Turning twenty-six is like any other normal day in your life. You wake up at 6 AM, check your phone, take a bath, have breakfast, and finally, you’re off to work. And it’s the same thing everyday. Personally, I don’t feel any difference in the way I carry myself, the way I dress or talk, much less eat. I still go to my constant Mcdonald’s restaurant. I still ditch movie houses for movie marathons at home. I still crack silly jokes with my boyfriend. I still am the same me. But, being twenty-six has taught me a lot of new lessons as well.
Hello everyone! I am heartily sorry for not having posted in a while. I was a bit busy juggling work, home, and community activities and most days I was just too tired to post. Fret not, this will be my last update on my recent Japan trip since this is the last highlight. So, let’s begin.
Day 3 was probably one of my most memorable experiences ever. We visited one of the most iconic studios Japan has to date – the Studio Ghibli Museum. Located in the quiet town of Mitaka, it is approximately an hour’s train ride from Kinshicho since it was the last station under the Chuo – Sobu Line. You have to change stations from the Chuo-Sobu Line to JR Line to get to Mitaka. I slowly got the hang of looking at train station maps and changing lines ever so often as days passed. It wasn’t as difficult as it seemed once you got used to it.
Our Second day in Japan consisted of lengthy walks in the Ueno Park and Zoo, the Tokyo Natural Museum of Science and the district of Shinjuku. Ueno was probably one of the largest parks I’ve ever been to, and also one of the prettiest.
here are some of the snaps I took:
I’ve been a constant daydreamer when it came to imagining myself strolling on the streets of Tokyo. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been a fan of Japan’s vibrant culture, its people, and most specially, Anime. Who would’ve thought that the day I’ve been dreaming of would finally come! I just came home from an eight-day vacation in none other than my favorite country in the world – JAPAN! *cries*
(Photo not mine)
You know the countless heartbreaking images you see about starving street children, old people who are left dying in wherever, and bloodbaths in war infested places? Well, the experience I had last night didn’t come close to all of those, but the heartbreaking feeling was as surreal as when I see any of the situations mentioned above. It was about eight hundred thirty hours in the evening when me and my boyfriend saw him.
We crossed the intersection from Mcdonalds And Xavier University. He was there- an eighty year old something man, back severely hunched, pushing what seemed to be a cart full of local streetfood he sells. He slowly passed by us, painstakingly pushing his load with every bit of strength he could muster. My heart was literally crushed, even Edmund’s. The scene that took place made us look over our shoulders again and again as the old man went farther away from us.
We decided to buy three pieces of balut (chicks that are supposedly about to develop but are half-cooked instead) from him. I ran to him before he turned to a curb and stopped to ask how much it costs. He replied in a very low voice I had to stoop down a bit. He opened a cellophane and slowly took out three eggs. While he was at it, my tears just fell down like a waterfall. I had to hold them in before he saw my face. We gave him a hundred bucks and didn’t ask for the change.
I thought to myself, these old people shouldn’t work anymore. Where were their family? Their sons or daughters? Why do they have to leave their fathers and mothers like this? They should be in their homes right now, relaxed, feet up on the couch and watching TV.
I wish to be able to help people like them in the future. I seriously don’t want my parents to end up like that – no family nor friends – it’s unbearable I can’t even begin to imagine. I hope young ones shouldn’t make fun of those people – they who are often called “the crumbs of society”.
If you guys know any of his relatives, please contact them and tell them to take him in.
My chest still hurts while I’m writing this. I have to end now before I well up again.
Hi everyone! Today is a gloomy Sunday morning, but it doesn’t stop me from putting a bit of bright color to it. How are you all faring today? I hope you are well. Today’s outfit-of-the-day pose is all about one color I think almost all girls love: PINK! ❤️
I fell in love with this winged Baby pink dress from the moment I saw it online. I found it when local online seller Gospell Shean Zablan put it up on her account for sale. For just P295.00 or $6, free of shipping, I was already able to nab this beauty.
Necklace: Ororama Department Store
I love the effect of the winged sleeves on the overall look of the dress. The way they flow just below the elbows make me feel like a princess.
Doll shoes: SM Parisian
I opted to wear flats instead of heels today since it was drizzling a bit, and i didn’t want to get cold feet just because my toes are exposed.
One of the cute details of the dress are the bowties just at the start of the slits on the elbows. They make the dress look all the more girly. ❤️
I hope you all had a fun-filled Sunday today! God bless us as we start this week and may we always be aware of Him every moment of our lives. Ciao!