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Starting a new leaf

My endless pursuit for memory keeping has led me into the lines of diaries, scrapbooking and bullet journaling which I would only pay attention to once I’m in the mood or if I have a shiny new notebook. Thankfully, 2016 gave me so much inspiration that pushed me to include this in my daily routine.

3 years later, my Leuchtturm1917 finally has to retire and my hunt for a replacement has begun and ended too soon. But before I talk about literally a new leaf, let me quickly share my love and appreciation for my first ever legit bujo.

I say legit cause I’ve only ever been a good starter but never really done anything or finished a whole journal/planner/diary until this one. Before I lose track, here are some of the things I love about the A5 Leuchtturm1917:

  • Numbered pages and easy indexing
  • Back pocket for all the bits and pieces
  • Minimalist design
  • Excellent paper quality
  • Option between lined, grid or dotted
  • Easy buy through Amazon Prime
  • Lasted me for 3 years

Although I really loved everything about it, I wanted to make my life a tad easier and explore something pre-filled with weekly/monthly calendars and space for random musings. I originally wanted Winnie Wong’s The Everyday journal but I’m still having troubles sourcing it so I had to find something similar locally that would satisfy my obsession with listing, writing and personalisation. Luckily, thanks to the internet and random related advertisements I found my next one from Papier!

I’ve geared off my normal black and gray plain hues only and chose a bit of a bold design which I felt that sort of represents me (?). Of course, the personalised title and initials won me over. I can’t wait to spend the next 52 weeks with this one and surely, you’ll hear from me again soon!


What’s in my bag?

I used to hate carrying a bag but, the growing Tita in me disagrees. And since one of my guilty pleasures is watching videos of bag raids, I figured why not share mine with you! (naks kala mo naman andaming followers!)


I wanted to shot a video and make a proper vlog or maybe make a Darla-inspired bag raid (Ako si Darla dahil magka katawan na kame tapos i-babagraid ko sarili ko hahahaha)pero right in the middle of filming, tinamad na si ate niyo bigla. When I reviewed the what I’ve done so far, ANG CHAKA TEH I REALISED DI AKO PANG VLOGGING HAHAHAHA! So eto nalang tyaga tyaga nalang tayo ditey. Plus, I enjoy wrtiting more. Nagmukha lang akong trying hard sa video kaya di bale nalang.

Going beck. Teka ano na topic naten? Ayun nga, just a little backstory- I HATED CARRYING A BAG WHEN I GO OUT! Sino ba kasi nagpauso na pag lalabas dapat may bag? Dati naman wala akong kaarte arte sa katawan so keriboom boom ko lang na I have nothing else with me. BUT, the growing and aging tita in me doesn’t approve! Out of the blue, I had these “just in case” items na naging essential na pag a-aura! So I had to adjust dibels? I loved wearing bag packs before but mama didnt agree cause I have to look like a girl daw and she kept on nagging me to wear the dalaga bags so I tried using shoulder bags. I did obey cause I am such a good daughter (chaaar!) but I just never learned how to properly use one! Siguro malakas lang talaga yung topak ng katawan ko. They always slide down my shoulder and ang hassle to keep on pulling it back up! So I shifted into sling bags which worked with my lifestyle for a while. But I want comfort with a dash of style so I went back to my original love-bagpacks! Good thing uso na ngayon yung pa-girl na styles so at least nasunod ko parin si mudra. This is my current and my favorite!

I bought this from Japan! Charot! This is an Anello Bagpack (AT-B1212) and it perfectly suits my needs and style. They have 2 sizes I think but I got this small one and also opted for the leather make cause gusto ko lang. ahahahha. But yeah, it’s easy kasi to match it whether you’re dressed up or downn. I bought this one from the Anello account in Amazon for only £40-45. Winner na diba!? I’m planning to buy more of these in different colors (I want the burgundy next!) and bet ko rin to get at least one of the larger size which would be perfect for day trips, overnight trips.

Anello bagpack, my super favorite and loved bullet journal- Leuchtturm 1917 in grey (it’s a German Brand, bought it from Amazon for £10), Muji pens in black and red, sony battery pack, french connection specs cause I’m short sighted (2 specs for £99), Benefit cosmetics na may kamahalan but so far hiyang aketch (face powder, lipstick and lip/cheek tint), Elizabeth Arden Perfume (bought it for £7), inhaler for my asthma, card wallet (cause I don’t bring cash and I don’t like huge wallets), ear phones, toothbrush

my trusty Iphone6s, contact lens case (empty cause I’m using it at the moment), breath spray, sanitiser, Radley pouch bag (originally £30 but bought it on sale for £9 only), lens solution, baby wipes and rosary.