Tokyo Past 3's YouTube channel is back, and it opens its 2017 run with a short piece on mortality and cherry blossoms, recited over shots of spring in the Kanto region.
In the Philippines, the culture of nitpicking is so prevalent that people feel entitled to comment on another person's physical attributes all the time, most especially during the holiday season. I think we need to re-examine our attitude toward this. We all deserve to be happy, regardless of our physical make-up.
https://youtu.be/ZdcHvVfVE1A s it just me or do we Filipinos tend to click our tongues a lot? I didn't really notice until a Japanese friend pointed it out. Although, at that time I was deliberately being difficult, because sometimes emasculating my guy friends is my twisted way of showing fondness or affection.
Located at the fringes of western Tokyo, Okutama is a town that offers the quiet majesty of nature to anyone who drops by for a visit. I walked the Otama Trail for my first ever solo hike, which gave way to a lot of reflection.
"There is no such thing as true friendship with Japanese people," or so I've heard a bunch of times. Is this really true? Or is there something we need to examine further when people make this statement?
https://youtu.be/HoIlSoJYh5c Aoi visits her hometown and sees it anew. Mizhelle gets pensive as she goes to a shrine for cutting ties. Mihyun drinks, and drinks again. A Filipino, a Japanese and a Korean - let this troublesome trio take you to the breathtaking scenes of Kyoto, as they forge friendship with good food, great fun,... Continue Reading →
For foreigners living in Japan, mental health care is even more challenging as choices are limited and practices are sometimes left unchecked. This video is about a terrible experience I had with an American counselor in Tokyo. It still baffles me how this person is allowed to practice to this day, given that his behavior is offensive and questionably legal.