Year: 2017

Monthly Subscription: Sticky Kit vs Stickii Club

Hey everyone! Today, I want to show you all what I got from Sticky Kit and Stickii Club, they’re both monthly subscriptions for stickers (as you can tell by their names), they’re trending on Instagram and I  was so curious what the hype was all about, so… I went on ahead and subscribed to both. 😅 Let me show you a couple of photos then… First is by Sticky Kit, they ship from Japan and the price for sticker subscription is $12.99 +$2 shipping. It comes with 3-4 sticker sheets, 1 set of flake stickers, and 1 set of stationery, like memo sheets, for this month at that. Next is by Stickii Club, they ship from California, at $10.00 per month and because I live in California as well, a .96 cents tax was added to my bill but the good thing is, it ships free to within US addresses. The envelope came with 6 sticker sheets, 1 set flake stickers, 1 thin metal bookmark, and a piece of postcard. And here’s the unboxing video: …

Jibun Techo Biz Mini

Hello everyone! I know, I know… It’s been a while. Anyway, I’m here to show you and with excitement… my 2018 planner, the Jibun Techo by Kokuyo. I only recently found about it when I was about to buy the Traveler’s Notebook 2018 weeks inserts at Jet Pens’ shop, but this Jibun looked so promising, minimalist, and looked so functional. So, I decided to give it a try and went on ahead with my purchase. I tell you all… I was so in love right out of the box because it was just how I imagined it to be –smooth paper, a lot of lists pages, light weight, thin, and a lot, lot of functions and possibilities. Okay, let me show you why I am so excited about this. Even if the description and instructions are in Japanese, they are pretty easy to figure out. It has a lot of ‘lists’ pages like dreams or life goals, money plan, recommendations, promises, gifts, books, etc. It has a 3 year calendar and a yearly index. I usually …

Aliexpress Sticker Haul: Hit or Miss?

Hello everyone! Today, I’m going to share to you all my $27.00 worth of sticker haul from Aliexpress. Yes! I said $27 only for this much of stickers, which usually cost twice or thrice the price on ____ or ____. 😀 Label stickers Planner/Journal Stickers Everything was great except for a box of label stickers that contained damaged items. The seller suggested that I open a dispute so she can send a refund on the item cost but I told her that it was okay since the item cost was less than dollar. And with that, she kindly offered to send me the same item on my next purchase with them. All the items were of good quality, of course, not at par with Japanese made stationery but for the price, what can you expect? It’s not that bad, really. I mean, if I am using it for planners or journals only, then going cheap sometimes is not a bad idea because, seriously… why not? I’m not about to make a masterpiece here. 😀 Watch …

Little Tokyo, Again!

I love coming here because of the many cool restaurants, coffee shops, bookstores and for the stationery stores. Little Tokyo Mall, located at the heart of Little Tokyo is on 1st St, has a bunch of small shops, a bit pricey but there’s another reason I like coming here, it is as clean as Downtown Los Angeles gets. There are also a lot of great food spots in and around the area such as sushi, bento, bakery, ramen, etc. Pretty much any Japanese foods. And right at the corner of Astronaut E Onizuka and 2nd Streets, is another plaza that is full of Japanese shops, and one of my favorite shops here is Kinokuniya, a book/stationery store. I’ve come here to check Frixion pens, Japanese ballpoint pens, and really cute notebooks, and whether they already have the 2018 Hobonichi planners/journals, but seems like they don’t carry it anymore. Anyway, I enjoyed browsing through their shelves, as always, because they really have exceptional products. We had  lunch at Orochon Ramen after a little shopping at Kinokuniya. Ordered two …

New Mini Happy Planner

New notebook for the new season! For many years now, I have meant to try one of these Happy Planner notebooks by Me and My Big Ideas. I finally gave in when I saw them affordably sold at Michael’s for $19.00+, less 50% off because of store coupons that I regularly get in my mail. These planners have a lot of cover and insert designs to choose from but I liked this “You Got This” style most, mainly for its neutral colors. I wanted something simple so that I can easily decorate the pages without having to worry of any designs that are already on them. Overview: Covers size – 5.125” x 7.5” Pages size – 4.5” x 7″ 1 Reminders page per month for birthdays, etc. 2 pages monthly spread per month 2 pages weekly spread per month, all days get the same amount of planning space 1  lined Notes page, last part of the notebook It also has dividers, some treated with foil and each one has a laminated tab where you can …

Journal and Planner Pages

Hello my dear friends! I am so sorry for being absent here on my blog the past few weeks. I was so busy with a project that I needed to finish at the end of June and I just could not squeeze blogging even if I meant to. Let’s just say that this is a pretty lame excuse for being  ‘a not so great blogger.’ 😀 Excuses aside, what I would like to share to you all in this post are my past journal and planner pages. My process has become simpler and quick and that is just the way I wanted it to be. No fussing or perfecting everything. Wabi-sabi, as what the Japanese call it. On my passport Traveler’s Notebook Like I said before, the tasks, lists, reminders, and to-do’s are not really date specific, they’re there to give me an idea on what I need to do on that week because I have a separate daily planner where I can list and track my progress each day. On my regular Traveler’s Notebook This …

Recent Incoming Mails

Hello, my dear friends! Today, I am gonna show you my recent incoming mails. I am so glad that they still keep coming even if I am not that very active on Instagram anymore. And I really appreciate it that they still remember me, I guess that’s how friends should be. I got four beautiful mail in the past week. And it would be shame if I didn’t blog about them. First to come is from Atikah in Malaysia. We’ve been friends for four and half years now, she’s one of the original pals ever since snail mail became popular on IG in 2013. We’ve sent to each other randomly until it became a regular correspondence. She always sends me pretty and unique paper stuffs. I’ve always treasured the goodies she’s been sending me because I can always feel the sincerity and the friendship in them. Now, look at that pretty paper napkin on the first photo. And oh my! those washi samplers? they’re just so adorable, very unique and not so accessible here in …