SWAY WITH THE JAPANESE SUSUKI

If we think of autumn, we’d think of leaves turning red and eventually falling. It is something we all look forward to or hope to experience. Leaves may have fallen but the Japanese susuki or pampas grass are here to stay. Stretching up as high as two meters, its long feathery flowers sway so beautifully […]

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THE BEAUTY IN FALL

Endings, though we see it as something sad can actually be very beautiful. Although it means departure, it could also mean coming back into something greater than before. Like autumn, the changing and falling of leaves means surrender by letting nature take its course and yet it is the most wonderful thing to see. This year’s […]

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APPLE PICKING IN AUTUMN

As the cold ber-months brought chills down to my bones, it has also carried the sweetest scent of the ripest fruit of this season – apples! Yes, those flaming color of deliciousness hanging around to its fragile stems is no doubt the cherry on top of autumn. Like how Snow White has been lured to […]

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NIIGATA’S BEST

I have only been to Niigata for a good couple of days and it was one of those moments when you just immediately fell in love with the city. For sure there are more greater things and places that I haven’t seen yet but this trip has made my decision to come back a definite […]

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A CUP OR TWO OF NIIGATA SAKE

I’m finally back from Korea! However my adventurous spirit is yet to be filled. Just after landing at Narita, I went straight and purchased a ticket going to the city of Niigata. This time, to visit my friend’s place. I hope it’s as easy as it sounds but starting the day at 3 AM to […]

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THE SUN GARDEN

As summer giving out its full beam, we are all left with long days to spend and nights so short that I feel like every night just passed by a wink. Now as I am coping up with relentless sweat, I too enjoy the longer days in my maxi dresses and straw hats. It’s a […]

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THE PEACH TOWN

We all have that love and hate relationship with the scourging summer. But between those lines, I’m sure we can all agree what an amazing season it is! Currently in Japan (or maybe even now in your own country), we are gearing towards the peak of the summer season. That also would mean that the […]

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THE RAIN FLOWER

The month of June comes as the rainy season in Japan. They call it tsuyu. It happens as a transition between the end of spring and the beginning of summer. Everyone is expecting for long rainy days, although this year, rain has been noticeably scarce – must have been because of the drastic change of […]

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SAIL WITH ME IN LAKE ASHI

Ahoy there mates! Ye wanna board a ship? Aye, I know ye do. Today, I’ll be taking you around sailing! I think you guessed it from my attempt for a pirate accent. So be sure to slather up a lot of sun screen because we will be spending an entire day out in the sun! […]

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THE WORLD OF HEROES

Growing up, I can most certainly say how my father greatly influenced my likes and interests. Since I’m the eldest, I’ve got quite more chances to spend my leisure time with him (way before my younger siblings were born). Given how a super hero fanatic he is, I too had it grown in me. Before […]

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