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 (ルームツアー)

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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Rainbow Care Package: Kawaii + Japan + Stationery + Motivation!

Hi all!

Just plugging these new products at Rainbowholic Shop that you might be interested in!

I really enjoy doing these for my clients / readers / subbies / friends living outside Japan! :”)

The first Rainbow Care Package is now available for preorder~ yay! This is not your ordinary kawaii / stationery / Japanese snacks box because I have combined everything into one, lololol. I will be adding a (handmade) mini booklet filled with encouraging words / positive thoughts to remind you to work on your dreams because that’s what all my projects are all about, hehehe

For now, it’s on introductory sale (2000 JPY / 18 USD) and for 3 washi tapes, 1 sticker sheet, 1 toy, 1 snack that I recommend, freebies from my personal collection, and an opportunity to tell me your favorite design style / character when you check out (because secret hihi).. I think that this is the best deal lol. And flat rate international shipping of 500 JPY? Omg! Go get yours now! 

www.bit.ly/rbcare-01 because Kaila cares lolz

Rainbowholic Shop | www.rainbowholic-shop.com ⭐️

Totally unrelated but I finally updated the missing about page of Rainbowholic Shop.

Read more about my e-commerce affair with Rainbowholic Shop over the 6 years here ~

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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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