☆ 19 May 2013 ♥ 2:20 am ♥ 9 Comments ☆
I don’t know how to start this but I will do my best. :-)
Last year, around October – November, I was having a personal dilemma with Rainbowholic. Yep, this blog.
I have always loved sharing. I like taking time snapping photos, whether the subject is just a new pocky flavor released in 7-eleven or just a random sticker on a wall in Harajuku. I love taking videos from my perspective and making a music video out of it– with the exact feel when I was in that moment of capturing. Thanks to TokyoFashion.com, I was able to have opportunities to produce freely… and making people feel that they were with me in those fashion-related events.
Another thing that I like doing is working with like-minded people. I love pooling people together, leading a group, and having a goal with everyone. Nothing beats the feeling of surpassing a target dream.. and having people with you to celebrate its sweet success. Back in college, I was the VP for Creative for my course (Advertising Management)’s official organization (AdCreate Society)… and we jumped from the 17th place (can’t remember) to the Top 4 org list in the whole campus. After that life-changing experience, I felt that working with the team / bringing out the best in everyone was really something that I’d like to do in the future.
And then it happened, that future has become “now”… huhuhu. *tears* *hugs JapanLover.me*
As much as I’d like to work with a team, my current job as an overall assistant / right-hand person for my brother in his Japan-based company which he built from scratch, I am unable to do that. I also just couldn’t see myself working for another company and make it earn (lol) so I’ve got to find a way where my brother can allow me to do the kind of work I like.. and still being home-based.
I had thoughts of “expanding” Rainbowholic but no matter how I think of another way to do it, it’s just not right. I cannot do that. Rainbowholic will lose its personal charm and I don’t want that to happen. At the same time, I also want Rainbowholic to grow in another way… I don’t want it to become that kind of blog that is being bombarded with sponsors (I think it’s quite stressful to deal with lots of sponsors every single day, and my blog will just turn into a visual magazine full of ads..). I don’t want just to become a “blogger”, when I know within me that I can do so much more. I had been spending too much time inside my room and sharing what happened for the past days/weeks.. it was real fun but at some point, I realized that I’ve got to move forward & do something more challenging. I can’t just say “I want to do this, do that” while staying still… I had to doodle a venn diagram so I can figure out how I can make everything work out the way I like it, without sacrificing my initial responsibilities.
And that was when I finally realized that I should just create another outlet. Another outlet that would use the advantage of me having so much love for Japan + being in Japan as well.
And at the center of the diagram, I came up with www.japanlover.me.
☆ 12 May 2013 ♥ 9:41 am ♥ 8 Comments ☆
Yay! A blog update~! Got some free time tonight so I decided to share some stories of my fun days with friends here in Tokyo!
Even after the week-long Kawaii Leader project with NHK / Kawaii International, my first week of May was also packed / “fully booked”! So many friends coming over during the Golden Week! I think I was outside almost everyday… ;_; It was so tough and challenging since I have to juggle so many responsibilities (real work / JapanLover.me / Rainbowholic ) all at once. *_* I think I need to divide myself into 3 more.
Anywaaaaay, I’m still very grateful because my friends from Manila came to visit! It was so funn and I almost forgot all of my obligations..! :”) Wish I could do this more and more..
I’ve been collaborating with Tracy姉ちゃん for a couple of projects together. For the work x fun meeting, we both decided to go to Koenji since we love the overall vibe in this place~! We also planned to visit the SPANK! store… which explains our matching SPANK! -inspired fashion looks here.
So pop and pastel~y!
Work it work it
Perfect weather + not so many people + streets with lots of hidden treasures..
She’s rocking the tights from SPANK!
Thanks to my friend Chris, we found Floresta! Such a perfect chill place.. :O