Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

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

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

Creating Green Space in Our Balcony

Back in Manila despite my efforts to grow a small plant, I always ended up wondering why I cannot do it. My cousins would tease me that my hands are better with cut flowers rather than those with roots. And so after several years of trying to create my dream herb garden, I have slowly accepted my fate that we are not meant to be. Moving here in Tokyo shed.. Read More

Retracing History in Kawagoe

I first heard of Kawagoe from my Czech friend a long time ago when she asked me to go with her to visit the place. However at that time I got busy with work stuff so I did not go with her. After four years or so, I again heard the word Kawagoe. This time I hear and see it often since my train going to my workplace is exactly the.. Read More

Only in Japan: Weird yet Interesting Flavors of Fanta

I am not a big fan of colas or soft drinks especially the flavored ones. But since last year, I noticed that producers of Fanta here in Japan introduce weird yet interesting flavors, depending on the season. Here are some of the flavors I saw in the market recently: