Eiga Sai Japanese Film Festival 2013

Japan has a special place in my heart. That’s why I’m so excited about the Eiga Sai Japanese Film Festival  which will open on Thursday (July 4) and will run until the 14th. I’m particularly interested in the film “Otouto” (About Her Brother), a film about a young widow and her younger brother. For more […]

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Japan: A Rainy Morning in Asakusa

It was raining the day I went to Asakusa, the center of Tokyo’s shitamachi or ‘low city’. But it wasn’t the rain that bothered me (although it was a little difficult to take photos while holding an umbrella). What really bothered me was the biting cold that came with it.  I was so annoyed with […]

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Japan offers 10,000 Free Trips to Foreigners via The Telegraph

Fancy a trip to Japan?  Read on… The Japan Tourism Agency plans to ask would-be travellers to submit online applications for the free flights, detailing which areas of the country they would like to visit, the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper said. The agency will select the successful entrants and ask them to write a report about […]

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Japan in My Prayers

I was heartbroken to see the devastation in Japan last Friday. But I was also full of admiration as I watched the Japanese handle the crisis with such quiet dignity.  Here’s an article by Nicholas Kristof for The New York Times explaining how the Japanese ‘tough it out’ during trying times.  (Thank you to Mabel […]

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Pinay Traveller Recommends: Happon Ramen House in Marikina

Marikina, formerly known as the Shoe Capital of the Philippines, is now becoming quite the food hub. Alongside old-timer restaurants that serve the traditional Marikeño fare of pancit pinagulong, everlasting and puto, there are now modern food parks and restaurants that attract the foodies of Metro Manila. One of these new restos is the quaint  Happon […]

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