Chichibu Kogen Bokujo’s Red Carpet of Poppy Flowers (秩父のポピー)

Hello everyone!

Today, I went on a spontaneous adventure to Chichibu once again! It was actually my third time visiting Chichibu, also known as the home of the famous icicles & shibazakura. Currently, I’m on a mission to spend my “soulful” sundays alone to discover more beautiful parks & sceneries here in Saitama and its neighboring prefectures. ^^ It’s funny how I’ve changed so much over the years. Before, I would prefer going to Tokyo / Harajuku / Shibuya for the kawaii cafes and such (I’m still into cute culture of course) but now, the grandma in me would tell Kaila to just have a kawaii zen day, lolol. Your priorities in life really change when you age, hahaha.

I was actually having second thoughts whether I should run / jog as usual but my soul was craving for some nature / trees / flowers since last week…. so this adventure was ought to be fulfilled haha. I felt like I had to follow my inner voice even though my bed was hugging me so tight earlier this morning. XD

Anyway, let the photos do the narrating~! Enjoy!

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Unfortunately, there were no food vendors in the area. I was looking for a softcream / icecream stall! :))

My 2-yr. old icecream umbrella from swimmer should replace for now, haha!

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When on a journey in Japan, you must always bring folded sheets of paper with you! Stamp rally activities by JP train stations are just too fun!!

If you can’t find the stamp corner, just ask the train staff: “Eki stampu wa doko desu ka? (where is the train stamp?)” hehehe

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I always find it fascinating how these train engineers operate the train. So effortless!

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Sakura-themed Goods & Food in Japan + Kawaii Market 2016!

Hi all!

Before I share all the cherry blossom goodness, let me just plug this big event by Kawaii Philippines this month!

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See you this April at the cutest arts and crafts mini-bazaar in the country this year: Kawaii Market 2016!

Come and show your support to local kawaii artists and crafters~! Entrance is only 50 php!!! ✨

? Kawaii Philippines’ KAWAII MARKET 2016 is an arts and crafts bazaar that aims to highlight the creativity and craftsmanship of Filipino artists and crafters who are also enthusiasts of the kawaii culture. ?

A percentage of the total proceeds will be donated to a chosen foundation. ?

RSVP hereEvent website

Art by Little Miss Paintbrush

www.kawaii.ph


Sakura, sakura, sakura!

Here’s a collection of some sakura-themed merch / noms I’ve spotted during the season! If you’re in Japan / Tokyo right now, hope that you find this useful!

I’ve also included some photos of me and my friends during our mini trips outside Saitama.

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Sakura icecream from Edo Tokyo Open Air Museum!

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Scene at Koganei Park!

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Sakura selfie with Reese, Abbey, Gil and Justin!

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Thanks Abbey for capturing this!

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Lol

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Visited Yoyogi Park with Abbey and wore my Sakura nike!

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So pretty up close!

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Sanrio Puroland Part 1: My Melody Room & Dream Cafe + Others

Hi everyone! こんにちは!

For this special Sanrio Puroland blog series, I shall be sharing around 500+ photos I took during my visit with かわいい Josephine!

If you’re a reader from years ago, you’d probably remember the time I went to Sanrio Puroland years ago with my bestfriend Leen. And we wore matching Kitty-chan inspired outfits too, haha! Memories!

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Been super looking forward to this day since last December! I really saved up and allocated funds for this kawaii date, haha!

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Still looking as magical as ever, Puroland!

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Favorite red shoes (even if it’s slightly stained, haha) ~ Bought this pair for almost 250-300 JPY (100 PHP) from a thrift store in the Philippines!

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Curled my hair for this day. I think I woke up at around 5:30 / 6:00 in the morning just to prepare (and also because of excitement, I must say Hahahhahaa).

Josephine and I decided to meet at Shinjuku station (forgot if it was 9 or 10 am, haha).

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Arrived earlier so I decided to munch on some breakfast! Yay food!

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Got to know more about Josephine while we were riding the Keio line~ :”)

I really enjoyed our conversations throughout the whole day! I got to know more about Norway (such an interesting country btw) because of her too!

Thank you so much for letting me get to know you!

And…. I’m just really so happy that I get to enjoy Sanrio Puroland with a friend who is also obsessed with kawaii characters / Sanrio! If I went with my family or non-kawaii lover friends, I think that they wouldn’t be able to appreciate it as much as  I do! Hehehe ~

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Thank you for so being game with me! Yay, Gudetama purikura!! *Happy Tears*

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Me at this point: How to stop taking photos of Sanrio Puroland’s rainbow entrance? :))

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My Mini Cardcaptor Sakura Collection Preview + Blueberry Pocky + Cinnamoroll Cafe with Knatt + Kawaii Photospam

Hello everybody! 

Happy Sunday from 日本!

Hope you’re all having a restful weekend wherever you are! 🙂

For tonight’s post, I just want to share these photos I’ve taken for the past days / meet-ups.

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Here’s a photo / sneak peek of my mini CCS shrine inside my room. I’ll be taking photos of my precious CCS collection and I can’t wait to share it soon!

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New additions! You can buy the Cardcaptor Sakura figures both in yellow dress and star dress from Rainbowholic Shop.

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Kawaii Cardcaptor Sakura (CCS) Figure (Yellow Dress)

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Kawaii Cardcaptor Sakura (CCS) Figure (Star Dress With Wings)

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While I was buying a bento box from 7-eleven, I saw a new POCKY flavor addition! It’s a heart-shaped Blueberry-flavored Pocky!!

It’s my favorite Pocky as of the moment haha.

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Went to Sanrio Puroland with Josephine yesterday. We had been planning for this kawaii date in Sanrio since last year!

It was actually my second time to go to Sanrio Puroland and you can read my blog entry about this kawaii paradise before here. I went with my bestfriend Leen! 🙂

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Kiki & Lala / Little Twin Stars Twinkling Tour!

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