Wordless Wednesday

Empress Place - Reflections

Myeong-dong Cathedral

My recent trip to Seoul was at the back of my trip to Vegas. I extended a couple of days in Seoul to take a break and do some shopping for skincare products. I stayed at Myeong-dong, the shopping district. Myeong-dong is filled with shops and almost every other shop sells skin care and cosmetics. … Continue reading Myeong-dong Cathedral

Vegas – Shop, Learn, Watch

Another new financial year has begun. It means two things for salespeople like myself - sales achievement is reset to zero and time to fly to Vegas for our annual sales conference. This year, I flew a day earlier for shopping and recovery from jet lag. US Premium Outlet is one of the best places … Continue reading Vegas – Shop, Learn, Watch

Ho Chi Minh City

"Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability."   - Ho Chi Minh Last week, I was at Ho Chi Minh City for work. As it was just an hour and a half flight time, I took the window seat that I may take … Continue reading Ho Chi Minh City

Cherry Blossoms at Ueno Park

Sakura 🌸 Experience at Ueno Park

During Spring in Tokyo, besides Shinjuku Gyoen, another must-visit park is Ueno Park, Tokyo's most popular park. At our visit to Tokyo in late March, we had the day and night hanami experience at Ueno Park. A picture speaks a thousand words, sharing my experience with the photos we captured. Enjoy. A Day at Ueno … Continue reading Sakura 🌸 Experience at Ueno Park

Canal City at Fukuoka, Kyushu

Fukuoka – Shop, Watch, Eat

Fukuoka 福岡県, the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu's largest city, the final destination of our road trip in Kyushu. Fukuoka is a fusion of two cities, the port city of Hakata and the former castle town of Fukuoka. Hakata remains the name of one of Fukuoka's central districts where the main railway station and … Continue reading Fukuoka – Shop, Watch, Eat

Nakatsu Castle, Oita, Kyushu

Nakatsu Castle

From Beppu, after another sumptuous breakfast and bidding farewell to the housekeeper, we made our way to Fukuoka. Along the way, we made a detour to the Nakatsu city to check out the Nakatsu Castle. We are glad we did that detour. Nakatsu (中津市) is a city on the northern border of Ōita Prefecture in … Continue reading Nakatsu Castle

Miyazaki, Kyushu

Takachiho Gorge 高千穂峡

Takachiho Gorge (高千穂峡) is a narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River. The Gorge was formed after an eruption of Mount Aso the lava flowed from Mount Aso and over time eroded to create 80~ 100m high cliffs of volcanic basalt columns which filled the narrow valley of the Gokase River. We … Continue reading Takachiho Gorge 高千穂峡

Takachiho, Miyazaki

Takachiho 高千穂, of Myths and Legend

Departing from Miyazaki City Centre, we drove for about two hours to Takachiho. Takachiho is located in the northwestern part of Miyazaki Prefecture. A place that is steeped in myth and legend and has been known since ancient times as a sacred ground where the gods descended to earth. Amano-Iwato Shrine 天岩戸神社 Upon arriving at … Continue reading Takachiho 高千穂, of Myths and Legend