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.


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.


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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Kawaii PH Winter Wonderland Party + #TokyoExtra + Odaiba Weekend + Design Festa Vol. 42

Hello everyone!

Good afternoon from Japan! Before I proceed and share with you all what happened in Odaiba weeks ago (woops, haha!), I just have some Kawaii PH announcements! : )


Kawaii Illustration by ChiChi Romero

To our Kawaii PH community supporters / members in Manila, there are still 20/50 tickets available for the Year End Party!

Register now: http://goo.gl/forms/ui709rOLG8
Reminder to those who have received invoices from us, please settle your payments ASAP to secure your slots!

Event details:

It’s been a wonderful year for the Kawaii PH Community, and we would like to celebrate this year with you through this party!

WHEN: December 12, 2015, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

WHERE:Staple and Perk Bakery (Ecoplaza Building, 2306 Pasong Tamo Extension Pasay City, Philippines, 2306 Chino Roces Ave Ext, Metro Manila, Philippines)

TICKETS: 380.00 php each, inclusive of yummy food, lootbag, and lots of fun! Only 50 tickets will be available!

Please see these posters for more details:
https://goo.gl/hWpYsx – Love Box for Play, Learn and Serve

Special thanks to our goodies sponsors and partners:
💙 Forestale (www.facebook.com/shopforestale)
💙 Hatah Hatah
💙 Spring Marionette / Tea Pawty
💙 Millefrilly
💙 Misha’s Stuff – みーしゃ-くん
💙 BAKED (www.facebook.com/bkdmnl)
💙 For Isabela
💙 Vanirue
💙 Candy Eclaire
💙 The Costaku Shop
💙 Kawaii PH Store brands: Rainbowholic, Whimsicute, Dolly Kaye, Mad Tee Party
💙 Seishun Kakumei (青春革命)
💙 arkadymac.com
💙 Chinatown TV

For inquiries regarding the party, ask us in the comments or send us an email at hello@kawaii.ph!


The “Love Box” is now AVAILABLE at Staple and Perk Bakery until December 12, 2015 (the event date itself)!

Aside from toys and books that you can donate to “Play, Learn and Serve” children, items related to personal hygiene for kids are preferred. Most of the children go to public school and they lack school supplies like quality pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, school bag, shoes, clothes, umbrella, and the like. Items they could use in school will be very much appreciated.If you can bring kawaii & quality school materials, that would be wonderful!

Let us give some kawaii love this gift-giving season by sharing our own blessings with the ones who need them the most. Let us empower others through kawaii!

play learn and serve

[About Play, Learn, and Serve]

Play, Learn and Serve serves is a flagship program of a non-profit organization called “Child and Family Life Enrichment Center”. It serves as a community outreach program providing culturally appropriate services for the less fortunate children who spend most of their time in the street.

The primary goal is to provide an access to the marginalized children an equal opportunity to learn the essential human competencies such as personality development, critical thinking and creativity, management-mindedness, social and environmental awareness, and most importantly practical Christianity.

Through the progressive way of teaching, Play, Learn and Serve program implements values-centered modules to nurture the physical, cognitive, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of the developing child. We carefully develop program that would creatively instil in the children the essential values we believe they need to grasp in preparation for a fulfilling future.

Ashley’s First #TokyoExtra Youtube Live Participation!

This coming Sunday (December 13, 2015) at 11:00 PM Philippine Time, Ashley will be part of a fun YouTube live streaming show called #‎TokyoExtra

Tokyo Extra Ashley Dy Kawaii Philippines

The YouTube live starts from 0:00 till 1:30 a.m. JST. TV live starts from 0:50 till 1:20 a.m. JST.

To all Manila viewers, it will start at 11:00 PM. 🙂

Let’s all support Ashley!

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Upcoming Events in Manila & Tokyo + Kawaii.PH Store Soft Launch

Hello Rainbowholic Friends & Dreamers! <3

I am inviting everyone to come, join and have fun with us in these upcoming events! ^_^

For the first time ever, Kawaii Philippines and Japan Lover Me will be having its first INTERNATIONAL event participation @ Design Festa, Vol. 40!

We will be sharing a booth with our friends from Indonesia, ENJI and WEE’D!


DESIGN FESTA: Encouraging the Freedom of Creative Expression

[source: www.designfesta.com/en/about]

Design Festa is a celebration of the arts at which anyone regardless of age, nationality, talents or language can exhibit.

Serving as a platform for over 10,000 artists, designers, musicians, actors and more twice a year since its inception in 1994, Design Festa welcomes professionals and amateurs alike.

The single largest art festival in Asia, the combination of performances, international cuisine, artistic expression, enrichment, diversity and passion found at Design Festa is like that of no where else on earth.


We will be selling quirky-kawaii handmade items made with love! <3

Our booth number is E-269!


Moreover, we will put up a mini kawaii photo exhibition in collaboration with Assumption Development Foundation and Photographer Justin De Jesus!

kawaii empowerment

These are the hardworking student scholars of ADF.

We gave them their first “kawaii makeover” / empowering experience by letting them try on our own clothes & designs!

For more info, please check out this facebook post. 🙂


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