Wanders and Flowers

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2017 Seishincho Ikebana Exhibition

The 2017 Seishincho Ikebana Exhibition was successful despite the heavy rain last weekend. It is part of Seishincho Community Center’s annual festival in celebration of the Respect for the Elderly Day here in Edogawa. It is this time of the year when the community center opens its doors to showcase the works and talents of different classes held there. Visitors could enjoy displays such as paintings, calligraphy, haiku, kimono dresses, and.. Read More

Carcar: Heritage City and Home of Good Lechon

Carcar City

Carcar is a small city about two hours south of Cebu City. Oftentimes it is a nodal point for people who want to visit the famous Oslob for whale sharks. Also, if locals or foreign tourists go to Moalboal for the sardine run. Most of the time, they have a quick stop at the public market to buy the infamous Carcar Lechon (roasted pig). We did not go to either.. Read More

Cebu: Asia’s Cradle of Christianity

Cebu may be known abroad as haven for divers and dried fish. But beyond that, it will always be recognized in Philippine history not only as the country’s cradle of Christianity but of Asia. When I mentioned to my family that we will meet them in Cebu, everyone especially our two little kiddos (RM and LJ) got very excited. Based on our city tour itinerary, RM did an online search .. Read More

A Week at Crimson Paradise

Changing our hotel to Crimson was a great choice. Coming from my Monday class a few weeks ago, my husband welcomed me at home with “Let’s go to Cebu!” The following day, I found myself consulting my friend Bernadette about flights, hotels, and itinerary. Through her agency, Discover Fun Travel, we were able to finalize things in a week’s time.     She booked us at Crimson Resort and Spa in.. Read More

Voyage: An Ikebana and Pottery Exhibition

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust   Susumu and I will again venture into another voyage as we display and share our crafts on 22-24 September 2017. This time, we will do it in Yokohama where our friendship started back in 2009 when I was seconded in CITYNET.  We hope to welcome all of you there!  .. Read More