Crazy October + Stationery Meet-up in Saitama + Kawaii Harajuku Tour!

Hi everybody!

How have you been guys? Hope you’re all having a great time wherever you are. Can you believe it’s already November?? I am so shocked, hahaha!

Left: When I dress up for an event

Right: Love collecting stamps!

Preview photos of the Kawaii Harajuku Tour (more photos below!)

October was such a busy yet very fulfilling month for me.

I had a spontaneous trip to Fukushima Prefecture (which I have yet to blog about), had a kawaii Harajuku tour for a client, now connected with an agency, started looking for a potential #rainbowholicstudio place, hosted a stationery / journaling meet-up (& had a blast!), broke a rainbowholic-shop.com record, continued with English teaching gigs every week, packed & shipped orders, achieved my monthly patreon goals, and so much more.

Thankfully, I am still getting by even with all the amount of workload. I already reached my limit that’s why I’ve decided to take another instagram break + set tier limits for my patreon… which felt like a huge relief after implementing these changes, haha. Implementing lol. I love interacting more on youtube / patreon so I will focus my energy on these platforms instead. This November might be hella crazier and I need to prepare myself for it. Looking forward to all my scheduled self-care days y’all, lol.

Anyway, enough of paragraphs, here are some photos taken recently! 🙂

My Japan Travel Journal Kit

Watch this Journal With Me video for now!

Preview of what happened in Fukushima! Lots of kawaii journaling as always, haha!

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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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Kawaii & Creative Workshops in JP + JapanLover.me Website Relaunch + Kawaii PH Flea Market + #ABCsJournalingChallenge by Abbey Sy

Hi everybody!

Just a quick update for today! Lots of announcements in this post. 😉

As previously mentioned in the earlier blog entry about MCK studio, my friends & I are currently teaming up together to organize fun workshops here in Japan.

These workshops are for visiting tourists (Kanto region / Tokyo / Saitama) and fellow locals who are interested in getting crafty & learning new things!

If you have time to spare, please answer the survey here ❤️️

The team: Me, Allie & Anne! 

As for our credentials (gotta pitch the powerhouse team, lolol) ~

I’m the founder of JapanLover.me, co-founder of Kawaii Philippines community, and a passionate web content creator (blog / youtube / etc.). I specialize in web marketing & creating a strong voice using online presence. My background is Advertising Management.

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Allie is a Tokyo-based designer / creative and a self-taught webdesigner. She is also an architect and a color enthusiast. Get to know her through her instagram.

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Anne is my co-founder at Kawaii PH. She’s working as a creative designer / art director for Japonisme / JLM Store. She’s into industrial & graphic design and photography. Check out her photos / life in JP here.

Some compilation of our works.

Three instructors in one intimate workshop! Plus, add the fact that it’s Springtime in Japan ~ (what a deal, right? hahaha)

* sales pitch *

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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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