Japan | 10-day Trip Budget

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Total Expenses: about ¥110,000 (₱42,000or $920) Let me start off by telling you that it’s true, travelling to and Japan can be quite expensive but contrary to what most people think, it won’t cost you your entire life’s savings. Not even close. But if you compare this trip to any country in your Southeast Asian […]

Odaiba | Gundam is Real!

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Before there were Transformers and before Optimus Prime and Bumble Bee, both the skies and my childhood were ruled by Gundam and Voltes V. Though at age 5 I didn’t understand much about heroes and villains, hearing my brothers talk passionately about this powerful robot made me sleep better at night knowing that Gundam is […]

Faith Restored: Not Just Another Train Story

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Two days ago, during the Oktoberfest event in Odaiba, I was asked by a U.S.-raised Japanese guy and his girlfriend what I liked about Japan. Without any hesitation, I said “the people”. He simply said “Oh really?”. He must’ve thought I was talking about beautiful and sexy chicks but I wasn’t. I was talking about […]

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