A few weeks back, I got the opportunity to pay the very first UNIQLO store here in Manila a visit. Even from afar, I already started trying to take photos of the huge store. When I took my first steps in UNIQLO, a certain familiarity hit me. The feel of the place really reminded me of MUJI. There's no doubt that both of them exude the minimalist, Japanese flavor that a lot of us have come to adopt, and love, and make our own.