Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

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

Playing with Leaves

On my way to our Ikebana class last Tuesday, I was still clueless of what I should make. When I opened my set of flowers, I saw palm leaves and some grasses. Palm leaves are quite huge and if done wrong, it can overpower the flowers. But the good side is, they are also versatile and easy to modify. You can make different designs by trimming, shaping, or weaving the.. Read More

Weekends in Nishi-Kasai

I love weekends! Saturdays and Sundays are my favorite days of the week especially after a busy and hard week. It is also the time when I can spend some leisure time with my husband allowing us to explore and enjoy Japan. But it doesn’t always mean that we immediately hop on the train and join the hustle and bustle of the crowd admiring different cities or tourist spots. Sometimes.. Read More

Reminiscing: Amazing Fusion in Odaiba

I have been to Odaiba, a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay across Rainbow Bridge, but my last visit was a bit different. Maybe because during my previous visits I was preoccupied with other things or maybe my perspective of places have changed since I started my blog. For most locals or even foreign visitors here in Tokyo, Odaiba is greatly known as the shopping haven especially for ladies. Several.. Read More

When You Feel Like the Creative Juices Start to Run Out

Learning Ikebana and training as a sensei has been fun yet a little challenging for me for the past months. Fun because I am able to create my own arrangements freestyle. However since I have already finished the books prescribed, doing different arrangements almost every week has been a big challenge also. Every time I bike my way to our community center to attend ourTuesday lessons, my mind is already.. Read More