Hoka One One Now at Ross


Is it purely coincidental that Ross now has a limited selection of Hoka One One running shoes in stock? This is right after Apple’s Beats 1 global radio station went live. This is after the one extra second we got, and I found these shoes one day after July one. There’s too much one-ness to […]

Starbucks Incheon Airport


Being stuck in South Korea in the Incheon area for a day wasn’t such a bad situation afterall. There’s enough to keep you occupied, and the Incheon Airport itself is huge with many shops to pass the time. Of course there has to be a Starbucks at an airport, especially in Korea where Starbucks has […]

Missed Out on Jipangyi


While stuck in South Korea for a day due to plane problems, I saw this at the Grand Hyatt pool side snack bar and didn’t know what it was. What was this candy cane shaped item? Turns out, this “candy cane” is actually upside down and is supposed to be oriented like the letter “j.” […]

Starbucks Nathan Road, Hong Kong


One block away from BP International in Hong Kong is a seemingly small Starbucks location on Nathan Road. Once you enter however, you’ll see a Starbucks about twice as big as regular shops. There’s the front window section which is typically sized. Then there’s the coffee bar. Then there’s the back seating area that’s almost […]

Starbucks Ristretto Bianco

While in China and Hong Kong, I noticed a few different menu items at local Starbucks. One of these items was a Ristretto Bianco drink. Not knowing what it was, I ordered it. After a few sips, I thought to myself, “flat white.” Sure, enough, Ristretto espresso shots and foamy makes for a flat white, […]

Starbucks Venetian Macau

Before you enter the casino area at the Venetian Hotel in Macau, you need a boost to fortify your gambling frame of mind. No better way than making a stop at the 24-hour Starbucks right next to the casino entry. A good sized location but not huge, but no matter if you’re just going to […]

Boom Indeed, UE Mini Boom

Wow. The Logitech UE Mini Boom surely lives up to its name. It is minuscule at 4.4 x 2.6 x 2.4 inches and is lightweight at 0.7 lbs. But the sounds is booming. You won’t believe your ears when you hear the Mini Boom in action. No wonder it’s The Wirecutter’s choice for the best […]

Favorite Search Terms from Today

Looking at Pulpconnection stats for today (Wednesday, June 24, 2015), here are my favorite search terms: portague jokes howie haiwaiian mainlander While I don’t define portague jokes, the post, 21 Slang Words You Should Know Before Visiting Hawaii, discusses haole aka howie haiwaiian mainlander.

Starbucks Kerry Center, Beijing China


Before heading out for our #HIChina15 tour, I looked up Starbucks locations near our hotels. Luckily, one of the newest Starbucks flagship stores in China is at the Kerry Center. This two story location features a very unique interior design with coffee bars on both floors. It’s here I sampled the Discover a Sip of […]