Posing outside Shirokiya (Ala Moana Shoping Center)
with my snow ice dessert from The Juice Factory
Whenever possible, Hubby and I try to have a “date day.” This past Friday, we decided to go to Ala Moana Shopping Center for window shopping which, of course, invariably results in unplanned purchases — like the Adidas hat I’m wearing. (Purchased at Lids and embroidered on the back with “champuru.”)
Our last stop is always Shirokiya, where I pick up bentos and Japanese confections (mochi, dorayaki, etc.) to go. If Hubby is with me, we also hit The Juice Factory stand just before we exit so that he can get his favorite coffee boba (bubble drink). I noticed that they had “snow ice” on the menu. Hula Boba also had an offering called snow ice and I wondered if it was the same thing. So, I ordered one with azuki topping and found that it’s very similar. So, now I have my own favorite thing to get on my way out of Shirokiya!
Who is Champuru?Aloha, I'm Donna, known everywhere on the Internet as "Champuru." I was born and raised in Hawaii. I'm a Christian. I'm married to my best friend of 18 years, we struggled with infertility and successfully conceived via IVF (and by the grace of God!) in 2008. I resigned from my coveted "secure" government job to be a work-at-home mom to my 3-year-old daughter. Using my degree in Information Technology and the skills obtained in the marketplace, I started my own business. Now, I work from home, taking clients on a part-time basis, working in my PJ's while the little one sleeps. Life isn't always easy, but it's all good.