I haven't really published anything related to K-pop on my blog.... Until now. I've always been kind of subtle in showing my interest to this genre online but I'm actually just your usual fangirl who watches tons of videos of attractive boys.
I'm almost two months late but, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I remember going to trick-or-treat events when I was younger and I always used just one costume every year - a witch. I don't think I had a say on who I wanted to be then and all that mattered to me was the candies I'll be able to collect. But I do remember dressing-up as Barbie and joining this contest where I had to walk on a runway... I didn't win, though...... moving on. I think I only had did trick-or-treats thrice in my entire life, and that was when I was a kid. Growing up, I never got to experience it again with my friends (as a tween or a teenager.) I was either too lazy or... just lazy, really.
Last October 30th, I was finally able to dress-up on a Halloween afternoon and I celebrated it with my Kawaii Philippines family for their first Halloween party: The Kawaii Halloween Costume Party! And guess what I dressed up as?
Now, let me explain. Initially, I was supposed to be a sparkly unicorn with a fabulous and equally sparkly unicorn horn, but things happened and I opted to dress-up as something else instead. Thus, a Christmas ornament - OR Hello Kitty Celebrating Her 50th Anniversary (- Anne Kate Pinero, 2015)
I'd have to admit that I wasn't prepared for the party and I just really wanted to wear this sparkly dress that has been buried inside my closet for the past 2 years. AND Halloween is the best time to wear it because no one's going to question you and your choice of wardrobe.
When I got to Staple & Perk, the place was packed! I was welcomed with a really warm and welcoming atmosphere and it felt so nice to see so much happy people from the Kawaii Philippines community dressed up in their spookiest-but-still-cute outfits. ♡ The Kawaii PH team also prepared fun games for everyone.
We had Trip to [Hell] (which was such a cute name, don't you think? Haha) and I joined but almost backed out when they said that we had to dance... Therefore I was dancing awkwardly, but was able to survive until we were only 5, I think? Or was that 4?
AND the Couple of the #KawaiiPHHalloweenParty goes to Naomi of naomilku & her boyfriend, Nikolai!! So cute, this couple. So cute. ♡♡♡
We also had charades, and I don't know what Naomi and I were talking about when this photo was taken but I just find this photo really cute ♡
The last game was making plastic balloons! It definitely brought everyone back to their childhood. I remember making my own when I was a kid but I was always such a noob at it (lol)
During the break, we also had Ulzzang Pistol / Zeon Gomez and his girlfriend, the Kawaii Philippines Ambassadress, Gia Canta perform! They're such a cute duo huhu my kokoro ♡
It has always been so fun to be in Kawaii PH events because you know that every person in the room shares the same interest with you. It was fun playing games and laughing with everyone even though we didn't even know each other personally - because that's what the Kawaii PH community is. It spreads positivity and it empowers us to express ourselves without having to worry about the judgment of others.
After the event, we took advantage of Staple and Perk's amazing lighting + white brick walls to take outfit shots! (YES, finally, a new outfit post.)
(Honestly, I'm not used to posing for outfit shots anymore huhuhu so awkward *hides*)
Sequins on sequins HIHI
Gold Sequins Dress from ROMWE | Black Boots from SHOE CULT by NASTY GAL | Sequined Unicorn Drawstring bag from Claire's | Handmade Crocheted Bow by Ida Siasoco / The GTE Shop
Many thanks to my favorite sabaw buddy/fab photographer THE Anne Kate Pinero - who's actually the co-founder of Kawaii PH - for taking my outfit photos and my future Christmas profile picture HIHI
Ever since I was young, I've always wondered how I'd look if I had my hair colored. From anime to K-pop, these things are what pushed my interest in coloring my mane. Other than that, bloggers like Reese Lansangan and Tricia Gosingtian are also a few of the people who have influenced me through their numerous hair color changes for the past years.
Colored hair wasn't allowed in my Alma Mater, and even though almost everyone in my batch were itching to get their hair colored, we couldn't. So as soon as I graduated from High School, I immediately bought myself hair color. Hehe.
I grew up having no confidence whatsoever in wearing skirts, dresses and shorts – basically those that show the legs and all. Going all “ay, ‘di naman 'to bagay sa akin eh” or “my sister would just end up teasing me on how ugly I am”.
Three years ago, I wrote a blog post about growing up as a kid with a really low self-esteem that I never had the confidence to wear dresses, skirts, and shorts -- basically anything that exposes my legs. Other than that, I've always worn boyish clothes when I was younger and wearing those pretty clothes I'd see in boutiques all seemed like a dream that I can never reach. Fast forward to my so-called tween years, I slowly came out of my shell. I joined go-see's, started wearing this one dress and skirt, and I finally learned how to smile with my teeth.
Rainbows, clouds, and flowers made of balloons, catchy Japanese music, and people of all ages filled the SM Megamall Events Center last June 17, 2015. What for, you ask? Kawaii Philippines finally launched their first book! With the whole Kawaii PH community working hand-in-hand to create one amazing book, all their hard work has finally paid off with an event that celebrates a milestone for everyone.