Finally, a blog update about the current stuff I've been into!
At first, all I wanted was just to learn something new & poles apart from my current work (which involves the computer) just so I could de-stress myself..
However, during the course of learning and taking lessons, I had a great realization.
I woke up one day with super high confidence. Don't know how & why, but it just happened. *_*
Still groggy from my sleep (at around 7AM), I called my mother..
.. and told her I'm (dead) serious with Rainbowholic Cafe.
(literally the most random morning phone call my mother got from me haha)
This photo has the ~feel~ of the kawaii cafe I'm planning to put up here in Manila. :)
Blythe dolls, toys, polkadots, sakura, all things cute.. ~
Wouldn't you want to be surrounded with something like these?
Where you are free to express your love for cuteness while enjoying your cupcake & coffee?
Rainbowholic Cafe -
a colorful dream that is about to happen. :)
Aside from that, my friend Anne (a film enthusiast) recently convinced me to try out the manual hobby again.
I really love this feeling, this feeling of excitement when you learn something refreshing and really different from the things that you usually do..
I can't fully explain it with words but I think that I've been secretly longing for another hobby again. :)
Been investing in books as well. I'm the type of person who gets frustrated when things have become dull / a routine / ordinary..
.. OR when I feel like I am not growing or learning anything, I feel empty *_* :)))) I don't know! Maybe that's really how I am.
This is why I've decided to buy books to upgrade my current knowledge (creative-wise / work-wise).
I want to beat my current & past self with new learnings! :D
You know you're stressed out when you buy "how to get things done"-type of books :))))
To make the reading more fun and enjoyable, I use these Artwine bookmarks I got from my new friend, Beam! :D
Baking 101 at Heny Sison Culinary School
Last month, I finally got to try out baking lessons from Heny Sison Culinary School!
Here's what I'd probably look when I start managing my cafe! :)
The cafe goers / visitors wouldn't know I'm the owner =))))
I had baking lessons with the super talented Food Photographer Justin *_*
All photographs used in this portion (lol) are from him. Hehe thanks JDJ! :)
With the mommies! :)
Chef Patty teaching us~
I really enjoyed the class so much ;__;
If only I could just study and bake.. bake and study... and eat :))
Derpy mode hahaha
Maximum concentration hahaha
And we brought home so many cupcakes, cookies and cake slices that day. *_*
I'm really excited for my next classes! :")
Barista 101 at Philippine Barista & Coffee Academy
Just last week, I completed my Barista 101 classes at PBCA / coffeeschool.asia
The first cup of latte I received from school. :D
Achievement unlocked moment!! TT_TT
Coffee art that I enjoyed so much.. my friends told me that my drawing skills skyrocketed after the barista lessons :))
Took down lots of notes. Never expected that coffee had such rich and interesting history!
(one of my favorite subjects back in highschool was history btw)
Where the magic happens. :D
Received the apron after passing the written and practical exams! :")
Kawaii lover barista :))
~ random ~ random~
After 3 days, this was my state. *_*
Been waking up at 5AM for 5 days and going home around 8PM-ish *_*
My dad leaves really early in the morning so I don't really have a choice but to adjust >_>
My first cups of espresso! :)
The Rainbowholic Barista look haha~
Everyday maki lunch from a FamilyMart nearby~
Brought these for our practical exams! :D
"Let's imagine that we are in Rainbowholic Cafe..." :))
TIME STARTTTTTT :))
My kawaii table setup :)) Thank you to Kuya Yves for the photos! ^_^
Our instructors / judges were very strict huhuhu
Super serious face :))
Iced Matcha Cafe Latte soon @ Rainbowholic Cafe! <3
With strawberry-flavored sweetened milk too, if you want! :)
They were also teaching us how to make our own drinks using different ingredients / methods ~
ChiChi's Birthday Surprise!
Even though it was such a stressful week for me, I decided to go on with my top-secret mission of surprising ChiChi on her bithday! :D
I prepared a box of rainbow and matcha cupcakes + lots of cupcake toppers lololol
(and handwritten love letters hihihihi)
I told her that we had to meet for a very important discussion (regarding Kawaii Philippines & JapanLover.me). :)))))
.. and the mission was a success because I made her cry out of happiness. :)))) Hahaha I'm a meanie! ^_^
I don't know how to end this blog entry so yay random happy pictures. :))
How to wear your pajamas :))