New Japan Videos + What I’ve Been Doing Lately + Big Magic! 🌟

Konbanwa from Japan!

Before I go to sleep, I just feel like blogging. It’s been quite a hectic week for me ever since I came back from the (tiring but fulfilling) backpacking trip and unloading all of my thoughts right now seems to be the best idea to end the night, haha!

To start this blog entry, let me just plug this teaser video I’ve created. It’s just short (hopefully sweet, lol) and I hope that it would make you want to look forward to the entire video series I’m working on! 🙂

My goal is to edit these video clips we’ve taken in a more creative / ~aesthetic~ way than the usual Japan travel vlogs / videos. I might include some Hobonichi With Me videos as well towards the end.. or not. Let’s see, haha!

VIDEO: Traveling Around Japan For 9 Days – Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, & Fukuoka!

At the same time, I’m also working on layouting chosen photos for my blog.

Many are asking about my itinerary so will post about that  (hopefully) soon! 🙂

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Pokémon GO in Japan ? + Daily Cuteness ❤️

Hi everybody!

If you’ve been following me through my social media accounts, you would know what Pokemon GO has done to me so far… (hi, eyebags and sore feet). I went home yesterday night (or this morning ?? lol) with my cousin at 12:30 AM after spending 2 hours walking around the neighborhood to catch some pokemon haha. OMG ;_; These are really one of those things that make me want to persevere in life hahaha


My new inspiration to wake up extra early everyday: Pokemon Go Playtime :))

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I remember the first time when I first opened the app! Best feeling in the world haha


Watch ✏️ #Hobonichi With Me x  Pokémon GO (ポケモンGO) ? video ~


I almost spent half of my Saturday just around our area. I didn’t want to spend nor go out of Saitama (been saving money) ~ so I would say that Pokemon GO is really perfect for grandma millenials like me :))

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#Hobonichi With Me Updates + Some Realizations Recently

Hi there!

Been religiously editing videos & it feels so great to just have a creative outlet everyday. My work and my hobbies are actually almost worlds apart … & I am not complaining. I treat JLM Store 10AM-6PM everyday job as a “school” where I can learn hands-on management. At present, I am the one who is in charge of overseeing all the operations (+ heavy marketing work).  I can’t believe that the day wherein we could a hire a part-timer in the office has happened already (and she’s a super genki / cheerful 60 yr. old Japanese lady btw). I consider it as one of my milestones.. considering how small we started before.  I can still remember having some crying spells during / after work because of the pressure (self-pressure, I suppose lol) but hey, I’m still alive and smiling! These days, I am just taking everything slow (slowly but surely) even if I am forced to be fast-paced (how contradicting, haha!). Thanks to Manila team (Chichi and Kaye) for always helping me out & working with me so efficiently and effectively. I really appreciate everyone’s hard work and dedication! ^_^

Enough of work-related musings, and let’s start with the hobonichi diary updates! : ) I sound so different whenever I talk about work, haha!

Just click on the links below to go to the WIP (work in progress) videos of how I arrange my hobonichi pages with different styles.

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#Hobonichi With Me 06/16

hobonichi june 15

#Hobonichi With Me 06/15

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#Hobonichi With Me 06/14

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#Hobonichi With Me 06/12

As you can tell, I’m really, really enjoying this daily hobonichi (video) project / series. Views, shares, likes are just extra stuff for me actually.

Being able to share and practice my skills (analog + digital) = absolute happiness for Kaila ^^

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