In Memory of Lisa Tian, Joy of Tokyo in New Tampa restaurant owner

I stumbled upon Joy of Tokyo in New Tampa one day in January of this year when a friend and I were heading to SoHo Sushi North and found it closed at 2PM. We decided to try a new restaurant we had seen on Bruce B. Downs by Acropolis, Joy of Tokyo. Once inside we […]

Hope For Japan: Charity Dinner and Candlelight Vigil @ USF Tampa

“We all know of the devastation that happened in Japan on March 11, 2011. -A deadly 8.9 earthquake and a massive 23 foot tsunami stormed the country -The effects of this natural disaster has killed over 10,000 innocent people and left over 500,000 homeless and thousands have been without power -The effects of these disasters […]

Japan Day: Japan Relief in Tampa

Many local Tampa Bay residents ran a relief event yesterday called Japan Day. Volunteers included Japanese teachers, exchange students, Japanese Club at USF members, and many more. Many booths were at the event and including an origami booth, food stands, kimono (yukata) photo booth, and performances. The event raised over $2,600 for Japan Relief and […]

USF Dining Guide

Hungry by USF and wondering where to eat? Then check out my Dining Guide! A list of some of my favorite restaurants within a few miles of the University of South Florida Tampa Campus. Don’t waste money at disappointing restaurants again. Enjoy! http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/dailyloaf/2010/10/22/dining-guide-university-area-eats/

Sawatdee Thai Cuisine

I took a new friend Yong Hoon to try Thai food for his first time this past week at Sawatdee, a USF-area restaurant located only a short drive down from the university down on 56th Street.  The ambiance is similar to many small Thai restaurants: decorated lavishly, quiet, and a nice place to have a […]