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Fukuoka: Tocho-ji

I’ve seen Tocho-ji and its famous sitting Buddha during winter, but the view totally pales in comparison to peak sakura season. There’s a huge cherry blossom tree right smack in the center of the temple grounds! There’s not much to say when this is right in front of your eyes:

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Fukuoka: Ohori-koen

Feeling just as hopeful about 2017 as the peak of cherry blossoms in Japan. I deliberately saved this post in time for New Year’s because I’m so thankful I got to see this life-changing view with my parents. There’s always something about springtime – not only is it a sort of rebirth…

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Himeji

I’m all praises about Himeji nowadays. Every time someone tells me they’re heading to Osaka, I immediately take the opportunity to convince them to take a day trip to Himeji and see Himeji Castle. Last March, I was finally able to go on a new place in Japan! I couldn’t…

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Manila Fashion Festival S/S 2017: ARIN, Gabbie Sarenas, Esme Palaganas, WEAVE

ARIN After that wonderful earth toned collection last season, ARIN is back with reworked basics in spring shades that every girl would love to include in her everyday wardrobe. They totally nailed the “millenial pink” trend, and I absolutely covet that pink crop top and tennis skirt co-ord!   Gabbie Sarenas Who would’ve thought farming…

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Mango: Evening Jumpsuit

Last week, I attended a wedding where all the bridesmaids wore jumpsuits! Looks like it finally caught on, wearing jumpsuits for holiday parties and formal events. The holiday season is upon us, and I think I’ve found the key to turning heads and looking sleek without wearing the usual Christmas…

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Kyoto: Yasaka-jinja, Maruyama Koen

And it’s a long way forward so trust in me~ I’ll give them shelter, like you’ve done for me~ That moment when you spot Yasaka-jinja in Porter & Madeon’s animated Shelter video! I wonder why they chose to include bits of Kyoto there! I found it quite refreshing given how so…

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Fukuoka: Tocho-ji

I’ve seen Tocho-ji and its famous sitting Buddha during winter, but the view totally pales in comparison to peak sakura season. There’s a huge cherry blossom tree right smack in the center of the temple grounds! There’s not much to say when this is right in front of your eyes:

Fukuoka: Ohori-koen

Feeling just as hopeful about 2017 as the peak of cherry blossoms in Japan. I deliberately saved this post in time for New Year’s because I’m so thankful I got to see this life-changing view with my parents. There’s always something about springtime – not only is it a sort of rebirth…

Fukuoka: Mangyo-ji, Kushida-jinja, Canal City

How do you get over seeing cherry blossoms in full bloom? You don’t. I managed to catch Fukuoka in its best state ever, and the image of sakura skies will forever be etched on my mind. It’s been 8 months since then, and I’m still crossing my fingers I get…

Save the Date

Tying the knot in January 2017!

Behind the Scenes: My High-End Korean Pre-Wedding Shoot

Thanks to Wedding Seoul, a one-stop shop for pre-wedding services in Seoul and Jeju, I was able to work with some of the most high-end Korean pre-wedding suppliers – Choi Jae Hoon, one of Korea’s leading wedding gown designers, With Beauty Salon of K-drama My Love From The Star fame, and Luce,…

Vera Wang Manila

Perks of being a blogger bride – a preview of the first Vera Wang Manila boutique in 8 Rockwell. Metro Weddings Magazine hosted an exclusive trunk show that got me spontaneously fitting Vera Wang dresses of my choice. As soon as I entered the store, my eyes went straight to the classic Vera…