CA Trip 2019 (#1): Beyond Work

So, I just got back from a one-week business trip from California. I got the opportunity to go visit the company's headquarters in Redwood City which was really really cool. I got to meet the people I usually work with virtually. It is always nice to have a face behind the name and the voice.… Continue reading CA Trip 2019 (#1): Beyond Work

Solo in Tokyo (Day 5): Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine

I know I've been saying this for every day of this trip so far, but honestly hands down, this is the highlight! This is the day when I experienced events that I know I will remember for the rest of my life. Writing about it now, everything already feels like a dream... 🌸❄ For my… Continue reading Solo in Tokyo (Day 5): Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine

Solo In Tokyo (Day 4): Wandering Around Akihabara

This might be one of the most spontaneous day I had in Tokyo. From the way I began my day to the places I got to visit to, I just went with the flow and followed where my instincts led me to go. "Woke up early" I was soooo exhausted the previous night that I… Continue reading Solo In Tokyo (Day 4): Wandering Around Akihabara

Solo in Tokyo (Day 3): Exploring More of Shibuya

After my visit to the Meiji shrine, my next activity was to grab a quick lunch before going to my next location. Well I already knew where I had to go. My boss, who has been to Japan several times, recommended this takoyaki place named Gindaco Takoyaki. Thanks to Google Maps (as usual!), I saw… Continue reading Solo in Tokyo (Day 3): Exploring More of Shibuya

Solo in Tokyo (Day 3): Meiji Shrine

As the days of this dream sequence (a phrase I have fondly used to refer to this trip) are passing by, I was learning more and more about myself. This is the first time I have been alone for days in a different country, and I am experiencing lots of new things, and thus learning… Continue reading Solo in Tokyo (Day 3): Meiji Shrine

Solo in Tokyo (Day 2): Return to Sumida Park + Encounters + Reflections

The stretch of the Sumida Park that I already walked through is apparently just a glimpse of the whole park itself. On the other side is another stretch of cherry blossoms parallel to the Sumida river. I noticed that the boat that cruises along the river is more visible here compared to the other side,… Continue reading Solo in Tokyo (Day 2): Return to Sumida Park + Encounters + Reflections

Solo in Tokyo (Day 2): Calaugh Cat Cafe

Solo in Tokyo (Day 2): Calaugh Cat Cafe I started to write the initial draft of this post inside a cat cafe at Asakusa named Calaugh Cat Cafe. This was a very random unplanned visit because I wanted to stay within the area until the evening to do some cherry blossoms night viewing. Navigating to… Continue reading Solo in Tokyo (Day 2): Calaugh Cat Cafe

Solo in Tokyo (Day 2): Lunch at Suke6 Diner

Navigating through Google Maps around Tokyo was such a flawless task. It felt like I was just actually in a treasure hunting game. This was the feeling while searching for this restaurant that I researched via Yelp called Suke6 Diner, which had high ratings on the site. Since I was just one customer, I just… Continue reading Solo in Tokyo (Day 2): Lunch at Suke6 Diner

Solo in Tokyo (Day 2): Morning Stroll at Sumida Park

After my visit at the Sensoji Temple, my next item on my itinerary was to go visit Sumida Park where the last day of the Cherry Blossom Festival was to be held. The park was also at the Asakusa area and was just a short walk from the shrine.With the ever dependable Google Maps on… Continue reading Solo in Tokyo (Day 2): Morning Stroll at Sumida Park

Solo in Tokyo (Day 2): Sensoji Temple

For this trip, I brought with me my iPad (the one that I luckily won during one media event) and bluetooth keyboard. I have just recently discovered working and writing on the blog via this setup and I thought it was perfectly timed for this trip. I realized that really, writing is my method of… Continue reading Solo in Tokyo (Day 2): Sensoji Temple