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Fun in Pangasinan (Lingayen and Hundred Islands)

Last weekend, my husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary.  As a family, we went out on an almost 2-day trip in some places in Pangasinan, Philippines. Our first stop was in the capital city of Pangasinan - Lingayen City. Although I have been to this place many times, I haven't really went around …

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Avocado (2nd month Update)

The last time I posted about my avocado was October 7th and I'm happy to say that the 4 seeds I tried to sprout were successful. One is growing quite well, the 2 others were just transferred to a small pot but they are both thriving well (I gave one seedling to my father-in-law) while …

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Getting lost in Tokyo (Sky tree and Akihabara)

Perhaps one of the newest and most sought-after tourist spots in Tokyo is the Sky Tree. This tower stands taller than the Tokyo tower. That being said, most visitors go here to see the entire view of the metropolis and other sights like the Mt. Fuji. A word of advice though, you have to expect a long …

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Welcome to Aomori, Japan (Day 2)

When you mention the name "Aomori", most Japanese people would think about the words "far", "countryside", "cold", and probably "apples". Well, all of those are correct but I hope people's perspective about this place change which is actually my goal in today's post. Our second day started early as we went to visit a local …

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Welcome to Aomori, Japan! (Day 1)

Just a few days ago, I had the most memorable experience in my life. I was given the opportunity to travel to the "Land of the Rising Sun" for a total of 6 days. This trip was fully funded by the company where I work at (CNE1 International Language School) and our partner school located …

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Avocado and others (1 month update)

A month or so has passed since I tried the lifehack avocado germinating experiment and here are some photos of how well they're doing now. (Yes, the lifehack is TRUE so I recommend ya'll to try it yourself). Two weeks after poking and submerging some seeds into a cup, one seed germinated fast. It developed roots while the …

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Urban gardening version 2

A few months back, I started gardening again as a diversion from boredom. I tried germinating different kinds of fruits from seeds. Some were successful but most were not. Also, the surviving ones now don’t really look great since it has been raining heavily in our area for a very long time. However, I still …

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The Star Festival (Tanabata Festival)

Working in a Japanese-dominated company has given me the chance to learn and understand the beautiful culture of Japan without actually going there. For a few years now, we have celebrated this festival in our workplace. Today marks a special day in Japan. If Europe has its star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Japan and China …

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Post Mother’s day celebration

Around the world, people celebrate "Mother's day" every second Sunday of May. I have been celebrating this special event for 4 years now and each year, we celebrate in a definitely memorable and special way. Last Saturday night, I attended a simple Mother's day celebration in a Born-again Church that I attend to (JIL). This was …

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