Wanders and Flowers

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Disaster Preparedness Measures in Edogawa

Disaster preparedness and recovery is one of Japan’s strong points. It is a  country that is highly vulnerable due to its geographical location. But due to the efforts of the government and its people, detrimental effects of disasters particularly earthquakes are lesser. No wonder others  especially those from neighboring countries look up to the Japanese practices when it comes to disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM).   Disaster Preparedness Campaign in Edogawa.. Read More

Lamppost Designs in Japan

A lamppost maybe the least of things one sees everyday. Except maybe when it has busted bulb that we notice its existence. Or it belongs to the humungous and extravagant ones in Shanghai. My fascination with lampposts started when we visited Nakano Broadway on the second day of the new year. While looking around, I noticed that small streets and alleys along the main covered walk have different lamppost designs… Read More

Balcony Blooms

Our balcony this year has been very cooperative. Weather here in Tokyo is a bit weird but still our small garden managed to survive. It even surprised us with beautiful blooms! And because the weather is mostly sunny and warm, my fishes are out to play!   White roses! Yes, they are in plural form because two beautiful roses are now the center of attraction of our balcony.  I was checking pictures of.. Read More

Home Gardening in Tokyo

Home gardening in Tokyo can be a bit challenging. There is not much areas for open spaces. Like any other city, land is a scarce resource in Tokyo. Open spaces are mostly alloted for public facilities like parks, zoos, and baseball fields. Most of the people live in medium or high-rise buildings known as mansions. The only open space one could have is a narrow strip of balcony intended for drying clothes… Read More

A Taste of China in Yokohama

It has been a while since I last visited Chinatown in Yokohama. Normally I only go there in spring on my way to Yokohama Stadium to see the tulips. Every time I go there, I tried not to spend as much time as I can because it is too crowded for me. Last week I had the chance to visit it again when I met with my friend Kath before.. Read More