Monday, 29 April 2013

Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Hullo all!

While I have been slowly showing off my more JapanLoving side, something that many people already know about me is my fondness for florals. Given that a few years ago, florals and prints were not at all my style, nowadays I can't seem to get enough of them. I have a section of my closet that has my floral tops arranged in a rainbow manner. Think about that for a second.

But in a magical twist of fate, two (of the many) things that I love were coming together: flowers + Japan! Everyone knows that the cherry blossom is a symbol for Japan. Many people that responded to us in JapanLover.Me told us that they'd like to see the sakura bloom one day. I count myself as one of them because we didn't have any cherry blossoms back home. 

Imagine my surprise when I found out that there were some blooming in the city! I knew I had to go. And so, my mom and I went! :)

Friday, 5 April 2013

A Love Letter to Japan

To you, that means so much to me:

My Dear Japan

To you, I have a confession to make

we've been together since my childhood days

I came to like your kawaii sweets and cakes

with you I am in an eternal anime phase

you filled my life with cuteness galore

your beautiful landscape keeps me wanting more

your history is so rich and vast

with you I feel at home at last

I dream, one day, to see sakura bloom

I dream of shopping in Harajuku

I dream, one day, to ride the busy trains

I dream of Akihabara and maid cafes

I've fallen for your infectious charms

Someday I'll be in your robotic (Gundam) arms

And although we're apart, I'll be yours forever

because I confess

I am a JapanLover

A Love Letter to Japan

Photography by:
Pho Ba Quoc Huy

Words by:
Mishie Del Rosario

LAUNCHING SOON to share the worldwide, JapanLve.

See you there,