Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pretty Henna Art

Henna is a traditional art from Egypt and India... they  used this form of temporary tattoo for religious ceremonies, wedding festivals and for simple body adornment.

Yesterday, I had an activity at the International Festival in Shizuoka event ...  one of the features of the event is to try to experience different cultures.  This henna art caught my attention ... it was not the first time i tried it ... i had it 4 years ago at same event with Indian artist and it was cool.
This time ... i tried it again ...

Here's my henna art ↓... made by a lady from Bangladesh. 

The next day ... it turned brown like this. ↓.. they said this will last for a week.
This is really cool ...
but when i worked today as interpreter at the prosecutor's office ...
it was really awkward :P

Friday, February 20, 2015

International Festival in Shizuoka 2015

You are all invited! 
Rain or shine! (It's gonna be rain on Sunday for sure :P)
International Festival in Shizuoka on Sunday, 22nd of February... 
Philippine NAKAMA Organization will be promoting our culture and tradition too!
— at 静岡市国際交流協会.
At the Int'l. Corner, Phil. NAKAMA booth will introduce our organization and activities.
At World Cafe Booth, our Pres. Dang Palima will introduce her specialty kakanin "Bibingka".
At the stage program, the members of NAKAMA will dance again the "Pinoy Ako" plus witness the first performance of "Tinikling" of our very own Nakama Kids Folk Dancers.
See u all there!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Right on Emil!

Sharing my nephew's rendition of Bruno Mars' When I was your man ... way to go my dear!
Welcome to the family of good singers ...lol

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Unexpected Mondate!

Finally ... i had a chance to go out dating with one of my long lost BFF --- Lolit !
I was busy organizing the house when Lolit phoned me after lunch saying that she was available to see me that Monday ... February 2 ... So we decided to meet in the afternoon in Akihabara Station which is near to our house here in Tokyo.  So even i am busy ... i ignored what i was doing and hurried up to see her.  

We actually met twice here in Japan thru JCOB's big event ...  but it was always a quick hugging and greetings only ... it's our first time to have a moment date... after 26 years !  We're really happy to our reunion ... what to be expect??? ... girls talk  ... never ending kumustahan and recalling the past and testimonials lol.
The moment we start talking about our presents lives ... awww i have no hesitations ... she's really my big sis that i used to open and tell her everything ... she's always there to listen and have a big heart to understand... and most of all she's still the cheerful lady i know.  
Well, i did same to her too (of course!) we did pamper each other ... hahah!
Ohhh what a life we have struggled since on our 20's... and come to think of them... we are thanking God that we are always blessed somehow up to now.  

Lolit and I are also wishing to have a reunion with our group of friends way back then -- like Maryann,Tet, Christy, Marivic, Lina ... we all been separated when everyone started going and working on different places and countries ... thanks to Facebook especially to Maryann for reuniting us all.

I will never forget those days we had on our 20's ... that's one of the most memorable part of my life ... those were the times we really started to grow and became stronger and i am happy to see everyone successful in their lives.

and Lolit ... thanks for the precious moment date and your wonderful present, the cardigan  ... i hope to see you again here in Tokyo xxx


Life in Tokyo

It's a good thing that my daughter Sachan is near to her home town Shizuoka this time.
From Niigata ... she got her new job in Chiyoda, Tokyo so here we areee ... moving time!  
 Last Friday of January ... It was snowing in Tokyo ...
We started moving in Tokyo!

organizing all the stuff 

Monster's balancing game

Ganbatte mama!

Connecting TV set
 Done with the room light! 

Feeling better with new carpet ... haizzz :)

Our first breakfast -- easy one!

Collection--- Bowing to Harley Davidson Motorcycles!

Sachan got limited magnet letters and she said to use them to form some words or sentence i can think of ... lol  

 Our keys! 

Our room is way up there!

feeling so gooood

  I likeTokyo because it's really a very interesting city ... but personally i don't think i want to live here for keeps ...  it's a busy city for aging woman like me lol ... i prepare the quiet and simple life like in rural areas xx

3 days after...  done ... and down!