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”

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”

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: 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”

Tokyo Drift! A Fast and Furious Journey (Part 3)

I suddenly remembered that I have to write about the last leg of my quick Tokyo trip! In case you missed out on the earlier posts, here’s Part 1 and Part 2.  The last part of our trip covered most of Central and Western areas of Tokyo: Akihabara, Harajuku, and Shinjuku.  These are the busiest places in Tokyo (probably in Japan) andContinue reading “Tokyo Drift! A Fast and Furious Journey (Part 3)”

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”