Rainbowholic TV + Japanese Cooking With Aki?! + Fitness Updates

Hi everybody!

It has been such an eventful week for me even if 80% of the time.. I just stayed at home, lol!

At the start of the week, I gave myself a personal challenge to upload at least one video per day. Not sure which video I will be uploading later but I hope I do get to finish it! crosses fingers

Anyway, here are some snaps from some recent events. Nothing big or super special, just appreciating my surroundings and sharing random things on my blog.

I literally ran when I saw this adorable Tokyo Sakura Tram. It was just around 3 years ago I think when I discovered there were trams in Japan. Lol.

And of course, had to take a snap of this Matcha aulait from Yakult brand. I think that any Filipino who would come across this drink would find this interesting haha!

Spent around 3 hours to film this *part* of my channel trailer. I feel like it’s a final project just like a major subject back in my Advertising management student days lol

VIDEO: Japan Travel Guide + Design Festa Vol. 46 | Hobonichi With Me (ほぼ日手帳) ??

Also, currently building this part of my website: Japan Travel Guide

VIDEO: Hobonichi With Me | Cardcaptor Sakura Drink Cooler From Ministop Japan + Bunny Stamps

VIDEO: My Simple Kawaii Makeup + Skincare + Hair Styling Routine ✩ 可愛いメイク ♡ 

VIDEO: Hobonichi With Me | Meet-up with Meg at Panda Town (Ueno, Tokyo) ? – ほぼ日手帳

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Kawaii Panda Time in Ueno + Harajuku Time + U-EXPRESS Concert (Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Katy Perry, SNSD!) + Krispy Kreme Spring Donuts

Hello guys!  :star:

Here’s a super kawaii photospam for the weekend.  :yay:

Went to Ueno to have a video shoot..

(which later on failed because the wind was crazy. :)) )


If you’re going to Ueno and would like to have a “kawaii panda time” (lol there is such), Cafe Hibiki is the best (and inexpensive) place!


Monchhichi 40th Anniversary


Cafe Menu from another cafe ~ we had lunch here first.


Coolest vending machines. Panda and Marvel!!

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TOKYO MODE GAKUEN + 8 Levels of Icecream?! + Panda Cafe + A Stroll in KOENJI

おはようございまーす! Good morning from Japan, everyone!

First of all, I would like to thank every participant of the recently concluded Rainbowholic’s Big Blog Giveaway for January! I’ve picked some winners already (of course, via random.org) and I would most probably announce the results within the week *crosses fingers*! Hope you guys will look forward to it. I was very surprised and happy for all the effort ;____: And man, 4500+ entries on rafflecopter! :O

Anyway, I think that this will be a heavy post with lotsa photos and texts / thoughts! For some reason, I woke up with so many things to share in mind. *_*

(Before anything else, let us take a moment to appreciate the creativity of MODE’s course guide. @.@ )

Last week, my brother and I had a chance to go to Shinjuku and drop by TOKYO MODE GAKUEN (the prettiest “Cocoon” Tower in Shinjuku that houses the most creative Japanese catterpillarsbutterflieswtf? students) and asked for some details regarding the 2014 enrollment.

In my previous posts, I wrote about my rekindled graphic design dream and visit @ Tokyo Designer Gakuin College.

After that, I actually got lots of comments (especially from close friends and family) and they were a bit confused why I would still want to study something that I already know of or have been self-studying for almost a decade already (since 13/14). I already graduated with a degree in Advertising Mgt. (4 years) + my love for webdesign is actualized in my semi-interactive Rainnbowholic  blog + I have experience for website creation / webdesign from all the projects I did for myself + our mini company here.. The “why-it’s-a-waste-of-money-and-time-and-you’re-probably-just-bored” list is quite long as the term itself (…lol) but I really feel that this is what my heart desires. I want to get into this creative hub so much that even the JLPT N2-like test doesn’t discourage me at all. Let’s say, my attitude right now is composed of: I’m 50% nervous & 50% “oh to hell with it, this is what I’d love to do!”.. At the end of the day, optimism still wins over me.

Moreover, one of my main reasons why  I’m really pushing for this crazy (and super expensive huhu) dream is to be able to study, feel and immerse myself with the Japanese/Wa-style of designing works / projects on my own. I don’t know if my readers know this but even though I’ve already studied and graduated from a language school before, I still suck at Japanese. I can understand a conversation (around 70%?) but my speaking skills are such a fail. I only have a few Japanese friends (and they talk to me in English huhu) and I’d love to make more friends & build my own network of creative tomodachis here in Japan. Alsoo.. even though this may sound crazy to some, but I really want to push myself to the limits wherein I would feel like I would give up in any minute. Creative work-wise, I want to feel uncomfortable and challenged at the same time. I believe that when a person is being challenged, there is a big room of improvement and he/she becomes better each time! : )

Anyway, I will do my best and do everything I can to enroll and support myself for the schooling. Hopefully my current project right now will pull off and skyrocket! Gambarimasu mode x 10000% yayayay~


Pastel Heaven Icecream & My 300 Yen Sunflower Yellow Shoes

Last Saturday, I had a whole day with my friend Leen and we visited so many places! The last time we saw each other was last year… and as schoolgirls in Tokyo Disneyland. *_*

Meeting a friend after a long time is really one of the best feelings in the world. I learned to appreciate this because once I started working / living here in Japan, I basically had a long-distance relationship with every friend I had in Manila. It is a struggle, I tell you. My friends in language school and I also separated our ways so everyone is just so busy.. ;_; That’s why if you have  your friends with you right now in school.. you must enjoy every minute with them. Once you step out of school and “real life” happens (a.k.a. work), only a few will stay and keep in touch. : ) *pieces of advice for my little sister readers, haha*

Anywayyyy~ let’s start with the awesome day narration, shall we? ^^

It was such a perfect cool & sunny day. Finally got to wear my sunflower yellow shoes (which I got for 300 yen from a thrift shop) + purple knit sweater! <3

With dainty small pearls~

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A Lovely Day in Ueno: Tokyo’s Panda Town!

おはようございます!Good morning, everyone!  :heart:

Yesterday, my class went to Ueno and saw Pandas + Old Japan! It felt like we were in elementary school where we had to follow our teacher during fieldtrips… : )) Nonetheless, it was fun! And I got to shop a bit, which is always FUN for me! Hehe  :star:

Ueno station was around 10 stations away from where I live. I only had to ride Kehin Tohoku line so it’s really convenient for me to come here!

I was an hour early so I walked around Ameyokocho and ate Nikuman in 7-eleven.

My awesome lolita letterbag that has received a lot of feedback!  :cute2:


My good morning face! : ))

Panda town, it is.

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