Kiyomizudera 🌸

Because I’m missing Japan…random photos in Kiyomizudera from my Spring 2016 trip.

Mt. Yoshinoyama – The Perfect Sakura Spot

Japan sakura season has been in my bucket list since Card Captor Sakura spazzing days decades ago (my oh my I am old!!) I have seen white cherry blossoms in Southern California back in 2007 but they were not as magical as depicted in tv shows and anime. Thus, the persistence of having this trip last week…

Universal Studios Japan

In my March 2016 trip to Japan, I went all out in setting foot on the tourist spots so of course Universal Studios Japan was in my itinerary. Much of the motivation is due to the recently  opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter (WWOHP) and also because I had so much fun in Universal Studios in LA ages ago….

Ultrasound Guided Mammotome

I barely found blogs describing first-hard experience of undergoing ultrasound guided Mammotome surgery. I wanted to read about common women’s account of the surgery to prepare myself and have a list of do’s and don’ts during and after surgery. I know that many people would prefer a first-hand experience account instead of the medical descriptions. My case…

Buying Tickets for Tokyo Disney Parks

As I have mentioned in my [Tokyo DisneySea post], I was paranoid of the long lines prior to entering DisneySea as other bloggers say. So days before my DisneySea trip, I already bought the tickets online to lessen the queuing time. Prerequisites: printer and credit card Go to the Tokyo Disney Resort website [link] Click on Tokyo DisneySea if…

Tokyo DisneySea – ’16 Spring

So we decided to go to Tokyo DisneySea instead of Disneyland because there is no other place in the world where there is a “DisneySea.” Since we have been warned by many blogs regarding the ridiculously many visitors, we decided to buy our tickets online and arrived at the park 1 hour before opening time. Buying…

Piece Hostel Kyoto

We stayed for 2 nights from April 1st. We booked our reservation October of last year right after the hostel opened the dates. I knew we had to book it right away because the season we were going was a peak season. Booking was a breeze. We booked via their [website] Once you have booked…

Applying for a tourist visa to Japan in the Philippines

Since July 30, 2007, the Embassy of Japan no longer accepts direct visa application from applicants. One must go through an accredited travel agency to place an application and acquire a visa. See full article here: [link] Requirements:  All documents must be in A4 size Philippine Passport – must be valid for at least 6…

NSO Documents

I know you can ditch the long lines in getting necessary NSO documents (birth, marriage, death certificates) via SM business centers. But some of these business centers (SM Aura for example) is only open on weekdays from 8:30 – 17:00 – the time when most of us are also in our offices. Fortunately, the government…

Jeju Accommodation: Jeju Hiking Inn

If you are travelling on a budget in Jeju and would not bother much about fancy accommodation, then Jeju Hiking Inn is one of the places you should consider. Located in Seogwipo-si, which is basically the second half of Jeju-do (the other half being Jeju), it is listed as one of Lonely Planet’s recommendations. Nearby…

Flying to/from Jeju (CJU)

There are a number of low cost carriers flying to Jeju from Seoul/Gimpo/Incheon. The following have daily flights to Jeju: Jeju Air – of course the name itself would give you an idea that it has flights to and from Jeju and who would miss this when Lee Min Ho was endorsing it?! And now…

Jeju-do – Fall 2014

Book a ticket to Jeju then keep walking when you get there. Post to follow~ For the meantime, photo dump                    Autumn in my heart ~ Jeju-do, Fall 2014