Disneyland; Hong Kong vs Shanghai

If you are heading to the other side of the world, visiting China, and are a major Disney fan, there are two potential parks that you will want to visit.

China’s Disneyland parks. Image from geekdad.com

See this comparison breakdown of the parks.

tl;dr: Hong Kong is the winner.


Are you interested in travelling to China? You can contact me Jennifer Desmarais through AJ Travel. jenniferd@ajtravel.ca

Blush: Relearning how to pee

The other day, I came across a very hilarious account of Shoshana Sperling, a woman who had bladder leakage. If that doesn’t sound funny to you, I agree. It doesn’t. But the way that this story was written really tickled my fancy. Go read it here.

If you just want the facts and don’t want to read the article (but you really should because it’s hilarious), her bladder leakage happened because it stretched from holding the pee in. Once it’s stretched, it’s hard to tell when it’s full. And bam! Leaks.

An exploding water balloon seemed fitting here. Image from flickr.

This can happen to anyone, not just moms, like in the story. (They call it “busy mom syndrome”.)

And the cure is relearning how to pee. Having a schedule. Shrinking your bladder back to normal so that you can tell when it’s full.

The result of this research is me realizing that being able to hold my pee for hours and hours at a time is not something to be proud of, because it’s stretching my bladder, and I’m probably going to have this exact problem very soon.


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Nagoya, Japan

Aichi Perfecture Memorial Park in Nagoya, Japan is going to be the location of a very special project, set to be completed in 2020. Studio Ghibli Park!

This is a concept sketch of what the park might look like. Image from sobadsogood.com

The park already has Sutsuki and Mei’s house, a water park, a swimming pool, a skating rink, a ferris wheel, and lots of green space. The verbal plan seems to be to leave the green space alone as much as possible, but the concept sketch doesn’t look like it agrees with that idea – it looks a lot more like a Disney park. There hasn’t been any more information released since early June 2017, so hopefully they’ll release a tidbit soon.

You can read more here.


Are you interested in travelling to Nagoya, Japan? You can contact me Jennifer Desmarais through AJ Travel. jenniferd@ajtravel.ca