Just taking a break from today's work duties. Taking a break = blogger mode on, haha!
If you've been following my snaps (rainbowholic.me), you would know how I've become so (overly) attached to my hobonichi.
I think that this hobonichi activity has become my regular stress-reliever. Everyday, I respond to many emails and messages (mostly to answer clients' inquiries / to disseminate tasks within my team) and I would easily get overwhelmed by everything happening all at the same time. I've realized that allowing myself to have a downtime (and just be myself, doodling my dreams on papers and designing the pages with washi tapes lol) is actually a good creative exercise. : ) You guys should also try it! Add more color to your day ~
It's amazing how a simple work day like today (and mind you, it was stressful haha) became much more interesting with this simple form of leisure!
I bought some Gudetama stickers / washi tapes when I went to Sanrio Puroland before.. and I'm so happy that I finally get to use these for a personal project! :D
God of Kawaii Zen lol
I am a huge fan of Japanese packaging and this row of carton drinks really caught my wandering eye. Props to the designers of these!
Three years ago, we launched Japan Lover Me. It's amazing how far we've all gone from that point. I never expected that three years would pass by that fast. Three years of detours, experiments, failures, successful attempts (our posts that went viral), and lots of hard work. I think I need a separate blog entry just for all the #feels for this one. Being a founder of an online community + platform that now has given birth to a JLM Store.. it's been one real crazy ride. There were lots of days and nights I'd feel hopeless ("Are we there yet..?") but with my teammates & fellow JapanLovers by my side.. everything eventually fell into place.
Here's to more years of worldwide JapanLove & kawaii travel infographics, haha!
And lastly, before I proceed to the actual photo diary, please allow me to introduce this kawaii DINO kickstarter project by Hedda!
Last week, I received my dino tote bag (don't have a proper photo yet) and it's just so cute!! I am a huge fan of tote bags (I have a lotttt) because I love carrying convenient bags with me when I go out. Maybe next time, I should probably take a photo of all of my tote bags haha. I made a collection out of my friends' presents ~ lol!
For more info about Hedda's kawaii dino goods, please visit its official page here! :)
Photo(spam)diary of what happened these past few weeks ...
Here it is! Here's a preview of what happened these past 3-4 weeks.
After preparing for months, I finally got some time to rest and enjoy traveling with friends!
Our kawaii airbnb room when we visited Kansai for 3 days
Matchy~matchy with Abbey in Kyoto!
Wear a kimono + stroll around under the sakura skies + Kyoto = dream come true!
Work of a random talented artist we saw at Philosopher's Walk
This day was so magical for the both of us!
EDO Tokyo Open-air Museum with the gang.
Thank you super kind Singaporean lady for this shot!
Studio Ghibli vibes at the onsen!
Gilbert be slayin'
Reading Reese and friends' published poetry book entitled "In Case You Come Back"!
At the Railway Museum here in Saitama!
*spots a blank shinkansen ride*
*runs towards it*
Reese's first Tokyo Gig @ Shindaita (Like A Fool Records shop) ~
#BatangLansanganJP ! :))
("Batang Lansangan" is the official name of her fanclub back in the Philippines. Lansangan means "street" in Tagalog and it's her surname. Bata means kid/s.)
Little Miss Bento / Shirley-san's such a helpful and kind teacher! We really enjoyed her class!
Gryffindor scarf from Universal Studios Japan! *another dream come true*
While waiting at our VIP lounge after arriving in the morning ~
That's miso soup in a paper cup by the way, haha!
BUTTERBEER so yummy!
Kyoto, sakura, and yatai!
Missing my very busy apato days with Reese and Abbey.
*stolen shot* of Abbey doing work ~
Please do not mind our shared clutter, hahaha!
Photographed by brother for JLM Store
Please do look forward to the entire series! ;)
I guess these would be all for now! So many topics covered in one blog entry, haha! Hope you guys didn't get confused.. or have you gotten used to this guerilla blogging style of mine already? :))
Have a great weekend, everybody! Sleep, rest, and enjoy!