Lunch at Kitte, Tokyo Station

This past weekend, I met with my mom, her cousin and daughter for lunch at Kitte Marunouchi, which is right next to Tokyo station. It’s a post office turned department store, with lots of shopping and dining that you can only do in Japan. We lunched at a shabu shabu / tonkatsu restaurant called Hirata … Continue Reading

Cherry blossoms through my iPhone

Spring is so beautiful in Japan when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. I didn’t have my camera on me when I was in the Roppongi Midtown area, so I snapped a few photos on my iPhone. The blossoms there were a whitish pink, almost like snow. Pure bliss. 六本木ミッドタウンの桜が満開!カメラを持ち歩いてなかったので、iPhoneでパシャリ。日本の春はやっぱりいいな。

the city that never sleeps

These were one of the first set of photos I took with my new Canon G7X, before I left for my vacation to California a month ago. A month ago… time really does go by quickly. Before you know it, it’s going to be summer again. Can’t wait to explore the city again with new … Continue Reading

a weekend in yokohama

  It’s been almost a year since I last went to Yokohama – I spent a relaxing Saturday with my man at the Red Brick Warehouse and Minato Mirai area. Rainy season seems to be extending into July, which means cooler days and less humidity – my kind of summer. I finally found the opportunity … Continue Reading

Mother & daughter shoot at Shinjuku Gyoen

My mom leaves for California tomorrow, so tonight was the last night I got to spend with her and my grandparents. I’m so glad we were able to do a mother-daughter photo shoot last week at Shinjuku Gyoen, courtesy of Paint with Stars photography. My mom said she was nervous before the shoot, but we … Continue Reading

casual day in ginza & tokyo station

  I spent the day with my mom at the newly reformed Tokyo Station, shopping around at Kitte, the department store right across and eating at a Kaiten sushi restaurant there. We then headed over to Ginza to do some more shopping and karaoke. Since I knew we would be walking the whole afternoon, I … Continue Reading


Thank you so much for all the lovely New Year’s comments and wishes! I promise I will return the greetings:) A wonderful New Year to you all from Tokyo Disney Sea! Now, time to pack for California!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Japan! Spent my Christmas night with my boo – admiring the illuminations in Shinjuku then heading over to Outback Steakhouse for a Christmas dinner. Hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas!

Searching for inner peace – Kamakura

Yesterday, I spent my Saturday morning observing and exploring the temples in Kamakura, Engakuji and Tokeiji to be exact. It was a bit gloomy and showering with rain in the morning, but soon became sunny by the afternoon. My first stop at Engakuji had me huffing and panting slightly at the end when I went to see … Continue Reading


  Yesterday, I had a glorious reunion with one of my best friends from SoCal. It’s hard to realize that it’s been a year since I last saw him.. time flies so quickly. Anyways, we had a late lunch/dessert with his friends at Bubby’s in Yokohama Landmark Tower (their apple pie was superb!), and my friend and … Continue Reading