Fetching my parents from the airport yesterday night was such a dream.
When I moved to Japan almost 5 years ago, I promised myself that zettai, zettai (absolutely).. I will do my best to bring my parents here and give them an all-expense paid trip. For me to finish my degree in a private university in Manila, my Mom and Dad worked their very best to support. And I will always be grateful for them because of that… I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for them.
Now that I have established myself here, I’ve decided that it is about time to payback everything. And this beautiful sakura season, I will be showing them around and we will all have an unforgettable time together.
I can’t wait to share more stories about this trip.
Hope you guys have a wonderful Spring break as well! 🌸
As you can tell from my current social media posts, I’ve been having a blast with my dear friend Ashley! Ashley is back in Japan for vacation & she spent almost a week here in Saitama. She’s already on her way back to Hyogo-ken now though, huhu!
We actually didn’t have concrete plans & most of our days were really just chill but we’re both so glad that we were able to maximize our days together for both leisure and work!
To start our mini JP adventure together, we had a Yukata date on a Friday!
Watch the #Hobonichi With Me video here & view our yukata date photos here and here.
While waiting for her arrival, I spotted this corner inside the train station. Such a instagrammable frame, haha!
(..and I thought she would arrive at 6:05 AM.. when the actual time was 6:50 AM lolololol me being me)
After our quick nanaha lunch, we roamed around & took each other’s photos.
Yesterday, we had a sukajan shoot for Japan Lover Me Store.
Went to Yokohama to meet common friends & witnessed the “Pikachu Outbreak”.
Lavender dreams unlocked for Ashley! Went all the way to Gunma prefecture so we could have a floral escapade together haha.
Cute train ~
Summer heat, unlimited milk teas, stationery loots, streets of Taipei, moody weather, lanterns, delicious street food, old friends… and my Fujicolor disposable film camera.
I can still vividly remember all the memories from this trip. I hope that you could also feel the raw happiness, warmth of friendship, and the sense of discovery I both felt & had during those time through my photos below. : )
Thinking of getting a real film / vintage camera these days. For some reason, there’s this certain charm in analog. I have been blogging “manually” through my hobonichi diary for months and it has brought me with so much joy. I think that it’s about time to go back where I initially started to practice my love for photography (I started with film before ^^). No VSCO filter / any photo editing app can ever replace the excitement feeling that film does to me. : )
Jiufen and its vibrant reds
Street food I couldn’t resist
After a long day at work, I can finally blog about our Boracay trip last Summer!
Here’s a recap of what happened. Do read Chichi’s comprehensive / detailed blog post here and here about our entire vacation! 😉
With my kawaii sisters (from another set of parents, haha) ~