The Secrets of a Modern Mermaid (featuring Anda, Bohol, Philippines)

“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. She worships the euphoric sun and weeps with the melancholic rain. She spends her days staring at the infinite ocean and listening to the crashing of waves. She is made of sand and water; she is meant to swim away unreservedly. She is the island and … More The Secrets of a Modern Mermaid (featuring Anda, Bohol, Philippines)

Tokyo Autumn Trip in a Nutshell (Photo Essay), Japan

Tokyo was my last leg of Japan trip last November 2015. I must say that it is the liveliest city I have visited in this East Asian country. With the energetic nightlife, hustling and bustling streets with busy professionals walking to and from work, delectable cuisines, I can compare the city to Singapore and Hong Kong … More Tokyo Autumn Trip in a Nutshell (Photo Essay), Japan

History, Culture, Religion – Temples and Streets of Kyoto, Japan Part 1

“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. Kyoto, Japan is one of the most interesting cities in my bucket list waiting to be stricken off, which I finally did last November of 2015. I took the Shinkansen from Odawara (the nearest bullet train station from my hotel in Hakone) and arrived Kyoto late in the afternoon. I … More History, Culture, Religion – Temples and Streets of Kyoto, Japan Part 1

Perceiving Quietude – Hokkaido Shrine, Sapporo, Japan

After my trip to Shiroi Koibito “Chocolate Factory” Park, I had lunch at a supermarket nearby the Miyanosawa station. When I felt satisfied of the meal in bento, I took the train towards the Maruyama Station for the next attraction in my list – the famous Shinto sanctum in Sapporo – Hokkaido Shrine. Hokkaido shrine … More Perceiving Quietude – Hokkaido Shrine, Sapporo, Japan

Friendship: An Important Relationship When All Else Fails (featuring Gardens by the Bay, Singapore)

“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. Bing and I have known each other since we were 7 years old. We studied and grew up unto beautiful swans in the same alma mater in Laguna, Philippines from Preparatory up until 4th year highschool. Our younger sisters are friends with each other too. We parted … More Friendship: An Important Relationship When All Else Fails (featuring Gardens by the Bay, Singapore)

Rainbow in the Fields – Furano/Nakafurano, Hokkaido, Japan

“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. 🙂 When was the last time you did something for the first time? I feel like I’m always in need of something new, imagining myself to be in some place new. I’d like to believe I’m trying to engage myself on things I’ve never done before. I don’t … More Rainbow in the Fields – Furano/Nakafurano, Hokkaido, Japan