Thank You everyone who blogged about Kawaii In Manila 2! <3 <3 <3
” The event title sounds cute, but there’s more to it than that. In their words: “The meaning of Kawaii has gone beyond its original sense. It is no longer just a word that means “cute,” “pretty” or “adorable” in Japanese. Kawaii is now considered a global phenomenon because of its great influence in art, fashion, beauty and even food.
It is not just an appreciation for all things cute and fun but also a way of looking at the world in a happy and positive light. Kawaii is a culture enjoyed by many people from all over the world including the Philippines.”
“Last Saturday, September 6, we were able to join Kawaii in Manila 2 as exhibitors. As you may have read before, this event is the brainchild of Kawaii Philippines–with ice cream, cotton candy, contests, a funky photo booth courtesy of Instax, adorable school girl uniforms and loads of fun activities that made last Saturday a day to remember.”
“Kawaii in Manila 2, the first Kawaii convention in the Philippines was a blast! Were you also part of this also event? Raise your hand if yes; I must say me and my sister were one of the many Japanese culture enthusiasts here in the Philippines so we got our attendance checked!”
“Kawaii in Manila is the first convention in the Philippines dedicated to the kawaii culture. In the words of Kawaii Philippines, “Kawaii isn’t just an expression nor a trend, it is a lifestyle – an appreciation for all things cute and also a way of looking at the world in a positive light.”I found this a really lovely way of looking at things. We all need more positivity in our lives, and this con was a burst of rainbows and positivity! I had fun seeing all these people who love Japanese culture and fashion gathered together and enjoying what they love together. It reminded me of my doll community on a larger scale. “
“…the experience already captures the kawaii culture so much than I imagined!
Years ago when I was really into it, I was pretty much alone with just a few friends who were interested in Japanese culture in general. It’s so nice seeing a lot of younger people not being scared to show their interests and having friends who are also interested in the same thing. “
” before kawaii ph I already started liking kawaii culture but I never really showed it because I was afraid.I showed my best friend pictures of people in harajuku if you wear that people will laugh at you. So I never really showed it that`s why I really wanna thank kawaii ph. “
” Kawaii is now considered a global phenomenon because of its great influence in art, fashion, beauty, food and various consumer products in Japan and spreading allover the world, and kawaii has for quite a time been celebrated in many different forms in the Philippines. Kawaii in Manila 2 is the celebration of that fascination and passion for all things light and cute, and over a thousand people gathered at Whitespace to take part in this fascinating affair.”
“… As I roamed around the convention, I definitely felt each and everyone’s love and passion for the kawaii culture. The diversity of fashion sense/style ( ranging from J-streetstyle, gyaru, lolita, decora, mori kei ,visual kei & many other kawaii fashion! ), charming appearances ( even the behaviors and mannerisms are notable! >:D ), adorable and quirky merchandises from each booths, and of course, the fun and entertainment the event brought to its attendees. Meeting people who shares the same sentiment and aren’t indifferent to the kawaii culture is indeed, priceless. “
” Kawaii in Manila was successful in addressing and representing different aspects of Japanese kawaii culture – art, music, fashion, beauty, and a welcoming community that is open to all kinds of styles!”
“….. the venue was transformed into a colorful wonderland. It was a world filled with eye-candy decorations, pastel-colored wonder, sweet boutiques, kawaii goodness. The lobby had balloons and backdrops and the attendees were obviously loving them. Even if it was late in the afternoon, kawaii supporters kept on coming and I had to fall in line to purchase my ticket and receive their Bingo form as our raffle entry and kawaii Rainbow stickers.”
“To live the kawaii ways, one must not only be cute but also be shining and sparkling with positivity. To inspire and unravel hidden talents to not only change one’s self but also to touch others’ as well.
Kawaii is not only about being cute anymore but also a form of self-empowerment and I believe Kawaii in Manila was able to create that kind of noise. It did change me.”
“…. it was one of those moments that I could say (in behalf of everyone), “My life has changed.” It wasn’t only my life but I think every girl and guy who’ve attended Kawaii in Manila has been altered for the better! And after the event, everyone got a new inspiration and motivation to push and work harder towards their dreams.”
“As the day of the event came closer, #KawaiiinManila2 posts became viral! It was a happy virus! (Wait, what? Is that even legal?) Anyways, I became more inspired in crafting kawaii accessories~ My heart was filled with kawaii greatness and crafty fairies which helped me in the process.~ September 6, 2014, a day which I will never forget~ *drum rolls* I was able to double my sales through Kawaii in Manila 2!!! It was my first time to experience that!~ To tell you the truth, I was trying to raise funds for my bebe Xian the dog’s medical needs~ With the help of Kawaii PH team/Kawaii in Manila 2, I was able to pay for my dog’s vet needs and gave my mom a part of my earnings! It’s amazing how this event could actually result in saving one’s life and make other people happy!~”
” Kawaii keeps on growing and spreading outside Japan, and is now widely known in the Philippines. A lot of Filipinos embraced the Kawaii culture; kids, tweens, young adults and even adults! Being kawaii has no age limit as long as you have the heart!”