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Kristina is a freelance photographer and writer from Miami now moved to Japan. She's a hardcore nerd culture enthusiast, Disney fan, sunflower admirer, and book slinger. Tweet her @geekerydo.

For a full look at where she writes and where you can keep up with her work, check out http://geekerydo.blogspot.com.
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Perfect Square launches limited time digital manga sale

Take advantage of a sale on digital manga being offered by VIZ Media's all-ages imprint Perfect Square, running now until February 28th. Titles such as Hello Kitty: Delicious! (reviewed), Uglydoll: Eat Dat!, and all of their ...   more

Perfect Square launches limited time digital manga sale photo

Mcdonald's Japan is getting funky

Continuing the American Vintage campaign, McDonald's Japan have revealed the next wave of sandwiches, which are released this week and represent the era of funk (the '80s). Behold: the American Funky BBQ beef and chicken burg...   more

Mcdonald's Japan is getting funky photo

An overview of Hinamatsuri and some speed snacking

As Japan gears up for Spring, there are plenty of new snacks to enjoy. But this time, I'm changing things up a little bit. Instead of just taunting you with the awesome treats available to me all the time (including a Misdo ...   more

An overview of Hinamatsuri and some speed snacking photo

Misdo is meeting Spring with strawberries

I'm pretty much over Winter at this point. I mean, I've been over it. But nowadays, with all this stupid snow, I'm feeling the desire to see Springtime more than ever. And in an effort to get people like me even more in the m...   more

Misdo is meeting Spring with strawberries photo

Subtle-yet-spiffy otaku wear: Gundam-themed neckties

Gundam fans who also occasionally (or often) wear neckties, rejoice! There's a new set of awesome accessories for you, and they're available at the Odaiba Gundam store as well as the Neopasa store in a Shin-Toumei highway res...   more

Subtle-yet-spiffy otaku wear: Gundam-themed neckties photo


Subtle-yet-spiffy otaku wear: Gundam-themed neckties photo
Subtle-yet-spiffy otaku wear: Gundam-themed neckties photo
Subtle-yet-spiffy otaku wear: Gundam-themed neckties photo
Subtle-yet-spiffy otaku wear: Gundam-themed neckties photo
Subtle-yet-spiffy otaku wear: Gundam-themed neckties photo
Subtle-yet-spiffy otaku wear: Gundam-themed neckties photo



'Chicken Cordon Blue' at Freshness Burger looks amazing

I can't explain the meaning of changing around two letters of the name of this sandwich, but I will absolutely accept it on the grounds that it looks absolutely delicious. Freshness Burger, one of the various burger chains th...   more

'Chicken Cordon Blue' at Freshness Burger looks amazing photo

Subtle nerdy jewelry: Legend of Zelda key necklaces

It isn't uncommon to see folks wearing keys as jewelry, and for those nerds who like their geekdom to show, but subtly, a Small Key (or alternatively, Boss Key), might be just what you need. No heroic quests or magical abilit...   more

Subtle nerdy jewelry: Legend of Zelda key necklaces photo

Let Tetsuya Nomura be the judge of your Lightning artwork

Square Enix and DeviantArt have teamed up for a fantastic contest in which artists are invited to create a custom look for Lightning. Anything about her appearance, from her body to accessories you'd want to see on her, are f...   more

Let Tetsuya Nomura be the judge of your Lightning artwork photo

Starbucks Japan is ready for cherry blossom season

Starting tomorrow, February 15, Starbucks will be stocking all kinds of cherry blossom-themed goods in their stores. The attractive themed drinks of this campaign are a sakura (white) chocolate latte and frappuccino, which wi...   more

Starbucks Japan is ready for cherry blossom season photo

The cutest Kendo players should wear Hello Kitty armor

A Twitter pic snapped by Ayatan at a recent Hello Kitty expo caught the cutest kendo bogu I've ever seen. I wonder whether it's fully functional? The most customizing I ever see on these pieces are in the stitching or occasio...   more

The cutest Kendo players should wear Hello Kitty armor photo

Some upcoming film releases in Japan for 2014

For those of us who enjoy going to the movies now and again and live in Japan, it can be frustrating to have to wait ages for some international films, but not so long for others. Keeping track of their releases can get confu...   more

Some upcoming film releases in Japan for 2014 photo

Misdo serving up churros after my own heart

So it looks like today, Mister Donut Japan released some heart-shaped churros in their continued Valentine's Day-themed treat-making. There are three different kinds, with chocolate, strawberry, and "white" flavors, and they ...   more

Misdo serving up churros after my own heart photo