Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Japan

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Japan

In Philippines, Valentine’s Day feels just like Christmas but with lots of red, chocolates, flowers, cute stuff and cheesy dedications. We give such presents to people we feel like giving to. But generally, it is like a special day for women. Here in Japan, it is all about chocolates and/or sweets. The catchy part is … Continue reading »

zChocolat: Not Just Any Chocolate

zChocolat: Not Just Any Chocolate

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Confused on what to give or tired of giving the usual stuff? I suggest you try something different yet personal. When I received that one box from France, it contained something unusual, absolutely delicious and gave me an unforgetable experience. Handled with care When I took out what’s … Continue reading »

My first onsen experience in Japan

My first onsen experience in Japan

You have never really experienced Japan if you haven’t tried dipping in an onsen. “Onsen” is the Japanese term for hot springs. During my two previous stays here in Japan, some acquaintances told me to try it but I never gave in. I was too conscious. Too shy. Too weak-minded. Curious? To those who don’t … Continue reading »

Two Medals

Two Medals

I did forget to mention two major accomplishments when I wrote My 2014 in Review. And those were about my two medals. Last year, I ran my first 10kms in April and 18kms in October in Singapore. Compared to some people who have been joining marathons and other races, these two are nothing. But to … Continue reading »