Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Suhot Cave and Springs: A Hidden Oasis in Capiz

After our family rituals and gathering for my dad’s first year death anniversary, we have decided to do some sightseeing nearby Calinog, Iloilo. One of my cousins suggested Suhot which is known for its spring water and cave. From Calinog, it is about 30-45 minutes drive towards Dumalag, Capiz. Although it was a long drive, the view was fascinating. Different shades of green from both sides and we almost have.. Read More

An Afternoon at Yanaka Ginza

Yanaka Ginza Day Tour

Right after our trip to Germany and before going to the Philippines, I had about a week to enjoy the last days of summer in Tokyo. My friend, Bang was here for a short visit. Compared to her previous trips, this year we have decided for a more relaxed itinerary. Hachiko and Nezu Shrine My friend loves Hachiko and its story. When she first visited Japan, a photo with Hachiko.. Read More

Magnolia for Winter Ikebana

Magnolia is one of the flowers in my to-do list. Every year, I always admire how the tree near our building blooms with elegant white Magnolia flowers. I always imagine how it would look like if I put some branches in a vase. Unfortunately, the flower shops around us do not sell such. The first weeks of January were a bit tough for me. I suffered from fever with cough.. Read More

Dusseldorf: Strolling and Reconnecting in the City

The moment we have confirmed our trip to Germany, I emailed my friend in Dusseldorf. She was a high school classmate and a good friend. We have known each other since our first year as high schoolers. Meeting outside the Philippines after a long time brought us both to the roof of excitement. Meeting Friends in Dusseldorf It was my first time to visit Dusseldorf beyond the compounds of its.. Read More

Amsterdam on Foot and by Cruise

Amsterdam is my something new to visit this year. During our German trip last summer, we were fortunate to have a day to explore this city.  And because it was not so far from Hamm, we went there by car.  However, we needed to park a bit far because parking is a nightmare at the city center. We parked under the Olympic Stadium and from there we rode the tram.. Read More