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”

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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.

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Fuji: A life changing encounter

When I learned that I was going to Japan to work for a year, I immediately bumped up Mt. Fuji from my bucket list to my to-do list. True enough, just two months after I set foot in this country, I climbed its highest peak.  Continue reading “Fuji: A life changing encounter”

Brave the world’s scramble

So my friend and I braved the world’s busiest crosswalk, the Shibuya crossing.


When in Japan, one shouldn’t miss the iconic scramble. It gives you an instant feel of the busy city life but reminds you to stop and smell the roses, take everything in.  Continue reading “Brave the world’s scramble”