Friday, January 28, 2005


heard of hakone?
four years ago, all i knew is that hakone is a brand of sardines.

now, hakone is not only that sardines usually canned with tomato sauce but also a very signifant and memorable me :-).

for sure i can't perfectly describe it but here's a glimpse taken in an isometric view.

hakone is a place about 80kms. from tokyo. a popular destination not only for foreigners but also to local tourists. maybe because of its various hot springs, historical spots and gardens aside from its beautiful sceneries one would not fail to appreciate. a magnificent view of mt. fuji can be established up in the mountain while enjoying the hakone ropeway ride connecting one side of the mountain to the other. there are also old fashioned-ships available that cruise through the lake which is situated between the mountains. the coldness of the water mists over the lake adds a unique feeling and charm of the place. when starvation comes in the middle of the trip, a quick stop at the popular “egg store” should not be missed. there they sell sulfur-boiled eggs that are said to prolong one’s life for seven years!

there are lots more to describe but my vocabulary is limited to describe its beauty. visit hakone sometime and see the sights.

that’s the snap shot of hakone, a beautiful place especially for nature lovers. but it’s not the beauty that makes it so special to me. it is the moments in my first trip to hakone.

[story intentionally omitted]

rish knows the whole story. yes, because she’s the reason why it’s special. :-)

few more days and i’ll be going home (for good?). as i empty my cabinet and start packing my things i couldn’t help but reminisce. i will really miss a lot of things. i'll miss japan. coming to japan was a great opportunity. full of memories. many good and not so good experiences. memories and experiences i will never forget. i can't enumerate them all. just too many to fit all the years i've been here. but i’ll miss rish the most.

okay, hold it right there... im getting too emotional [and mushy to some i know .. .hehehe]. water is starting to fill my eyes just by writing this :-). boys don't cry! [note to self]. besides i know she’ll go home and i’ll wait for her. and i’ll be as excited as my first trip to hakone.


see!! i am such a contented, independent and matured woman for my age... tests like this dont lie folks!

You Are 29 Years Old


Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

postscript: i actually fell out of my chair with the result. haha. people who knows me well would most probably think my answers are all BS. :P

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

simple things...

an excerpt from today's chat...
putik_00: ohio baby
alvin: ohio baby
putik_00: busy?
alvin: ok lang po
alvin: bakit po?
putik_00: ay wala po
putik_00: :D
putik_00: para lang sobra busy ka
alvin: actually busy po
alvin: release sa 21
putik_00: hihihihi
putik_00: kaw talaga
tell me, how can i not love this guy? :D