How’s your Sunday? How’s your hosting stint at PICC for your college’s graduation, ‘ney? I know you did well, of course. As for me and my Filipino colleagues here in Tokyo, we went to places that I immeidately fell in love with.
After a 3-station-train ride via Yamanote line from Gotanda, the place we’re staying, we got off Shimbashi and found young ladies beautifully dressed in kimono… who would pass a photo op with these graduating students?
From the train station, we walked a few blocks to Imperial Palace. The area looks like an upscale Malate-Luneta-Fort Santiago area; I honestly miss home more when I saw the place.
Then after few shots; we went back again to the streets and found these wonderful scenes…
Who would not fell in love with these blooms on the streets? It’s not even spring yet… Sakura or Cherry blossoms will be experienced on the last week of March; but tulips, roses and other floral arrangements and plants on the pavements were such a feast for the eyes…
I so wished you and Gabby were with me on this bench, lovely isn’t it?
From Imperial Palace we walked our way to our lunch buffet which deserves another letter soon. On our way there, more fascinating art installations were impossible not to appreciate…
After our lunch, we got a taste of what it feels like walking in the streets of GINZA!
Undoubtedly, Tokyo is the most expensive city in the world; and one of those upscale streets in this capital is Ginza. It is like Times Square in New York according to my colleagues. Don’t you think, Tatay-doc is so blessed to have walked in Ginza for free?
Ginza Street is closed to cars and other vehicles before 5PM. Some seats are even provided at the middle to render comfort amidst stylish fashion shops.
There were a ton of high-end shops of watches and clothes –a true shopping mecca for rich and fabulous…
But what’s Tokyo without Hello Kitty and Disney’s Royalties ?
Ginza is hard to resist; but home is still where my heart is.
I miss you ‘ney and Gabby.
I love you.
Till my next letter;