You Wormed My Heart (Not A Typo) + Kimono Date With Lirei In Tokyo

Hi everyone!

Here are just some recent life updates.

First of all, I got sick twice this month already because of the very moody cold weather. Please do pray that I won’t get sick anymore, huhu! I feel incomplete if I don’t upload enough youtube videos and getting sick does not help, yikes!  Gambatte, self! 

It’s been crazy these weeks and I’ve been juggling work, personal life, creative collabs all at the same time. Don’t know if it’s a good thing or not, huhu. Time.. where you at?! * cries * I have a greaaaat feeling I will hibernate and be an introvert after this month and just become an obaa-chan in Saitama. I haven’t been resting these past weekends too.. yikes. >_<

Anyway, March is coming soon and I’m so excited because my dream to bring my parents here to see sakura / cherry blossoms / Mt. Fuji is about to come true! I can’t wait to tour Mami & Dadi ~

Okaay, I’ve typed too long already haha. Let’s finally start with the photo collages already, shall we?

I am so happy. Thanks <3 for all the gifts! These are great for my hobonichi videos, lolol!

Got to try the Sakura Blossom Cream Frappucino & Latte with friends! Both are yummy!

Hobonichi time

Random selfies + Sakura Raspberry Milk drink from Starbucks Japan

My ultimate favorites! Matcha icecream everyday, please.

Thank you Sponsor-san, lolol

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Gudetama + Daily Japan Life + Love 💛

Hi everyone!

Currently on a lunch break right now and I need to head back soon to the office (which is just.. 30 seconds away lolol). Thought I should update something here about recent happenings. I’m actually feeling a bit sick but for some reason, my mind is just so overly active. My body wants to rest, but my mind is feeling restless huhuhuhu send help.. ;_;

Anyway, here are just some random photos I took that I wanna share 🙂

GUDETAMAAAAA

Complete Pikachu babies! Thank you Sponsorさん lol!

Grandma Kaila style ~

Growing Gudetama plushie collection. Perfect for my videos & #flatlays, lol!

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Ichigo Daifuku Class by MCK Studio + My Gambatteru Family in Japan✨

Hello everyone~!

I just want to share these photos taken by Justin during our Japanese wagashi (Ichigo Daifuku) class last week! Finally found an opportunity to blog about Mimiclaire’s Kitchen Studio by Claire Ocampo.

To those who do not know yet, my talented sister-in-law Claire currently teaches at her own kitchen studio here in Saitama . Last year, she won first place in a national cooking contest organized by Japan Soysauce Association with her very own Adobo creation (read: Japan Times feature). My good friend Justin (who also works for JLM Store like me, Gil and Anne) is also collaborating with her as her kitchen partner / co-instructor. They work together as Chef – Food Photographer tandem. Justin got featured in Entrepreneur Philippines website last year and you can read about his passion for photography here.

I just realized that I haven’t really shared about this other business that we have on my blog (always sukajan / souvenir jacket, haha).. so here you go! 🙂

I’m just really proud that everyone in the family is “gambatteru” (always doing his/her best) & we are all achievers in life & work.

Whenever I mention “family” here in Japan, I don’t only mean about my older brother, his family & my cousin. I’m also pertaining to my friends turned family here (hi Anne & Justin!)

We all work together with different skills / talents but we all have the same & respective goals and dreams. ^_^

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With the ever-growing popularity of the Japanese Cuisine all over the world, many visitors to Japan have become eager to try out Japanese Cooking classes as one of the best ways to enjoy the local culture and experience the wonders of Japan’s food culture first-hand. Apart from the usual routine of visiting stereotype tourist spots and famous places around Tokyo, another way of getting deeper insights into Japan’s fascinating culture is to foster some local camaraderie with people who also share this Japan love. Mimiclaire’s Kitchen Studio is born out of this passion to share the love towards Japan’s food culture – carefully mixed with some Asian and Filipino food cultural perspectives and approach to cooking and making great food. Read more.

Daifukumochi (大福餅), or Daifuku (大福) (literally “great luck”), is a Japanese confection consisting of a small round mochi (glutinous rice cake) stuffed with sweet filling, most commonly anko, sweetened red bean paste made from azuki beans. (source)

It was my first time to make ichigo daifuku and it was so much fun! It was also Anne‘s first time! 😉

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Hobonichi Techo Updates + Ichigo Daifuku Class + JLM STUDIO?! 📷

Hi everybody!

Here are some hobonichi diary updates recently~! I’ll let the pages do the sharing about my life these past few days, haha!

Ichigo season, my favorite!

Finally got to finish this video! I was actually aiming to upload another video but the memory card got lost somewhere, huhu.

Hobonich With Me | Stationery Cafe & Shopping Day in Tokyo w/ Knatt 💟 }

Knatt‘s Hobonichi entry ~

Super enjoyed the stamping area at Traveler’s Factory Nakameguro!

Super kawaii stickers from Korea! Thanks, Chingu Jack!

My all-time favorite Japanese souvenir jacket / sukajan from JLM-STORE.com~

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