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.