Hobonichi Techo 2019 Lineup + Masking Tape Jamboree! 💕

Hi all~

Just sharing some event photos I took last week. ^^

Stationery has taken over my life, haha!

Free instagrammable (lol) water from Hobonichi lineup preview event!

Tokyo gotochi postcard! If you want a Saitama one, feel free to pledge~

Planning a trial event / stationery meet-up here in Saitama. If you’re free, please do come! ^^

First event of the day: Masking tape Jamboree at KITTE in Tokyo.

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My Japanese Summer So Far + Life Updates 🎆

Hi everybody!

Happy Saturday from Japan (finally woo). Just sharing some photos taken last week!

Super happy with my chichified illustration!

 

To those who don’t know, I created a Kawaii Journaling FB group and we’re already 400+ members!

So happy with everyone’s contributions. I feel inspired to be more creative because of their posts!

The weather last weekend was being cooperative with us. Finally pushed through with our yukata date plans.

This year, I chose this hydrangeas / ajisai design. Last year, I was a walking pastel rainbow lol.

C H E E S E lol

Aki brought me here and I already forgot the place haha. We watched the fireworks with others at a park in Odaiba.

We brought our own mat and portable fan! I filmed videos and I’ll most likely share the clips in one compiled monthly vlog.

We love going to Round One for taiko / arcade games haha

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Tanabata Festival at Tokyo Disneyland! 🎋

Hi everybody!

Aki and I had some time off earlier this month. Last summer, we visited Tokyo Disneysea. This time, we explored around Disneyland during the day!

Dumbo has always been one of my favorite Disney characters (Top 1: Winnie The Pooh) lol ~

It was so delightful to see the newly-renovated “it’s a small world” attraction!

Matcha & chocolate donut from a store at Tokyo station.

Happy to be back home!

Watch the Tokyo Disneyland 35th Happiest Celebration Vlog here.

Do read the video description for more details / recommendations! ^^

It was so pretty to witness the Tanabata festival decorations all over the place!

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How I’ve Been + Why I Create 🌈

Hi everybody!

Last week, I’ve made a big decision which has been truly helpful so far.

Hmm… what could it be?? Lol ~

I’ve taken a break from most social media platforms.

This might not be a big deal to some people, but it is definitely a big one for me. If you’re someone who puts herself out there in the internet world, we cannot deny that social media really play a role especially if your work relies on it too (for commissioned posts / promotions / announcements).

To be honest, social media is like both a cure and a poison for me. Poison is a little bit strong of a word but you know what I mean, haha. Yes, it’s everyone’s cure for boredom. On the other hand, it can also be an unconscious addiction. It was becoming a latter for me to the point it was being unhealthy. Not that I feel insecure or compare myself to people I follow because I actually feel admiration towards them haha.. it’s more like I get sooooo distracted and I lose precious time! (Kaila, stop exploring hashtags! LOL)

If only I could have a duplicate Kaila who could update her ig often and not feeling stressed at the same time, lol. But let’s be real, I’m only one person. If you sent me a DM and I wasn’t able to reply, I really don’t check my unread inboxes because I just feel overwhelmed and not in a good way most of the time. If I feel relaxed at that time, I enjoy opening it. If not, it has this other effect.. huhu. #sorrynotsorry

My phone is so slow now and I’m actually happy about it because it prevents me from opening instagram / twitter apps. Not sure if I will be back (as of now, I don’t feel like going back) and I think that if people are really interested in me / the content that I do, they can just always access it through my blog or youtube. That’s how it was when I started blogging a decade ago.

Bloghopping was a huge thing, haha! I still do it now and I even search for blogs for inspiration. Not sure if it’s the same with everyone!

To add, I just wanna share some realizations lately. I’m really thankful that I’ve learned these!

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