Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Reminiscing: The Busy Streets of Asakusa

When I first came here in Japan, one of the fascinating places that I really like is Asakusa, located in the north-east part of central Tokyo. accessible via Ginza and Asakusa lines. The town is known as the center of Old Tokyo because of several temples in the area and old shops that sells traditional goods like kimono, chinas, special papers, chopsticks, etc. Asakusa is one of the most crowded places.. Read More

Remembering My Childhood Days through Ikebana

While I was browsing Facebook yesterday and seeing posts from my elementary classmates and friends, I suddenly remembered my childhood days especially when we do some crafts and art projects in school. After that I found myself in Daiso (100-yen store) looking for some art materials. I saw some wooden nameplates which are used as markers for planting. It reminded me of popsicle sticks that we used to make some.. Read More

Creating Green Space in Our Balcony

Back in Manila despite my efforts to grow a small plant, I always ended up wondering why I cannot do it. My cousins would tease me that my hands are better with cut flowers rather than those with roots. And so after several years of trying to create my dream herb garden, I have slowly accepted my fate that we are not meant to be. Moving here in Tokyo shed.. Read More

Retracing History in Kawagoe

I first heard of Kawagoe from my Czech friend a long time ago when she asked me to go with her to visit the place. However at that time I got busy with work stuff so I did not go with her. After four years or so, I again heard the word Kawagoe. This time I hear and see it often since my train going to my workplace is exactly the.. Read More

Exploring the Saw-Tooth Mountain (Nokogiriyama, Chiba)

Climbing stairs is not really my cup of tea especially if I need to take more than 500 steps in one day. But the pictures and stories about Nokogiriyama or the Saw-Tooth Mountain intrigued me quite well. So after a day of rest from Nippara Caves, my husband and I headed to Nokogiriyama in Chiba together with the same group of friends. There are trains from Tokyo going to Hamakanaya.. Read More