I'm mako, the owner of this blog. This is a place where I write about my inspirations, my shop, as well as other useful things like product reviews and tutorials.
I'm not an expert, but I hope that you will find my blog useful and fun to read.
As most of my friends know, I've been a big fan of Sailor Jupiter from the show Sailor Moon since I was a kid. Because we have a lot in common, I always wanted to be her so I started calling myself after her character's name. And, believe it or not, it's been about 12 years now that I go by mako! As for the -ccino part, I adore and drink a lot of coffee and so earned the nickname "makoccino" (mako + cappuccino. Huh huh?) from a friend! I actually don't really know how she came up with it, but this is my explanation anyway.
What is the aim of Makoccino.com?
On this site I want to share my interests in arts & crafts and other beautiful and cool things with everyone.
It is hard to explain what this site is really about, but I just hope I can inspire and help people wherever I can. Be it with tutorials, reviews, features, jewellery or just with a little quote.
My belief is that it doesn't have to be something extremely extraordinary to make someone happy or smile. Happiness is not about being rich or famous; it is all about the small things in life. They might seem little and unimportant, but they may actually have a big impact on your life.
Therefore, I hope that my videos will brighten up someone's day, make them smile and happy.
Why did I start?
I was inspired by the people who came up with nice ideas and their determination to pursue those ideas and make them a reality, the creativity that's reflected in all those little pieces of art. People who believed in themselves and never give in until they've seen things through. It is my admiration for that kind of artistic determination that led me to seize this opportunity and try out something new. With constant effort on my part, I hope to join the ranks of those people as well - one day, slowly, but surely.
My head and heart are full of dreams and ideas. I want to see the world, visit Japan, take a boat trip, have my own house with a beautiful garden, help people, make a difference. And I really hope that most of them will come true. I truly believe that dreams can come true. Even if they seem to be impossible or ridiculously stupid. You just have to believe in it and work for it, and someday they will come true. Yes, they will.
So all in all, I hope you enjoy your stay at Makoccino!
If you share your light with the world, truth and goodness will be your constant companions.
~ Micheal Teal