Thursday, February 20, 2014

Photo Diary: Echigawa, Shiga, Japan Part 2



Just strolling around the neighborhood, enjoying the colors of autumn again and the chilly weather!
Time to get some Vitamin D and hopefully, not a lot of unnecessary ultraviolet rays!
Location: unknown High School, Echigawa Public Library, a small dam, some random houses

Photo Diary: Hikone, Shiga Japan

Hikone, Shiga, Japan

My first time in Hikone, it's just the hubby and me.

Now, we have a 3-year old kiddo running forever. And friends. It was one lovely Saturday afternoon. Just anywhere in Hikone, enjoying the colors of autumn... and the rocks!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

SHIELD Anti-Bacterial Soap Review

SHIELD Cleansing Bar

I don't get sick often. I don’t even remember having a fever for a very long time. And I know one of the primary reasons - I always wash my hands. I wash my hands after using the banyo, after picking up dirty objects, after coming from the outside, before peeling fruits and veggies, before eating, yada, yada. It's kinda natural thing for me. A habit that I don't need to consciously remind myself of. And I make it sure that everyone in the family is picking up the same habit. Lalong-lalo na si Sam na napakahilig magsubo ng daliri. And when Mommy fails, Daddy is very prompt to remind.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Positive or Negative?

Taken last night at 2 in the morning. 

I first thought that the result is negative. I couldn't believe it because I had a great feeling that I am pregnant. Again. With my second child. I am more than 2 weeks delayed; I am experiencing these OA hunger pangs, physical exhaustion, lower abdomen pain and slight dizziness. I am also beginning to feel some breast pains. I am not sure if gaining weight is included. Hehe...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Good tidings of great joy to all of you!


The story of Christmas. Book of Luke. Bible with Japanese translation. Awesome! Captured while in Toyoko Inn, Nagoya

When I read about someone's Christmas wish list, it made me ask myself what is mine. You may not believe it, but I couldn't think of any material things to throw into my Christmas basket of wishes. I still don't have a Louis Vuitton bag nor a pair of Dolce and Gabbana shades. My shoe rack doesn't have any pair of Jimmy Choo shoes. I haven't been to Paris; haven't experienced my first snow yet.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Strolling around Yokaichi with Hubby

Yokaichi, Shiga, Japan

Yee haw! I'll be dumping a lot of old, Japan-related photos! Reminds me of the good ol' pre-pregnancy body days. Joke! Haha! Not that I'm saying I was "sexy" back then, or had a good body, or anything. It's just fun to reminisce. I bet you'll agree. That's why uso ang #ThrowbackThursday and #FlashbackFriday. And because it's Tuesday, let's call tag this as #BlastFromThePast. LOL!

Kyoto Visit: Toei Kyoto Studio Park

Toei Kyoto Studio Park

After namin makipag-beso-beso at makipagpalitan ng amoy sa mga animals sa Kyoto Zoo, tutal nasa Kyoto na rin lang kami at kahit medyo hapon na, we still went to Toei Kyoto Studio Park. Medyo malayo from the zoo, it took an hour and half ata aside from the waiting time (for the bus) and the walking distance.

Kyoto Visit: Kyoto Zoo

Kyoto Zoo
When hubby and I visited Kyoto last 2009, I was 4 weeks preggo with Sam. That time, we didn't know. Takbo lang dito, takbo doon. Larga dito, larga doon. "Yagyag!" Sabi ng matatanda. LOL! Pagod to the max.We spent two days there, one night to the hostel. And that one night before we go to the hostel, I was majorly craving for noodles. So, I bought a bowl from convenient store. Then hubby got mad. Masama daw mag-noodles sa gabi. Iyon pala, I was already eating for two. When I knew that I was pregnant after a week or so, naalala ko ang paghahabol namin sa tren! I was (and still) grateful to God for His love and divine protection.

Kyoto Visit: Famous Shrines and Temples

It was our second day. We visited some of Kyoto's popular shrines and temples, the district famous for ancient Japan's feel, passed a few museums as we walked towards some temple's location, and of course, enjoyed the colorful, breath-taking hue of red, green, orange and yellow autumn scenery.


Sanjusangendo Temple


Sanjusangendo is famous for its 1001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy.  The name, which literally means "33 intervals", is derived from the number of intervals between the building's support columns, a traditional method of measuring the size of a building.

I was very curious about the papers that has something written onto them, tied around thin horizontal poles.

Sanjusangendo Temple

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