Itching to roam Japan? Shikoku is waiting

Shikoku, smallest of Japan’s major islands, is ranked sixth in the regional category of the “Best in Travel 2022” list of Lonely Planet, the world’s most popular travel guidebook.

The Struggles of an Anime Fan

I was the typical 90’s kid who grew up in a small provincial town. There wasn’t much to do so people my age just study, then go home right after. It was a boring childhood for most of us—but not for me. I was different. I was not really into this world, I tell you. …

Fast Five: It’s the Fifth Anniversary of!

This June, is five years old! Thank you for gracing our pages and supporting our passion project since 2014. To everyone who has contributed their stories and perspectives to us, we are most grateful. If you wish to find a platform for your article, insights or photo essays, send us a comment down below…

Pamana ng mga Lola

Sa isang exhibit sa Ateneo De Manila University sa Quezon City, malinaw ang panawagan ng mga Lola sa mga Pilipinong kabataan—mga itinuturing na nilang mga apo—na muling buhayin ang tila nalimot at nabaon na ngunit wala pa ring resolusyong usapin sa Comfort Women.

8 Things I Learned in Kansai

Here are a few things worth noting when visiting what is dubbed to be the cultural and historical heart of Japan that is the Kansai region.

Freelance: The Price of Freedom

I am writing this piece with a Post-It note of my backlogs: a research proposal, three science articles, and two pitches. Not to mention my piles of papers to check (including a thesis draft) as a part-time lecturer in a university. Freelancing doesn’t sound so free after all. I decided to go completely freelance on January…

How Sendai Recovered from the 2011 Tsunami

In 2011, a catastrophic tsunami ravaged Sendai, Japan resulting to thousands of casualties. TV producer George Gamayo revisits one of the worst hit areas in this article.

Lupang Tinubuan

Ang Pilipinas, may mahigit pitong libong isla. Maraming beach (at, oo, pati bitch). Pero ang mas inaasahan at pinagkakakitaan, mga lupang sakahan at mga dagat na pangisdaan. Dalawa sa bawat limang manggagawang Pilipino, nasa agrikultura. Dalawang piso sa bawat sampung piso ng Gross Domestic Product, mula sa sektor na ito. Kung isasama pa ang mga industriyang upstream at downstream, halos…