My 25th Birthday

Hello everybody!

Thank you so much for all the birthday greetings! Even for just a day, I felt extra special to the point that I really tried my best to not tear up so much inside the train while going home.

To my 24 yr. old self, let me hug you tight! ;_; I think that you did a pretty good job. It was sure one hell of a year of ups and downs, but you came out so much stronger! I’m proud of you, Kaila!

Rainbowholic Kaila Ocampo by Little Miss Paintbrush

I woke up and saw this super adorable gift art by one of my dearest friends, ChiChi / Little Miss Paintbrush posted on Japan Lover Me!

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The day started quite simple and ended so unexpectedly!

At first, I just wanted to attend the mass (like how my Mom and I would do, whenever I’m home for my birthday) + visit Takashi Murakami’s super colorful “Flower Cafe” in Roppongi Hills. To start the year right too, I visited a shrine and rang the bell just like most Japanese would do. I didn’t expect that I would end up in Ueno, but I’m glad I did~!

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Kawaii PH Store: The Philippine Dream Kawaii Brand Collective

Hello Rainbowholic friends and かわいい shopaholics in the Philippines! OMG!!! ;_;

I proudly present to you… KAWAII PH STORE, a kawaii brand collective based in Manila, Philippines.

KAWAII PH STORE Launch Poster

www.kawaii.ph/store

All of us here at KPH Store are dreaming big that someday… we will be able to start exporting our made-with-love handmade items and let this “kawaii movement” create livelihood opportunities that will also provide employment among our Filipino brothers and sisters (ex: Kawaii Factory). We used to aim to bring Kawaii Japan to the Philippines, but now, since that has been successfully achieved already,.. we are ready to take bigger risks and scare ourselves with our crazy dreams. We would like to bring Kawaii PH to the world by using all our local resources and maximizing the power of the web. : )

This project was made possible with the help of our talented friends over at Mediaflakes + Little Miss Paintbrush‘s mad kawaii illustration skills! Thank you so much Earvin, Candie, Janel, Jillian, Kaye, Francis, Eric 兄さん, Mica.. everyone~! ;_; I consider this as a milestone in my kawaii career together with my friends, huhuhu!

There might be bugs here and there.. but no worries, we are working on those! Kindly bear with us for a while. : )


What is the Kawaii PH Store?

It is a store-slash-collective made up of artists, designers and dreamers who wish to start pursuing bigger dreams of establishing their own brands one day by tapping on this platform’s leveraged power – an idea called “collective marketing strategy” that is based on the ideals of helping and inspiring each other for common good.

We believe that collective hype is much more effective in marketing local talent and earning eyeballs in the increasingly competitive global marketplace for new, innovative and quirky ideas.

KAWAII PH HQ

What are the goals of this community-based platform?

First of all, the direction of this collective is geared towards leveraging the talent, potential and capacity of Filipino artists, creators and designers towards achieving global acceptance and recognition of what is called as the Filipino talent and creative (noun) disrupt as our contribution to the development of the worldwide Kawaii-lifestyle movement.

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Kaila’s Current Room + How I Arrange My Thoughts + Little INKPLAY Shop & Imani’s Kawaii Dreams

Hello everybody! 🙂

This blog post is composed of 3 random parts and I hope it’s okay haha. I have so many things to share and I find it the hardest to try to combine everything together in unison lolol especially when so many things are happening all at the same time! *_*

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Been juggling Rainbowholic, KPH Store, Design Festa preparations, OKT, JLM Store altogether ~ Hopefully I can finish all before May ends!

I need another Kaila in my life lolol #KailaProblems

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Spot my Marie cookies!! These are my favorites <3

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Maraming Salamat Po : )

Hello everyone!

Just taking a quick break from today’s long to-do list. Here’s the video to commemorate Rainbowholic Blog’s 4th year in the kawaii world (April 28!). <3

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I’ve also uploaded it on my facebook page and you can read my letter from the heart just for you there. : )

Maraming salamat po (thank you very much in Tagalog) for supporting & believing in me. You guys inspire me the most!

Love, カイラ