Japan trip: Osaka Castle (part II)

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Osaka Castle

If you could only have one day to go to Osaka, Japan, I would recommend you to see Osaka Castle! (But why would you only go there for only one day? I wouldn’t judge).  It is the must-see destination in Osaka.

Osaka Castle is a symbol of Osaka, which has been handed down through the dramas in history to the present day. It is widely known as an emblem of the power and fortune of Hideyoshi Toyotomi. Continue reading

Japan trip: Kansai airport to Tsuruhashi (part I)

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Up in the clouds

On the 16th of December 2016, I went to Japan with my sister Patrice and my mother. It was a sudden plan, and I caused it.

I have been longing to go there since I was a teenager. I was a weeabo–there I admit it! I LOVE everything related to Japan. I self-study Hiragana & Katakana (I’m still working on my Kanji). I was so obsessed with animes, mangas, Jpop, Japanese dramas, Japanese foods, and the Japanese culture. I even went to anime convention (when it was still underground).  Notice the past tense? I am not that into it anymore, but there is still a part of me that continues the fondness of it. My fangirl level on the scale of 1-10 was 11 back then; now it’s like 7.

🗾 It's like I stepped into a manga or Japanese drama.

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Looking back: Bukidnon trip 2015

April 8, 2015

Transfiguration Monastery, Malaybalay, Bukidnon

As much as I like watching the sun rises, I don’t like waking up early in the morning. Today was an exception. My body might have adjusted to the place and the weather. Or maybe God just wanted me to attend the scheduled Lauds and mass. I thoroughly enjoyed the morning walking and chatting with my friends. I even played the music score of Pride & Prejudice! haha. Sunrise reminds me of the Knightly-Macfadyen scene.

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Another thing to share: during the mass, a lizard fell from the roof and crawled on the back of the priest in front of me. My friends and I were having a silent panic-stricken moment as it crawled higher and higher on the priest’s white robes. Continue reading