Friday, November 20, 2015

Shizuoka Winter Illumination

The yearly winter illumitation in Shizuoka City started tonight ... November 20! 

Everyone can enjoy this illumination attraction till January 31.  

Part of Shizuoka winter illuination is 
Aoi Symbol Road Illumination 

 This year theme ...  Nihon Daira Zoo's collaboration .

Glittering city brings excitement to everyone! 


She's my former colleague in SAME ... one of my fav Japanese staff then  
I am happy for her coz finally she found her destiny ... and surprisingly, a German guy caught her heart last year and she will live in Germany starting December.
Their wedding will be held next year on autumn here in Japan.  
Souvenir pose with Satomi chan on her farewell party tonight. 
I wish her all the best and nothing but the best ... 
She will be missed but i'll surely visit her to Frankfurt in the near future ;-)    

Sunday, November 15, 2015


 Thanks be to God for a blessed autumn Sunday!

I enjoyed the leaf pepping road trip today :)

For you xx 

Your not alone...

I love autumn colours xx

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Steve jobs’ Last Words

Inspiring thoughts ... 

Just same thoughts when i suffered and fought off breast cancer ... that's the time i learned how to value more my life ... my family and love ones and most of all ... our Saviour and Creator ... our Almighty God who healed me and saved me ... Thank you so much for another chance to live.  
 No matter how rich we are ...we can't take our Earthly treasures with us to heaven ... Generosity is a treasure we can take with us though.  If we give on Earth, we will be given to while in Heaven. That's a simple fair promise.
Dont forget ... health is wealth too ;-)  

Steve jobs’ Last Words -

I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world.

In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success.

However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.

At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.

In the darkness, I look at the green lights from the life supporting machines and hear the humming mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of god of death drawing closer…

Now I know, when we have accumulated sufficient wealth to last our lifetime, we should pursue other matters that are unrelated to wealth…

Should be something that is more important:

Perhaps relationships, perhaps art, perhaps a dream from younger days ...

Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me.

God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth.

The wealth I have won in my life I cannot bring with me.

What I can bring is only the memories precipitated by love.

That’s the true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on.

Love can travel a thousand miles. Life has no limit. Go where you want to go. Reach the height you want to reach. It is all in your heart and in your hands.

What is the most expensive bed in the world? - "Sick bed" …

You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you.

Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – "Life".

When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – "Book of Healthy Life".

Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.

Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends...

Treat yourself well. Cherish others.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Philippine NAKAMA at UTAWIT Grand Final

My Philippine NAKAMA group travelled all the way from Shizuoka to give support and cheer for our Shizuoka representative, Gina here in Tokyo for the Grand Final of UTAWIT 2015. 
Then ... i just waited for the group here in Tokyo and met them all at the venue in Akasaka Shimin Center.
As to be expected ...Gina did a great performance of her IKAW version. 
The 11 finalist from different regions were all good ... however,  i did bet that our Shizuoka representative has a great chance to win this time.  Not because she is a friend or she is our representative.  Gina's performance was outstanding.  Many kababayan said that our representative was terrific and not impossible if she will win.  
When the final result was announced ... unfortunately, we were unable to get any place ... quite disappointing ...but that's it ... we maybe did not win but we learned :P 
Anyway,  Gina is still a winner in my heart and i am sure many felt the same way too. 
Thanks to UTAWIT organizers and participants ... we will try our luck again next time. 
Thanks to all my NAKAMA family who supported this event and thanks be to God that they arrived safe back home to Shizuoka.


Saturday, November 07, 2015

Epson Aqua Park

Another awesome day with my precious daughter.  
She brought me to Epson Aqua Park in Shinagawa today.  She used to visit this place lately and now i understand why she like this place.   

Dolphin show is also adorable ��

A visit to Koishigawa Kurakoen

What a nice Friday! 

Thank you dear Lord for another beautiful day... i had another peaceful afternoon walk in Koishikawa Kurakoen garden near Tokyo Dome.

The oldest Japanese garden in Tokyo.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Exploring Yasuda Garden

Back to Tokyo life! 
Yesterday, I had an afternoon walk in Yasuda Garden ... an old Japanese garden in Ryogoku, Tokyo.
It's awesome to see an old scenic view in modern city of Tokyo.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Daidogei World Cup in Shizuoka 2015

One of big autumn event in Shizuoka City is over ... thanks for the great fun and nice memories. 

The 5th and last day of Daidogei (Street Performances) World Cup in Shizuoka 2015

Canadian street performance


Sunday, November 01, 2015

My favorite XPERIA

God is really good! 
I never ask for a new Xperia but He gave me a new one! 
Seems i have been good lately 
and i am rewarded to have this new toy ✌
My former Xperia is the violet one ...
The new one is the green Xperia Z series ...
Yup's the popular Z5 series! 

November is here!

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. 
--Psalm 118:24

Happy weekend everyone xx

Friday, October 30, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

おにぎり… 簡単で、きれいにできました ;-)

Thanks to 100 yen rice ball device...
My goma konbu onigiri (sesame kelp rice ball)

Finally ... I did my triangular onigiri �� perfectly!!! 

 ... more photos to post ...

Tonight's full moon


I love you to the moon and back ;-) 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

My moon stone!

Yaaay... my ring' stone is sparkling !!! 

Tonight's full moon 

Monday, October 26, 2015

What you sow so shall you reap.

I remember my dear daughter Sachan ... when she was a kid ... i used to bring her to many international events.  
She was among one of the first batch kids of my voluntary organization who promoted Philippine bamboo dance on stage.  On some events ... when we need to do some fund raising for the needy or for a cause... she was happy going around carrying a donation box together with some other kids and asked for donations to everyone ... 
As times goes by ... she became busy with her schooling ... however,  when she had a chance to come or attend to my activities  ... she continued volunteering with my group. 
Me and Sachan at SAME's Multicultural Fair 2015 in Aoba Square 

Now she is fully grown up ... even she is busy with her work ... still she is happy helping me on my voluntary works ... and i do appreciate it a lot. 

Thank you my dear Sachan for your continued support to me and my group on promoting the Philippines here in Japan ... i am really proud of you dear.... bless you more for your sincerity and generosity. 
I love you precious xx
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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Another day trip in Kansanji Onsen

Last Saturday ... i was in Kanzanji Onsen ... and after a week ... here i am again :P

This time we visited to Kanzanji Sago Royal Hotel. 

Women's bath is on the 10th floor ... and the view from there was really great ;-) 

 Lunch date
Over looking scene from the restaurant 

 Hamanako is famous in one of my fav Japanese grilled unagi dish .

Knock down!

On the way home ... the beautiful sunset :)