Rainbowholic Interview by SuperCuteKawaii.com

Hello all!

I think I’ve forgotten to blog or post about this but my interview by Super Cute Kawaii is already out! ;_;

I remember restarting my “kawaii lifestyle blog” years ago and stumbling upon SCK (I was googling for “kawaii blogs”) and I never thought that this day would happen. Wow! :O

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I really put my heart into answering all the questions and I hope that you guys could spare some time to read my passion over cute culture. ^_^

The interview link is here!

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10 Random Things That Happened Recently / Currently On My Mind

  1. I’ve become sooo busy handling orders and taking photos for Japan Lover Me Store! I’m so happy that our year-long effort in building our e-commerce website is finally kicking off!
  2. Watching videos about entrepreneurship and success stories has been my favorite “break time” since last week. I don’t know why I’ve gotten so inspired. I’m already 25 and I really hope I will have enough time to build my own “empire” (lol, what a big dreamer) before I turn 30! Call me ambitious.. but this is really just me, haha.
  3. I miss going to our nearby onsen, huhu. TIME WHERE U ;_;
  4. I can’t wait for all the trips I will be having this Spring / Summer! So much excitement!
  5. On the other hand, I think I need to minimize my weekend outings. I have to miss out in order to save up. I’m not sure if this is ~*maturity*~ but I am aiming to incur expenses only if these are investments.
  6. Omg, why do I sound like I’m so workaholic?? Or.. am I? I’m in denial??
  7. KAWAII MARKET 2016. Coming soon.
  8. OurKawaii.Tokyo Book Deadlinesssss omg
  9. I really want to start watching Cheese in the Trap Korean drama soon. Again, TIME WHERE U??
  10. I’m excited to run again tomorrow morning! (Is this me?!)

My brain is so scattered lol.

Have a great week, friends!

<3, カイラ


Kawaii PH Movement Supported by Tokyo Extra + #TokyoExtra Behind-the-scenes

Hello everybody! Hope you guys are having a Jolly Christmas so far with your loved ones!

For today’s blog update, I want to share some of my thoughts / what happened during my unexpected #TokyoExtra guesting last Sunday.

I am still feeling quite euphoric after all the sudden blessings for me and my Kawaii Philippines family.

If somebody would ask me what was the biggest achievement I’ve had this 2015, I would definitely say that it was the Tokyo Extra episode.  It’s funny how me and my teammates would just joke around about “Kawaii PH” being yummy ~ and being approached after… “someday”. Years later, someday is today.

“Balang araw, sila na rin lalapit sa atin pakonti-konti! Basta galingan na muna natin.” (Someday, they will come and support us naturally. For now, let’s do our best!)

And who would have thought that 2015 for Kawaii PH would end in such a promising way? Me too, I never really expected this coming! Maybe it’s the universe’s way of saying that our sincere kawaii movement also deserves this kind of recognition. Thank you Universe, supportive friends, believers, and everyone for making this possible!

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Got to wear this confidence-boosting terno / butterfly sleeves bolero again! I first wore this during Kawaii in Manila 2.

When I was packing my stuff for Japan last time, for some reason.. it felt like I had to bring this with me. And last week was the reason!

It’s amazing how things work out for you when you just believe that THERE will be great things for you! ;_;

So friends, DO BELIEVE and BE POSITIVE that you are bound for greatness!

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Tokyo Extra team advised me to arrive in a holiday-themed outfit. Great thing that this terno bolero looks perfec with my favorite white dress!

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Packing my stuff!

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The Dolly Dreams of Kaye Romero

Hello everyone! こんばんは!

For today’s post, I just want to share my inspiring interview with Kaye, a kawaii designer & super crafty girl hailing from the Philippines. She is also ChiChi / Little Miss Paintbrush‘s not-so-little little sister, hehe! : )

I work with Kaye almost every day. She is the girl behind all the updates of our projects’ social media accounts. She inspires me so much that I’ve decided to feature her on my blog. I think I’ll be featuring more of my friends here, hehe! She is my co-sensei at our Kawaii D.I.Y. blog.

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When I first worked with Kaye, it was during Kawaii in Manila 1 workshop. For our workshop participants, she almost sewed 30+ kawaii girl plushies & so much more. This girl is overflowing with talent, and I knew that with just a little push & more encouragement, she will be able to go farther. And I’m so happy to witness how she has grown so much! I was so amazed that I decided to give her my first electric sewing machine (since her machine broke) that I wasn’t using anymore. I knew that she would put it in good use… and of course, she did! All of her works have been magical! : )

When we planned Kawaii in Manila 2, I appointed her as the “Fashion Show Director” even if she didn’t have any experience .. and boy, she did a great job coordinating with everyone! I love working with zealous people who have the same drive! Indeed, believing goes a long, long way.

I cannot wait for me and my Kawaii PH team friends to travel around Japan someday and wear pretty clothes by Kaye. ^^

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Anyway, here it is! I hope that this kawaii feature will also inspire you!

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Surprise Kawaii Blog Award + Valentine’s Day with Leen and Totoro Cream Puffs at Inokashira Park

Hello everyone! Konbanwa from Japan! : )

Before I start this Totoro-heavy photospam blog entry, I would like to thank all my readers who have supported me right from the start.

I just learned that Rainbowholic won 2nd place in the “Kawaii Blog” portion of the SuperCuteKawaii.com Blog Awards (2014)! :O

Thank you to those who nominated / voted (didn’t even realize that there was a contest?), it means a lot when my hard work is being appreciated… ;_;

本当にありがとうございます、皆様!

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Maraming, maraming salamat po! : )


 

Shirohige Cream Puff Shop at Shimo-kitazawa, Tokyo

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Last Valentine’s Day, I had a date with my bestfriend, Leen!

If you’ve been a reader of my blog from 3/4 years ago, you would recognize Leen!

She was my classmate back in Bunka Institute of Language days and we went out a LOT together! She is currently a university student at Bunka!

Did you know that during my Nihongo struggling student days… I actually repeated an entire term / semester because I didn’t pass the qualifying exam?!

And when they assigned me to a new class / batch of classmates (newcomers?).. I met Leen there. And we instantly clicked.

And went to Harajuku 3 or 4 days later. Lolololol

And I would like to thank my slow-learner brain for allowing such a BIG blessing to happen. I cannot imagine surviving Japan Life without a bestfriend!

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I’ve been wanting to visit this Cream Puff shop for so long (thanks to my friends Ashley and Laura for making me envious haha).. and I thought it would be best to visit it with my bestfriend.

Who says you can’t date your best girl friend during Valentine’s? :”)

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