January 3 + Food and Friends + Everyday Kawaii Life

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This blog entry will contain random snaps from my handy iPhone from last December up to now~

I actually have moreeee and this one has been filtered already. : ))


Honestly, for the past days / week, I’ve been feeling drained. And a little bit lost.

I actually thought of closing down this blog (not my social media accounts) for quite a long time because of the amount of work / sudden gush of responsibilities (family-related) I have now.

But I realized that the amount of work or that the load isn’t really the problem.

It’s just that I didn’t know how to spend my time wisely nor organize everything in an efficient manner, without sacrificing something that I love doing.

It might be a bit weird but after reflecting whether to stop or not, I came up with a list on how to make blogging become more effortless on my part~ and I’m doing it now.

I have to maximize the hours I have in a day to allot time for everything that I want to accomplish.

I have to be more responsible in handling my time. : )

My aim this year is to not be tirelessly busy, but be more focused & productive so that I could have more time doing what I enjoy the most (to keep me sane, hehe)!  :yay:


Hope you enjoy the kawaii photo spam below!  :happy:

Random La La La

Before my birthday (actually during Kawaii PH launch day), ChiChi handed me a Christmas + birthday present.

I didn’t open it until it was Christmas and imagine my shock when I saw a framed giant CLOW CARD called THE RAINBOWHOLIC.

ChiChi is a creative genius!  :heart:

Watching the sunset while sitting on the grass. Simple joys that I very much treasure.

On my birthday, after attending a morning mass from our church, saw this dreamy cotton candy blue vintage beetle.

Someday, love.  :blush3:

Waiting for the sunrise from my place.


Yay for food <3

2013 ended with this great news.

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There is no place like home.

Hello, hello, hello!! :”)

Yup, I’m still in Manila and enjoying every moment with my family and friends. Even though the primary reason of my sudden visit was for my annoying gallbladdie (gallbladder haha), I thought I should extend my spontaneous vacation longer so that I could spend more time with the people I love here. :”) I’ll come back again for other reasons but I should take advantage of everyone’s vacation period (it’s summer here!).. hehehe. OH btw, we confirmed that I currently have zero gallstones!! In Japan, we visited two doctors and they told me “they couldn’t see the stones” (but they didn’t want to confirm that those were gone).. and for the last doctor we visited here, he told me I was able to flush away~ (lololol) the stones! What a miracle seriously ;_; I just continued to opt for healthy eating / food moderation + Aloe juice & fish oil capsules (the reason why I left the hospital earlier last October) ^^ Super super ureshii (happy)! It’s kinda symbolic for me because I’m feeling genuinely happy these days + my health is getting better and better! :”) Life is great! :yay:

As some of you know, last December, I spent Christmas here as well but it was a really tough time for me. Even on my birthday, I was pretty down..? and I swore to myself that the next time I go back home, I will really have a blast. And so far, everyday is just.. :yay: even if I still have a lot of stuff to work on TT_TT… Anyway, more stories later! :))

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Kaila in Manila

Though I have some Philippine-related posts here on my blog, I don’t think I have properly introduced my home yet. For some reason, I don’t know why a few of my readers didn’t know that I came from Philippines. :))) You guys.. WHY :))))

I have so much love for Japan (hai JapanLover.me) but there is something about Philippines that makes me want to come back every now and then (ask any Filipino who works abroad & I’m 100% he/she will agree!!). Even it’s a third-world country & the kind of lifestyle I live in Japan is waaaay different here.. I would still consider Manila (Philippines) as my #1 home. This place taught me how to be independent, adventurous, street-smart, etc. There is something about the warm smiles of the people here, the feeling of being welcomed.. the hospitality, the yummy & inexpensive food, everything. I have my own share of horrific commuting stories but.. crime is everywhere anyway, regardless of what country it is. I believe. 😀

I lived in Manila for almost all my life & this place really taught me how to be “smart” when it comes to traveling to places alone hehe~

I ride jeepneys just like anyone else. 🙂

(lololol I can’t act candid :)) )

Hello Manila heat… you just melted my useless makeup. :))

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