Monthly Archives: April 2010

Korea – Day 1: The Adventure Finding the Guest House 2

Annyong haseyo! On Wednesday, I arrived in Seoul late in the afternoon. I came here with just a backpack and a note with a list of guest houses with contact numbers. I didn’t make any reservation for my accommodation prior to the trip. So first thing I did after coming out of the Incheon Airport […]






Fujisawa Beach Cleaning Project 3

Last Sunday, April 18th, Soleil Provence, together with 260 volunteers, celebrated Earth Day with it’s 2nd Beach Clean-up in Kugenuma Beach, Fujisawa. The clean-up started at 11:00am and ended at 1:30pm. The volunteers were formed into groups and were scattered along Kugenuma beach. In this photo, Enoshima is seen in the background.






One Afternoon in Shinagawa Station 1

Last week, I spent an hour shooting around Shinagawa station after getting my engineer visa renewed for another year in Japan. The station was not too crowded (well, it wasn’t in the rush hours), but still, you can see a lot of people mostly in suits, rushing towards to, and away from the station. This […]






Hanami 2010 4

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of enjoying the view of flowers especially the sakura or cherry blossoms during spring season. The word ‘hanami’ is almost synonymous to outdoor picnicking or partying. (Hanami was first used as a term analogous to cherry blossom viewing in the Heian era novel Tale of Genji. Whilst a wisteria viewing […]