Alsace, France : Colmar & Eguisheim

Charming villages that make you feel like you've just stepped straight into Disney's Beauty and the Beast and compelled to belt out the chorus of Belle.  As that is one of my all time favorite Disney movies, it's no wonder that these were the first thoughts that came into my mind while I explored this Northeastern region … Continue reading Alsace, France : Colmar & Eguisheim

Carmel, New York : Chuang Yen Monastery

An absolute sense of calmness and serenity envelope your body the minute you set yourself onto its ground.  There is a quietness to its surrounding that makes it seems sacred but still inviting.  One does not have to be of a specific faith to visit Chuang Yen Monastery as proven by its melting pot of … Continue reading Carmel, New York : Chuang Yen Monastery

Boston, Massachusetts : City Highlights

No matter where you walk, every corner is a whole different experience from the last.  That is the beauty of Boston. It took about 4 hours on a bus ride from Grand Central Station up to Boston.  This was a mini weekend trip that I did a few years ago.  Since it was my first time really having … Continue reading Boston, Massachusetts : City Highlights

Brooklyn, New York : Sakura Matsuri 2015

If you happen to find yourself a little lost on the subway as to where to get off so that you don't miss your stop going to Brooklyn's Botanical Garden, have no fear.  Just simply follow Sailor Moon and her geisha friend, they will show you the way.  At least that was what I had to do and … Continue reading Brooklyn, New York : Sakura Matsuri 2015