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bears and introspection: magome to tsumago

. On high mountains the wind is created easily. In deep oceans it is difficult to measure the volume of water. People cannot know the limits of space. ~Kukai (774–835)  . A pilgrimage is intended to be difficult, that is how one will draw the perseverance to complete the trail in...

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lols in translation

. A young drunk Japanese man sat beside be and started baffling threads of words like as if we've known each other before. I don't want to embarrass him so I just played along. Guy: Hokrshamzxchmgame dshuwaka me desh, chishaganxzwqb desu ne? Me: So desu ne! Guy: Hahahahahahahha Me: Hahahahahaha...

an authentic japanese food adventure

By: Ron Cruz . Itadakimasu! The word means "I humbly receive!" A verbiage to be said before the first bite, like bon appetite for French or loosely translated Kain na for Filipinos. One semi-drunk Japanese guy told me that it's a way to salute everyone who paved way for...

japan trip budget and quick guide for first time travelers

japan visa requirements for filipinos. japan trip budget and quick guide for first time travelers OK, before I blabber about my Japan adventure and spontaneously spew sakura petals out of my orifices, let's do this trip planning and budget shiitake once and for all. Last week I wrote...

japan: initial thoughts

JAPAN TRAVEL TIPS FOR PINOYS I've been seeing people clap twice and bow down in front of a shrine. So when I saw the next one with a sakura tree and a fancy roof, I put my hands together and bowed with sincerest respect. A young Japanese boy...