Tokyo in 4 Days – Day 4 – Land of Gadgets and Anime

You can’t be in Japan and not visit the mecca of anime and gadgets – Akihabara. This was the only item on our itinerary for today. Our check out time was at 10 AM – we already did our packing the night before. After having a simple breakfast of bread,...

Tokyo in 4 Days – Day 3 – Shrines and Shopping

On our third day, I woke up already feeling anxious about leaving Japan the next day.  There were a lot of things in my mind that I wanted to do, places I wanted to visit – but there’s just never enough time each time. I got pressured thinking we only...

Tokyo in 4 Days – Day 2 – Spring is coming

To be honest, we (almost) had nothing on our itinerary. This was just going to be a “do-whatever-we-want-to-do” trip, except for one or two which Hannah wanted to visit. One of these is a store with 7 floors of anything you can put your hands on (to do creative work, I mean)...

Tokyo Subway Ticket Pass – Travel Cheap

Going around Tokyo can be expensive. Train tickets can cost from around 200-400 JPY for a one-way trip (depending on your destination), and for tourists who are basically commuting the entire day, this can easily go up to 1,000 JPY a day. The Tokyo Subway Ticket 72-hour pass costs only...

Tokyo in 4 Days – Itinerary

Tokyo is for me, what New York is for others. It’s my ideal city! There’s so many things to do, that you can’t possibly fit it all in a month! But, given the circumstances of a working adult, where you can’t really leave work that long, we have to settle...
Why you should (DEFINITELY) watch Gugmang Giatay!

Why you should (DEFINITELY) watch Gugmang Giatay!

Last Sunday, I watched the Cebuano/Bisaya musical play Gugmang Giatay as they performed their first stage in Manila. I first saw this play a year ago in Cebu, and I loved it then. After seeing it for the second time, I loved it more. Here’s why you should catch Gugmang...
UDD – Sigurado

UDD – Sigurado

I love this latest release from UDD! The sound is modern city pop, which conjures images of Japan, specifically Tokyo into mind. True enough, the music video was shot in Tokyo! The video stars Mizuki Shida, who came to fame from the reality show Terrace House Boys and Girls in the...
JLPT N4

JLPT N4

After years of putting it off, I finally took the JLPT N4 exam last July. The JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) is made up of 5 exams, from N5 (super basic) going up to N1 (fluent).  This test certifies your level of fluency in Japanese which you can use for various...
Minimalism

Minimalism

It’s only recently that I’ve discovered the minimalist lifestyle. I’m still far from calling myself a minimalist, but I’m slowly trying to get there. You may ask, why this lifestyle? I have one answer – I want to focus on the important things in life. The ones that make me...
My Own Tiny House

My Own Tiny House

I’ve seen these Tiny Houses before on cable TV, but that was prior to my interest in living a life of minimalism. A lot of my friends have already bought their own condominium units, built their houses in the suburbs – and here I am, still renting a two-bedroom apartment...
Happy Birthday to me!

Happy Birthday to me!

Last week, I turned another year older. At this point, age is really becoming just a number. Deep in my mind and my heart, I don’t feel like I’ve grown up much. Although I can’t deny the following signs of aging: I can’t drink as much as I used to,...