A Touch of Zen: Applying the Bonsai Philosophy at Home

A Touch of Zen: Applying the Bonsai Philosophy at Home

The unique philosophy of the bonsai can also be applied to your home. Photo courtesy of Unsplash When it comes to furniture or flora that’s uniquely Japanese, the bonsai is one of the first symbols that springs to mind. Although it takes its roots from China, the art of just subtly altering a potted tree […]

Ikigai: A Creative Life of Passion and Purpose

people on train ikigai

It is natural for humans to strive for satisfaction and look for a purpose. But sometimes we get caught in the cycle of achieving things that don’t bring us any satisfaction in the long run. This is common in people of all ages. We often make fun of the saying “what is life?” But for […]

Don Quijote: Japan’s Largest Discount Store is coming to the Philippines

Don Quijote store in Shibuya

A Don Quijote store in Shibuya. Photo courtesy of Ft Yes, you read it right, the famous Don Quijote (dawn kee-ho-tay) ドン・キホーテ also known as Donki is coming to the Philippines and we couldn’t be happier! The Japanese discount store begins its wave of Southeast Asian expansion aiming to increase its retail store from 40 […]

Yayoi Kusama: Conquering the Modern Art Industry Dot by Dot

Yayoi Kusama: Conquering the Modern Art Industry Dot by Dot Yayoi Kusama’s Photoshoot for her book “Life is the heart of a rainbow” Photo courtesy of Matchion Polka dots long before weren’t considered as an art. It made people in the Medieval Period think of diseases such as smallpox or leprosy so it wasn’t a […]