December 15, 2015

Toys and Figures Convention Cebu 2015 【PHOTOS】

Cebu, Philippines - December 12, 2015 Saturday, held at Monestary Lahug Cebu City was the first ever Toys and Figures Convention in Cebu. TOFICON is a joint event brought to you by various groups in Cebu.

November 1, 2015

Cosplay Spotlight: Kuro Hime Hitsugaya

JKasane Teto Casual Version of Utauloid ; Photo by JC McBride

Cosplay Name: Kuro Hime Hitsugaya
Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Years of Cosplay: 4
Website/ SNS:

October 4, 2015

2nd Japan Education Fair and Convention Cebu 【PHOTOS】

2nd Japan Education Fair and Convention Cebu |

Last September 13, 2015, the 2nd Japan Education Fair and Convention was held at the Activity Center, Ayala Mall. The event was conducted by the Jellyfish Education Consultancy (JEC) Philippines, Inc. in cooperation with Japan Foundation.

October 3, 2015

Cosplay Spotlight: Young Crusnik

Cosplay Spotlight: Young Crusnik -
Seth Nightroad / Nightlord (Trinity Blood - manga ver.) 

Cosplay Name: Young Crusnik
Location: Cebu, Philippines
Years of Cosplay: 8 years
Website/ SNS:
Facebook: (private account)

September 20, 2015

Blogger Hacks: Interview with Ashley Dy of Candy Kawaii Lover

Ashley Dy is known for her otona-poi(sophisticated/mature/pretty-style) Kawaii Style! When we say kawaii, people tend to think it should be "child-like". Well Ashley is here to prove that when it comes to kawaii, it's not only for literally cute items, clothes, etc.

Get to know more about Ashley of Candy Kawaii Lover.

September 8, 2015

Attack On Titan End of The World in Philippine Cinemas on September 23

After the release of the first installment of  Attack On  Titan in the Philippines last August 12 now comes the second installment entitled  Attack On Titan End of the Word. It's time again for humans to fight back against Titans. 

Are you human, or are you a Titan?

Eren and the others set out on a mission to restore the Wall that had been destroyed by a colossal Titan, but they're suddenly faced with a quagmire when they're attacked by a horde of Titans. Shikishima, the Titan-slaying captain of the Scout Regiment, arrives to save the day, but the Titans show no sign of letting up. During the battle, Eren is badly injured, and in the process of saving his friend Armin, he was swallowed whole by a Titan. Just as all hope seems to be lost, a mysterious Titan with black hair suddenly appears and begins annihilating the other Titans.

If this mission fails, it will spell the end of humanity. Why did the Titans appear? Why do people continue to fight? The last counterattack to save human civilization is about to begin.

Watch the latest trailer:

Read: Attack On Titan Live Action Movie in Philippine Cinemas

The second installment is set to primer on September 23, 2015 in Philippine cinemas nationwide.

Photo/s: AMUSE Philippines Facebook Page

September 7, 2015

ONE OK ROCK Live in Manila

August 31 - Amuse Inc. Asia has announced on their Facebook page that the Highly-popular Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK is setting foot in the Philippines for the first time as part of their “35xxxv Asia Tour” next year.

ONE OK ROCK is a popular Japanese rock band formed in 2005, which consists of band members Taka (Takahiro Moriuchi) on Vocals, Toru (Toru Yamashita) on lead guitars, Ryota (Ryota Kohama) on bass and Tomoya (Tomoya Kanki) on drums

Their songs “The Beginning”,  “Mighty Long Fall” and “Heartache” were picked as the theme for the highly-popular Rurouni Kenshin live actions in 2012 and 2014.

The concert is scheduled on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at the Mall of Asia Arena at the SM Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City. It is co-produced by local events producer Pulp Live World, which is a subsidiary of Pulp Magazine.

Tickets will go on sale nationwide on September 26th (Saturday), 2015 at 10am at all SM Ticket outlets and online at

Ticket Prices:

VIP Standing P4500
VIP Seated P4500
Lower Box A P3500
Lower Box B P2500
Lower Box C P1500

Extremely limited number of VIP Meet & Greet Tickets will be available. For more details contact Pulp Royalty.

For more information go to

Aside from the Philippines, the Japanese rock band also announced the schedule of their performance in other countries in Asia:

[ Hong Kong ]
Date: Thursday, 14 January 2016
Venue: Asia World Expo

[ Taiwan/Taipei ]
Date: Saturday, 16 January 2016
Venue: Taipei Arena

[ Thailand ]
Date: January 21, 2016
Venue:Thunder Dome

[ Singapore ]
Date: January 29, 2016
Venue: Fort Canning Park

Source: Amuse Inc. Asia Facebook Page
Photo/s: Amuse Inc. Asia Facebook Page

September 6, 2015

Jellyfish Education Consultancy Holds 2nd Japan Education Fair and Convention

Jellyfish Education Consultancy Holds 2nd Japan Education Fair and Convention |

Jellyfish Education Consultancy (JEC) Philippines, Inc. in cooperation with Japan Foundation will proudly conduct its 2nd Japan Education Fair and Convention on September 12, 13, and 19 2015 in Manila, Cebu, and Baguio respectively. This event in Cebu will be held in Activity Center, Ayala Mall.

The event aims to promote Japan as a destination for education in terms of global competitiveness. It will be a funfull of learning and entertainment.

The speakers for this year’s convention are: Mr. Kazuhito Matsuda (President of ILandWay Phils) who will share about Japan’s Culture and Tourism; Tomonobu Tanaka (Representative from Human Academy School Japan) who will talk on the Japanese Educational System and Benefit to the Foreign students; Mr. Shiori Matsuoka (Representative from Tochigi International Education Institute) who will expound on the Opportunities in Japan.

Participants will surely be very interested as they will learn how to wear a kimono and understand basic Nihongo through a workshop, view performances of Karate and Kendo, J-pop, Cosplay and a Fashion Show, and win great prizes from a raffle draw.

Japanese universities, language schools and vocational institutes will participate in the fair and participants can personally ask them on their programs and services. The Japanese schools are the following: Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Makuhari Japanese Language School, Yokohama Design College Japanese Language Course, Tsuji Culinary Institute, Osaka YMCA Japanese Language School, JIN Japanese Institution Network, Meric Japanese Language School & Mitsumine Career Academy Japanese, Human Academy Japanese Language School, Unitas Japanese Language School Tokyo and Kofu, Aoyama International Education Institute, Tokyo Galaxy Japanese Language School, Tokyo Central Japanese Language School, Yono Gakuin Japanese Language School, Osaka International School of Culture and Language. and Tochigi International Education Institute.

About Jellyfish Inc. :
Jellyfish Inc. is a Japanese-owned company established on March 2007 at Tokyo-to, Shinagawa, Nishigotanda, Japan. The company has international offices in Southeast Asian countries particularly Indonesia, Vietnam, and Philippines. JEC Philippines has been promoting the importance of learning Nihongo to achieve global competitiveness and expands its services through different programs: Study and Work in Japan, On-the-Job Training in Japan, and Nihongo Class in Cebu.


Kawaii Lovers Cebu x Mata Expo Cebu at Japan Education Fair and Convention

Jellyfish Education Consultancy Holds 2nd Japan Education Fair and Convention |

We from Kawaii Lovers Cebu are excited to announce that we are joining the "2nd Japan Education Fair and Convention". We will be hosting a mini raffle within our booth and will accept pre-registrations for Mata Expo Cebu Cosplay, Lolita, and Kpop Dance Showdown contests.

Also, those who wants to purchase tickets for #MATAExpoCebu 2016, please do drop by.


Come and join the 2nd Japan Education Fair and Convention! This event is for free. For pre-registration, contact 231-4434 or visit Unit 802-A Keppel Center, Samar Loop corner Cardinal Rosales Avenue, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City.

Photo/s: JEC Facebook Page & Kawaii Lovers Cebu

September 5, 2015

Let’s Celebrate the Kawaii Month with Kawaii Philippines

September is something we Kawaii guys and girls always look forward. Kawaii Philippines declares this month of September as the #KawaiiMonth.

About Kawaii Philippines:

Kawaii Philippines was created for Filipinos who love and appreciate the kawaii culture.

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. [About Kawaii PH]

What's in store for #KAWAIImonth? 

Every week there will be different kawaii theme and all of us will be sharing our own piece of Kawaii.
  • Week 1 - Kawaii Food
  • Week 2 - Make-up
  • Week 3 - Fashion
  • Week 4 - Arts & Crafts / D.I.Y.


Send your 1000x1000 px photo entry with short description, name and social media link thru email with subject KAWAII MONTH - WEEK (ex. Kawaii Month - Kawaii Food).

Send your entries to

#KAWAIImonth #KawaiiPH

Kawaii Philippines Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Photo: Kawaii Ph Facebook Page

September 4, 2015

eSports Festival Manila 2016

eSports Festival Manila 2016 | - Kawaii and Japanophile Webzine

August 21, 22 and 23- gamers and the like were gather in one of the biggest Electronic Sports Festival or eSports Festival in the Philippines.

eSports Festival Cebu is the most popular gaming event in Visayas and Mindanao which started back in 2012. It is the home of the national qualifiers of the IeSF World Champion. The winners of the annual event are sent to the eSports World Championship to represent the Philippines to compete against the best in the world.

eSports Festival Manila 2016 | - Kawaii and Japanophile Webzine

On the last day of the event, the Philippine eSports Organization (PeSO), and Philippine's Cosplay Queen Alodia Gosiengfiao announced a collaboration in organizing #ESFManila2016. As a gamer herself Alodia decided to come in and help organize eSports Festival Manila to help and contribute to the growth of the gaming and cosplay community.

About Alodia Gosiengfiao:
Alodia is an international cosplay icon and has been guesting and judging in different cosplay conventions around the world for the past few years. She also has been featured in various magazines, newspapers and TV shows locally and abroad. She was named by UNO Magazine as one of the Most Influential Woman in the Philippines and the most popular Cosplayer in the world according to

About Philippine eSports Organization:
PeSO is part of a huge word organization of eSports organizations called International eSports Federation which was founded by the Korean Government. The said federation aims to uplift eSports in the world and bring computer games to traditional sporting event such as the South East Asian Games, Asian Indoor Games and eventually the Olympics. International eSports Festival has over 70+ member nations in the world as of 2014.

PeSO is founded by Brian Lim, an owner of numerous business in the country, and is operated together with one of the popular eSports icon here in the Philippines Irymarc "Tryke" Gutierrez.

eSports Festival Manila 2016 | - Kawaii and Japanophile Webzine

eSports Cebu has set the standard for gaming event in the southern region and is currently the most anticipated event in the area. The organizers want to do the same in eSports Festival Manila. 

eSports Festival Manila 2016 | - Kawaii and Japanophile Webzine
[L-R: Mr. Brian Lim (PeSO Founder), Alodia Gosiengfiao, and Irymarc "Tryke" Gutierrez]

Alodia and PeSO aims to create a product that's never been seen before here in the Philippines by bringing in gamers from different genres together from arcade, console, pc and even mobile games.

eSports Festival Manila 2016 | - Kawaii and Japanophile Webzine

PeSo and Alodia are well connected worldwide in terms of anime, cosplay, gaming, and eSports which means the possibilities are endless for eSports Festival Manila.

August 25, 2015

Blogger Hacks: Interview with Kawaii Enthusiast and Cover Artist Mica of Marotesque Diaries

Get to know Mica a Kawaii Enthusiast and Cover Artist from the Philippines. She's the blogger behind Marotesque Diaries.

Illustration of Mica. Art by Little Miss Paintbrush.

TCC: Please introduce yourself.
Mica: Hi! I'm Mica! and I'm a 23 year old kawaii enthusiast, anime lover, fujoshi, gamer and cover artist!

August 16, 2015

Boruto: Naruto the Movie Exclusive in SM Cinemas

The long wait is almost over yesterday August 15, 2015 - Sm Cinema official facebook page announce the premiere date of Boruto: Naruto The Movie in the Philippines. 

Several years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, Naruto Uzumaki has become the Seventh Hokage of Konohagakure, which...
Posted by SM Cinema on Saturday, August 15, 2015

Boruto: Naruto the Movie on September 9 Exclusive in selected SM Cinemas.

Visit SM Cinema's facebook page for more announcements.

August 12, 2015

Blogger Hacks: Interview with Kawaii & Japanophile Blogger Mich of Michmerizing Tokyo

Blogger Hacks: Interview with Kawaii & Japanophile Blogger Mich of Michmerizing Tokyo |

Currently living and working in Japan, Cebuana Filipina Kawaii and Japanophile blogger Mich of Michmerizing Tokyo.

August 8, 2015

Blogger Hacks: Interview with Kawaii Lifestyle + Motivational Blogger Kaila of Rainbowholic

Bloggers on Point: Interview with Kaila of Rainbowholic |
Illustration of Kaila by Little Miss Paintbrush 

Up close and personal with Kaila Ocampo Filipina Kawaii and Motivational blogger behind Rainbowholic.

August 5, 2015

Fashion on Point: Interview with Filipina Fashion Designer Kaye of Dolly Kaye

Fashion on Point: Interview with Filipina Fashion Designer Kaye of Dolly Kaye |
Dolly Kaye logo by Little Miss Paintbrush

Kaye Romero Filipina Fashion Designer behind the Kawaii Brand Dolly Kaye.

August 4, 2015

MATA Expo is Coming to the Queen City of the South!

About MATA Expo:

More than just a trade show, MATA Expo is an international social-media enterprise expo that supports expanding the Multicultural Awareness in the public society.

The Cebu expo aims to gather a global audience of diverse participants, entertainers, sign language users, government agencies, organizations, corporations, friends and families who are looking to improve their productivity, business results and services as well as showcase visual arts to be able to have an event that connects the deaf and hearing participants with other audience.

To learn more about MATA Expo, please visit or


WHEN: February 6, 2016 | Saturday - 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
WHERE: J Centre Convention Hall | A.S. Fortuna Street, Bakilid, Mandaue City, Cebu

Food Fair and Bazaar
Cosplay Catwalk
K-Pop Dance Showdown
Art / Toy Exhibits
Lolita Fashion Show and Contest
Tattoo Pop-Up Shop
Cultural Show
and many more!

For sponsorship / exhibitor inquiries, please contact MATA Expo through:
Phone: 714.699.2696
Fax No. 951 346 5678


Giving Back

MATA Expo supports initiatives aiming to raise awareness or provide VRS (Video Relay Services) to more deaf communities in the Philippines.

August 1, 2015

Attack On Titan Live Action Movie in Philippine Cinemas

Set to release today, August 1, 2015 in Japan. The first part of the manga by Hajime Isayama turn anime and now into live action movie directed by Shinji Higuchi - Shingeki no Kyojin or Attack on Titan. The film will be split into two parts and the second part, titled Attack on Titan: End of the World, immediately to follow on September 19, 2015 (Japan).

Philippines prepare your Three Dimensional Maneuver Gear because the titans will reach the walls of Philippine Cinemas. Set to premiere this August 11 2015, Tuesday at 7:00pm in SM Megamall! (More details here!)

Here's the latest official Philippine trailer (with English subtitles) of ATTACK ON TITAN featuring 3DMG and titans! The film will be in Japanese audio with English subtitles. The attack starts on August 12, 2015 in Philippine Theaters Nationwide.

Edit: I'll update this post ones I have the official information of the showing date for the part two.

July 28, 2015

Event: SUMMER FESTIVAL 2015 夏祭り・盆踊り大会 2015

Let's experience the culture of the 'Land of the Rising Sun - Japan' in our very own country Philippines. Cebu, Philippines be ready for the annual Japanese Festival is here Bon Odori 2015. Mark your calendars and prepare your Yukata's.

To deepen the friendship between Japan and Philippines through cultural exchange.

2.Date and Venue
August 7, (Friday), and August 8 (Saturday) , 2015
Family Park Talamban, Cebu City

Update (2/Aug/15):
August 7 (Gates Open: 5pm Start: 7pm)
August 8 (Gates Open: 3pm Start: 4pm)

Program Update

3.Entrance Fee
10 pesos (In order to avoid entering suspicious participants by the entrance fee)

4.Previous Achievements
【Date】August 8 (Friday) & 9 (Saturday), 2014
【Target】Filipinos, Japanese, and other people who are involved in the Philippines
【Venue】Aboitiz Field
【Organizers】Japanese Culture Exchange Committee
【Number of Participants】11,000 people
【 Number of stalls】110 Stalls
【Events】Bon Odori, National Anthem, Sinulog Dance, Portable Shrine, Yukata Contest, Karate Demonstration, Beens and Candy shower, Cosplay Contest, Fireworks, Mochi Pounding, Big event of Lottery.
【Media Coverage】ABS-CBN, Sun Star, Monster Radio, Manila Shinbun (newspaper)

Watch Bon Odori 2014 here

5.Contact details for Applicants
Japanese Culture Exchange Committee
Event Chairman: Hiroshi Yamanaka (0917-628-6689)
Event Vice-Chairman: Kazuto Matsuda (0915-778-9303)

Event Page:

I'm so excited for this! How excited? As early us June I already bought my own Yukata. Awesome. See you candies!

Photo Hiroshi Yamanaka

July 19, 2015

2015 Eiga Sai Japanese Film Festival: Screening Schedules, Trailers and Synopses

I know its kinda late for me to share this but better late than never, right? I been watching Japanese movies lately. Mostly live actions of my favorite Anime. Remembering that July is Japan Philippines Friendship month aside from the upcoming Japanese festival in our local town (more details soon). It's that time of the year where Japanese movies are being aired in Cinemas for free.

July 17, 2015

Welcome ♥

Hey Candies!

Welcome to the all new The College Candy! *throws confetti*
If you wonder what happen to my old blog or blog post. I actually created a new blog called Ai ♥ Capture Memories. I just finish importing my old post there. Moving is done. So it will be my new online diary.

I recreated The College Candy for more Kawaii/Japanophile purposes. I will be featuring other Kawaii Bloggers, Artist, Designers and more... Also tutorials, Kawaii Finds, Places, Events and many more. No more personal post here. If you want to get in touch with me. Just say 'Hi' to my new blog.

Everything is a bit unclear as of now. As you can see everything is still under constructions. So please bear with me. I'll do my best to fix this very soon. And if you have recommendations or suggestions related to Kawaii/Japan that you want to see here. Please do send me a mail at

More updates really soon!

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