Life & Work Updates + July Favorites + Rainbowholic Studio Preview

Hi everybody!

This week has been really tough because I had to do a lot of “physical work” for Rainbowholic + JLM Store. I want some thai massage right now.. huhu.

No worries, I’m still surviving so….. life, bring it on! :))

(the things I do for work. ahhahaha omg Rainbowholic spotted climbing the roof ?! :)) )

I work twice a week at our company to help out. During the rest of the week, I become a Rainbowholic slave (just kidding haha).

Not sure if I’ve mentioned this before but a few months ago, we moved most of our inventory to another place in Saitama (inaka / local area). Everyone has really been “gambatteru” (doing his / her own best) to get things done & I’m so proud of all of our achievements produced by team work 🙂

How to buy a Japan Souvenir Jacket from JLM-STORE.com (walk-through video)

Here are some recent video uploads that I have. If you haven’t watched these yet and you are bored.. you know the drill, hehe!

Hobonichi With Me | Kiiroitori Diary x Tower Records Cafe in Harajuku 🌻

July Favorites (2017) + How I Motivate Myself Everyday | Rainbowholic 🌈

Just uploaded a lengthy video (2 parts = July Favorites + Life Hacks haha :P) and it’s now up on my youtube channel!

This video is about how I keep myself motivated even if there’s a lot of ~overwhelming~ things happening in my life.

Hope it helps anyone out there! 🙂

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Our Kawaii Tokyo E-book + Past Weekends + ABC Mag by Abbey 📔

Hi everyone!

Here is this week’s update & photo dump! Enjoy the photos!

Last night, we’ve finally released our first travel guide e-book project under the Our Kawaii Tokyo brand! It’s a creative guide / compilation of our favorite hangout places in Harajuku, Shibuya & Shinjuku. If you love the things that I visit or hoard (coughs stationery coughs), you will also enjoy exploring around Tokyo with this guide.

Ashley, Allie and I really worked hard on this one (2 years in the making or so, lol #nevergiveup). Allie did the entire layout & everything’s wonderfully done!

We had to change many pages along the way because some shops closed down & we wanted to give the reader a more user-friendly experience (putting ourselves in her/his shoes) so. We hope that you will also enjoy browsing our mini guide. We wish to create more themed travel guides in the future. ^^

The price right now for June 2017 is 1200 JPY. You can purchase it from Rainbowholic Shop. ^^

Illustrations / patterns by Allie. Photos by everybody 🙂

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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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