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Day1:  Jan 17, 2019 Departure from Honolulu We checked in at the Philippine Airlines counter, which had a dedicated line for our group.  The airline provided us with a “gold line” at TSA, which made our inspection so much faster. The flight (PR#101) was 10hr45min nonstop to Manila. We were served with two hot main meals and a snack with a choice of pork barbecue or kung pao chicken and pancit & pork or beef lasagna. We enjoyed our...

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Here is some of popular proverbs people in Japan still use in daily conversations. If you know these proverbs, not only you can enjoy conversation but also you will be getting respect immediately. So, let’s learn Japanese Proverbs. Jigoku de hotoke ni atta yo u. It is like coming across a Buddha in Hell. You feel as if you met a Buddha in purgatory when a helping hand is lent you to save you from the great trouble you are in. “A...

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Here is some of popular proverbs people in Japan still use in daily conversations. If you know these proverbs, not only you can enjoy conversation but also you will be getting respect immediately. So, let’s learn Japanese Proverbs. Itsumo yanagi no shita ni dojo wa inai. Loaches are not always to be found under a willow. In Japan loaches usually live in muddy water, as in the rice-fields. They are likely to be found also in the muddy...

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You may think that Kakigori (Shaved Ice) is a summertime dessert, but it has actually become a popular treat all year round! Tokyo, the central hub of Japanese culinary arts, there are kakigori shops that serve long lines in the autumn and winter. In rain or shine, sleet or snow, kakigori cafes are even popular when it’s freezing cold. Though many kakigori are served with fruit flavored sugar based syrups, these shops serve high...

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Here is some of popular proverbs people in Japan still use in daily conversations. If you know these proverbs, not only you can enjoy conversation but also you will be getting respect immediately. So, let’s learn Japanese Proverbs. Hotoke tsukutte tamashii irezu (irenu). An image of Buddha is made, but there is no soul in it. This is said of failure to put the finishing touch. The phrase, “manako o irenu” (no eyes are given to it) is...

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Here is some of popular proverbs people in Japan still use in daily conversations. If you know these proverbs, not only you can enjoy conversation but also you will be getting respect immediately. So, let’s learn Japanese Proverbs. Hinsureba donsuru. When in poverty, one becomes dull-witted. When money goes, wits may follow suit. With an empty purse, one may lose the power to exercise one’s wit. Poverty turns the edge of wit....

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