Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Zoorasia : Day Tour Across the Globe

A day at Zoorasia felt like a journey around the globe. After walking around Satoyama Garden, we walked across to see some animals. Maybe because of its location, I find this calming despite the crowd. Zoorasia: Zoological Trip Around the World Zoological Trip Around the World is the catch phrase of the zoo as found in its map brochure. True enough, walking around felt like that. The zoo has eight.. Read More

Satoyama Gardens : A Colorful Serenity

Satoyama Gardens in Yokohama

Satoyama Gardens in Yokohama is like a colorful paradise in the middle of serenity. Although it is not far from Tokyo, this place is not as crowded even during holidays. This year Japan celebrates its Golden Week with 10 days off from school and work. It is a special year as the country welcomes the new era and its new emperor. However, this also means that popular vacation spots outside.. Read More

Koishikawa Korakuen in Spring

Koishikawa Korakuen is one of the few gardens in Japan with a designation as the Special Place of Scenic Beauty and Special Historic Site of the country. Like other Japanese-style gardens, this garden features a big pond; an array of different trees; and flowers that bloom for every season. However the inspiration from various classic literature as well as images from historic places makes it unique from other gardens. The.. Read More

One Championship : Our New Era Experience

One Championship is gaining popularity over the past years in the field of mixed martial arts. What makes it enticing across Asia is that it promotes traditional Asian styles of combat and defence. It is also an avenue for aspiring players to show their skills and capabilities. On 31 March 2019, One Championship had its debut in Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan Arena. My husband and I were fortunate to watch.. Read More

Quince : A Symbol of Love and Sincerity

Quince may not be celebrated similar to ume (plum blossoms) or sakura (cherry blossoms). But this thorny vibrant-red flower is as popular in Asian poetry and paintings. In Japanese arts and literature, this flower symbolises love and sincerity. It welcomes the spring season with vibrant red; dainty pink; or elegant white. The Japanese Quince is on my list of materials that I want to have in my Ikebana this year… Read More