Photo #259: September 16
I went to the College of Human Kinetics today for an interview about being a long-time supporter of the UP men’s basketball team. I also purchased tickets for Wednesday’s games. While waiting, I met a new friend and old ones, and it was so much fun reminiscing about college and high school!!! Nice to meet you, Jasper! Great talking with you, Mela and Ma’m Josie! #UPFight
Photo #258: September 15
UAAP class of ’82. Charot! Woohoo congratulations, UP! Heart attack!!! Hahaha! Great birthday gift for Joel!
Photo #255: September 12
Congratulations to these newly-weds!!! They had the celebration first in the Philippines last Saturday before getting married in Japan today. So stoked for you, Leslie and Antoni! :heartpump: #peyups
Photo #209: July 28
Of sayonaras, hajimemashites, and mata nes: today I said goodbye to my cousin & cousin-in-law who’ll be moving to Japan soon, and I also met another Japanese family who’s interested in letting their kids study in the Philippines, thanks to Sachiko-san’s experiences, which she shares online. My cousin Hexel and Sachiko-san met via Grab: he drove her to her home, and the rest is history. I’m a little sad, but I know it’s a good decision especially for my hafu nephew, Kirito-kun and niece, Kazumi-chan (hoping for her safe delivery this December). In addition, that’s another reason for me to visit Japan again, in Yokohama! Ganbatte, Hexel and Chiharu-chan!
Photo #198: July 17
Last selfie before parting ways. Thank you, ate Faith! You’ve always been so supportive even though we havenl’t met personally prior to our trip! Thank you for being so game with the itinerary I made hahaha! Thank you for your contagious smile, generous heart, and unyielding hopefulness! I am looking forward to our next adventure in Japan! :-* #Tutoristas
Photo #194: July 13
Arianne and I met in college 16 years ago! Can’t remember the last time we saw each other, but it was definitely quite a long time ago. She has been working in Japan for 10 years now, and I’m so glad we found time to see each other today! Thank you for taking me to my first matsuri experience, as well as to an excellent sushi resto! See you again soon!!! :-*
Photo #192: July 11
Today I met the owner of Honeybun Inspired Perfumes and Homemade Skin Care! She also happens to be a RareJob tutor, plus her hubby and I have common friends because we are both UPIS graduates. What a small world, eh? She is an inspiration because aside from managing her business and teaching, she’s also working on her thesis. Here, we are “modelling” her versatile tints! Love ya, girl! You rock!