Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Flower Talks: Let the Plants Speak to You

My mom used to do flower talks while watering the plants in our garden. It is not always a literal chat with her plants. Most of the time, she just examine her plants and rearranging the pots for those who need more sunshine. Maybe that is where I learned how to observe plants in my own special way. For my past few arrangements, I had a great time and experience.. Read More

2014 Seishincho Autumn Festival

It’s the time of the year when people here in Japan start to say goodbye to the summer heat and welcome the cool breeze of autumn. Although it is a bit early, Momiji (Japanese maple) leaves begin to change its color. Likewise, Ginko trees are getting brighter everyday. Welcoming autumn is also something we look forward here in Edogawa especially me because of the annual autumn festival held in Seishincho.. Read More

Before They Were Three, Now They Are One

As I go on with my training as an Ikebana sensei, I try to focus on improving my weak areas such as making arrangements without using kenzan; and using unconventional materials. For yesterday’s special lesson with my sensei, I again tried to challenge myself by making arrangements using tall vases. They call this as Nagaire  wherein materials are arranged in a tall cylindrical vase without using kenzan or the spiky frog… Read More

Incorporating the 3Rs (re-use, reduce, recycle) in my Ikebana

I guess even if I am not directly involved in urban development and  management at the moment I somehow incorporate some of its principles even in my Ikebana. A few months ago, I wrote about using old newspapers as vase for my arrangement in Flowers in a Paper Boat.  And for yesterday’s special class with my sensei, I again tried to apply the concept of waste management’s 3Rs (re-use, reduce,.. 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