Hobonichi With Me + How I Study Japanese + Stationery Lucky Bags?!

Hi all! おはようございます from the land of the rising sun!

I’ll just share some recent video + shop updates (in case you missed them, lol) ~

2018 has been pretty good. A little more tiring than usual but I’m very motivated!

VIDEO: Hobonichi Techo With Me | Sakura, Unicorns, & Pastel Rainbows ( ほぼ日手帳 ) | Rainbowholic 🦄

Last Christmas, I challenged myself to make a “12 Days of Kawaii Journaling & Crafting Series“. The struggle to produce one so often actually trained me! Now, I don’t mind making time to create videos everyday (either I film or edit, or both haha) ~

I hope that I can keep up with this pace though! I’m really taking advantage of my current motivated self, lolol ~

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Added a ton of new packs / sets / boxes at my Japanese Stationery Online Store, Rainbowholic Shop!

#RainbowsForMyDad: Japanese Stationery LUCKY BAG [FLAT RATE AIRMAIL SHIPPING]

#RainbowsForMyDad: Sakura Sticker Packs now available ~ 

VIDEO: How I Learn Japanese + Study Tips (JLPT N4/N3 Level) | Rainbowholic

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#RainbowsForMyDad – Help Us Beat Cancer

Dear all,

I am writing this on my blog with lots of mixed emotions.

This year of 2017, a lot of great things had happened which I am forever grateful for. And you guys are part of it, of course! :”) I don’t think I would have the motivation and inspiration to continue my current dreams if it were not for your cheers from the other side of the world. Still blogging throughout these years really requires a lot of energy especially when you have #adulting responsibilities. This is why your words of encouragement have pushed me & made me more decided to take my content creator dreams into a greater level in the form of youtube / video content.

Life is really a mix of everything, isn’t it? With all the blessings pouring in and challenges that have tested my patience and creativity when it comes to finances, here comes another big challenge for me (and for my family). Months ago, my parents had finally told me that my Dad got cancer (I knew there was something strange when we were traveling around Japan). It is still stage 1 and treatable… but the treatment costs a lot of money. I’m not really from a rich family (the reason why I’m in Japan is also because to help my parents) so this is really a tough one for all of us. There are days I just space out and I have to slap myself back to reality so I could find more solutions for everyone.

Last October, I applied for multiple part-time jobs and I’m happy to announce that after 1-2 months of training (+processing of documents) at this new English school, I am officially going to start working at this school next year (half of the salary will go straight to my Dad). I am still working at JLM-STORE.com but my work hours are divided now. I don’t want to let go nor take a pause at my favorite kind of work (Rainbowholic shop + youtube + blog) because this is really what makes me happy. I have to take care of my mental health as much as my physical health so I still prioritize myself despite everything that is happening to me. Maybe the path for the success & financial freedom I’ve been longing for my family really takes time so I might as well enjoy the journey by not forgetting about the things in life that make me happy too. I’m proud to share that through these efforts (youtube / shop), I am also able to pool some funds for his radiation therapy (just a few days for now). But of course, it’s still not enough and I also have to save money on my own so I can run the my small online business and survive life here in Japan.

This is why I’ve decided to open up about this. At first, I was a little bit hesitant because it’s super personal and I feel really vulnerable, but when life is already at stake.. I guess you gotta have to do anything and forget about feeling embarrassed. I will do my best to help my Dad beat cancer. When I was younger, my mom also got cancer and through proper medications, lots of prayers, and tons of positivity, she pulled through! It was also during a very hard time in my life. Now, I know my Dad can do the same. I just feel sad sometimes because even though he has this illness, he still has to work so they can survive in Manila. Because if he doesn’t, it’s hard for everybody. ;_; Huhu.

If you’d like to help, I am plugging my newly-listed #RainbowMail / #RainbowCare products at Rainbowholic Shop. Last year, through your help, I was able to raise funds to bring my parents to Japan and give them an all-expense paid trip (which I saved up for almost half a year). I guess this coming year, my shop has a different purpose now.

I will still keep doing my own thing. Crafting releases all the stress out of my body even if I’m working day in, day out. If you enjoy these and would like to support my dreams, I will also return the favor through my output. ^^

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Rainbowholic Enamel Pins + Youtube Updates!

Hi everyone!

Just a quick blog update this morning before I head to work at 10AM!

Yesterday, I’ve finally released the rainbow enamel pin! It’s available for preorder now. Big thanks to Chichi & Abbey!

Official Rainbowholic Enamel Pin

See you guys on Nov 11 & 12 at Tokyo Design Festa Event!! We are booth C498!

Here are some youtube updates from last week. Please don’t forget to subscribe! 

Kawaii Glittery Pastel Washi + GUDETAMA | Hobonichi With Me Backlog (ほぼ日手帳)

100 Yen Store Haul | DAISO & SERIA in Japan + GIVEAWAY!

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#VisitJapanJP Instagram Launch + Our Original Kawaii Washi Tape 🌸

Hi all!

Before I go to sleep now, I just wanna share some recent events in my life.

Last week, I got to witness a Noh performance for a few minutes, thanks to Instagram Japan. Arigato to Justin for tagging me along (so spontaneous lol)! For the event coverage, head over to his wonderfully crafted website to read the blog entry.

Souvenir jacket from JLM STORE / Finding Yayoi at Ginza Six

VIDEO:  Visit Japan JP Instagram Event + Tsukimi Dango

If you love taking photos when vacationing around Japan, make sure to use the hashtags: #JapanLoverMe #VisitJapanJP #UnknownJapan & #InstagramJapan (to get your photos / account discovered) ^^

If you’re planning to go to Ginza, stop by at Ginza Six and go to the food section (basement).

Tsujiri’s Uji Matcha icecream = CANNOT BE MISSED! So heavenly!!

Instagrammers all over the country gathered in place

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