A Le Petit Soufflé Afternoon

In one of the rare Sundays that my family headed out to SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, Philippines, I finally got the chance to try out Le Petit Soufflé, which serves French cuisine with a Japanese touch. Since I’m always on the search for good cafés to stay at, Mega Fashion Hall proved to be […]

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What to Do if an Earthquake Hits Japan During Your Trip

June 18, 2018: A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka and its neighbouring prefectures in Japan during the morning rush hour (just before 8AM in Japan), killing at least five people and injuring as much as 340 (NHK). For a tourist in Japan, it might be a shock to encounter an earthquake during your stay. Since […]

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Four-Day Tokyo Itinerary + Tips on Places to Go

Sharing with you the four-day Tokyo itinerary that we followed in our first ever trip there. I listed down the places we visited and brief comments are available for each one. We stayed there for around six days, but the first and last day was dedicated towards settling into our hotel and packing to go […]

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Tokyo: Yodobashi Akihabara

I swear, my legs were killing me by then, but what does it matter? From Tokyo Skytree, Akihabara, also known as anime and electronics central, was the next stop for us. I’ve been seeing the place on TV since I was in elementary and I was finally there. Akihabara is Tokyo’s otaku hub with displays of recognizable anime characters […]

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Tokyo: Tokyo Skytree

From Sensoji Temple earlier that day, we could see the iconic Tokyo Skytree looming in the background. Plus, that’s my mom, dad, and bro in the pic below too. Tokyo Skytree, along with Tokyo Tower, the red tower similar to France’s Eiffel, are the two most famous viewing decks in Tokyo, although there are dozens of other […]

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Tokyo: Sensoji Temple

Legend says that two men brought a statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, out of the Sumida River, but the statue returned to the river afterwards. In remembrance of the incident, Sensoji temple was built in honor of Kannon, which is why it is also known as the Asakusa Kannon Temple. It is the […]

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Three Things I Love About My JAL Flight

The only thing that I’m not very keen about whenever we go abroad is the upcoming flight to and fro. I’m very particular about my comfortability and entertainment to be able to spend hours in the sky awake (I’d rather not sleep because I can never find a good position while sitting up). As soon […]

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Tokyo: Ueno Zoo and Park

Hurray for clear skies and sunny weather! In the previous post, in our first night at Tokyo, it rained really hard that our luggage got wet. We were relieved to wake up the next day with no sign of the storm at all. Thank God! My family and I decided to spend our first morning […]

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Touchdown Tokyo

What started out as a spur of the moment decision three months earlier boiled down to six days of absolute kawaii and sugoi adventures in Tokyo. I’ve been a nerd for Japanese culture since I was little, even reading Dad’s old and brown book about Japanese etiquette in my elementary days. So can you imagine how a trip to […]

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