Wednesday, April 27, 2016

There's no place like home

Forgive the pun of a blog title, but I just can't help it. I went to Hogwarts! This is a little late but  it was actually last December when I went. I honestly - and a little proudly - admit that I did teared up a little when I first stepped on the cobblestones of Hogsmeade which ended up with my brother giving me a weird "Are you stupid?" look. Aside from being very crowded (as most theme parks in Japan are), it was perfect. Bloody perfect.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

On 2016

This might be a little late (or maybe not), but Happy New Year, dear reader/s! I said it already in my instagram birthday post, but I will say it again. 2015 was a very great year for me. 2015 was the year that I made many of my dreams come true, such as going to Universal Studios for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I honestly admit that I teared up when I stepped on the replicated cobble stones of Hogsmeade, drank butterbeer, and went on the "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey" ride. I also cried when I almost lost my Hermione wand (but the staff found it!).

I was also able to get a working visa here in Japan, so I can now live in my dream country. I still consider Philippines as my home, and nothing beats home. But for now, Japan is where I need to be. Here, I am my own woman. Here, I rely on myself, and it's a very liberating feeling. 

I do get sad and lonely sometimes. I look for my mother's touch on days when I am sick; I miss being driven to places by my Kuya; And I miss the ruckus and noise of my family on holidays. But I just think of the sadness and loneliness as experiences that I need to become stronger, and I believe that I've become more stronger than when I was in the Philippines.
I'm looking forward for this new year, because this year, I am open to new things. Last year was all about fulfilling my dreams, and I did it. Thus, for this year, as I live my dreams and continue to fulfill more, I want to see new things, feel new things, and experience new things. So I say, bring it 2016!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Great Scott!

If you're a fan of Back to the Future, then you probably already know that 2015 is the future. I was  browsing my photos for the last few months, and saw these:

These were taken last April when my mama and brother went to visit me again. It's in a car museum in Odaiba called "History Garage". I don't know why I haven't blog about Odaiba yet, despite working there for five months. Anyways, I love, love visiting that car museum from time to time since I quit my work in that area. Cars and vintage are two things I like together. But last month, there was sort of a car festival, so there were also some racing cars.

"Wait a minute. Wait a minute, Doc. Ah... Are you telling me that you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?"

Dr. Emmett:
"The way I see it, if you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?"