I Finished A Half-Marathon (21KM) + Kawaii Journaling Videos + ETC

Hi everybody!

Omg, long time no blog?!

November was such a CRAZY month for me and I couldn’t just unload everything as I had a special event every weekend. But before I tell you guys about what happened these past few weeks, let me just share some pictures (preview yay) of a super special video coming SOON on my youtube channel!

If you love Japan and love traveling here, make it extra special through creative / kawaii journaling! I’m going to show you how you can setup your current journal so that it will be travel / Japan-ready by the time you start your adventure here, hehe! You can also do #throwback journaling like what I did before when I went to Hokkaido (and I did the journaling 1-2 years after lol).

Anyway, more on that later! Npw, I want to share my overwhelming experience in preparation of my first ever 21KM run (that I had to finish in 3 hours!)

This year, I’ve been doing a lot of effort to get fit! There were of course relapses during this fitness journey but I know that I would always come back stronger and more determined! I guess one of my biggest motivations besides my personal health goals would be my partner-in-crime, Aki! Aki would always do some physical activity after his usual company work  every week and that inspired me to make more time to go to the gym, do home workout, or run around the neighborhood. He would exercise at least 3 times a week (on his own.. because Tokyo boy, and I’m local girl from Saitama haha), and I would also do my own thing on my own when we can’t meet each other during weekdays (both busy people lol).

I actually shed off some pounds and became more lean after I really made more effort than before. Though I’ve been having an active lifestyle for 2 years by jogging / running & occasional gym visits, I only got to really achieve my ideal healthy body goals this year! Hopefully before this year ends, I can share the simple adjustments (HEALTHY eating habits!) I did to lose that 5% body fat. I was around 27% before and now, my percentage ranges from 22-23% (each body is different and I’m a bit short too so these numbers might be too much for others). If you want to get to know more about what this “body fat” means, click here. It’s not the actual weight that most people think! My ultimate goal is from 18-20%, which means that I have to have a lot of remaining fat to be converted into muscle. Aki’s body age is 18 (he’s 26) and that’s also my goal lololol. I’m also 26 and my body age is 21/22. I hope that through my fitness story, I will be able to inspire others to become more active and try running (goodbye social media for an hour!) We are all not growing any younger and our metabolism really drops over the years and I really believe that it’s one’s responsibility to take care of his / her own health at the best of his / her capabilities. I am making more conscious decisions now when eating because I don’t want to go back to my very unhealthy body when I had problems with gallstones and to my declining mental health brought by severe PMS (PMDD). Now, I feel much better and I could feel the 18 yr. old energy in me to radiate from within! ^^ This 2018, I hope we will all have a healthier body, spirit, and mind!

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Seoul Trip: Hanbok Rental + LINE Store + Artbox + Myeongdong

Hi everyone!

Finally, here’s the blog trip from our trip to Korea last May. You can view photos from our film cameras here.

This trip was really unexpected!

We thought we would be spending his birthday at FUJI Q / somewhere else but we ended up booking flights randomly at Mcdonald’s, haha!

( Nice shoes, lol )

VIDEO: I’m Seoul Happy With You | Korea Trip 2017 (韓国旅行) 🇰🇷

Before boarding, we made sure to visit Traveler’s Factory Narita Airport. It was part of my itinerary, lol!

Hobonichi With Me | Korea Trip 2017 + Stationery Haul 💙

Arrived at Incheon International Airport!

First night was such a test. I’m thankful for Aki for being able to convince me to just bring one backpack.. because our airbnb was so hard to find, lolol.

We also ate this extremely hot and spicy x 1000 chicken + cheese Korean food. (I already forgot, I’m sorry! If you know, please enlighten me?)

Never consumed so much water in my entire life, lol! Welcome to Korea, Kaila and Aki! :))

They have really cute snacks too! Pokemon and Ryan packaging~ omo ~

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Kawaii Hobonichi & Midori Traveler’s Notebook Dump ❤️️

Hi everyone!

おはよう from Japan!

Here’s a photo dump of my previous Hobonichi & Midori spreads! : ) Will post the more recent ones soon~

Hobonichi With Me | NYE in Japan + Birthday Month! 💕

2016 Journal Summary | Hobonichi + Midori + #ABCDailyJournal 🌈

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