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”

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”

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”

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”

Time Lapse: Uji and Mukaijima

Pink to green. *This is quite a long post so if you just want to see the time lapse, scroll all the way down or click here.  Always in HD! When you’ve been living in a city pocket for a reasonable amount of time, there’s always going to be this longing to go somewhere else.Continue reading “Time Lapse: Uji and Mukaijima”

Time Lapse: Sakura On High

I almost forgot to post a time lapse this week!  School started already last Friday so I’ll be very busy.  But I love doing this so I’ll try to find time and do my weekend posts. This is a time lapse of the only sakura tree on top of Daimonjiyama.  Not the best of days,Continue reading “Time Lapse: Sakura On High”

Time Lapse: Daimonjiyama

Hanami season has officially arrived.  So if you’re in Japan now, you are in-the-money! I did my usual weekend things which is mostly reading, biking, and hiking.  But this weekend was something else!  The whole of Kamogawa was glittering with two things: cherry blossoms and people.  Therefore, I accomplished a substandard amount of vigorous physicalContinue reading “Time Lapse: Daimonjiyama”

Time Lapse: Rooftops

I didn’t care that much for rooftops until I got here.  The only rooftop that I remembered enjoying back home was the one at my friend’s house in Project 4. When you live in a city where condos are the norm, it seems that there’s more to it than a smoking spot. The rooftop ofContinue reading “Time Lapse: Rooftops”