Harajuku Photo Diary 🌻

Hi all!

Just want to share these photos I’ve taken with my almost forgotten DSLR camera (Nikon D800).

It feels so good to take photos again with a real camera. I should do this more often, ね!

Thanks Aki for my photos, haha!

McFlurry x Gudetama collaboration is probably one of the best, haha!

懐かしい!

You didn’t go to Harajuku if you didn’t eat a crepe haha!

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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.”Β 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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Kawaii Journaling Workshop in Tokyo! ?

Hi everybody!

If you are in Tokyo this November 25 and you have no plans yet, my friend Kate and I would like to invite you to join our FIRST workshop in Tokyo!

We had 2 runs of Kawaii Journaling workshops before and both were in Urawa, Saitama. After searching for months, we’ve finally found a great venue for our workshops! Many thanks to Cafe Stay Happy team for allowing us to make this workshop dream in Tokyo a reality. ^^

[ click here for the registration form ]

We will be having a casual chitchat, kawaii doodling / journal layout demo, activity time, and a raffle of stationery goodies from Rainbowholic Shop.

Yummy organic lunch meals will also be served during the later part of the workshop.

Discounted fee is only 3,500 (from 5,000) for a 3-hour workshop inclusive of the kit & lunch set.

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Daily Life in Japan | September Moments in Photographs

Hi everybody!

It’s already October now and here are some snaps to summarize my September!

In 1 month, I produced 13 videos, wrote 6 blog posts, shipped out preordered Rainbow Care Packages, got a new part-time job, decluttered & sold old and used clothes + furniture pieces,.. and realized a lot of things. Thank you September for making me “crazy”. Crazy enough to make me ask myself everyday the question “How much do you want to make this work?” … which would always motivate my perpetually tired self. The answer is always “Helll yeah” so there lol.

Anyway, more words later and let me just share these photo collages first! ^^

My Japanese Room Tour | Kawaii Stationery, Gudetama & Rainbows (ルームツをー)

My current pen collection. Thank you friends (hi Abbey) for spoiling me!

My room still probably looks like it’s so packed, haha! I already decluttered at this rate, lol!

How I store my stationery ~

Indomie lunch & random kombini finds

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