Kisses from heaven

fullsizeoutput_3175When snow started falling like kisses from heaven, I stood and looked up for a good three seconds before a snowflake caught my eye — my first snowfall.  Continue reading “Kisses from heaven”


Do more of what makes you happy

So I write.

For the longest time, I’ve been pushing this because of the intimidating task of writing my back logs which dates back to Summer 2017. And now it’s almost Spring!

But, as it is for everything in life, it all begins with a single step. 😊

So I write once more.

Back in Tokyo

It’s slowly sinking in: I’m back in Tokyo. Living in a foreign country isn’t like what you see in a beautifully curated photo. Continue reading “Back in Tokyo”


Life Lately

I’ve been in a hiatus for I don’t know how long now. Continue reading “Life Lately”



Many things I’m thankful for last year — from the extraordinary to the mundane; from climbing Mt. Fuji to having the opportunity to call Tokyo my home. Ushering in the new year with a grateful heart, resilient spirit, and a mindset that’s ready to face whatever lies ahead. Cheers to 2018! 🥂



Note to self:


“Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” -DT


Turning 22 in Tokyo

fullsizeoutput_88cI would probably consider my 21st year as a milestone, a major turning point in my life.

At 21, I landed my second job, moved to one of the world’s most populous cities, climbed Mt. Fuji, and became a better version of myself. It wasn’t easy, and it will forever be a work in progress. But as in any metamorphosis, it’s a painstakingly beautiful journey. Continue reading “Turning 22 in Tokyo”


Weekend: Enoshima sunset (2/2)

fullsizeoutput_85dFrom Kamakura, we rode the Enoden line to Enoshima, a small island off the coast of Kanagawa Prefecture. It was almost sundown when we arrived, and we were immediately mesmerized by the golden sun reflecting the ocean. We spent a considerable amount of time basking around the shore. Continue reading “Weekend: Enoshima sunset (2/2)”


Weekend: Tranquil Kamakura (1/2)

IMG_7765Kamakura has always been an item on my to-visit list since I set foot in Japan. Yesterday, we finally found the time to fit a day trip in our busy schedules. I have to admit, my friends and I were dead tired from a long week’s work, but I’m so glad we pushed through.

Continue reading “Weekend: Tranquil Kamakura (1/2)”


Lazy Sunday

It’s been a while since I’ve written a life lately post, so it’s only fitting to do one today.

It’s 1:52 p.m., and I’m finishing my third cup of iced chocolate on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. I’ve set up a nice ‘home office’ in the veranda and I couldn’t be happier. Just being surrounded by the evergreen conifers, cool summer-almost-autumn breeze on my cheeks, and natural light makes my heart full. All while listening to La La Land’s City of Stars and ahhh, perfect.  Continue reading “Lazy Sunday”