I went to Seoul!

It’s been a long time since I last wrote a blog post. Yep, you guessed it right.  It’s due to school and other things.  I can’t believe my 2 years in Japan are already nearing the end.  Sad. Thesis: check! Graduation: in 2 weeks! I managed to squeeze in a one-week vacation in Seoul.  MetContinue reading “I went to Seoul!”

Finding Paradise in Okinawa

“We do not consider ourselves as Japanese,” said a shopkeeper to my friend while we were shopping through the bustling streets of Naha, Okinawa’s capital.  Who could question him when the places, the food, and the people look so un-Japanese.  Maybe this is what makes Okinawa a beautiful destination. Being burned out from months andContinue reading “Finding Paradise in Okinawa”

The Best Place To Take A Photo Of Kyoto? I Agree! 

I read in an article that this is one of the best places to take a photo of Kyoto (http://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/03/08/the-most-beautiful-photo-of-kyoto-ever-taken-internet-swoons-over-picture-of-traditional-city/). I went there to see what all the fuss was about.  It turns out that this photo was taken from a slope in one of the bustling roads to Yasaka Pagoda coming from Kiyomizu dera.Continue reading “The Best Place To Take A Photo Of Kyoto? I Agree! “

Burnt Miso Ramen? Because it’s Japan!

Good to be back here.  Business school and travel have taken over my life these past few months.  People from back home have been visiting and it’s just been a blast touring them all over Japan. This could be work if they paid me! But it was a lot of fun. Being a ramen fan,Continue reading “Burnt Miso Ramen? Because it’s Japan!”

To Kobe Or Not To Be

Wow. It feels like I have not blogged for ages! September marked my 1st year anniversary of being in Japan but ironically I spent it in the Philippines.  It was the summer break and my birthday month as well so I was left with not much of a choice.  Anyway I’m back in Japan! TwoContinue reading “To Kobe Or Not To Be”

The Beginner’s Guide To Climbing Mt. Fuji

Mountain Day here in Japan is in 2 days (Aug.11) and people are gearing up for the hike ahead. My friends and I decided to go earlier in August to avoid the massive crowds that climb Japan’s many mountains.  Another reason was that we decided to climb Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan.  SomeContinue reading “The Beginner’s Guide To Climbing Mt. Fuji”

Being Part Of The Gion Matsuri

This is the story of how I became part of the Gion Matsuri (祇園祭).  Not just a spectator this time, but an actual participant!  Yes! A Filipino in the Gion Matsuri! #proudfilipino right here.  Hopefully, many of you could experience what it feels like to be part of this in the future! Matsuri (祭) means”festival”Continue reading “Being Part Of The Gion Matsuri”

Filipino Expat Living in Japan

New expat bloggers on Expats Blogs get to answer an online interview about their respective lives abroad.  It asks questions relating to moving abroad, studying/working, living, talking, and everything else about the expat life.  It is an easy read and touches on a wide array of topics.  Hopefully, it could help some people who are planning toContinue reading “Filipino Expat Living in Japan”

Kyoto: Daimonjiyama

My friends and I have started a travel group called DIY Travel Japan. We aim to share our DIY travel experiences in Japan to the world through blogging and vlogging. Since I am co-contributing to the group, I’ll be sharing our content here in my blog as well. If you have been following my blog,Continue reading “Kyoto: Daimonjiyama”