Thanks for visiting my blog! : ) I won’t be updating here as regularly as before as I’m focusing on sharing through patreon / other platforms right now (I am currently preparing for something very important that I cannot disclose at the moment) but I’m planning to at least share some blog-worthy moments of January. January is my birthday month which is automatically a special month for me, haha.
For 3 days, Aki & I traveled to 3 prefectures (unintentionally haha). Read the first part & 2nd part (with travel tips) over at patreon.
I remember feeling super overwhelmed by work that time. I didn’t have any choice because I had 2 trips this month (bday/holiday/anniv trip + attending a friends’ wedding/family time) and I wanted to really enjoy both trips so I worked extra hard in the other days. Thankfully, I’m still alive and kicking today.
Gifu & the cute Sarubobo charms everywhere.
It is so nice to forget all of your worries and problems in a day.
After a long crazy week, I am finally having some me-time here at my place. It feels so good to blog again and just type away all these thoughts in my head! breathes in and out
As mentioned in my instagram posts earlier this month (and also blogged about it previously haha), I’ve finally gotten myself a studio / office.
I never expected that this day would come so soon. I knew that it would come true, but maybe not this year..? Haha. And yes, even if I’m like the most optimistic person out there, I still have those moments when I doubt my capabilities and all… tryin’ to be realistic. I hope that everything gets settled soon as it’s quite harder than I thought to set things up especially during this very cold winter season. I still don’t have internet at my studio and I hope to get one soon as it has been extra challenging for me to not edit & upload… wew.
To share some of my progress, here’s a messy desk photo! I’ve been filming some BTS during the entire setting up phase and I can’t wait to share them on my youtube! : )
Watch: First Rainbowholic Studio Vlog ♡ Empty Japanese Apartment Tour (アパートツアー)
Patreon-exclusive post: my first day reaction!
I reused my old stuff from my old apartment. My brother and Aki’s parents also donated some furniture / equipment for the studio. Aki was able to score this really good “extendable” dining table + chairs set from some app here in Japan. We only paid a few thousand yen for it!
My first breakfast at the studio during my first “work day” there. ;_;
Sorry for the lack of updates during the second half of the year. phew
I had to give my maximum effort to make this goal a reality before 2018 ends.
Rainbowholic Studio is no longer a dream but a real space where I can freely create content, hold workshops / meet-ups, and fulfill orders for rainbowholic-shop.com.
I used to do everything in this small Japanese apartment… ;_; I was so inspired to work extra hard so that I can finally spend a happier self-care time here in my apato (apartment) without seeing “work” everywhere (packing supplies / boxes), lol.
It wasn’t easy and it was such an “uncomfortable” journey for me to pursue as I juggle many jobs ( teacher / entrepreneur / stationery store / custom kawaii tokyo tour guide ) but I’m so glad everything has fallen into place. ;_;
I had to set aside a good amount of money every month to be able to afford the “heavy” first month of payments. My savings made it just in time, lol!
More feelings here.
If you haven’t watched my #ThankYouPatrons / patreon journey video, please do! ^^
(Note lol: Couch / other displays not mine. This was when we were checking apartment options (it took a month!!)
From this… (stamping postcards at a kombini with my bestfriend ) ….
Happy Saturday from Japan (finally woo). Just sharing some photos taken last week!
Super happy with my chichified illustration!
To those who don’t know, I created a Kawaii Journaling FB group and we’re already 400+ members!
So happy with everyone’s contributions. I feel inspired to be more creative because of their posts!
The weather last weekend was being cooperative with us. Finally pushed through with our yukata date plans.
This year, I chose this hydrangeas / ajisai design. Last year, I was a walking pastel rainbow lol.
C H E E S E lol
Aki brought me here and I already forgot the place haha. We watched the fireworks with others at a park in Odaiba.
We brought our own mat and portable fan! I filmed videos and I’ll most likely share the clips in one compiled monthly vlog.
We love going to Round One for taiko / arcade games haha