Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Sakura Viewing in Tokyo

Spring is one of the most awaited season here in Japan. Not only because it is the start of nice weather but most especially because of the blooming cherry blossoms more popularly known as sakura. It is the time of the year where people go out of their niches and party under the Sakura trees. Locals and gaijins (foreigners) call this hanami.  A time where people can be merry, have picnic,.. Read More

Enjoying the Early Spring in Japan

Spring is one of the much awaited season here in Japan especially with the blooming of cherry blossoms or sakura. It is also the season when people, young and old, enjoy having picnics under the sakura trees or just stay outside to admire the beauty of the parks and streets adorned with different flowers. Despite the heavy winds last Sunday, my friend and I tried to also enjoy the beauty.. Read More

Expanding My Horizons as an Ikebanist

This month has been challenging because my training as an Ikebana sensei started. This time there are no books or styles to follow, no more stamps to secure, everything freestyle! Hence, it would be not easy to predict when I would be able to finish. Hopefully before the year ends I would be able to get my license or diploma as a fourth grade sensei or the Yonkyu Shihan title… Read More

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