New Japan Videos + What I’ve Been Doing Lately + Big Magic! ๐ŸŒŸ

Konbanwa from Japan!

Before I go to sleep, I just feel like blogging. It’s been quite a hectic week for me ever since I came back from the (tiring but fulfilling) backpacking trip and unloading all of my thoughts right now seems to be the best idea to end the night, haha!

To start this blog entry, let me just plug this teaser video I’ve created. It’s just short (hopefully sweet, lol) and I hope that it would make you want to look forward to the entire video series I’m working on! ๐Ÿ™‚

My goal is to edit these video clips we’ve taken in a more creative / ~aesthetic~ way than the usual Japan travel vlogs / videos. I might include some Hobonichi With Me videos as well towards the end.. or not. Let’s see, haha!

VIDEO: Traveling Around Japan For 9 Days – Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, & Fukuoka!

At the same time, I’m also working on layouting chosen photos for my blog.

Many are asking about my itinerary so will post about thatย  (hopefully) soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course, if you’re gonna travel around Japan.. another fun activity to add is to document it the analog way.

VIDEO: 9 Days Japan Backpacking Travel Diary Flip-Through | Rainbowholic ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

If you’ve noticed, my youtube videos now kinda leveled up because yayyy intro ~

I worked with a super talented artist / designer for the youtube intro & outro clips. Dream realized by Winnie!

Click here to see the draft / storyboard lol.

NEW VIDEO:ย Hobonichi Techo With Me | Pink Sakura Pen Case + Mizutama Washi Tapes ( ใปใผๆ—ฅๆ‰‹ๅธณ2018 )

OVERDUE VIDEO:ย Hobonichi Techo With Me | Kawaii Vintage Floral Style ( ใปใผๆ—ฅๆ‰‹ๅธณ ) ๐ŸŒธ

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And this is the part where I become random haha

Spring means loads of sakura-related content over at Japan Lover Me!

Finally spotted the Milky Soft pan / pancake spread!! ;_;

The lemon lover in me went straight to heaven once she tried the Pocky Double Lemon flavor~

IDK how Japan does it but why is everything cute?? Gudetama packaging already got me sold lol.

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Weeks ago during my usual commute to work, I would read this book entitled “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Big Magic was recommended by my friend (hi Dreaaaaa) months ago. I bought it on impulse and for some reason, it got lost inside my room (my apartment is like a shipment fulfillment center lol). And then one random afternoon, I just found it and it felt like the book was pressuring me to read it (“for God’s sake Kaila, read me!!” lol). Of course, I gave in haha~

Little did I know that it would really open up my mind. I highly recommend this book to fellow creatives.

Whether you’re a full-time artist, hobbyist, and the like, I think that this book might be relatable.

I really learned a lot that I had to take down notes lolol. It made me think about my creative career. It’s straight to the point and inspirational at the same time. I still have a couple of pages (for now, I only read when I’m commuting lol) and I don’t even want it to end, haha!

Thanks for reading until the end! I feel so sleepy now .. :))

Love,

ใ‚ซใ‚คใƒฉ

6 thoughts on “New Japan Videos + What I’ve Been Doing Lately + Big Magic! ๐ŸŒŸ

  1. Hi Kaila! I was one of your silent readers because I used to read your entries everyday. However, as time passed, I kind of lost interest reading your blog. There are so many reasons why. I hope you don’t misunderstand me or you don’t get offended. It’s just that your way of writing changed. It seems routine and repetitive. I can no longer find the ate Kaila that I used to admire. Your blog no longer reflects “the personal you”. You rarely post about your daily life. It’s more of your projects and videos and scrapbooks. And just photo spam. There are no stories and humor of sorts. I know you might answer that “that is your life now”, but somehow, I missed the blogger Kaila. Not just the scrapbooking-posting, project-promoting, video-promote-and-reposting Kaila. I missed your stories and not just these photo spams. I may be redundant, but the blog became an update subscription on videos and projects. There is no life.

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  2. Yeyyyy so happy you loved the book! ๐Ÿ™‚ lifechanger sya diba? Let me know if you want more book recs! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. @OnceaReader: Hi! Thanks for your feedback about my blog now and for your honesty.

    I understand where you are coming from. I’m not going to say sorry for not posting the personal “me”, because deep inside I know that my core is still there, but a better & different version. Since I ventured out to create videos too, naturally I would have not enough time for everything. I’ve mentioned in my previous entries that I have 2 jobs, 1 shop, 1 youtube channel, social media accounts to update, and a blog.. it’s hard to maintain everything. I also do microblogging through instagram posts / highlights. For the past two years, I’ve been challenged by life (career / personal / family / financially) that the only way to cope with my struggles is to be creative and try out other creative things, not just through blogging and writing. I actually do consider every update as an achievement may it be personal / photospam / just an update about my posts.

    Unfortunately, I’m no longer just a blogger Kaila. I have transitioned to a creator and I’m genuinely happy with who I was, and who I am now. I wouldn’t be proud of myself if I just stayed in the same place for the past 5-8 years in blogging. If you feel that my blog became just an update, then I cannot do anything about it because it’s your opinion. For me, every update no matter how quick / lengthy those are, is already big effort at this period of my life (27 now). I had big trouble with my past server too that’s why blogging was such a hard thing to do for some months. Adulting to me right now has gotten x 1000 harder compared when I was 22 and more carefree about life. If you follow me on instagram, I guess you would see the daily life there as I post some snippets as well. Right now, many of us bloggers (+youtubers) don’t always just have a blog to update, but other social media channels we have to put energy on (while we do enjoy using those too).

    Anyway, I’d like to say to end my reply is that my online life is not just my life. Weirdly, I’m happy to receive this kind of feedback because it just means that the effort I put in enjoying my offline life more as “Kaila” (not Rainbowholic / online Kaila) did work. I used to have that unhealthy mindset that everything should be posted on my blog for the world to know. Now, I have a journal (that I sometimes show) with me where I can be fully raw. Analog-style blogging has done great work for my mental health as well.

    Thanks for enjoying my blog before and I hope you find better blogs that would interest you now. I cannot blame you for having this kind of opinion because life is really like that, people do change. Blogs change. And that is okay.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kind regards,
    Kaila

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