Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Our Park..In the Middle of the Street..

They say that one way or the other what we do for a living or what we learned from the books have influences on how we see new things even people and places.  Just a few years ago, I realized that this is true for me. For about 10 years I have been working in a city planning office handling technical cooperation. My main task is to look for possible.. Read More

Snowstorm in Tokyo

Last Saturday, Tokyo experienced its first heavy snowfall in 13 years. News reported injuries and even deaths caused by the ravaging snow. Some areas in Tokyo, Chiba, and Ibaraki did not have power supply until the following morning. It might be scary in a bigger picture but nevertheless experiencing such in Tokyo is rare and something to seize upon. My husband and I stayed at home most of the time.. Read More

Our Autumn Hikes

I love autumn. I love it when the summer’s heat starts to cool down and the colors of the leaves are changing. And to enjoy this season to the fullest, me and my husband did some hiking just near Tokyo. First we went to Mt. Mitake in Okutuma region, westernmost part of Tokyo. Train ride was about an two hours from our station (30 minutes from Nishi-Kasai to Nakano and.. Read More

On my Path to Becoming an Ikebana Sensei

Consider this as a sequel of my earlier post From Paper Roses to Ikebana. But this time, it is about my journey to becoming an Ikebana sensei or teacher. By end of February next month, I will finish my final course as a student. A week after that, my training for sensei level will begin. Like any other art or craft, Ikebana requires patience, willingness to learn, creativity, and patience… Read More

Loving Nishi-Kasai

Once again I am back in Japan.. but this time I will be staying for a longer time!! Being back  in Japan opened another life’s chapter for me. Right after our wedding, my husband and I worked on the necessary papers so that I can live him in Tokyo. Before I came here, I already programmed myself that our new home will be far from the urban life since Nishi-Kasai.. Read More