Fetching my parents from the airport yesterday night was such a dream.
When I moved to Japan almost 5 years ago, I promised myself that zettai, zettai (absolutely).. I will do my best to bring my parents here and give them an all-expense paid trip. For me to finish my degree in a private university in Manila, my Mom and Dad worked their very best to support. And I will always be grateful for them because of that… I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for them.
Now that I have established myself here, I’ve decided that it is about time to payback everything. And this beautiful sakura season, I will be showing them around and we will all have an unforgettable time together.
I can’t wait to share more stories about this trip.
Hope you guys have a wonderful Spring break as well! 🌸
Here are some photos from my everyday life! Enjoy the entry ~
Gave myself a treat and ate this matcha roll cake from Nana’s!
The prettiest plum blossoms. Thanks neighbor!
Sharing some photos from our Japan Souvenir Jacket shoot.
Many thanks to Kathryn for coming up with this idea!
To my friends Allie, Emika and Anne, thanks for being game!
Thank you Sabrina for helping us out!
Everybody was so fun to work with!
Emika, Allie and Sabrina
If you are into Japan travel photography, give her account a follow and you will love her!
~ @kitsunekun ~
Walking around Ueno + Yakult corner in a random kombini store
Finally got to redeem my stationery haul gift from Justin! Thank youuu Jazuuu!
Finally had some time to blog about this~! I’m so happy, yaaaay!
If you haven’t watched it yet, I uploaded this Hobonichi With Me video last week I think.
Hobonichi With Me | Tokyo Kimono Rental + Sakura x Starbucks Japan 👘 🌸
If you are visiting Tokyo this sakura season and you’re interested in renting a kimono, I found a great kimono rental shop that you might want to check out. I discovered this on my own while asking google for help so.. to those who are wondering, this is not a sponsored post. Haha!
Before I write about my experience, let me share these photos of the matcha parfait from Denny’s before Lirei & I went on a kimono date.
okay let’s move on now lol
I booked through their website to reserve the day before. I’m not really sure if walk-in visits are allowed but I think that the shop gets really busy so it’s best to reserve online so you can get your preferred time.
My friend and I availed the Standard Kimono Plan and Standard Hairdo.
Standard Kimono Plan = 3500 -> 2900 (discounted)
Standard Hairdo = 900
All in all, Lirei & I just paid 3800 JPY each. What a reasonable price for an excellent service! I suggest that you also try getting your hair professionally done. : )
If you buy a kimono set and all, it costs a LOT so renting is always the more affordable option. 😉
(though I’d love to own my own kimono set one day, haha. gambarimasu lol)
Kyoto Kimono Rental Wargo Access Guide (Tokyo Sensoji Branch)
They also have photography services and other cool stuff so just roam around their website for more info 🙂
If you are going to Kyoto too, they have many kimono rental shops available. I haven’t tried their services in Kyoto yet though.
Here are just some recent life updates.
First of all, I got sick twice this month already because of the very moody cold weather. Please do pray that I won’t get sick anymore, huhu! I feel incomplete if I don’t upload enough youtube videos and getting sick does not help, yikes! Gambatte, self!
It’s been crazy these weeks and I’ve been juggling work, personal life, creative collabs all at the same time. Don’t know if it’s a good thing or not, huhu. Time.. where you at?! * cries * I have a greaaaat feeling I will hibernate and be an introvert after this month and just become an obaa-chan in Saitama. I haven’t been resting these past weekends too.. oops. >_<
Anyway, March is coming soon and I’m so excited because my dream to bring my parents here to see sakura / cherry blossoms / Mt. Fuji is about to come true! I can’t wait to tour Mami & Dadi ~
Okaay, I’ve typed too long already haha. Let’s finally start with the photo collages already, shall we?
I am so happy. Thanks <3 for all the gifts! These are great for my hobonichi videos, lolol!
Got to try the Sakura Blossom Cream Frappucino & Latte with friends! Both are yummy!
Random selfies + Sakura Raspberry Milk drink from Starbucks Japan
My ultimate favorites! Matcha icecream everyday, please.
Thank you Sponsor-san, lolol