Category: Work & Study

Japanese Tea Ceremony by Sadou Sensei

The Japanese tea ceremony (Cha-no-yu), which is also called “Sadou” or “Chadou”, is one of the traditional Japanese cultural activities that help people enjoy tea with a calm feeling due to the unique philosophy and procedures involved. Nowadays, many venues offer the chance for people to try and experience the Japanese tea ceremony, for example […]

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Kanzashi Tutorial at Kyoto

While we were in Kyoto, Hiroki brought me to one Hair ornament shop and asked the lady to teach us how to use the Kanzashi. Kanzashi or hair stick in English, is a hair ornament originated in Japan. The beginning of kanzashi can be traced back to the Jomon period where it is believed that a […]

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Earn a Japanese Driver’s License

Have you been residing in Japan for so many years? Or are you living and working in countryside where the need of a vehicle arises. Then, YES it is possible for an expat to drive a car in Japan. For novice in driving; Japan is a very good place as a training ground, not only because of the organize road and […]

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How I Effectively Learned Japanese Language

When I applied to be a JPEPA candidate in the Philippines, I wasn’t sure if I would make it because, First, I had a zero Japanese language ability and, Second, there were a lot of applicants who were very much able. (Check here how I passed the interview to be shortlisted as one of the jpepa’s) To […]

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Work and study in Japan under JPEPA (Caregiver and Nurse)

Recently, there are circulating news in regard to Japan hiring Filipino skilled workers particularly in medical/ health care field – Nurse and Caregivers. This is actually an ongoing economic agreement of the Philippines and Japan for almost a decade already, and part of it Japan opens its one sector; the hospital and aged-care facilities, to […]

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Valentines Day the Japanese Way

      So how do you think typical Japanese celebrates February 14? Same as everyone, someone gives and someone receives. It may be in form of chocolates, flowers, other material gifts, a date or card. But the difference is the recipient- mainly influenced by culture and market/trade. Here is an article from a Japanese language expert […]

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Year End Party 忘年会

Big Boss. Big Event. Big Party. Big People. Big Year No Christmas parties but i got to experience Japan’s way of ending the year. The company as a whole gathered to celebrate the year end (bounenkai) of 2012. Our group have been preparing a dance presentation for the event. We did Philippine Folk dance, combining pandanggo sa […]

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Japanese House Visit in Osaka

When we were studying in Osaka, we had a weekly activity where we had conversation with locals. Jessica was invited by a Japanese couple to visit their house. Of course in every activity we always go out together. The couple’s house is just a few minute walk from our school. Mr. & Mrs. Masatomi   […]

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New Year in Japan

Whoaw time flies so fast, I never felt 2012 has ended. Through God and all the friends surrounding me here plus the help of internet to connect with loved-ones I never felt sadness or homesickness being away from my country. And I always try to look on brighter and positive side of my life. I […]

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Meeting your BFF in 20s

This would be the first time that i will expose my bff here. how would i introduce her? my long lost sister soul mate. Actually it’s not that long that we knew each other. Just last year February our path first crossed. Little did we know we will become soul sister. Yes, we share common interests, likes […]

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