Shusenji 修善寺. Izu, Japan

Towards the end of January I had the chance to visit Japan with my brother Philip. It was a holiday simply to get away from all the worries in the past few months, as well as a chance to see each other after two years apart.

The passing of our mother made me want to weave a better web amongst us brothers, Philip, Kevin, and I, simply because the original bond, my mother, isn’t here anymore.

I am sure mom would want us to stick together, through good and bad times as well.

During this trip, Philip and I travelled through Kyoto, Osaka, Shusenji (in Izu), and Tokyo. These are the pictures that describe our fun times during this two-week trip.

DINNER TIME… Tonight the menu has changed… we started off with a whole abalone (one of my favorite shellfishes growing up – my grandma used to make abalone congee when I was young)…

Back to dinner – Philip playing with his food…