It’s that time of the year again where I share my Hobonichi haul + share my planner/journal set-up for next year! ☺️ It’s one of the few things I really look forward to every year.
*If you want to see my previous hauls, you can click here for 2020 and here for 2019! (Also, can I just say—I’m so happy to see my content improve over the years, hehe.)
I ordered my Hobonichi haul on September 1, 2020 (first day of the sale!) and got my package (via FedEx) on September 8, 2020—which is exactly a week later! Not bad. (If you ignore the extra fees, haha.)
This year, I admit, I was a little underwhelmed with the cover choices. Last year, I had such a difficult time choosing what cover to get because I loved so many designs. This year, I had trouble choosing because there wasn’t a particular cover that I gravitated towards.
Rather than force myself to buy a cover from the 2021 line-up just for the sake of getting a cover from the latest release, I searched locally for covers and saw that Scribe was selling one of my dream covers for 40% off! After much thought (and a little encouragement from Abbey, haha!) I bought it!
I know it’s mid-February already, but there’s no time like the present for the first blog post of the year!
This time, I don’t really have any reasons for not updating as often as I can, but I know the cause of it: I’m just not feeling it. Ever since I’ve graduated, I feel uninspired and unmotivated to do anything at all. I guess it’s because I’ve been a student so long—with a fixed schedule and fixed resolutions to achieve—that when I am no longer under an academic calendar, I don’t really have a solid goal to do anymore. It’s as if I’ve been thrown in a dark maze with no source of light whatsoever. I’d have to figure out where things go from here.
I guess you could say I’m still adjusting as I go. I’m currently helping out with the family business and am freelancing to keep myself busy, but it’s not as satisfying as I’ve hoped. I guess I just miss that sense of satisfaction when you’ve worked so hard on something that you’re truly passionate about and the results prove your time and energy to be really worthwhile. Right now, I feel like I’ve just been filling up on side quests with no “main quest”–to speak in videogame terms.
Anyways (as I try to figure my life out some more), to quickly wrap up 2018, here are the last three months of my Hobonichi!
Time flies! It’s December now, and I’m still stuck on a September Hobonichi Wrap-Up—HAHA! Lately, because I’ve been home 90% of the time helping out with the family businesses, I guess I don’t have much to write about as I’ve succumbed to an everyday habit/schedule-ish of sleep-eat-work-repeat. It doesn’t sound very exciting when I write it down, so I guess I’m not feeling the inspiration as much and am behind a couple of days (okay, maybe 10 days) in my Hobonichi. Once every few days, I get hit by inspiration (and insomnia) and do almost five pages in one sitting (each page takes me a good 20-30 minutes depending on the content!)
While I prepare for the Hobonichi wrap-ups I’ve missed (click here to see the latest one), I’d like to share my Hobonichi haul for next year! It took me a while to decide on what cover I’ll use for the next year, but after weeks of indecision, I’m happy with what I chose. When I got the package, I ran to my room to open it up right away (then I placed everything back to take a photo of everything, haha!)
The box is so cute!
When you open the box, this is what welcomes you. I feel encouraged already!
Hello everyone! We’re half-way through September already, and I thought it would be a great time to post my August Hobonichi wrap-up. Last month was one of the most important months of my academic life since I submitted my thesis and defended it a few weeks later—I’ll talk more about my thesis in a future blog post (there’s just so much that happened!) For now, please enjoy my wrap-up:
Submitted my thesis and watched the new Mission Impossible movie to celebrate—a great way to start the month!
R: My aunt had an operation and I stayed overnight in her hospital room to watch/assist her.
R: *Ako (or A-ko): the elder sister of your father; my aunt
L: Went back to Taft to do a few errands (and claim my graduation photos! 🙈)
With August more than half-way through, I thought it would be a good time to post my Hobonichi wrap-up from last month! July has been a memorable and busy month for me—aside from balancing my thesis and internships, I also had personal achievements and attended different events! (If you’d like to see the start of this series, click here to view the January wrap-up.)
I’ve been working on my high school yearbook as the editor-in-chief for four years already (there were a lot of complications) and it’s finally ready for distribution! July 2 was a memorable day for me, for sure.
We finally decided the names of our puppies: Pepper and Oreo!
Two back-to-back events: an ABC book launch and a spoken word poetry show by Phil Kaye and Sarah Kay!
Hello everyone! I’m excited to share my Hobonichi spreads for the month of June! I know it’s a little late, but I’m catching up with my posts so expect July’s wrap up very soon! (Speaking of, if you want to see where it all started, click here to look at January’s wrap-up!) Without further adieu, here’s June’s Hobonichi Wrap-Up!
My trip to Osaka! I actually have a separate travel journal for my trips—will share them soon!