Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Our Autumn Hikes

I love autumn. I love it when the summer’s heat starts to cool down and the colors of the leaves are changing. And to enjoy this season to the fullest, me and my husband did some hiking just near Tokyo. First we went to Mt. Mitake in Okutuma region, westernmost part of Tokyo. Train ride was about an two hours from our station (30 minutes from Nishi-Kasai to Nakano and.. Read More

On my Path to Becoming an Ikebana Sensei

Consider this as a sequel of my earlier post From Paper Roses to Ikebana. But this time, it is about my journey to becoming an Ikebana sensei or teacher. By end of February next month, I will finish my final course as a student. A week after that, my training for sensei level will begin. Like any other art or craft, Ikebana requires patience, willingness to learn, creativity, and patience… Read More

Loving Nishi-Kasai

Once again I am back in Japan.. but this time I will be staying for a longer time!! Being back  in Japan opened another life’s chapter for me. Right after our wedding, my husband and I worked on the necessary papers so that I can live him in Tokyo. Before I came here, I already programmed myself that our new home will be far from the urban life since Nishi-Kasai.. Read More

From Paper Roses to Ikebana

For most girls flowers make them smile especially if they receive it from their loved ones. But I guess  I am not like most girls. I prefer arranging the flowers and it makes my heart smile when people appreciate my arrangements. Although it was not planned that way, I am very grateful for discovering that I can make beautiful flower arrangements. And most importantly, I never pictured that my passion.. Read More

How to Satisfy Your Food Cravings while in Japan

One of the things that I love here in Japan is the nice and interesting food that one can find everywhere! Not only Japanese people are known as healthy eaters but they creativity are manifested in the food they make as well. Here are some of my favorite Japanese food to crave for: 1. Sushi There is no place like home if you want to have a very nice and.. Read More