TOKYO TOUR – Part 6: 10 Things we loved about Sanrio Puroland

Sanrio Puroland is an indoor theme park located in Tama New Town, Tokyo, Japan. It is about 30-45 minutes rapid train ride out of Tokyo from Shinjuku Station. The train ride shows us the beautiful suburban life with mostly residential communities that is not very far from Central Tokyo. A shift of mood is evident

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TOKYO TOUR – Part 5: Trip to Asakusa

Asakusa (浅草) is the center of Tokyo’s shitamachi (literally “low city”), one of Tokyo’s districts, where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of past decades survives. Asakusa’s main attraction is Sensoji, a very popular Buddhist temple, built in the 7th century. The temple is approached via the Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple

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TOKYO TOUR – Part 4: 10 Things we loved about DisneySea

Aside from the fact that it is one of a kind in the world, Tokyo Disney Sea is situated within Tokyo Disney Resort. The nautical/adventure theme is predominant in all its design that makes it a cool place to visit! 2. A special monorail from Maihama station will jumpstart your Disney experience. The monorail will

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TOKYO TOUR – Part 3: 10 Things we loved about DisneyLand

There’s always a special feeling of being transformed into a happy place… with the house music, the shows and performances, the smiles of the people, everyone’s waving to each other (when a boat or a train passes by). The feeling is just magical for adults and kids alike. The music during the parade is still

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TOKYO TOUR – Part 1: Applying for JAPAN VISA and other Pre-Departure Preparations

Honestly, it was the usual news about the terrible traffic and hot weather in Manila that makes most returning OFWs consider an out-of-town or out-of-the-country trip during their summer vacation. For us, it was supposed to be a local tour  (a special inter-island destination that i think not most travelers have done before). But as

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A NEO dining experience!

It was my wife’s birthday yesterday (April 4, 2016) and we were out with some friends to try this NEO RESTAURANT for the first time. It is located at the first commercial complex after Jarir Bookstore opposite Nissan Showroom along Salwa Road. While they serve mostly Japanese food, the ambiance doesn’t have the typical Japanese interior.

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Marriage Made Stronger ZekeKhat V2.0

Last March 10-11, 2016, we had an overnight couples retreat with our church family in Doha. It was indeed a getaway from the busy week as me and my wife only intended to be a regular participant, without any special assignments this time. Well, it was quite an experience to do nothing but sit back, relax,

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