Yesterday, I attended my first Travelling Hobonichi event hosted by my dear friend, Esther (@esthermolinart)! I met this crazy and super kind bunch of stationery lovin’ people back when Momo (@momolovespaper) invited me to join a stationery meet-up at Tokyu Hands Cafe.
It was my first time at a Wrapple store / branch and I was SO amazed by everything! Imagine a workshop cafe filled with stationery?! There’s a stationery cafe (Bunbougu Cafe) in Tokyo too but I love this space more. It’s accessible too because it’s just next to Tokyu Hands Shibuya. I asked the staff about the shop (couldn’t believe I just discovered it now lol) and she told me it was just pretty new (built 6 months ago).
(this was during my first stationery meet-up with Tokyo folks)
BGM washi tapes just really make you want to travel around the world haha
Wrapple Shibuya, Tokyo Address: 渋谷区宇田川町12-17 東京
Website | Instagram
If you need some journaling inspiration, check the people I tagged on this post ~
Esther’s hobonichi & mine ~
Hi all! おはようございます from the land of the rising sun!
I’ll just share some recent video + shop updates (in case you missed them, lol) ~
2018 has been pretty good. A little more tiring than usual but I’m very motivated!
VIDEO: Hobonichi Techo With Me | Sakura, Unicorns, & Pastel Rainbows ( ほぼ日手帳 ) | Rainbowholic ?
Last Christmas, I challenged myself to make a “12 Days of Kawaii Journaling & Crafting Series“. The struggle to produce one so often actually trained me! Now, I don’t mind making time to create videos everyday (either I film or edit, or both haha) ~
I hope that I can keep up with this pace though! I’m really taking advantage of my current motivated self, lolol ~
Added a ton of new packs / sets / boxes at my Japanese Stationery Online Store, Rainbowholic Shop!
#RainbowsForMyDad: Japanese Stationery LUCKY BAG [FLAT RATE AIRMAIL SHIPPING]
#RainbowsForMyDad: Sakura Sticker Packs now available ~
VIDEO: How I Learn Japanese + Study Tips (JLPT N4/N3 Level) | Rainbowholic
I’ve just finished my day job today & I suddenly felt like blogging to unwind and relax tonight. Gotta unload, lol!
My brain has been producing a lot of ideas that keep me awake at night and here are some of results because of that! :))
How To Make Gudetama Capsule Toy Vending Machine | ぐでたまガチャポン BOX ♡
( When you collab with your boyfriend to make artsy creations like this lol )
1. Pekotama & Gudechan sticker sheet lololol
2. Gudetama Dream Package Video + Gudetama Box
3. Pekochan cuteness everywhere ~
Gudetama’s Christmas spirit is inspiring lol
Kawaii Japanese Kanahei Squishy Unboxing ( かなヘイスクイーズ ) | Rainbowholic ?
Omg, long time no blog?!
November was such a CRAZY month for me and I couldn’t just unload everything as I had a special event every weekend. But before I tell you guys about what happened these past few weeks, let me just share some pictures (preview yay) of a super special video coming SOON on my youtube channel!
If you love Japan and love traveling here, make it extra special through creative / kawaii journaling! I’m going to show you how you can setup your current journal so that it will be travel / Japan-ready by the time you start your adventure here, hehe! You can also do #throwback journaling like what I did before when I went to Hokkaido (and I did the journaling 1-2 years after lol).
Anyway, more on that later! Now, I want to share my overwhelming experience in preparation of my first ever 21KM run (that I had to finish in 3 hours!)
This year, I’ve been doing a lot of effort to get fit! There were of course relapses during this fitness journey but I know that I would always come back stronger and more determined! I guess one of my biggest motivations besides my personal health goals would be my partner-in-crime, Aki! Aki would always do some physical activity after his usual company work every week and that inspired me to make more time to go to the gym, do home workout, or run around the neighborhood. He would exercise at least 3 times a week (on his own.. because Tokyo boy, and I’m local girl from Saitama haha), and I would also do my own thing on my own when we can’t meet each other during weekdays (both busy people lol).
I actually shed off some pounds and became more lean after I really made more effort than before. Though I’ve been having an active lifestyle for 2 years by jogging / running & occasional gym visits, I only got to really achieve my ideal healthy body goals this year! Hopefully before this year ends, I can share the simple adjustments (HEALTHY eating habits!) I did to lose that 5% body fat. I was around 27% before and now, my percentage ranges from 22-23% (each body is different and I’m a bit short too so these numbers might be too much for others). If you want to get to know more about what this “body fat” means, click here. It’s not the actual weight that most people think! My ultimate goal is from 18-20%, which means that I have to have a lot of remaining fat to be converted into muscle. Aki’s body age is 18 (he’s 26) and that’s also my goal lololol. I’m also 26 and my body age is 21/22. I hope that through my fitness story, I will be able to inspire others to become more active and try running (goodbye social media for an hour!) We are all not growing any younger and our metabolism really drops over the years and I really believe that it’s one’s responsibility to take care of his / her own health at the best of his / her capabilities. I am making more conscious decisions now when eating because I don’t want to go back to my very unhealthy body when I had problems with gallstones and to my declining mental health brought by severe PMS (PMDD). Now, I feel much better and I could feel the 18 yr. old energy in me to radiate from within! ^^ This 2018, I hope we will all have a healthier body, spirit, and mind!