Brace yourselves for the cutest, highly-anticipated event of the year! Kawaii in Manila is back for a second run. And this time, in a bigger and better venue to feed your hunger for Japan’s remarkable culture.
Is anybody here a fan of Love Live! School Idol Project? It’s a famous anime in Japan (and around the world) right now, and their gashapon is available at Toy Kingdom branches!
Gashapon (ガシャポン) is a capsule toy under the brand trademark of Bandai. It’s a Japanese onomatopoeia, which is made up of two words: “gasha” or “gacha” and “pon.” Gasha means turning the crank of a toy vending machine, while pon is the sound that the capsule makes when it drops into the hole where you can claim it.
Who would have thought that such work of art can bring people together? That’s what happened to SM North EDSA The Block when tokidoki Art Installation & Exhibition opened to the public.
Simone Legno, the man behind this lively exhibit, is a 36-year old artist from Rome, Italy. His designs are inspired heavily by the Japanese culture, street art, and graffiti. He visited the Philippines recently to have a talk, and even did a sample in front of an audience!
Have you ever had this feeling of wanting to visit all the amazing coffee and pastry shops in Manila? I do. In fact, even if I’m not allowed to drink coffee anymore (I palpitate, unfortunately.), I still want to give them a visit. Coffee is a wonder drink after all.
Quoted from Wikipedia:
Ciara /ˈkɪərə/ is a popular Irish language female name and was tenth on the list of most popular names given to baby girls in Ireland in 2006. It is the feminine version of the name Ciarán, meaning “dark-haired beauty” in Irish Gaelic, and was also the name of Saint Ciara, a seventh-century Irish saint venerated by the Roman Catholic Church. The name’s spelling is often Anglicized as Keira, Kiera, Keara or Kira.
My mom got my name from Revlon’s “Ciara” perfume, while she was walking at the mall. Surprisingly, she told me this when I was already 20 years old. All along I thought my name was from a book. What a shocker.