Peggy Kinnane’s

Peggy Kinnane's is located at 8 North Vail Avenue, Arlington Heights Illinois. It's an Irish pub easily accessible from the Arlington Heights Metra stop. Almost all of the structure of this Irish pub came directly from Ireland, like the stones come from County Clare. It's a dim restaurant. They also often have live music going on Fridays and [...]


Mitsuwa is a Japanese marketplace in the suburbs of Chicago at 100 East Algonquin Road  in Arlington Heights. There are several other Mitskwa's spread out in California and one in New Jersey. Mitsuwa includes a bookstore, video shop, grocery, food court, and bakery. On weekends they tend to have special events. Books Kinokuniya I always [...]

Dragon Boat Festival

Over the summer there are a couple different Dragon Boat races. The one I attended was held in Arlington Heights at Lake Arlington and sponsored by Walgreens and Pepsi. My aunt, cousin and I went over and wandered around, past all the tents filled with teams and then to look around the vendors. There was [...]

Medieval Times

At work, as a Residential Advisor, we occasionally have Fun Days where we go out and do things. They've given us tickets to the Sky Deck, taken us to Dave and Busters a couple times ( a large arcade, fun for everyone), and given us tickets to the movies, taken us to Santa's Village ( [...]

Japan fest

Japanfest is an event in the suburbs around Arlington heights. This year it was held at the Forest View Educatonal Center at 2121 South Goebbert Road. They have different events, performances and exhibits. I attended with my family and looked around the exhibits then watched the Fuko Kyudojo or mediative archery demonstration. They explained in the [...]


ACEN (Anime Central) is the midwest's largest anime convention, and was my first convention. It's held in Rosemont at and near the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. The first year I attended was after my first year in college. The anime club I had been attending at my school raised money and worked with the school to [...]