Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

A Visit to Hagen Open Air Museum

I consider the Hagen Open Air Museum as one of the great places I visited in Germany. For some reason, I have a soft spot when it comes to open air museums. For me they are like time machines that transports back to past cultures. A few year back, my husband and I went to Germany to visit his family. We also made some day trips to nearby places within.. Read More

Quick Trip to Manila and Baguio

Manila.. a place that me and my husband call home in the southeast. Despite the chaos and troubles it bring, there is always a unique and intriguing charm that makes us want to come home. Last week while most people in Japan enjoy their Golden Week holidays, my husband and I decided to go home to see our family and friends in the Philippines. Our trip was short for we only.. Read More

Sagada: A Journey Worth Travelling

It has been seven years now since I first came here in Japan, which means that it has also been seven years since I last went to Sagada in the northern part of the Philippines. For most people, Sagada is a place to reconnect with nature, be familiar with one of the country’s ethnic roots, or a cool haven away from the urban heat in Metro Manila. Going there is.. Read More

Bohol: An Island Full of Wonders

While I was browsing my iPad early this morning, I came across a video of Becoming Filipino. It is about a Canadian who made documentaries of his experiences during his stay in the Philippines. I admire him for appreciating the beauty of my country and having a positive view about Filipinos. The Philippines might not be a popular country in terms of modern technology and rich economy. However, there are a lot of beautiful places.. Read More

Hamm in Winter: My First Visit

Hamm, Germany. Although it is also cold here in Japan during Christmas, my husband and I sometimes dream of snowy Christmas like what we had in Germany in 2009. It was my first visit to Germany and the first time to meet his family and friends. At that time we were still boyfriend and girlfriend. And like an excited kid, weeks before our scheduled flight, I have already prepared my.. Read More