The One about Animate in Ikebukuro

One of the questions I’m often asked about Japan, especially from anime fans, which areas should they visit. While there are shops everywhere, Akihabara is a location where one should visit especially for the guys. For the female anime/manga fan, Ikebukuro is a location that is recommended thanks to Otome Road and a lot of the products offered at the stores are geared towards the ladies, while Akihabara, often you […]

The One about Discovering Japanese Music: Perfume – Spending All My Time

Perfume is a group which consists of members Ayano Omoto, Yuka Kashino and Ayaka Nishiwaki from Hiroshima, Japan debuted back in 2001 and is produced by Capsule and Meg producer Yasutaka Nakata. Featured in an Apple iTunes commercial worldwide to their music being featured in “Cars 2”, to concert performances all over the world, Perfume has done quite well for themselves. The group has gone through changes over the years […]

The One about Cagsawa Church in Albay, Phillippines

Located not far from the Mayon Volcano (about six miles away) is the Cagsawa Ruins and what is left of the 16th Century Franciscan Church a.k.a. The Cagsawa Church. The church was built back in 1587 but was burned down by Dutch pirates in 1636 and rebuilt in 1724. But in February 1814, the town of Cagsawa and surrounding areas suffered one of the worst disasters when the Mayon Volcano […]

The One about Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan.

It may seem surprising to people when I tell them that while I travel a lot, my parents travel more than I do. After my brother and I sent my parents to Hawaii, years ago, since then, they have enjoyed traveling overseas.  And for them, they are more interested in traveling to areas in the country they are originally from, the Philippines. One location they loved visiting is Las Casas Filipinas […]

The One about the Mayon Volcano in Legazpi, Albay in the Philippines

Located in the Bicol Region of Southeastern Luzon in the Philippines is a province known as Albay.  And the capital is the City of Legazpi which is right near the Mayon Volcano. While a scenic backdrop for Legazpi, this active stratovolcano and its surrounding landscape was declared a national park in 1938 and is now called Mayon Volcano Natural Park. While beautiful, the volcano is active and the last major […]

The One about Japan Dining M (Hokkaido Yoshoku Bar) at Shiodome

If you are looking for a family restaurant that sells Japanese comfort food for great prices, is not always easy to find. But at Shiodome, Japan Dining M (or better known now as Hokkaido Yoshoku Bar) not only offers great prices for their dishes but unlike other restaurants in Japan, it’s all you can drink and self-serve for beverages. I decided to order the omurice with beef and suffice to […]

The One about the Acer Predator Gaming Utility Backpack

When it comes to backpacks to carry your laptop and gaming gear (or any gear), the Acer Predator Gaming Utility Backpack offers you a lot of space but also protection for your gear. The case will allow for a 17″ laptop (or 17″ Acer Predator) and has a ventilated back panel and soft padded shoulder straps. Top portion is the most sturdiest of the back pack with the Predator logo […]

The One about Buster Keaton’s “The General”

In 1927, the American silent film “The General”, now known as one of the greatest films ever made, was released in theaters. But the film starring silent film star Buster Keaton was not a big success in the box office, in fact it was a box office disaster and received negative critic reviews. But only until later would the film be seen as the ultimate classic film making it into […]