Permanent Record by Edward Snowden (Book Review)

Writing this review might spell unprecedented doom to me as I am reviewing a book written by a fugitive, a ‘leaker’ and a man who values truth more than the rest of the world. At the age of 29, Edward Snowden was willing to put everything in his life to gamble in order to form […]

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Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl (Book Review)

The book illustrates the experience of a psychologist in a concentration camp during the odious Holocaust. Battling with the mental dreads and also the physical ones, we get to see through the eyes of an actual prisoner from a psychological point of view, giving the readers a different perspective of life itself. Viktor managed to […]

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari (Book Review)

My first impression of this book is that people in this contemporary have no clue about what they are living for and what they are living in. Humans are slowly devoured by the exponential growth of biotech and infotech. When we are still struggling to get a pass in our old, archaic education system, big […]

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29516 Steps From Tsukiji to Ginza to Odaiba

Last day in Tokyo, we got lucky on some occasions, and it was about to end shortly. I did not know when I would be heading back here, such a wondrous place for vacation. No hard feelings, let’s start with the day. The first location was Tsukiji fish market, apparently it closed down months before […]

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32703 Steps From Kudanshita to Shibuya to Yotsuya

“Let’s meet at the JR station at Shinjuku around 11 a.m.” we agreed upon text as I had the morning free to myself. I took the train to Kudanshita with the motive to visit the calligraphy store that had one of the longest history in Japan, maybe the world too. The visit to the picturesque […]

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28167 Steps From Mt. Fuji to Shinjuku to Tokyo Tower

Good morning Mount Fuji! I caught a quick run at 6 a.m. when the air up was frigid and it was strenuous for my muscles to pull this run off. Nothing really eye-catching during this run as I stayed in a hotel which is located in the middle of the jungle. The run was breathtaking […]

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27531 Steps From Haneda to Asakusa to Akibahara to Mt. Fuji

27531 Steps From Haneda to Asakusa to Akibahara to Mt. Fuji

Touched down at 10 p.m. at Haneda Airport, traveled for almost a day from my house to the airport then to Tokyo. I followed a tour for this trip for this time around. We checked in a hotel near the airport at around 12 midnight. However, our stomachs got the best of us, we went […]

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Hear the Wind Sing by Haruki Murakami (Book Review)

Another Murakami book from me, but this time I read one of his first novels- more like a novelette. The book started with a prologue of how Murakami started off his career, some of the elements there were covered in his other works. As usual, he has this nonchalant and light way of delivering the […]

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