Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Ha-ro, July! We're on our second half of 2015. Can you believe? Well, we don't have any choice.. don't we? Here's a little recap of my life from January to June 2015 - this is one of the moments I am thankful that I kept a blog, I can just type "Candy Kawaii Lover (month) (year)" on google then everything I need to see will just appear. Like magic, eh?

January at Takayama - it was the start of the year and the end of Winter Holidays, my sister Coleen and I decided to make a short trip to Takayama for the first time before we part ways. She's living alone in Osaka and I'm living alone (that time) in Fujisawa. Her feet was aching because of this pair of Nike shoes (I'm wearing on the photo) so I told her we can switch shoes. Hope you don't judge me if I don't look fashionable with white Nikes - I just love my sis. It was also freezing.. below zero degrees. 

February at Shirohige's Creampuff Shop with one of my favourite people in Japan, Kathryn (Oh Page Boys). Actually we were in Shimokitazawa that day for their yearly Tengu Festival (a version of Bean Throwing Day) and right after that we decided to search for the world famous Totoro choux. It was delightful as expected!

March at Matsumoto as a goodbye treat from my co-teachers in Fujisawa. Being a teacher wasn't really a path that I imagined that I would be at but it was one of the best things that has ever happened to me. TO be a able to touch lives of children (the future) is just beyond me. Again, it was my first time in Matsumoto and I've heard that their peak season is during May! Hopefully I could comeback. I bid sayonara to my previous work it was a tough choice, I was scared and I'm glad I pulled it off. 

April at Kyoto, Ginkakuji, Philosopher's Walk (and more here) with Coleen again! I've been to Kyoto way too many times but not around Philosopher's Walk - not sure why! It was so, so dreamy by the way. I couldn't explain.  

May at Bunny Baker -my first ever workshop! All thanks to Kawaii.Ph team! Ahh these touting bunny macarons in pink, vanilla and teal - how cute are they! Being an introvert that I am, of course I was nervous even if I know my topic by heart and I could talk about it endlessly if given the chance. I'm just really happy that I did it - thanks to my co-speakers Anne Kate and Chai! Now looking back and thinking about it. Me? Talking in front of more than 15 people.. you've gotta be kidding me.  

June at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with Justin. This trip was an explosion of many firsts and happy memories - our first time in KL, a meet-up with my lovely princesses Mieko and Hermes, strolling around KL by myself, din din at Jalan Alor, high tea at Ritz Carlton, shopping at Tokyo Street at Pavilion, using uber everywhere we go, among many others. 

AND.. so much more things I'm thankful about like:
Shop Candy Kawaii Lover is going strong! Thank you Vanessa Leuterio for our first kawaii icon!

The Making of OurKawaii.Tokyo with Kaila (our next big project)

Sharing my life story at Kawaii Ph Book (it's currently available at Kawaii.Ph/store)

Thank you everyone for believing in me especially on those moments that I didn't. Cheers! 

Monday, June 29, 2015


Sharing a little teaser from a shoot with Anne and Kiko last Saturday at Pinto Museum in Antipolo. It was my first time in that area so I brought my camera with me. Hope you like the photos because I really do! 

My "inis" / annoyed face - stop it!

If you have any topics in mind, that you want me to talk about, please let me know. What would you want to learn from me? Let me know! x

Thursday, June 25, 2015


It's been a long time since I've shared something personal here in this blog so let's just do it now that I have time. First of all I want to congratulate everyone behind the "Beyond The Cutest Dreams" book launch last Wednesday June 17th, 2015. But I have to say, that event won't be possible without these two superb people: Chi Chi (the master art director) and Kaila (editor-in-chief)! Kaila actually blogged about it and her excitement here.

Anyway I've decided to feature my favourite people in this blog, just to simply spread love virus.

First trivia: Kaila is a dreamer! Everybody knows that - she has big dreams and she always blog about them at Rainbowholic Blog. But what people don't know is, Kaila doesn't only dream for herself, she dreams for everyone to MAKE it.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Hello from Tokyo Street at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! If you're asking what am I doing here.. I was shopping for some new products for Shop Candy Kawaii Lover (International / Local) so I've done my research and ask my friends, too. Where to find all the cute things in KL? They told me about Tokyo Street inside Pavilion Mall

Spotted: Milk Cow! I wasn't able to try because I had an afternoon tea with my favourite princesses Mieko and Hermes. I've met the gorgeous bb, Mieko during New Year's Eve / Day at Universal Studios Japan. And it was my first time to meet Hermes - gosh she's too lovely for words! Both of them are Chai's friends and she introduced me to them. All my friends are introduced by Chai hahaha

Pink Rilakkuma noms

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


It's been a long time since the last time I wrote on this blog. May has been a really busy month with family and blog events here and there. But again, I want to thank everyone who supported my first ever talk/ workshop "Complete the Kawaii Look" with Anne Kate and Chai. This weekend and next week will be very busy so today's the only chance to write a narrative and say "hi, I'm alive!" to my blog readers! 

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