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Love Blossoms Under The Cherry Blossom: Huan and Akiyo's Surprise Proposal
02 Apr 2019STORIESBY SweetEscape

Cherry blossom season in Japan is always special for many people. Doing hanami (Cherry blossom viewing) in popular spots such as Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, or even places outside Japan such as Seoul, Taichung, or Paris becomes one of the top entries of everyone's bucket lists. However, we think that this year's cherry blossom season becomes a lot more special for Malaysian jewelry designer Huan Ooi! About one month before their recent Hanami trip to Tokyo, Huan contacted SweetEscape to plan a romantic surprise proposal to his girlfriend, Baby Akiyo.

by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo

Huan wanted to pop the question in a special way, so he decided to take the extra mile. Being a jeweller, Huan decided to design the proposal ring himself instead of getting one from a shop, making it all-the-more special.

by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo
by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo

To capture the moment, Huan's friends recommended SweetEscape, so he decided to follow their advise and contacted us. For over a month, Huan went back and forth with our Tokyo photographer Bram to iron out the details, making sure that everything would turn out perfect when the special day comes. As the big day fastly approaches, Huan became more and more nervous and anxious, but as he had planned it perfectly, he had nothing to worry about.

Finally, on March 28th, 2019 under the sakura tree, as the unsuspecting Akiyo was recording her vlog under the beautiful sakura trees, Huan approached her, took out the beautifully wrapped custom-made ring, bent his knee, and asked the big question...

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by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo

And she said yes!

by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo
by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo

Congratulations Huan and Akiyo! We're always delighted to capture such beautiful moments!

by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo
by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo

Make your proposal memorable with SweetEscape! We connect you to more than 2000 photographers in 400+ cities around the world, so wherever you want to plan your romantic proposal, we'll be there to capture the moment! Use the code FIRSTESCAPE on your first SweetEscape booking to get USD50 off and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!

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Lexi Gancayco's Healthy Summer
20 May 2019STORIESBY SweetEscape

Fitness enthusiast and instructor Lexi Gancayco shared her healthy tips to prepare yourselves to welcome summer!

1. How Do You Get Your Summer Body Ready?

by Kristanto for SweetEscape in Bali

Honestly I don't think there's such a thing as a 'Summer Body'. You'd want to keep your body healthy and fit consistenly all year round. But I think how you keep your body consistently healthy and fit is really by having a good balance of consistent work out and a balanced diet; not depriving yourselves of anything but not indulging too much on good food as well.

2. When You Go On A Holiday Sometimes Your Diet and Fitness Regime Got Messed Up. How Do You Maintain Your Fitness During Trips?

by Kristanto for SweetEscape in Bali
by Kristanto for SweetEscape in Bali

Of course when you are on holidays or vacations, you really should maximize the whole experience of wherever you are, so you should not deprive yourselves of any experience–including food–, but as I mentioned before, you should also not indulge yourselves too much. It's all about balance. For example, if you know that you're going to have a big meal that night, do a lot of activities like walking or working out in the hotel for 30-45 mins in the next morning. You should not even do it everyday, doing some workout every other day is enough. Basically, watch what you eat; it's all about balance.

3. Any Must-Have Healthy Food / Drink For Your Travels?

by Kristanto for SweetEscape in Bali

Water! Wherever you go, bring water with you. I had to learn this the hard way because I was on vacation last year and I fainted out of dehydration. I didn't realize that I didn't have enough water. So wherever you go, fill up a water bottle with you, and keep yourself hydrated.

by Kristanto for SweetEscape in Bali

Make your summer in Bali memorable with SweetEscape! We connect you to 2000+ professional photographers in more than 400 cities around the world, so all you have to do is to create your memories, while we take great photos of your every moment! This summer, enjoy special promotions for your photoshoot by using the code MEMORABLESUMMER80 to get USD 80 off and 20 extra photos for your 2-Hours Session or MEMORABLESUMMER20 to get USD 20 off and 20 extra photos for your 1 hour session. Use the code now and let's #MakeSummerMemorable!

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