Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Shibamata: Odango and Classic Movies

Shibamata is a small town in Edogawa. It may not be that popular for foreign tourists but for locals, it is a must-visit place. Last Monday was Sports Day here in Japan. And because the weather was great, my husband and I decided to go for a bike ride. Biking along canals and riversides was fun and at the same time feels like ATV race. Nice scenery but a bit.. Read More

Our Voyage Exhibition in Yokohama

The Voyage Exhibition last weekend was another milestone for me and Susumu. For three days, we again shared and displayed our passion in Ikebana and pottery. For this year, we chose the word “voyage” to symbolize the sea. We wanted to align our work with the place where we had our exhibition. Yokohama is a coastal city and one of the major Japanese ports. Also, voyage means a journey for.. Read More

2017 Seishincho Ikebana Exhibition

The 2017 Seishincho Ikebana Exhibition was successful despite the heavy rain last weekend.¬†It is part of Seishincho Community Center’s annual festival in celebration of the Respect for the Elderly Day here in Edogawa. It is this time of the year when the community center opens its doors to showcase the works and talents of different classes held there. Visitors could enjoy displays such as paintings, calligraphy, haiku, kimono dresses, and.. Read More

Carcar: Heritage City and Home of Good Lechon

Carcar City

Carcar is a small city about two hours south of Cebu City. Oftentimes it is a nodal point for people who want to visit the famous Oslob for whale sharks. Also, if locals or foreign tourists go to Moalboal for the sardine run. Most of the time, they have a quick stop at the public market to buy the infamous Carcar Lechon (roasted pig). We did not go to either.. Read More

Cebu: Asia’s Cradle of Christianity

Cebu may be known abroad as haven for divers and dried fish. But beyond that, it will always be recognized in Philippine history not only as the country’s cradle of Christianity but of Asia. When I mentioned to my family that we will meet them in Cebu, everyone especially our two little kiddos (RM and LJ) got very excited. Based on our city tour itinerary, RM did an online search¬†.. Read More