece with high-arched eyebrows below a peaked, raised band, and with a teardrop-shape nose guard. Similar to an example in The Walters Art Museum collection, it is estimated at £6,000-£9,000 ($7,215-$10,825).

    Approximately four dozen pieces of Roman jewellery were chosen for the auction, including necklaces, pendants on chains, gemstones, wearable earrings, and gold rings set with stunning gems. A hollow gold ring with a richly hued, D-shape garnet intaglio depicting the god Mercury carrying a caduceus has undergone XRF analysis and has a £10,000-£15,000 ($12,030-$18,045) estimate.

    An exquisitely modeled medieval Western European silver-gilt dish, circa 1200-1400 A.D., is likely Limoges and from the Limousin region of France. The center tondo is delicately crafted in niello inlay gilded with a mythological animal, possibly a lion. With similarities to a dish in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection, it is estimated at £20,000-£30,000 ($24,055-$36,080).

    Apollo Art Auctions’ July 24, 2022 live gallery sale at 25 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London, will commence at 7 a.m. US Eastern Time/12 noon BST. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers. GBP, USD and EUR accepted. Worldwide shipping; all packing handled in-house by white-glove specialists. Tel. +44 7424 994167, email info@apollogalleries.com. Online: www.apolloauctions.com

  • Asian,  Fashion,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Here is Me, a Chinese Girl Wearing Our Traditional Dress – Qipao

    When I asked my husband which one he loves the most among all my dresses, he answered without hesitate – Qipao. Yes, I trust his opinion. Every Chinese girl wants to have a couple of beautiful Qipao dresses in her closet. Believe me, it is difficult to find a high quality Qipao in US. If you found a $50 Qipao in Chinatown, that is not the one you can wear and appreciate. Qipao needs to be made in high quality materials and beautiful patterns.

    Let me introduce my Qipao, which comes from the elegant fashion brand Ming Wang. This dress is a beautiful nod to Ming Wang’s Asian American heritage, the knit qipao-style dress is a part of the brand limited edition Chinoiserie collection. Bold, oversized florals are striking, yet feminine, creating a truly distinctive style. A mandarin collar and ornamental frog closures at the neckline finish off the piece with elegant flair. Comfortable and easy to care for, this lightweight dress is crafted with Ming Wang’s machine washable yarns that resist wrinkling, stretching, and fading for a gorgeous, one-and-done look that lasts season after season and year after year.

    • Wrinkle-Resistant Knit Dress
    • Fade & Stretch Resistant to Hold Its Shape and Color
    • Women’s Dress Length is 38″. Length May Vary Slightly According to Size.
    • Machine Wash Gentle or Hand Wash, Wash Separately, Cold Water; Do Not Bleach
    • Lay Flat to Dry; Iron with Low Temperature Inside Out
    • Short Sleeves (8″); Mandarin Collar; Zip Back; Unlined
    • 60% Acrylic / 15% Viscose / 15% Rayon / 5% Nylon / 5% Polyester
    • Imported

    Other than this beautiful Qipao, there is anther dress from Ming Wang is in my bucket list. It is a light blue dress, perfect for summer and elegant enough to attend some events. One of the reasons that I love Ming Wang’s dresses is they are really easy to take care of. They are wrinkle resistant and machine wash. What you expect more for a good quality knit dress? I think I feel a hundred percent satisfied already.

    Ombre Stripe Button-Front Knit Dress

    Tap into the timeless beauty of this textural, ombre striped knit dress. Reminiscent of the feminine silhouettes of the ’40s, this elegant piece accentuates the waist for a flattering look, complete with the natural sophistication of shell buttons.

    • Wrinkle-Resistant Knit Dress
    • Fade & Stretch Resistant to Hold Its Shape and Color
    • Women’s Dress Length is 36″. Length May Vary Slightly According to Size.
    • Machine or Hand Wash, Cold Water; Do Not Bleach
    • Lay Flat to Dry; Iron with Low Temperature Inside Out
    • 10″-Length Sleeves; Y-Neck; Button-Front; Unlined
    • 52% Rayon / 48% Polyester
    • Imported

    Should I get this one? I think so. It is so pretty and perfect for Summer! Ming Wang’s signature knits form the foundation of every collection — brought to life by our talented team of designers using vibrant colors, distinctive patterns, and chic Ming Wang touches you will love. At Ming Wang, they inspire all women to be confident in their skin with striking, easy-care statement knits crafted to offer a lifetime of style.

    After moving to the US from Taiwan with her young family over 30 years ago, Ming Wang founded her legendary brand, offering a bold range of luxury knits and distinctive styles designed to help all women feel comfortable and confident. Still family owned and operated, the brand continues to be passionate about the same things: Effortless fashion, the artistry of knitting, and a focus on enduring quality.

    Complete your wardrobe with our collection of neutral, year-round Basics designed to be the perfect layering pieces for every jacket, sweater, or blazer you have — effortlessly creating the foundation for everlasting style.

  • Asian,  Fashion,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego,  Seoul,  WorldWide

    When I talk about in-style, I mean elegant and comfortable

    Time changes people taste? I don’t think so, it wouldn’t change too much, but something would evolve, because you know better about yourself, and your comfort zone. For me, when I get in my 30s, I fall in love with the clothes have good quality and last longer. I start to love classic patterns and comfortable fabrics. Easy to take care is also important, since we are getting busier and busier in our life.

    At Misook, you won’t find trends that fade, but modern inspirations blended with classic silhouettes for styles that are just like you; timeless and elegant. Korean American Misook Doolittle founded her namesake brand in 1985 as a source of effortlessly refined style to meet the needs of distinguished, jet-setting women like her. Today, CEO Steven Wang and his family-owned company have further elevated MISOOK’s legacy of luxury through striking collections defined by modern designs and intricate, one-of-a kind details — all crafted with uncompromising quality. Success starts with confidence, confidence starts by looking and feeling your best.

    This duster-style topper takes a time-honored theme and gives it the modern treatment. Machine washable to fit your lifestyle, the knit is crisscrossed by a sweeping windowpane pattern. With side slits for your best fit, it’s a look that transitions from denim to dressy with ease.

    • Wrinkle-Resistant Knit Jacket
    • 90% Acrylic / 10% Polyester
    • Machine or Hand Wash Cold Water
    • Heritage Fit; Women’s Jacket Length is 36″
    • Bracelet-Length Sleeves (20″); Jewel Neck; Hook-and-Eye Closure at Collar; Unlined
    • Side Slit Design for Comfort and Fit
    • Fade & Stretch Resistant to Hold Its Shape and Color

    Bluesign® Certified Dyeing

    As a part of Misook mindful crafting process, this knit was colored in accordance with Bluesign® certified safe dyeing practices that require the use of non-hazardous chemicals and a more efficient process that saves water and energy.

    This topper is an everywhere light coat for me, it is wrinkle-resistant, which is perfect to put in my big bag or in the car and take it out whenever I need it. If you ever come to South California, you would notice the temperature drops a lot when the sun goes down. Preparing a stylish and never wrinkled jacket is so necessary. That’s why I take this beautiful Graphic Plaid Knit Topper everywhere. If you are not a black-white style girl, this design comes with another color option which is red and black.

    Discover the right outfit for every attitude. Misook‘s designers envision styles that will look as good on you as they do in the sketchbook. Their clothing is carefully engineered to flatter the figures of real women, gracing your body in all the right places. Each design is created with your lifestyle in mind for a truly timeless and versatile piece that will move with you through the seasons.
    When it comes to manufacturing, Misook‘s factories serve MISOOK exclusively, using the finest equipment available. Each piece is crafted individually using the full fashion technique, a top-tier production method generally reserved for couture lines. This eliminates stretching and warping over time, and also allows for precise pattern placement on every garment. Misook‘s quality control process is unsurpassed in the industry. Every finished garment is carefully hand inspected, pressed, and hung before it makes its way to loyal customers. Misook firmly believes that the benefits of their meticulous methods outweigh the costs, resulting in premium clothing that’s perfectly suited to the way you live.
  • Art,  Asian,  Gift Guide,  San Diego,  Vancouver,  WorldWide

    Buddha Board is the perfect way to shift from busy to still.

    Dip your paintbrush in the water and let your worries go on the reusable canvas with endless creative possibilities. Between virtual meetings and screen time, it’s easy to feel disconnected and distant. Remember to practice self-care by taking a few moments for your mind today.

    Clearing your mind is just as important if not more so than cleaning your environment! Buddha Board is here to help clear your mind with low dopamine bliss.

    Spring Clean Your Mind with This Zen-like Experience

    Has dreary winter weather, cold season illnesses, or work stress cluttered up your headspace? Learn to release the negativity and give your thoughts a spring cleaning with the help of the Buddha Board! This easy-to-use mindfulness tool is simple, screen-free, and soothing as you embark on a journey to find your inner zen.  Empty your mind by putting brush to board and painting away what’s eating up your attention and energy. Then let go of those thoughts and let them disappear alongside your evaporating brush strokes.

    Buddha Board Highlights:

    • Designed with a sleek, modern aesthetic
    • Reusable
    • Quick to set up
    • Enso and Mini fold closed for streamlined carrying
    • “Painting” with water is truly MESS FREE
    • No ink, paint, or chemicals
    • Encourages mindfulness
    • Doesn’t add to your digital footprint
    • Taps into your creative side
    • Fun for all ages
    • Helps kids explore the creative process judgment free
    • Perfect for relieving stress at home, in the office, or when traveling

    When it’s time to get your house in order, Buddha Board is here to help. To learn more visit www.buddhaboard.com

  • Art,  Asian,  Gift Guide,  San Diego,  Vancouver,  WorldWide

    Taking your Buddha Board outdoors to ground yourself with nature + creativity

    Aligning your energy with nature is one of the best ways to let go; being in nature allows us to show up as our most authentic selves. Find a spot to enjoy a Buddha Board session while grounding yourself simultaneously. With your feet in the earth, where will your imagination guide you?

    Sit down, take a deep breath, and paint anything that comes to mind. When you’re done, watch it slowly fade away to reveal a new blank canvas. Repeat as needed for ultimate relaxation.

    Original Buddha Board

    Paint on the surface with water and watch your creation come to life.  As the water slowly evaporates your art will magically disappear… leaving you with a clean slate and a clear mind.

    • Buddha Board “canvas” (12″ high x 9″ wide x 1/4″ thick)
    • Sturdy waterproof stand, complete with a roomy reservoir for water & separate grooves for holding both the board & brush
    • Premium bamboo paintbrush with thick, ultra-soft bristles


    ENSO INFINITE ART gently encourages you to value the here-and-now. Simply paint on the surface with water and your creation will come to life in bold design. Then, as the water slowly evaporates, your art will magically disappear allowing you to create a whole new masterpiece.

    Enso (en-so) comes from Japanese word ‘circle’ and is a simple, single brush-stroke that represents infinity and the flow of life. It is an artistic ‘expression of the moment’.

    Enso is environmentally friendly as it only uses water – no ink, no paint, no chemicals – and it will last for years with proper care.

    • Enso (10″ high x 10″ wide x 1″ thick)
    • Portable Enso that folds into its own small easel stand
    • Premium refillable handle with thick, ultra-soft bristles

    Mini Buddha Board (Black)

    The Mini Buddha Board is an elegantly packaged, 5-inch square portable Buddha Board that folds into its own small easel stand. It has a little trough for water if desired, and comes with a small paint brush. Enjoy!

    • Mini Buddha Board (5″ high x 5″ wide x 0.5″ thick)
    • Portable Mini Buddha Board that folds into its own small easel stand
    • Premium mini paintbrush with thick, ultra-soft bristles

    Buddha Board is based in Vancouver, BC Canada and was founded in 2000.

    Buddha Board is inspired by the Zen idea of living in the moment.

    Simply ‘paint’ on the surface with water and your creation will come to life in bold design. Then, as the water slowly evaporates, your art will magically disappear leaving you with a clean slate and a clear mind, ready to create a whole new masterpiece. Buddha Board is environmentally friendly as it only uses water – no ink, no paint, no chemicals – and it will last for years with proper care.

    Master the art of letting go, live for the moment and enjoy!