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Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:22 am

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2014 pa yan :lol:
fail na naman ako :lol:
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Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:44 am

Madali lang daw talaga makakuha ng visa sa Japan at South Korea rin.

For other visas, easiest way is family or group kayo mag apply.
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24 Quirky Things You Realise Are Actually True After You Visit Japan
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Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:28 am

Sino nakapunta na sa Osaka and Kyoto? Ano mas nagustohan niyo?

I'm planning to go to Japan this Oct or Nov and stay in Tokyo and Osaka or Kyoto.
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Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:13 pm

Si Xanshi ang madalas diyan sa Japan e. Baka nakapunta na rin siya diyan. :D
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Sino nakapunta na sa Osaka and Kyoto? Ano mas nagustohan niyo?

I'm planning to go to Japan this Oct or Nov and stay in Tokyo and Osaka or Kyoto.
Kyoto. Since masmalapit.
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skp_16 wrote:
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Sino nakapunta na sa Osaka and Kyoto? Ano mas nagustohan niyo?

I'm planning to go to Japan this Oct or Nov and stay in Tokyo and Osaka or Kyoto.
Kyoto.. Nung nagpunta kasi ako ng Osaka parang feeling ko nasa Tokyo parin ako.. Though hindi ako masyado naglibot dun.. Hinanap ko lang yung Denden Town..
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Pwede ako mag-donate ng aking time, effort and energy para magka-anak sila. Hindi ako maghahabol, pramis. :bigmouth:
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:36 am

factor kaya yung mahabang trabaho sa oras, video games, anime, manga, mahal na renta sa tirahan, at jav kaya kumokonti ang mga nagpapamilya? :?:
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:07 pm

^sa tingin ko malaking factor nga yan. masyado nang madaming entertainment na pwedeng gawin sa bahay kaya di na gano lumalabas ang mga tao at dun na nagpapalipas ng oras.
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Pwede ako mag-donate ng aking time, effort and energy para magka-anak sila. Hindi ako maghahabol, pramis. :bigmouth:
mukhang ikaw ang hahabulin nila kapag nakabuo ka :bigmouth:
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Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:27 pm

Sino na nakapunta sa AKB48 Cafe? Magkaiba ba talagang mga waitress yung mag-su-serve ng mga pagkain sa table mo?
*Hindi naman busy yung Cafe kasi 4 lang yung occupied tables sa area namin.*

Yung mga T**ga naka-display lang dun sa isang floor ng store na napuntahan ko. :sweat: Pero sa lower level may harang na bawal ang 18 below.
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Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:37 pm

^ nakaka-curious ba yun may harang na bawal ang 18 and below? :bigmouth:
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^Siguro kung di mo alam na meron para sa lalaki. Pero di ko pinasok, baka paalisin lang ako.
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Fan ka ng 48 group?
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Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:13 am

^Hindi. May crush lang ako dun sa isang member ng SKE48.
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I got to talk with a Japanese lady. She said that today's Japanese women like kind and cool/good-looking guys.

Another thing, I'm not sure if she also said that they like strong guys, or if she meant to say that the women now are strong. I'm not sure what she wanted to say since she typed it directly on her phone (google translate), and I wasn't able to read the roumaji.

Does anyone know what 'mote so' means?
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Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:20 am

Ok. Just got back from Japan. I'm just going to make a list of the good and bad things first, and then make a summary of our trip there.

Good
- You don't have to wait for that much time in the baggage claim area. In some airports you still have to wait 30 mins. or so, before you see a baggage in the carousel.
- People are orderly when queuing up for the trains.
- There are station names (JR) are shown in Kanji, Hiragana and English before reaching a particular station, so it'll help if you can read Hiragana.
- Toilet :sweat:
- Information booth staff can speak in English (in major stations), so no need to ask "Eigo ga hanasemasu ka".


Negative
-We went to a restaurant in Shibuya, and I'm not sure if it didn't have a separate part for those who'd like to smoke or if my uncle just forgot to say that we'd prefer to be in the non-smoking area. Some people will also smoke in no-smoking areas as long as they know that they won't be caught. But at least it's not as bad as it was in the Philippines before.

a. Racism/xenophoia
- I mostly experienced/observed this when I was with my mom (who kind of looks like a westerner). People would avoid seating beside her inside the train. They'd also cover their nose when they pass by her on the streets. Not sure if it's because of her perfume, or if it's because she doesn't look like she's Japanese. They'd also avoid seating beside me once they find out that I'm with her.
- I only experienced this 3 times. First was in the train. There were three empty seats to my left. An old lady sat two seats to my left. Probably for personal space, which I get. Then there were two girls, who then sat beside the old lady. I was reading a sports blog in English during the trip. Two minutes after the old lady left, the girl on the leftmost motioned her friend (seated beside me) to seat beside her instead.
- The other 2 were in the airport. I was using a newly bought bag (which of course had the smell that it was new). There was a lady, probably 26-34 y/o, who faked a cough in my direction. This apparently means "You smell, get away from me". In my mind, I was saying 'WTF, don't 'ya even know the smell of a new item!'. And then when she was walking with her friend, she was saying "atsui, atsui", when it was cold. She's implying that it smells like sweat. People sweat when it's hot, right? I was like (in my mind), "Don't you know the difference between the smell of a new item and sweat?!?!". :facepalm:
- Apparently, they also do the fake cough to signal that there's a non-Japanese in the vicinity. I noticed it when we were boarding the plane, and then there were 3 Indians (or maybe people from the EMEIA region) in front of me and the Japanese lady (airport crew) coughed once when they were about 2-4 meters away from her. Was that a signal for me?


Other comments/suggestions
- Don't forget to check the typical humidity (not just the temperature and weather) for the month/weeks that you'll be in Japan. I went there last week, expecting rain. Which I thought would mean that it'd be cold, but it was too humid even when raining.
- Do NOT try to explore the Shibuya and Shinjuku stations. I tried doing this and ended up in Kabukicho :bigmouth: . Good thing, it was still 11 in the morning. Just go straight to the exit/platform of your destination.
- If you want to experience an onsen/hot spring, don't go to the onsen theme park in Hakone. The kids are too noisy, and there were two ladies who were obviously waiting to be Nampa'd when we went there.
- Someone suggested to me the hot springs in Atami, and another hot spring further up the mountain which has a shrine.
- It should be obvious, but don't follow any touts in Kabukicho. You can just tell them to stop using your hand. If you just ignore them (usually recommended online), they'd apparently just follow you for two blocks or so.
- Google translate is better at translating JP to ENG compared to ENG-JP
- Still envious of their school uniforms and skin



We went to Ginza, Shibuya (not much people on the crossroad :cheer: ) and Asakusa on our first day.

The following day, we had a trip to Shizuoka. I saw a pretty girl in Kakegawa station (who kinda looked like one *V actress). I thought we were going to be in the same cabin, but my mom and uncle went to a different one... :sad:

In order to go to Odaiba, we just took the Rinkai Line from Shinjuku. There's a wax museum, port, the Gundam (still being built), and Fuji TV station. There's a shop in the Fuji TV which featured items from DragonBall, One Piece and Saekano. They also have a room for idol events. My mom couldn't believe that most of the people inside were guys who looked like they were in their 30's/40's.

Akihabara is Akihabara. I tried buying something from Mandarake and the staff was surprised and told me that they don't have that there. I guess, I look young even to the Japanese.
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Just applied for Japan tourist visa. Sana ma-approve. :pray:
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Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:01 pm

^^ :mrgreen:

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In Japan, You Can Hire Fake Friends For Facebook And Instagram Photos
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Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:01 pm

^ that's just sad. :sweat:
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dami kong fake friends, kailangan ko pa bang mag-hire? :D
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^ pero pumapayag ba sila magpa-selfie kasama ka? :D
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Visa granted!!! :) :mrgreen: :D :2thumbs: :cheer: :pray:
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