This summer vacation, I am really glad that I had the chance to visit my family in Japan. It’s only been a year since I got back home and I suppose, a lot of things have changed ーmy two brothers all grown-up and already in their high-school, one of my uncles getting engaged, knowing that one of our cats has died, etc. For one month, I had the chance to catch up and be with them.
First of all, I know it’s cliche but let me just say this; Time always flies so fast when you enjoy the things you are doing.
April in japan is the season of love, well, at least for me. Not only the Sakura, but all sorts of flowers bloom as it gets warmer and warmer each day. It was my first time to go Hanami (花見）ー”Flower viewing” with my step-uncle and we really had a blast. Apparently, Hanami is a traditional custom in japan wherein friends hang-out in a public park, specifically, one with Sakuras blooming. Here, they get together and chill while drinking osake or rice wine.
My step-dad has a knack for fishing. And so like the old times, me and my little brother went to Kanagawa prefecture with him to catch fish. Although we only caught for about 5 different types of sea creatures(lol), it was really fun.
This was a stray cat that we found near the cliff where we tried to catch fish. He was waiting for us to feed and pet him. He was tooo adorable that I wanted to bring him home!
We stayed there for the night and we actually slept in a car just to witness the beautiful sunrise of japan. It was stunningly beautiful and priceless.
After hanging out with my step-dad, my mom and my little bro brought me to Ueno park, Tokyo. And here I was, eating one of the finest cuisine in Japan, the sashimi.
I will never go back here in the Philippines without visiting the greatest city in japanーTokyo(東京). As usual, I went to Shibuya, the world’s busiest crossing. I was there with no one but my old friend, Jiro. Goood times.
I will be always thankful to my Mom and Dad for the never-ending support and for giving me the opportunity to be there with them this year. Of course, to my step grandma and grand pa, Thank you also for taking care of me whenever in need. I will never be able to say in words how grateful I am for always being there for me.