Tinabot is a writer, teacher, and ninja. She and her students write and publish their work. Her debut teen kung fu romance novel The Legend of Phoenix Mountain is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
When I’m Stateside, I actually hardly ever have donuts. But when in Asia, with Mister Donuts in easy access, I have donuts almost every day. Not a bad thing, but it does make it a bit of a relief that Mister Donuts isn’t here in Los Angeles yet because I would either get sick of them really easily or gain a lot of fat weight quick from eating way too many of them or both. […] Continue »
So after eating mostly train bentos and convenient store food for the majority of the trip, my friends and I did give ourselves a little break from the cheap eats and forked over some dough for a fancy feast up at the Tokyo Sky Tree 634 Musashi Restaurant. Needless to say, the meal was not only delicious but gorgeously presented with a beautiful night view of Tokyo city on top of that to boot. The […] Continue »
Great shot taken by @allelbows from my last fight. I am truly greatful for everything @invictafc has done for me! Such an amazing organization backing women who represent wmma with pride and passion! I have yet to see an invicta card that did not wow me and keep me on my toes! Can't wait to watch #invictafc12 A photo posted by *Michelle Waterson* (@karatehottiemma) on Apr 16, 2015 at 1:52pm PDT So the big news […] Continue »
Previously, the tall building to visit in Tokyo was the Tokyo Tower, which I have been before, and although it’s kinda nice and affords a decent view of the city, it wasn’t so breathtaking that I wanted to visit it again the next time I went to Japan. Now, they’ve got the brand new Tokyo Sky Tree which pretty much is now the reigning monolith in the city. I would definitely want to visit the […] Continue »
One of the reasons I love watching mixed martial arts, especially the female fighters, is how inspiring they are in how hard they work and what they sacrifice to be the best they can be. Watching Invicta FC events always gets my blood going, and on top of that, I love following individual fighters on their Instagrams so I can see what they’re eating, how they’re working out, and the progress they make on their […] Continue »
After the Gundam giant robot excursion to Odaiba’s Diver City Mall, we took about a 10-15 minute walk to the nearest Tokyo Water Bus stop. Basically, it’s an boat on water that takes tourists to key points of interest. Unlike the average ferry, these “water buses” are designed for optimal enjoyment of the view, so that getting there is definitely more than half the fun. The outside of the boat is all windows, and there’s […] Continue »
Tonight’s Invicta FC 12 card will feature some APIA fighters. First, we’ve got Jenny Liou (3-1) from Idaho who will be squaring off with Lacey Schuckman (10-8). Posted by Jenny Liou on Monday, March 16, 2015 Next, there’s Hawaii’s Raquel Pa’aluhi (4-4) who will be taking on Ediane Gomes (10-3). Hey Invicta fans! Join us this Thursday for the #InvictaFC12 weigh-ins at the Hotel Aladdin at 4PM! Weigh-ins are free and open to the public! […] Continue »
Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats, and Ramen by Abby Denson is a light read for anyone who wants a quick and easy intro to travel in Japan. It’s more readable than your run of the mill travel guides because it’s presented in a more narrative style. The book is basically a graphic novel compilation of the author’s travel experiences in Japan organize by travel tips, sights to see, and […] Continue »
MMA fighter, former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion, and mother Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson is featured in one of these new Samsung “Into the Galaxy” series commercials. The theme of this series appears to be people who are trying to shatter the status quo, and Waterson definitely fits the bill. Being a woman and an American of Asian descent, she fights objectification with her fists on a daily basis.
My Naruto poster came that I got on eBay!!! ナルトのポスターが来た！ #Naruto #anime A photo posted by @roxyfighter on Jan 31, 2015 at 6:58am PST Last fall, two Invicta FC fighters, Roxanne Modafferi and Jenny Liou (who will both fight in INVICTA 12 April 24th) walked out to their fights rocking out anime songs, which made me wonder, if I had become an MMA fighter, what awesome songs would I want to walk out to the […] Continue »
A trip to Japan is simply not complete without visiting a giant robot. And a Gundam robot no less. Apparently, it had originally been placed closer to the waterfront, so that you can get this really epic feeling that the robot was real and standing at the ready for battle. Now it’s in front of the massive Diver City Mall, which is slightly less epic, as it looks more like a commercial attraction, but it’s […] Continue »
It seems like just yesterday I was suffering from Attack on Titan PTSD. As the new season has not yet been released, apparently, the anime and manga have been popular enough for them to go all out and make a live action movie of the story. So, needless to say, it looks TERRIFYING. The titans look like Godzilla-sized zombies. The story and experience were traumatizing enough animated (and I heard the manga is worse), so […] Continue »