Spending Christmas and New Year in Japan

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Spending holidays in another country alone sounds exhilarating and crazy at the same time. And for a woman, it can be scary too. Some people say I'm adventurous but I think I am just curious. As I have stated on my previous blog entry, I was supposed to explore Japan with an acquaintance but then plans were changed into just solo traveling, I can say it was an eye-opener experience. I learned a lot of things.

I arrived in Tokyo on Christmas day and it was around 2pm at Haneda Airport. After fetching my luggage, I readied my maps and things to do in order, like acquiring a SUICA card, a card used in Tokyo metro subways, booking for a bullet train trip which was four days ahead because I know it is holiday and it could be hard if I get a ticket on the same day of travel. Haneda is a charming little airport that is very easy to navigate and very clean. I think cleanliness is very common in Japan.

And oh, I must tell you, and I think you will feel this more in case you travel alone -- if you don't know Nihonggo, it will definitely be a culture shock -- you know hearing the Japanese language in and around the airport, I felt scared at first but felt relieved to find that some people, especially those in ticket counters spoke English. And as expected, everybody is very polite.

At Haneda Airport

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Yoga In The Park

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Arms overhead


Downward dog

Upward dog


Camelot's pose

Bumibilog na naman ako so I need to keep up. I was sorta in a hibernation this holiday season, getting ready for my upcoming holiday trip so I wasn't moving a lot. A few yoga and some jogging wouldn't hurt to keep the fats regulated hehe..

I wonder if I can do these poses in Shinjuku Gyoen in Tokyo with less than 10 degrees cold..

Trip To San Fransokyo and The Upcoming Tokyo Adventure

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Life doesn't always go the way you planned it -- Big Hero 6

Finding myself so stuck in a rut, emotional rut specifically, I went out with good company to see Baymax in the wonderful animation Big Hero 6. Well I still don't know where the number 6 came from.. err maybe I wasn't paying enough attention to the details. It's a good movie and I love the location of the scene, San Fransokyo, which is a very obvious merge of San Francisco and Tokyo, so very, very relatable. 

I think the movie is relatable because first, I'm going to Japan next month to spend my holidays there. LOL. Provided I will be granted a tourist Visa, then I will be flying solo to explore Tokyo and then Kyoto (hopefully, if I won't ran out of money). I thought I'm going to do this in 2016, but here I am. Life is so unexpected. I was supposed to meet a friend there so I booked a flight. But an unexpected event happened, turns out I will be spending the holidays by myself. I think that's cool still, but I'm kinda afraid.. afraid to get lost. Lost in translation? I'm pushing through anyway. It's time to woman up :)

                                           I also had this shot today for my Visa application

Other Things To Do in Boracay

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Boracay is the most famous beach in the Philippines, and is one of the best in the world for sure. Its pristine powdery white sand is definitely world-class. Honestly, for me, it's like no other.

Move over from banana boating, snorkelling and helmet diving, the usual stuff. I have here a list of new and fun things to do in Boracay :) with photos, of course, to make it more amusing for you. This was from last year, and you may notice I am fatter than usual, as I really have gained weight back then, haha!

1. Stare at the beach. Just stare at it for a few minutes and let yourself be filled with beauty.

2. Make a sand castle (now this is something new! haha!)

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