Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

5 Reasons Why Japan is a Haven for Train Lovers

Be it a collection of antique scale model trains; enjoying the long rides and the scenery; or just simply admiring the engineering behind trains, Japan is a must to visit for people who adore trains. Here are the reasons why: 1. It is the country’s major means of transportation Going around Japan will not be complete without experiencing the train rides. Not only it is the most convenient, but it.. Read More

One Sunday Afternoon

My husband and I usually make a walk around our community on weekends if the weather is sunny and cool. We talk while we walk so most of the times we don’t realize that we have already walked quite far. We both enjoy discovering unique stores, beautiful home gardens, the serene ambiance of the riversides, funny and weird things, and the excitement of entering small and narrow streets. Last Sunday,.. Read More

Preserving My Ikebana

A friend once asked me if I dry the flowers I used in my Ikebana arrangements and put them in a frame to preserve them. I said no. First of all, I am not a big fan of dried flowers. Second, maybe because I don’t know how to do it properly. Third, we do not have enough space where I can keep them without seeing it as a clutter in.. Read More

Reminiscing: Ueno, Why Do I Love Thee?

If there are places in Japan that I will not get tired of visiting, Ueno will be on my top three. I just love this place especially the areas around and near the main train station. It’s anything and everything in Ueno – shrines, temples, parks, museums, food, shopping centers, karaoke bars, izakayas, pubs, etc. During the old times, Ueno serves as a nodal point for business, economy, and travel.. Read More

My Last Day as an Ikebana Student

Today was my last day as an Ikebana student! Finally! I have been brainstorming with myself (again) as to how my last three arrangements would look like.  I want them to be unique and reflect who am I as an Ikebanist but at the same time, I do not want to divert much from the arrangements in the book. Excitement and nervousness juggled inside me as I headed to our.. Read More