Congratulations to the winners of Punchdrunk Panda camera straps! :) Winners, please check your e-mails for more details. Failure to reply within (3) days means that your slot will be forfeited and I will choose a new winner.

Thank you for joining! Until the next giveaway. ;)
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Congratulations to the winners of Punchdrunk Panda camera straps! :) Winners, please check your e-mails for more details. Failure to reply within (3) days means that your slot will be forfeited and I will choose a new winner.

Thank you for joining! Until the next giveaway. ;)

If your shop/brand would like to collaborate with my blog for giveaways and other promotions, please e-mail me (abbeysy@yahoo.com) for rates and more information. Thanks!

I figured it would still take me long to filter photos out from my camera (my OC ways never fail to amuse/annoy me) so here’s a short post on my trip to Hokkaido, Japan. It’s my last day today! /post travel depression incoming

Enjoy the photos! :)

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I’ve been to Tokyo and Osaka a few years ago, so we decided to head up north this time. Hokkaido is pretty laid back and undeveloped compared to the busy cities in central Japan. The province has quite a lot of mountains and active volcanoes, so it’s colder here. 

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Travel essentials (spot my new Punchdrunk Panda camera strap!)

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Lake Toya

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The food here is delicious and authentic that I would gladly eat rice every meal. Seafood abundance every meal, too, because of the fresh catch in this part of the country. So good.

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Notable food establishments include Lucky Pierrot, which is the McDonald’s counterpart in Hakodate. Their burger and ice cream though are incomparable to other fast food chains. (It makes me wonder how Asians can whip up really good Western food. Amazing.)

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Plump strawberries in season! <3

Typical buffet meals are in trays. That explains the photo below. 

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Explorer vibes. Visited lots of cities in Hokkaido in a span of 7 days. 

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Cool stamping station at Goryokaku Tower. For some reason, almost all places here have stamping stations - and for that, my travel notebook is quite happy!

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Otaku Canal

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Seven layered rainbow ice cream in Otaku. TOO GOOD. 

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Currently in Sapporo for our last stop. I have a feeling this city will be the best way to end this trip.

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Tanukikoji Shopping Arcade, where I ended up wandering by myself on the other side of the road and spent the last 10 minutes of free time hoarding at Daiso. Crafty things at cheap prices never fail to attract people like me.

And since that wasn’t enough, I went again today with my sister and look at this place. It’s heaven ;_; All pens cost 108 yen each (around P54). I got myself a fountain pen, fineliners and brush pens! So happy.

Also got to try Purikura with my sister for the first time! Too cute. 

Lots more photos and stories coming soon! Hope I could update as soon as possible (meaning: as soon as I get all my work done!). Also, super duper excited for my solo trip to Singapore this May.

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You know how sometimes there’s just this depressing feeling after a trip? I don’t know, I’m feeling like I’ll get it anytime soon. It probably sucks to think about reality again but I’d like to hopefully keep a more positive outlook this time, and know that this isn’t the end of my adventures. :) I hope I could get to see the world more in the years to come - and continue crossing off my 30 before 30 bucket list!

Any notable places you’d like to visit? :)

Abbey

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All photos taken using my iPhone 5 & post-processed via VSCO

Finally had some time to update my work on Behance!

Mostly thanks to the super fast internet here in Japan.

View my work here. :)

P.S. This blog is currently going on a mini reconstruction, so expect a little changes soon. 

Hello from Hokkaido, Japan!

Currently spending the weekend at the northern part of one of my favorite countries. It&#8217;s a different perspective of Japanese culture (more historical sites here) compared to the modern cities (which I visited already a few years back) so it&#8217;s pretty amazing.

Only frustration in life is not understanding Nihongo at all and this freezing weather.

Hope everyone&#8217;s having a great weekend! :)

Hello from Hokkaido, Japan!

Currently spending the weekend at the northern part of one of my favorite countries. It’s a different perspective of Japanese culture (more historical sites here) compared to the modern cities (which I visited already a few years back) so it’s pretty amazing.

Only frustration in life is not understanding Nihongo at all and this freezing weather.

Hope everyone’s having a great weekend! :)

Coffee-tea-vity # 16: City Explorations (and work in between)

I’m pretty glad that I’m slowly regaining and improving my work habits. Between spending lots of time alone and meeting people, life lately has made me more well-rounded (I suppose).

A few things that made me happy:

  • Driving alone has never been this therapeutic - and on some occasions, I like to take pictures of my view from the dashboard. Here is Pasig City for you guys!
  • I’ve also been walking a lot lately. It’s nice. :) Also, pretty thankful to trees that cover the sunlight on bright days.
  • A sneak peek of some work I’m doing for (yes, it is the mighty wallet) Dynomighty.
  • Sunday brunch and travel meeting at Wildflour with one of the best people, Tricie. Three months until our Southeast Asia backpacking trip! <3 (can I just say Wildflour’s breakfast food is heaven? I cried)
  • Monday morning well-spent at π Breakfast and Pies for a new collaboration me & Mansy of Hey Kessy are cooking up (thanks, Mansy! <3). Can’t wait for this!

How are things on your end? Hope they’re doing great. :)

And have a blessed Holy Week ahead! I’m heading out of the country (finally after so long) to escape this heat. Where are you going? :)

Abbey

A few weeks ago, I blogged about Punchdrunk Panda’s HOHOL for the brand’s new collection of camera straps.

And guess what? Because PdP is awesome, you guys get to win 3 of ‘em! :) 

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Since most of you guys probably have SLRs (photobloggers represent!), I’m giving away 3 designs from Punchdrunk Panda’s newest collection - Air, Wilder and Land.

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Instructions:

1. Like Punchdrunk Panda on Facebook 

2. Follow Punchdrunk Panda on Twitter

3. Follow Punchdrunk Panda on Instagram

4. Like Le Reveur on Facebook

5. Comment on THIS post (via Disqus) with your name, e-mail address and screenshots of each of numbers 1-4. No screenshot, no entry.

6. For an additional entry: reblog this post or share on Facebook!

Three lucky readers get to win each of these. Yay! :)

Contest ends on Tuesday, April 22. I’ll announce the winners on April 23rd. Best of luck!

Open to Philippine residents only.

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