Με θυμάμαι, τότε που έλεγα με έντονο τόνο (και λίγο μίσος που υποβόσκει) ότι να, η μέρα που θα ενηλικιωθώ θα είναι μοναδική και τέλεια. Και να, όταν θα γίνω 18 θα κάνω ό,τι θέλω γιατί (χα!) θα είμαι ανεξάρτητος.

Στα 18 μου, λοιπόν, είμαι πιο εξαρτημένος από ποτέ. Από πολλά πράγματα, διάφορους παράγοντες.

Quotes, among other things

I remember a conversation I had once and I’m sharing the quotes that reminded me of it.

How are you? I was asked one notsogood day years ago.

On that notsogood day, I had answered with, “undecided, down, fat, irresponsible, and directionless.” 

Sylvia Plath says, “Why the hell are we conditioned into the smooth strawberry and cream, Mother Goose world, Alice in Wonderland fable, only to be broken on the wheel as we grow older and become aware of ourselves as individuals with a dull responsibility in life?”

And maybe Jean-Paul Sarte answers with an, “We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are.”

But in the end, Alexandre Dumas got it right with The Count of Monte Cristo writing, “I don’t think man was meant to attain happiness so easily. Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.

To be happy, get ready for battle, gentlemen.
As Much As I Want to Change My Profession to "Blogger"

It’s probably a puzzling thing for foreigners to find out that the Philippines have a good number of holidays annually and what’s more, the second longest is probably on Holy Week which starts tomorrow started last Palm Sunday this week. 

Holidays for offices and employees starts tomorrow on Maundy Thursday, but as of 0530, I am going to miss work today to fly - which I think is the most joyous thing one could ever experience in this life (apart from birth, which only females can do, you know, no matter how you argue that males help also).

So, this is a hi, a wave, and a thousand apologies to those adorable people who have posted on my Ask box! I adore you, please don’t un-follow me! (/_ _)/

Here, my face!

I am going to be writing blog posts and answering your questions today!

Look forward to it!

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For the meantime: 

To Anon who asked, “Tokyo or Osaka?" Tokyo. Osaka. JAPAN.

To Anon who asked, "What do I do in Tokyo?" Breathe Tokyo. Eat Tokyo. See Tokyo. Fall in love with Tokyo. Fall in love in Tokyo.

To the Anon who asked, yes, I have a day job. No matter how much I want to change my profession to "Blogger,” I cannot. Besides, I need to fund all my travels, yo!

P.P.S. To another Anon, yes, I will email you your itinerary. I said I am open to helping with doing itineraries but please be nice. I think I’m quite nice, too. 

P.S.S. To another other Anon - unless you’re only one Anon - yes, I reply. My job gives me some leeway to be on my phone and yes, I do reply. Actually, I always reply. I find it rude not to reply. And I am quite nice and not rude, you know.

To all other Anons - I will get back to you on your wonderful questions - because some are hilarious, while others are serious and like doctor consultation (which I find hard to answer but I will, don’t worry), while most is about wonderful Japan and if I’m Japanese. KEEP ASKING!

I love it! Please ASK/TELL me something! \(^ ^)

Now, I ask you, how will you spend this (Holy) Week?

Tokyo, Oh, Tokyo!

It’s my 5th day in and I have this panicky, overwhelming urge to desperately buy any device that can put you in two places at once / stop time or even slow it down some!

Even if my first trip to Tokyo was a mere 4 months ago {December 2012}, there are still so many places to see, and I’m running out of time! (Sweat drop)

It’s a good thing the family is spending the holidays here!

So, a dreamy, happy smile from Tokyo and a wave to everyone! (*¯︶¯*)

Back from being a Taiwan(der)

I sigh at the monitor as I found myself sitting back in my chair, back in my forever hot country (what is up with this sweltering heat!), and feel all lazy and uninspired.

(>,<) I should be inspired since I just got back from the lovely country of Taiwan and though I wasn’t able to do all the things I want to do (the family, like Mr K, doesn’t care for gardens or mountains, or sceneries T-T)

So, this is more of like, “I’m alive, please don’t un-follow me, I’ll write better, I’ll be back” sort of post. heh.

I’ll leave you with my best photo of the trip:

Attention everyone!
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