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My Neighborhood in Spring

Welcome to my seasonal blog post! During winter, I posted about my neighborhood for the first time. There I mentioned, I plan to post another version in different seasons. What I did last week was to take the same shots and compare them with my winter pictures. It was pretty fun and here are the… Continue reading My Neighborhood in Spring

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Hanami (Literally)

“Hanami," from what I’ve read so far, is the pastime for  watching blossoms of the season. However, over the years, “hanami” began to refer to “cherry blossoms viewing party”. I became more interested when I read an article from Japan times by Michael Hoffman. He mentioned that during the Nara period, due to China’s influence, Ume(Plum)… Continue reading Hanami (Literally)

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Reminiscing Osaka and Plum Blossoms

It's probably Sakura trees blossoming around by the time you read this but I'd like to revisit our Osaka trip and share with you the beauty of the Plum blossoms. In case you'd like to know, my husband booked this trip with JR Tokai Tours. We visited most of the tourists' spots in Osaka but… Continue reading Reminiscing Osaka and Plum Blossoms

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Passing my O.W.Ls (Ostentatious Wizarding Lunacy)

I promised to post this blog weeks ago but better late than never! Now, if you’re a potterhead, we both know the title’s a pun but it sums up my experience quite right. We took a trip to USJ’s Harry Potter world last month for our honeymoon trip and went to Ollivanders shop to get… Continue reading Passing my O.W.Ls (Ostentatious Wizarding Lunacy)

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Maiko Transformation in Kyoto

What’s a Maiko? In the picture, it looks more like a Geisha. Well, that’s what I thought until my husband told me they are slightly different. Unfortunately, I only found out what he meant about being a Maiko at Kyoto when we were already there. All along I thought, he booked a rental for a… Continue reading Maiko Transformation in Kyoto

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My Animal Cafe Experience (Tokyo)

I'm surprised with the variety of animal cafes here in Japan but most of what I can find here in Tokyo are Cat Cafes. So when I saw some blogs and video blogs featuring a rabbit amusement place, I searched for it. Read the reviews and checked the map, soon I’m riding a train towards Asakusa.… Continue reading My Animal Cafe Experience (Tokyo)

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Trip to the Zoo… My Guilty Pleasure

Hello! Hope you’re having a beautiful day. If you’re having a bad day maybe our friends from the Ueno Zoo can cheer you up. Last month, my husband and I visited the Ueno Zoological Gardens. On my first visit there, the zoo was already closed so if you’re planning to visit make sure to check… Continue reading Trip to the Zoo… My Guilty Pleasure

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A Day in Yokohama

Happy new year! I hope you’re enjoying the last hours of 2016 like I do. In fact, I’m enjoying it too much (sarcasm) I wanna stretch it for another week! Well, I can’t control time like Doctor Strange. Speaking of Doctor Strange, they have not shown it in cinemas here yet. Another culture shock among… Continue reading A Day in Yokohama