Would you let your 6 year old kid travel all alone in the largest city of your country? If you had the time, the money and even the car, would you still have the heart to let your most precious belonging spend hours commuting in subways, buses and cross the streets all by herself? Japanese parents do!!! When I told a Japanese friend about … Continue reading Education: 3 inspiring practices to steal from the Japanese
I love letters, the real ones, on paper. The ones written with a pen, with no “delete” or “spell check”. The ones I can hold and smell, that will never need batteries to come to life. I cherish them like the unique jewels they are, because they come from a time people had time – or at least made time. Back then, an envelope was already telling … Continue reading Mundane Monday: Handle with Love, Care and Tenderness
“For the nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver” – Martin Luther Day 2 is dedicated to Nature, essential to my physical and spiritual well being. I know the 3 bloggers I am nominating feel the same, so tatata, ladies and gentlemen, welcome the greatissimo Hubert from Active Outside … Continue reading Quote Challenge Day 2 : nature …
The Photo Challenge of this week is “to share a photo of something that you consider a marvellous treat‘. What I miss from home? chatting with my best friend while sipping a freshly brewed cup of coffee and breathing Autumn. Boots, jeans, crispy air and flushed cheeks.. Continue reading Chat, drink and be cozy
What’s more Mundane than a WC? I am the proud Mum of 2 toddlers, hence fluent in “pipi, poopoo”. The toilet stop with hyperactive kids is dreadful, as toilets are never clean enough, kids need to be carried, the cabin is always too small for 3 ( me and the kids, together no matter what!). At least mine don’t need nappies anymore. Sounds familiar?.. Then … Continue reading A Mundane Monday from the Japanese toilets …
In Japan and nowhere else ( I have ever been so far ) : Continue reading To those of you visiting Japan: Be Careful and watch your moves
(Almost) Back in Cebu! Sorry I havent been very responsive to all the sweet comments lately, but we signed for a “non Wifi package” there. Our only connections were in 3D. Just time to sort the pictures and you’ll have a glimpse of our family holidays in the Empire of the Rising Sun.. For those who have been following me for a while, you know I … Continue reading Time to unpack
See you here in a couple of weeks .. Till then, join the fun by following us @estelea555 on Instagram 🇯🇵 🎉 Continue reading On the beautiful Japanese roads..
When in doubt, Buddhism encourages us to question our perspective on our current situation. Can we shift it or enlarge it?are there any positive angles? We should practise bringing our attention to our breath through our day as a way to focus on the present moment. That’s what I should be doing. But I am still far too restless to stay really still for more than … Continue reading (kinda) Mindful Monday: My Buddha said Tokyo!