Hi everyone! Call me RennXu (a play on my given name Karen Sue). Not living in Tokyo, or Japan for that matter, but will be visiting for the first time this year. Japan is in the top half of my travel wishlist and I’m so excited. I’ve come across Tokyo Cheapo while researching for our trip itinerary. The posts have been so helpful.
I live in Manila, Philippines. Well, not actually in Manila (the capital city), but in Metro Manila (the National Capital Region or NCR). Visitors to our country often get that confused and get really ticked off when they find out that This-or-That-Hotel-Manila is actually located miles from the city of Manila. Planning a trip to the PH soon? Just shoot me a question and I’ll try my best to help!
For fun, I’d love to travel. But I can’t really do that a lot because work. And budget. Haha. Outside work, I mostly spend time on the arts (literature, painting, music, cooking). At some point, I’ve tried learning several new languages (Spanish, French and German) at the same time, hahaha. But as our Tokyo trip is near, I’m reviewing Nihongo.
Hmm… I don’t think I’ve encountered natto yet. Or maybe I can’t remember. Should I try it?
My Tokyo newbie tip: Research!