In case you don’t know yet, it’s actually Kaye, but I prefer to go by the slight variation of it. A half-Japanese, part Filipino, part Spanish in her mid-twenties who could probably pass for a teenager to some degree. A Lasallian – Benildean from somewhere in Metropolitan Manila, Philippines. When in Japan, I reside somewhere in the Greater Tokyo Area. I’ve been a blogger for more than a decade already, so my name or my site Pinkaholic.net might ring a bell. I am the owner and designer of Pastel Pink Studio, a branding boutique. I love reading, writing, making things pop up from plain and/or digital paper, making sounds with strings and a bow, and occasionally pressing the shutter to capture moments — if they come by and don’t go quickly. I am engaged in my newfound love for baking and crocheting as of writing. If I’m not in the mood to be social (so to speak), I thrive on warm coffees, flipping pages of a Murakami, while either Norah Jones or Armi (or any jazz-slash-indie artist for that matter) croons softly in the background. Only a few people inspire me, and one person who will forever remain so wonderfully intact on my pedestal, aside from my mom, is Audrey Hepburn.

Happiness to me is a trip to the bookstore, cooking for the family, a good afternoon tea, cat butt wiggles, fresh flowers, shopping, fast car rides, lazy weekends with the love of my life, warm hugs, city lights, medium rare steaks, wine nights, a relaxing day at the beach, and exploring new cities. There are a whole lot of things that tickle my fancy. I am moderately apolitical. I dream of Paris and publishing a best-seller. Still intrigued?

“La Vie en Rose”

I have been using this French phrase for years now. What does it mean?

“La vie en rose” literally translates to Life in pink. However, it would be better translated to “Life through rose(pink)-colored glasses.” The idea is to depict a state where everything appears rosy and cheerful to you. It’s about a state of bliss where ones sees things in positive light. I’ve decided to use this catchphrase for both its literal and figurative meaning.