Good afternoon from Manila~!
Finally, here's the long overdue blog entry of Kawaii in Manila 2. *confetti*
I chose "The Dream Kawaii Convention Unfolding Before Me" as a title because everything that I envisioned how KIM2 would turn out... it turned out 300% greater!
Until now, I can still remember how everyone was having a great time together while sharing our fondness over the kawaii culture! :-)
If you are looking for the first part of my KIM2 experience, click here~
Super talented Rian Gonzales WOWED everyone during her live painting!
Thank you le brother for taking kawaii snaps for me! <3 Hello kawaii girls!
Whimsicute will be exclusively sold at Kawaii.PH/STORE! YAYYY!
Thank you Mandom Philippines for the support and sponsorship! Here's Lucido-L booth and Princess Elizabeth of Heroine Make!
With Rome, Zeon's brother!
Thank you OLX Philippines!
Leo and Aya, my childhood friends, helped me out!
Rex during his Ikemen Guy performance :)
Rabin, preparing for his live art~ he is know Kawaii Philippines' Ikemen Guy Ambassador! :D
Ashley being interviewed hehe~
Hi Anne Kate <3
It felt like we were in Harajuku!
Ambush interview by the kawaii hosts, Mikee and Kat!!
ChiChi and Kaye, the talented Romero sisters!
My brother's family, haha!
Everyone was so delighted when a KPP dancer (hi Wynona) came out of nowhere!
Super Kawaii Girls!
My college friends visited me! HUHUHU THANKYOU GRACIE, PAT AND CHARIE!
Super kawaii Atascha!!!
And then Triciaaaaa CAME!!
Crowd's favorite award goes to, Tricia! Haha!
The most-awaited LucyPop Fashion Show!!
Celina the unicorn rocking a LucyPop uniform~
Totoro's Neighbor Sammy, Miguel as Kawaii Miguelita, Charmie in KPP (SO CUTE OMG POLAR BEAR) and my ULTIMATE IDOL SINCE FOREVER, JIN JOSON
Mikee and Kat did an incredible job with the hosting! THANK YOU GIRLS FOR DOING YOUR BEST!!
Before I could even start my speech, I CRIED IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY
All my feels in this Derpina photo, haha
Then my partner-in-crime, Anne Kate, joined me on stage.... TO HUG ME.
"WE DID IT GUYS!" - my thoughts that time.
I wanted to call out all my teammates to join me on stage but we would be having a crying fest if I did that... @_@
*Kawaii Leader Kaila, compose yourself!*
I LOVE YOU ANNE :)
LOOK AT DAT SMILE haha
Thank you all for the cheers! Even though I had a script I had to read (because my mind was going places), everybody was just so supportive. TT_TT
It was the best 15-20 minutes of my life, even though I know I probably looked like somewhat a mess :)) Disappearing eyeliner and all.. ahaha.
When I thought that being appointed as a Kawaii Leader by NHK before was the best thing that would happened to me... boy I was SO wrong! @_@
To be able to share and bring Kawaii Japan and have everyone enjoy with us.. ladies and gents, that is Kaila's most recent world record kind of "best thing" as of the moment.
Who would have thought that Tricia herself would come and support.. and even write about the event? As a long-time reader of her blog, I was just super touched!
(If Japan has Tsubasa Masuwaka, we have Tricia Gosingtian here! :D)
Selfie and finally, a photo with le brother (the investor, believer, kawaii onii-san haha)!
Thanks to the crazy talented Zeon for helping us out!
LucyPop Booth team: Kamiyama-san, Yukie-san, Jillie, Vani and Justin~!
Next year, Claire nee-chan and Gilbert will be here as well! ^_^
And then on the next day, Kawaii in Manila 2 was already on paper!!
My sincerest thanks goes to LucyPop, our dear kawaii sponsor brand! Thank you for trusting us! :-) Thank you Kamiyama-san and Yukie-san!
Quick and mini after-party dinner at Mary Grace with the team and collaborators!
Thank you all! <3 Let's do our best for next year's convention:
Kawaii in Manila 3... ? Kawaii in Asia!