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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Kawaii Stationery Party + Rainbowholic Shop & Hobonichi Updates

Hi everybody!

Just a quick blog update that is all about journaling, stationery, and Rainbowholic Shop!

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This coming November 12, Chichi & Ashley will be having a Kawaii Journaling Workshop!

To those who are in Manila, please do attend the event because it’s going to be so much fun!

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What: Kawaii Journaling Workshop with Ashley (Ashley Dy) and Chichi (Little Miss Paintbrush) ♥

When: Nov. 12, 2016 1pm-4pm (but you can keep your seat until 7pm!)

Where: Moonleaf, Maginhawa QC

Fee: 350 php only!

Inclusive of FREE milk tea and surprise freebies!

Activities include: Kawaii journaling tips and tricks, sticker swap activity, on-the-spot photo taking and photo printing, and a chill journaling experience ♥

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own journal/planner. If you don’t have one, the mini bazaar will surely have some available! ♥

30 Slots available ♥

Please register here.

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Just added new Rainbowholic Shop items!

Feel free to let me know in the comments section below if you have stationery requests / suggestions! : )

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Finally found the perfect journal band for my Hobonichi ~

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The ABCs of Journaling Book Launch + Philippine Souvenir Jacket 🇵🇭

Hi all! Long time no blog, haha!

Last weekend, I went to Manila to give my full support to my friend Abbey!

I only told a few people about this since it would be really just a super short visit. Man, I arrived at 2AM last Saturday and left the next day.. because #work. *_*

Anyway, The ABCs of Journaling book launch was such a fun & intimate event with her family, friends, readers and supporters. It was my first time to witness this “other side” of Abbey because whenever she’d have a big event / workshop.. I’d miss it because #LDR. ;_; This time, I made sure that Kaila The Stage Friend would be there!

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Summary of what happened, haha!

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Seeing her on stage and listening to her speech.. omg I also teared up. ;_; I told myself.. “Gurrrl, compose thyself!!” But of course, I could not contain it :))

I literally witnessed with my own eyes how she would pour her all to create things and art (she visited me here in Saitama last 2015 & this Spring 2016). You could tell how hands-on she was with all the fun & in-demand booths during the event + how well-prepared everything was!

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Find me!! :))

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It’s so funny how most of our realized dreams started as half-hearted statements / jokes. She joked about me being the “sticker artist”. Weeks later, I started to sell stickers / stationery online and I got addicted to stickers more lol.

From sticker artist, to sticker sponsor.. in her own event. Hahhahaha omg

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Many thanks to my friends for coming to support her too!

Mica was our Kawaii PH press person that day (thank you, Mica!). I really missed Anne & Chichi as well, huhu!

It feels weird because 2 years ago, Abbey was the one who was supporting me / Kawaii PH during the Kawaii in Manila 2 event. Years later, we’re all there for her. <3

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Summer Days in Boracay + Hobonichi Diary Updates + Tadaima, Japan!

Hello friends!

Omg, it feels so good to blog again! I think I almost took a month-long hiatus from updating this blog. It really felt weird to not share my thoughts and photos for so long! ;_; My internet connection back in the Philippines was really slow so I thought that I should just enjoy every single day I spent there (instead of getting frustrated over my pocket wifi, lol).

So far, I’ve been really into journaling / updating my hobonichi. I like doing something creative with my hands and taking photos of my output later on. If you also keep a diary with you, my dear friend Abbey is conducting a survey about journaling and we would appreciate it so much if you could answer it during your spare time. ^^

Anyway, here’s the complete Boracay #hobonichi series!

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We planned this for almost a year or so. I really saved up and prepared for my entire Philippine trip. I was almost scared that I would exceed my budget but huhu I made it! Maybe I should blog about on how to be a cheapo like me, haha!

But before anything else, here’s a fun video that I edited! Smiles and laughs really made our entire trip! ^^

Thank you to my dear friends ChiChi, Kaye, Francis, Ashley and Justin P. for the UNFORGETTABLE week! Let’s all travel again together in the future!

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We flew to Kalibo from Manila via AirAsia. We were 4/5 hours early for our flight and to our surprise, AirAsia offered us an earlier flight schedule! And we got Business Class seats. I still don’t know why we got such an amazing luck that day! :))

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Another lucky moment for me and my friends was when we got a free dinner (by the beach + live band omg) from Mamita’s Grill at Station 1. We also got to try Parasailing and the famous Boracay submarine.. courtesy of Diamond Watersports. We could have spent a lot of money for the activities / amazing dinner but everything was arranged by Tita Marlene and Tito James (Justin‘s parents).

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