Wednesday, May 11, 2016


I don't know if you guys know, but I'm a teacher here in Japan - an English teacher to be exact. I'd probably talk about that more in the future, but for now, I'd like to say that I'm having a blast teaching. It has  always been a dream, and I'm proud of myself that I got here.

Anyways, last April, the school that I work for had a flower viewing picnic. It was the cherry blossoms season, but we had our picnic a little late, so they weren't exactly in full bloom. Nevertheless, it was a really fun event, but I acted more like a photographer than a teacher. The night before, I decided to whip out McLarens (my Nikon D90 camera) because it has been a long time since I used  him. I'm not really a photographer though. I'm more like a hobbyist about photography, so bear  with me, people.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

There's no place like home

Forgive the pun of a blog title, but I just can't help it. I went to Hogwarts! This is a little late but  it was actually last December when I went. I honestly - and a little proudly - admit that I did teared up a little when I first stepped on the cobblestones of Hogsmeade which ended up with my brother giving me a weird "Are you stupid?" look. Aside from being very crowded (as most theme parks in Japan are), it was perfect. Bloody perfect.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

On 2016

This might be a little late (or maybe not), but Happy New Year, dear reader/s! I said it already in my instagram birthday post, but I will say it again. 2015 was a very great year for me. 2015 was the year that I made many of my dreams come true, such as going to Universal Studios for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I honestly admit that I teared up when I stepped on the replicated cobble stones of Hogsmeade, drank butterbeer, and went on the "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey" ride. I also cried when I almost lost my Hermione wand (but the staff found it!).

I was also able to get a working visa here in Japan, so I can now live in my dream country. I still consider Philippines as my home, and nothing beats home. But for now, Japan is where I need to be. Here, I am my own woman. Here, I rely on myself, and it's a very liberating feeling. 

I do get sad and lonely sometimes. I look for my mother's touch on days when I am sick; I miss being driven to places by my Kuya; And I miss the ruckus and noise of my family on holidays. But I just think of the sadness and loneliness as experiences that I need to become stronger, and I believe that I've become more stronger than when I was in the Philippines.
I'm looking forward for this new year, because this year, I am open to new things. Last year was all about fulfilling my dreams, and I did it. Thus, for this year, as I live my dreams and continue to fulfill more, I want to see new things, feel new things, and experience new things. So I say, bring it 2016!