Current Japan Life in Photos + Slowly But Surely 🌱

Hi everybody!

Just sharing some photos taken these past few weeks / days. I’m still recovering from the crazy workload I had during the start of May. It’s great to finally sit down and update my blog and spam you guys with photos, hehe ~

So hard to eat this melon pan from our local bakery! :))

What I feel whenever I go home ~

Messy desk while doing Rainbowholic work.

Back to square one. First day of moving in!

Current desk situation. Just filmed a desk tour video so please do wait for it! 🙂

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What Living In Japan Has Taught Me 🌸

7 years ago, my ultimate dream came true. 

7嚴前、į§ãŽįŠļæĨĩぎå¤ĸが原įžã—ぞした。æ—ĨæœŦãĢäŊã‚€ã¨ã„うå¤ĸです。

Photo by mumsh Abbey

I call it my cherry blossom dream. Thanks to my hardworking brother, I was able to start a new life as a Japanese language student here in Japan. I repaid his love by working with him in growing his company where I was able to do a wide scope of work from packing fragile Japanese antiques, to setting up an online store as the number one source of vintage souvenir jackets. It was a crazy type of additional schooling, lol. Still grateful for the craziness.

į§ã¯ãã‚Œã‚’æĄœãŽå¤ĸとå‘ŧんでいぞす。勤勉ãĒ兄ぎおかげで、ここæ—ĨæœŦぎį•™å­Ļį”Ÿã¨ã—ãĻ新しいį”Ÿæ´ģを始めることができぞした。兄ãĢ恊čŋ”しするためãĢæ—ĨæœŦぎéĒ¨č‘Ŗ品をæĸąåŒ…することから世į•Œä¸€ãŽã‚šã‚ĢジãƒŖãƒŗã‚Ēãƒŗナイãƒŗ゚トã‚ĸã‚’č¨­įĢ‹ã™ã‚‹ã“とぞで嚅åēƒã„äģ•äē‹ã‚’しãĻ兄ぎäŧšį¤žãŽæˆé•ˇãĢ協力しぞした。äģ•äē‹ã¯ã¨ãĻもクãƒŦイジãƒŧãĒãģおåŋ™ã—く大変でしたが、そこから様々ãĒことをå­Ļãļことができ、感čŦã—ãĻいぞす。

As I started my journey, I relaunched my passion for sharing creative content and blogging. I blogged about my simple life and fascination over kawaii culture. I met many people. I also said goodbye to many people. They also said goodbye to me. I moved on and eventually became ready to open new doors too. Experience is the best teacher as they say.

į§ãŒæ—…を始めた頃、æ˛ĸåąąãŽäēēãĢクãƒĒエイテã‚ŖブãĒã‚ŗãƒŗテãƒŗãƒ„ã¨ãƒ–ãƒ­ã‚°ã‚’å…ąæœ‰ã™ã‚‹ã¨ã„ã†æƒ…į†ąãŒå†ãŗ暧きぞした。ã‚Ģワイイ文化ãĢ寞するį§ãŽã‚ˇãƒŗプãƒĢナイフと魅力ãĢついãĻブログしぞした。æ˛ĸåąąãŽæ–°ã—ã„äēēãĢå‡ēäŧšã„、同時ãĢæ˛ĸåąąãŽäēēãĢåˆĨれを告げぞした。åŊŧらもぞたį§ãĢåˆĨれを告げぞした。į§ã¯å‰ã¸é€˛ãŋįļšã‘、最įĩ‚įš„ãĢ新しい扉を開くæē–備をしぞした。įĩŒé¨“は最éĢ˜ãŽæ•™å¸ĢとはよくいãŖたもぎです。

I went through a lot of phases. I had many achievements. I also had an equal share of setbacks. Yin and yang. I went through depression. That rock bottom served as my solid foundation that helped me find my purpose in life. I realized that I’m only alive for less than 10 decades, what the hell am I complaining about?

į§ã¯å¤šããŽæŽĩ階をįĩŒãĻ、æ˛ĸåąąãŽæˆæžœã‚’åŽã‚ãžã—ãŸãŒã€åŒæ™‚ãĢ同じくらいぎ反動も受けぞした。陰とé™Ŋ。į§ã¯ã†ã¤į—…ã‚’įĩŒé¨“しãĻå˛Šåē•ãžã§čŊãĄãžã—ãŸãŒã€ããŽįĩŒé¨“はäēēį”ŸãŽį›Žįš„ã‚’čĻ‹ã¤ã‘るぎãĢ非常ãĢåŊšįĢ‹ãĄãžã—た。äēēį”ŸãŽå†…ぎたãŖた少ししかį”ŸããĻãĒいぎãĢ、äŊ•ãĢついãĻ不åšŗã‚’č¨€ãˆã‚‹ã§ã—ã‚‡ã†ã‹īŧŸ

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New Beginnings + Let’s Create Together with Patreon!

Hi everybody!

I finally got to sit down and write down about what’s currently happening in my life.

If you’re following me on instagram / twitter, you would know that..

I’ve finally moved into my new apartment this month.

Maybe only God knows how much I’ve waited for this day happen. After 7 years of living here in Japan, dreaming that someday.. I would be able to afford the dream pad that I’ve been longing for.. here I am now.

It wasn’t easy to get myself from point zero to here. To get all the apartment things sorted out (lots of calls, thanks to Aki & my brother for the help), to save up for this (GIRRRRLLLLL!! it was cray haha), and to mentally prepare myself from moving out from my previous home.. oh my. What a crazy journey it was! And it was just a few months ago~!

2 years ago, I wrote this dream (again) on my hobonichi planner.

Someday, I will have my own (bachelorette) pad.

I actually wanted to become more independent since last year but because many things happened and I had to help my family back home (my father got cancer (results will be released in a few months!), I had to assist my family here for more emotional support, and so much more)… some things had to be taken aside for the meantime. But I did not forget that dream. Everyday, as I travel and commute to my workplace (either super far Saitama or Chiba), I would remind myself that “Just wait Kaila, hang in there. The right time will come.” Every single time I would go to JP bank to send half (sometimes more) of my salary / earnings for my Dad’s therapy / misc. expenses, I would tell myself.. “Things will get better, don’t give up! The universe will be more generous if you are generous too!“.

And the right time did come. When my bestfriend (Justin) and I were talking about his plans on moving back to Manila (this also made me very ;___; for many months huhu. He’s my BFF / best friends forver), we joked about me taking over his place. I don’t know if the Guy Up There planned this entire year for me (maybe He did plan & I really hustled) but it was just so amazing how everything finally went into place. It felt like all my sacrifices since last year are now in form of rewards! I moved into a fully-furnished apartment (spacious & just right for a content creator like me) and I just had to bring my old stuff here. I’m not super rich but now, I have enough money / capital / buffer for reinvestment / growing my current work. I’m growing slowly.. and no matter how slow it is, progress is progress.

If you want to see what it looks like as of now, I have an instagram highlight (@rainbowholic) filled with BTS videos of my moving in / fixing!

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Hiroshima Day 2: Itsukushima Shrine at Miyajima

Hi everyone!

Here is another blog entry from the #9DaysJapanBackpacking series! Today’s post is about our memorable day spent in Miyajima Island in Hiroshima Prefecture. Click here to read our first day in Hiroshima.

VIDEO: Japan Travel Vlog 5: Miyajima Island (厎åŗļ) + Hobonichi Techo With Me ⛩

We had a quick forest bathing.

Vintage & original Japanese souvenir jackets from JLM-STORE.com

Breakfast in our airbnb. Made pancakes using the special Kyushu pancake mix!

How to go to Miyajima from JR Hiroshima station: 

Take the JR Sanyo Line to Miyajimaguchi station. From that station, walk to the JR Ferry port and buy tickets.

I had been waiting for this day.

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