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!”

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”

Karainya: The Best Curry in Kyoto

Indian food is amazing.  Of all the places in the world, I never thought I’d find amazing Indian food here in Japan. Karainya is one of the best Indian restaurants near my school.  It is located on Imadegawa dori just before Horikawa dori.  You cannot miss it as it is situated on a busy intersection.  Going in,Continue reading “Karainya: The Best Curry in Kyoto”

Kyoto Time Lapse! +GoT Ep. 3 Is Now Loading

You know that feeling when you’re so immersed into whatever you’re doing that you don’t realize a week just passed?  That was last week.  Whew. First, nothing delights me more than speaking to my girlfriend properly.  Not just sending some random emoticons and late messages.  I’m talking about real conversations in real time.   MaybeContinue reading “Kyoto Time Lapse! +GoT Ep. 3 Is Now Loading”

Time Lapse: Kyoto Sunset

Found a way to break out of the apartment rooftop contraption.  All it took was opening one of the laundry room windows. *insert clever laugh* Golden Week went by really quick. Too quick.  I’m still recovering from all the lost footage in Otsu but it is what it is. Sunsets are always beautiful.  The transitionContinue reading “Time Lapse: Kyoto Sunset”

In Kyoto, We Bike, Bike, Bike!

It was only here in Kyoto that I reacquainted myself with biking.  Prior to Kyoto, I could not remember the last time I rode a bicycle.   Biking was one of those things that you just had to do when you were a kid.  It was part of childhood (my childhood, at least).  This isContinue reading “In Kyoto, We Bike, Bike, Bike!”

Time Lapse: Murakami and Kamogawa

My love for reading fiction is negatively correlated with my age.  When I was a kid, I would remember bringing home shortened versions of classic novels from the bookstore.  I had a ton of them.  You name it and I’ve probably read it. As I grew up, things became very different.  Fiction became literally fictionContinue reading “Time Lapse: Murakami and Kamogawa”

Time Lapse: A New Take on Daimonjiyama

I think I may have taken too many subjects this quarter.   I’m taking Finance, Business Research Methods, Statistics, E-Marketing, Nihonggo, zzzzzzz.  The curse of free education.  Why slack off, right? This time lapse was taken two weeks ago.  I had no time this weekend to take a new one.  This one shows a differentContinue reading “Time Lapse: A New Take on Daimonjiyama”