Nara, Japan

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hello from here! Sorry to keep you waiting but this is now the time I will confess to you my Nara trip with the sister. The place where you can find countless tamed deers, huge temples and some World Heritage sites. If your a big fan of one of these, you better try this place in one of your visits in the Land of the Rising Sun. Started our day by a welcome of bunch of tamed deers waiting for you to feed them for 150JPY. Be careful though because if they saw you holding out their food, a crazy bunch of this creatures will surely gather around you so better get ready with yourself and your camera to capture the moment. I guess a GoPro camera works here. This is although a dreaming girl speaking...LOL... I felt a sense of happiness and contentment while spending with or even just watching them. Next stop is the Todaiji temple wherein inside it are humongous statues of Buddha. The pictures below may not justify its beauty, so the best way to prove is only to visit the place. One of the many places in Nara that you should visit. By the way, there's an entrance fee worth 500JPY.  

A Night In Namba, Osaka

Monday, April 28, 2014

 Before confessing my Nara trip with the sister to all of you, I would like to share first how we spent the night before in Namba, Osaka. After the Fushimi Inari Shrine (post HERE) and Arashiyama (post HERE) adventure, I met with the sister to spend the rest of our night in this big, lively place called Namba. We didn't really tour around because we're only here to spend the night and just to visit Dotonbori which is you are about to see below.

Arashiyama, Kyoto

Friday, April 25, 2014

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

It would be an orange-y post for today. So for chrysophobics out there, you better close that tab right now or maybe, you can scroll down for a bit in case it can help you to conquer that fear. If you ask why this post is an orange-y post, that's because I've been to Fushimi Inari Shrine located in Kyoto, Japan. This place is a shrine where you can climb until the top of Mt. Inari along those toriis (example of a torii is the one you can see on the first photo) line up or until where your feet leads you. This is one of the many tourist spots in Kyoto that foreigners include in their itineraries. One of the recommended places to visit when you're in Kyoto, Japan. Don't ever miss it!

Project 15 of 365: Centrair Illumination

Saturday, April 19, 2014

These set of photos was the winter illumination of Chubu International Airport (Centrair) during the winter season. This was called Illuminata in Centrair that is available for all to see without any fee during mid-November until late March and located at the sky deck of the airport. I was able to catch it until the last minute when I went to the airport to fetch the sister. This might not big as the Nabana no Sato Illumination but I was glad I've seen an illumination during the winter season. I guess next year it would be great if I can visit the Nabana no Sato Illumination in Nagashima Spaland. Would you join me next year? How about my light bokeh turns out? Is it alright for a beginner? You judge, and comments are appreciated. Have a great Easter Sunday everyone! See you!

Project 14 of 365: Nature At Its Finest

Friday, April 18, 2014

Since we are now feeling the windy spring, here I am again posting some floras in bloom. Another set of flower shots for you. These are flower snapshots from our last family day in Eden Nature Park and Resort. You can read about it HERE and HERE. Here I am showing you what nature brought to my lenses. I hope it brings inspiration and joy to all of you reading and viewing this post. Until then!

iComSci Reunited!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Project 13 of 365: My Forever Loves!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Meet my lovelies! One of the reason I am excited to go home last March are these cuties! From the top is Girly, Chubby and the new addition to the family is Febe. They are not one of those high-class breeds we know but I really love them and they're cute, aren't they? I really missed them, right now, while writing this post so no more long writing and just publish! 

Blogger's Meet and Greet

Friday, April 11, 2014

To cap off the night while in Cebu, I met with some of the co-bloggers based in Cebu. Had some dinner at Casa Verde, ordered the popular Brian's ribs and devoured it through lots of talking. Kung baga sa mga lalaking andito, parang ang tagal na daw magkakilala e first time pa nga lang nagkita. But, yeah! It really looks like that. LOL. Do you agree Ile and Em? One of the reasons why I went to Cebu is to meet these two girls before coming back to Japan. Maybe because of the much talking, these were only the pictures I've got. Thanks for the time girls! And guys?LOL. See you again and by that time, I'll be there for days. Hoping for that. And that ends my well spent overnight in the Queen City of the South. Next time, will visit again here for new places to discover and new foods to taste. Until next time, Cebu!

Sky Experience Adventure in Cebu, Philippines

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cebu is not only for history lovers but for people who crave for extreme adventures too. In Cebu, they have this Sky Experience Adventure located in Crown Regency Hotel and Towers for adventurous persons to experience while on the city. As I am one of those persons, I encouraged le boyfriend and my once a student to join me in this once in a lifetime adventure. They didn't failed me and they joined me to this adventure. We got the Combo 3 for 1800Php per person. If you want to know the rates and schedule you may visit HERE. It may change without prior notice.
We arrived late in the afternoon so expected to experience the thrill during night time where you can see the breath-taking view of the twinkling cityscape at night. We tried first the Skywalk Extreme at the 37th floor of the tower. This is the Philippine's first ever Skywalk Extreme and 4th in the world which gave you the experience of walking in a translucent glass floor with an overhead harness above 126.55 meters above the street.

Magellan, Sto. Niño and San Pedro Met In Cebu, Philippines

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

For our Cebu trip continuation, here is a capsuled post of the 3 must-see places when you're in Cebu. Your trip will not be completed if you're not been in these places. Sto. Niño Cathedral, Magellan's Cross and Fort San Pedro are just near to each other so you can walk from one place to another. 

Taoist Temple Cebu, Philippines

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

It's now the start of our overnight Cebu adventure posts. To kick it off, let's start in Taoist Temple, one of the places to go in the itinerary. After meeting my student in the airport, we had lunch in one of Cebu's famous lechon restaurant, Zubuchon. Taoist temple is located inside Beverly Hills subdivision. Under the heat of the sun, we just walked and almost dead upon arrival. LOL. But again refreshed by the wind breezing all over us. Since the temple is in high altitude, definitely, strong wind is present. Taoist temple by the way has no entrance fee so one of the recommended places in Cebu if you want to save. 

Project 12 of 365: Snapshots Of The Queen City Of The South

Monday, April 7, 2014

At last it's time to post my Cebu adventure with the boyfriend. By the way, its his first debut here in the blog. Let's welcome him with a round of applause! LOL. Before posting our overnight adventure in the Queen City of the South, here are some snapshots for you. On this overnight trip, we went to Taoist Temple, Sto. Niño Cathedral, Magellan's Cross, Fort San Pedro, Sky Adventure in Crown Regency Hotel with one student of mine when I was still teaching in the university and had some dinner date slash meet and greet with my co-bloggers and now blogger friends, Ile and Emmerey. All of these will be posted after this post so watch out for it. I am now sorting the pictures to be post-processed and to be posted. As much as I want to post it all, I don't want to bombard you with so many, all-the-same pictures. So bear with me cause there are so many draft posts needed to post one of these days.