Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Learning the Japanese Traditions

Japanese traditions. What better way to know them? Through food!!! Every year since I joined the Ikebana class in Seishincho Community Center, I always look forward to attending the New Year Tea Party hosted by our sensei or teacher. Aside from having a more casual time with my other colleagues, I also learn a lot about Japanese traditions from our sensei. Although I have already attended a tea ceremony before.. Read More

Nishi-Kasai Introduced Me to Diwali Fest

Diwali Festival is also known as Festival of Lights in India. My husband once told me that Nishi-Kasai is also known as Little Delhi. Nishi-Kasai caters to the biggest population of Indians here in Japan. True enough, Indian culture has been very visible in our place because of several Indian restaurants and food shops. There are also two or three Indian international schools. At night when I bike along Kasai coast, I.. Read More

A Summer Well Spent

On board Nozomi N700 Shinkansen (bullet train), my husband and I headed to Hiroshima last Monday for a three-day holiday spree. Finally we were able to set a common time to have our week-long vacation together. We chose Hiroshima because of its history, relaxing environment, and a lot of interesting sightseeing spots. We reached Hiroshima city around lunchtime but since we were too early to check-in in our hotel, we decided.. Read More

How to Enjoy Summer while in Tokyo

I am not a big fan of summer here in Tokyo. From someone who came from a tropical country, I find Tokyo summer intensively hot and humid. While most locals try to get away from the urban heat, the alarming cases of people who suffered from heat stroke, and the somewhat irritating noise made by the cicadas, staying here  in the metro during summer is not that bad. Here are some.. Read More

Celebrating My Special Day in Tokyo

It has been two years now that I have celebrated my birthday away from my family in Manila. Although I am not with them, my special day was still memorable because we have friends to share with here in Tokyo. Last year, we decided to have a barbecue party. It was the first time for me to organize an outdoor event here in Japan. I was very excited because I.. Read More