Monthly Archives: August 2008

Time to Fly

As they say, sometimes it is necessary for us to get out of our comfort zone in order to grow. Sometimes, in order to grow professionally and personally, we have to go to a totally new environment and learn about … Continue reading

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Where Were You When…

I was browsing through some blogs we have syndicated at Philippines Today and I happened to read Jessica Zafra’s post about Ninoy Aquino’s 25th death anniversary being commemorated today, August 21. I was really surprised to realize that it has … Continue reading

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Supermarkets Going Green in Tsukuba

Been to the grocery stores lately? Then perhaps you have seen the poster above. The owl (the bird symbol of Tsukuba) is holding an eco-bag, and the announcement at the top says: レジ袋の無料配布が中止となります。 Starting from September 1, the free distribution … Continue reading

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  When I first heard of the latest animated movie feature from Studio Ghibli, I told myself that I shouldn’t miss it on the big screen. I’m a big fan of Miyazaki, of anything Ghibli-related. It all started, of course, … Continue reading

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Morning Walks

Ever since we’ve moved into our new abode, we have grown fond of walking in the mornings (on weekends), as long as the weather permits it. And every time we go out for walks, the more I affirm to myself … Continue reading

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Homemade Gyozas

When Aya came back from visiting a friend’s house, she brought home some homemade gyozas which she and and her friend prepared and cooked. This gave me an idea – how about we make our own? I mean, if a … Continue reading

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Durian Chocolates My sister, fresh from Malaysia, has brought us a lot of souvenirs and goodies bought in Langkawi and Kuala Lumpur. How sweet! Among the things she gave us was a box of chocolates – with a twist! Ever … Continue reading

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