Kita Senju, Tokyo Japan 2017

Last week, I had a quick trip to Japan for work. It was an unexpected travel but nevertheless one of my most memorable Japan trip. 
No one knew I will be going to Japan. I never told anyone since I cannot go on leave nor I don’t want to hassle my family in Japan about the job interview I had there. I stayed with 大己ーくん in 北千住. He was so generous to offer his house to me including wifi. 


On my first night, he brought me to Karaoke bar. Japanese invented karaoke, but Filipinos made it popular. Hindi ako papatalo! It was so nice to meet this guy and hug and kiss him in person. 

In exchange of letting me stay in his house, I cooked breakfast and dinner for him. Yes, I have been making japanese food lately and it’s because of him. Next month, I will be back there and this time it’s for pleasure. I am still hoping for a good outcome of the interview but let’s see. Japan, see you next month. Take good care of 大己. 

Chinese Garden of friendship, Sydney

Chinese Garden of friendship in Sydney
Whenever I travel, I like to get the best of two things, food and their culture. Australia is a good mix of two. 

When I arrived in Sydney, the weather was not so cooperative. It can go from too hot to rainy/windy. But it didn’t stop me from exploring the area. I particularly like the Chinese Garden. It’s very serene and photogenic. It kinda reminded me of Japan. 


I love seeing the beauty of nature and the hustle of this city. It’s a good place to relax your eyes and your mind after a long walk. You can further explore inside if you are willing to pay a certain amount but aussie guy didn’t want to go inside because all we will see is the same view. 


These beautiful trees are like Wysteria. I love seeing the kois in the pond swimming freely. Maybe I should try giving China a visit so I can explore more of this rich culture. This is definitely one of my favorite spot in Sydney. 

A.