Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Peruvian Lily for Mid-Spring

Peruvian Lily in Ikebana

Peruvian Lily or Alstroemeria is native to South America but a popular choice for florists worldwide. It comes in vibrant colors of yellow, pink, orange and white. We often see them in bouquets or centerpieces mostly in clusters. This week I found some Peruvian Lilies at our friendly neighborhood flower store. I bought a couple of stems together with Enkainthus branches and Green Dianthus. All of these plants can last.. Read More

Sweet Peas and Edible Greens from the Fourth Floor

This time of the year is hard for all of us. With the coronavirus dominating globally, we all feel like fish inside a glass bowl. Going outside is limited to running some errands like buying food or finding a roll of toilet paper. Instead of catching up with travels from previous weeks or months, I would like to share updates from our balcony garden. Over the years since I moved.. Read More

Nature Walk in Oji City

With the temperature starting to warm up and with some free Mondays, my husband and I went to Oji City for an afternoon walk sometime last February. Still in Central Tokyo but away from the big crowds, Oji offers a different good solitude ambiance. I have learned about interesting places to visit in Oji through Find My Tokyo Challenge launched my Tokyo Metro Subway. And we are so happy to.. Read More

Manila Ikebana Installation and Workshop

Last year as part of my Philippine trip, I stayed a few days in Manila after our Iloilo visit to attend to some personal errands; catch up with family and friends; and do Ikebana. It was a great opportunity for me to create some Ikebana arrangements for the Diocesan Shrine of Sto. Nino. And the day after that, I had a workshop in collaboration with Zaan Japanese Tea House. Ikebana.. Read More

Iloilo City on a Rainy Day

Before flying back to Manila, we made sure that we have at least a half day to see Iloilo City. Fortunately, our niece was kind enough to tour us around. Despite the poring rain that day, we were still able to see some beautiful places the city has to offer. We first drove around the new Iloilo Business Park for a quick look. Reconnecting with Spanish Heritage in Iloilo City.. Read More