Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Sinamay at Pamaypay na Anahaw

Sinamay is one of the popular Philippine fabrics because of its durability. It is woven from the processed stalks of Abaca tree, a banana palm native to the country. Pamaypay na Anahaw or palm-leaf fan, on the other hand, is commonly used by Filipinos to beat the tropical heat. For this year’s exhibition at Seishincho Community Center, I wanted to share something from my home country. Hence, I decided to introduce.. Read More

My First Ikebana Workshop in Manila

One of my dreams is to share the art of Ikebana to my family and friends in the Philippines. It became one of my goals when I got my license as an Ikebana sensei. I was able to achieve that goal when my husband and I went to Manila last week for a short vacation. But much bigger than I hoped for. Last 30 April, I was able to have an.. Read More

My 2015 Ikebana Exhibition Piece

During the past few months, I was preoccupied brainstorming with myself about my design for this year’s Ikebana exhibition in Seishincho Community Center. I sketched some samples but for some reason, they all felt lacking. This year’s exhibition is very special for me because it is my final arrangement and sort of an exam to confirm my license as a Fourth Level Ikebana Sensei (teacher) or Yonkyu Shihan. I was fortunate that my husband is very.. Read More