FUKUOKA Japan Kyushu TRAVEL

KYUSHU TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER & HANAMIDORI NAKASU HONTEN

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Ever found yourself a bit lost when travelling? I certainly have! That’s why I was so excited when I learned about the Tourist Information Center in Kyushu! It’s location is ideal because it’s right beside the station entrance! Very clear infographics on services they provide. Tourists can leave notes on the Kyushu tourist board! Didn’t let this opportunity pass – Philippines represent! Cutest sushi erasers! Why didn’t I have this when I was in grade school? You can also purchase…

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BEAUTY MAKE-UP PRODUCT REVIEWS

MELTING COLOR LIP CREAMER • THE FACE SHOP

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I was introduced to this product thanks to my good friend Farrah who gave me one as a present when she flew to Korea. I received shade #09 Lovely Apeach initially and loved it ever since! Recently, while I was lurking around online, I saw that The Face Shop Philippines had already launched the Kakao x The Face Shop Collaboration! Obviously I bought two more, lol! So sad that the other shades aren’t available anymore — but my wallet is a bit happy, lol. It’s…

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FUKUOKA Kyushu TRAVEL

FUKUOKA TOWER | 2016

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Breathtaking, right? The Fukouoka Tower is 234m and is covered with 8000 half mirrors; plus it is the tallest seaside tower in Japan! From the observation room, you will be able to see the urban functions, nature and culture of Fukuoka city. You can also enjoy the tower from the outside because at night, it is illuminated with various lighting patterns such as cherry blossoms during spring! Super cute mascot! information brochures are readily available in different languages. But I didn’t…

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Japan TRAVEL

DAZAIFU TENMANGU SHRINE | 2016

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Though there are numerous tenmangū shrines spread across Japan, 大宰府天満宮 — Dazaifu Tenmangū Shrine is among the more significant ones. “Tenmangu Shrines are dedicated to the spirit of Sugawara Michizane, a scholar and politician of the Heian Period. Because of his great learning, Michizane has been associated with Tenjin, a Shinto deity of education, and is popular among students.” [source] It was believed that the spirit of Michizane caused calamities right after his death due to being sent into exile unjustly.…

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COLLECTIONS EVENTS FASHION

HANNAH KONG • DEBUT COLLECTION

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Hannah Kong’s Collection is a fairytale come to life. The meticulous effort put into each gown is amazing! I’m so grateful to have been part of this event as I’m sure just a few years, or months from now — Hannah Kong will be one of the most sought after designers. The showcase features Hannah’s imaginings woven into life: 15 pieces of decadent broderie d’art occasion wear, most taking hundreds of hours of meticulous stitching, beadwork, and embroidery known as the Lunéville or…

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FOOD LIFESTYLE

Tokyo Tokyo has Everything you’re Craving for (and more) in a Wrap!

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If you love Japanese food as much as I do, you’re in for a treat! This year, Tokyo Tokyo has created a twist to its two best sellers to make new Snack Bento variants and has brought its signature Beef Misono and Best Chicken Teriyaki into the fold. Having a full-time day job and being a freelance illustrator and blogger at the same time has it perks but this also means that I don’t have the luxury to queu or…

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LIFESTYLE TRAVEL

TRAVALO IS EVERY FRAGRANCE LOVERS DREAM COME TRUE

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We all love to smell great — who doesn’t? Sadly, most fragrances comes in hard-to-lug around packaging. If I purchase the smallest size, it will cost a lot more money longterm than the full size. The problem with this is that (1) It’s so heavy and bulky! Even if I bring it with me, it’s so embarrassing to bring it out and spray — even in the public restroom (2) I can’t hand carry it when I’m travelling (might get confiscated) and…

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COLLECTIONS FASHION SHOPPING

SM PARISIAN SUMMER 2016 COLLECTION

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Radiant and vibrant hues for a season of warmth and style — introducing the Parisian Shoes and Bags 2016 Summer Collection I can still feel the heat despite the sudden occasional rain showers. Yup, summer isn’t over YET! I love how SM Parisian Shoes & Bags keeps on levelling up with their chic fashion game lately! Plus, it’s one of the most affordable brands in the market today. Who can say no to affordable fashion? So, who watches local telenovelas?…

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COLLECTIONS FASHION SHOPPING

STAY STYLISH & ECO FRIENDLY WITH KIPLING

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Kipling lovers, rejoice! — House of Kipling opens at SM Megamall [3/F, Atrium] !  The new Kipling concept store, is all these and more!  It’s called The House of Kipling, where shoppers can dwell in the fashion and spirit that has made Kipling bags a well-loved global brand. The new concept store applies a domestic approach that elevates the customers’ retail experience.It’s all about the details that excite and charm our very own Imaginista, a group of women who love Kipling!…

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FASHION

SUMMER FRIENDLY

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Definitely feeling the heat of summer these past few weeks! Sweater lovers, rejoice! I’ve found the perfect summer-friendly sweater from one of my fave local brands on Instagram. It comes in yummy pastel colors — yellow, lavander, and peach!…

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