The Daykeeper 2015

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It’s been a while since I’ve been back and I’m glad it’s posting about something wonderful. Nearly the end of the year and everybody’s on the hunt for a new planner / datebook. I remember that I always had this problem of what to buy since there are so many great planners out there. But last January, when I was frustrated that I still didn’t have one, I decided I would just go buy one of the random planners in a bookshop. Then I saw the post about the Daykeeper and it instantly drew me in but sadly, I was too late as they were already sold out by the time I found out about it.

With that frustration, I made sure that I would reserve as early as October for the Daykeeper 2015 and now I have it in my hands! Yay! It’s the perfect datebook for creative people because it gives you the freedom to write and design almost each page. Plus, it’s full of inspiring quotes and bible verses, and such beautiful pictures from the creator herself.

The Daykeeper is both a datebook and a journal that’s perfect for people who needs to write their thoughts daily on paper. What better way to write it on the Daykeeper.

Anyway, I’m gonna stop blabbering and let you guys take a peek into the wonderful Daykeeper 2015. (If you guys follow the Bookmania blog, you might see the same pictures as posted here as I am part of that blog and am the one who posted the entry, so no stealing of pics has happened hehe!)

Firstly, it’s got a personalized slip-on cover once your order is delivered to your doorstep!

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As I mentioned, it’s got amazing pictures inside and inspirational quotes that’ll make you want to write each day on each page.

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For inquiries about price rates, shipping and other stuff, please send an email to thedaykeeperdatebook@gmail.com

Get your Daykeeper now and have an amazing 2015!

New Stationery Love

It’s no secret that I love to hoard stationery things, from letter sets to notecards to post-its to notepads to notebooks, you name it, I have it! Well, almost I guess haha!

I often find myself broke because of buying them but most of the time, I’m happy because I got a great deal on them rather than buying them in the mall, that’s way more expensive than at the place I get them.

These are just some that I got the past few weeks. I actually have more but haven’t taken pictures yet so that’ll be for next time.

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This very cute Paris script washi tape is juts a must have! And I love it that it came in 4 rolls of the same design because I love buying 2 or 3 of the same item so I could have them in stock! :))

 

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Okay, I drooled when I saw this set of cute guard bookmarks! The set is being advertised as from London but I think each of these guards are from a different country, I guess? I can really just point out the London guard haha! I have to do some research! This was being sold as a set so I couldn’t just pick the ones I like but I’m glad I got it all though, more for my penpals! 

 

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Aren’t these bookmarks the coolest? I didn’t buy them the first time I saw it but when I went back and it was still in stock waiting for me to give them a new home, how could I say no? haha! These are just perfect for book lovers like moi!

 

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Ever since I learned there are cool passport holders being designed, I was obsessed with them. I often see the ones I like online from international sites and they’re too expensive for me so I never bought one. My first cute one was from my Korean friend, In-hye. Korea has so much cute stationery stuff including passport holders. I might just go to Korea someday for stationery shopping haha! Anyway, I saw this from the shop I buy stationery stuff and I just knew I had to have them! My only regret is that I didn’t buy 2 or 3 of the same design to give as gifts to my friends because when I came back it was out of stock! Gosh! It was a miracle that I saw a blue version of the London design and quickly grabbed it because it was the one I was giving to my friend, Princess, who is my London twin haha! I could’t not get her the same London stuff I did! haha!

 

To more stationery in the future! haha!

Feelin’ London

If we’re close, you’d probably know by now how obsessed I am with London-designed things, especially in stationery. One of my dreams is to be able to tour London, and maybe someday, I will get to. I need to, haha!

Anyway, so some of my friends got me some London stuff which I just drooled for. Most of them are again, Birthday/Christmas gifts but I felt like London needed its own post haha!

1. My friend, Krista got me this cool London set (which really isn’t sold as a set, I assume haha): ID Holder, Tissue Roll, and a London Guard bookmark. I don’t know how am I going to use that tissue rollm I haven’t even took it out from its packaging yet haha!

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2. I am in love with this tea packaging straight from London! My friend, Iris gave it to me when as a trip gift when she toured Europe. There was a Big Ben box too but one of my friends got to it first, huhuhu! Still I love this anyway too! 

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3. This stationery stamp set which is somehow a London/Paris design that my twin, Mamie gave me. I love stamp sets! My twin knows me too well!

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4. This cool I ❤ London pen I got from my caregroup leader, Justine. I just love the London bus charm attached to it.

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London, London, London, let’s meet someday, ok? 🙂

Disneyland: The Land for All Children

It’s been 2 months since I wrote here. Yet again a long interval of time which only means how boring my life has been for the past 2 months.

Though some good did happen since I had the chance to visit Hong Kong for the first time just 2 weeks ago for vacation and some personal business. I would say that my best experience of the trip would be going to Hong Kong Disneyland! My inner child will never die even if I’m 50 when it comes to Disneyland. I think I’ll still will want to go even when I’m old and wrinkly.

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One thing I love the most about Disney is that almost all their fairytales are set in a ‘vintage’ setting. I couldn’t get enough! I felt like I was in the middle ages and in the 1950s! I love it! I could live there my whole life haha! What I didn’t expect to love was Tarzan’s treehouse! You had to ride a large raft to get to it and it was like a mini island and the treehouse was huge and so awesome! If I got lost in the jungle, I wonder if I could be able to build something like that haha! I think it would take me more than 10 years! So of course, I need my own Tarzan to get lost with me! Hihihi ❤

I was also so excited to have met Princess Aurora, Belle, Pooh and Mickey! I especially loved meeting Princess Aurora and Pooh, my two favorite Disney characters. We chased down the schedule of having our picture taken with the Sleeping Beauty because they cut the line every 15 minutes after their appearance! And then it would be an hour again before they reappear. Mickey and the gang, along with Winnie the Pooh had their own little village space where they conduct their photo ops. You easily know who are the royals of Disney and of course, Pooh Bear is included since he is only the most top selling character of Disney! (Yes, it’s not Mickey!)

My friends and I tried really hard to ride everything in Disneyland, and we actually did except for the very kid rides. We even went to watch the Golden Mickeys where they award the Disney characters and the theme at that time was bravery. We also got to see the parade and it was awesome! The princesses appeared and oh my, their dresses were to die for and of course all of their beauties were out of this world. Sigh, every girl dreams or dreamt of becoming a princess. And I was one of them! 🙂

Anyway, I’ve got a few pics to share. I haven’t uploaded everything yet since I need to edit because I only brought my iPhone with me to my trip and all my other great pics are in my friend’s camera which she hasn’t uploaded yet! But these are the ones I’ve shared through my instagram and are a balance or art/scenery and vacation photography 🙂

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The huge fountain just in front of the gates to Disneyland. It’s awesome! 🙂

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This is the animation academy just near the entrance of Disneyland wherein you can see the different sketches of how Disney characters were drawn. And they have some awesome tricks of animation inside too! They actually have classes that will you teach you how to draw some of the characters.

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This was a corner inside the animation academy where sketches and screencaps of the Disney film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs were portrayed. I especially liked the interior decoration.

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Vintage street shop decors were my favorite! It felt like you were Cinderella going shopping into town for yor gown to the Royal Ball!

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And don’t you just love this shot? I felt like I lived in the time of castles and royalties when I saw this and just had to take a picture of it. It actually reminded me of my fave Brit series, Merlin, which I really miss watching! Oh Arthur 🙂

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Toy Story Land! Where all Andy’s toys were blown up into the size of giants and where also the most scariest ride in HK Disneyland is found! At least for me! I didn’t even dare try it!

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Went inside Andy’s toybox to look for some souvenirs!

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Winnie the Poooooh! Unfortunately I wasn’t able to experience the inside of this because the waiting time was 1 hour and 45 minutes which was ridiculous! But I vow to be able to get inside when I come back! I actually can’t believe I let this pass! WHY???? WHY?!!!!

ImageEven if he is imaginary and has a big tummy, this silly old bear will always be my best friend 🙂

ImageI could actually see myself opening a shop like this! Well, I’ve always wanted to live in Hundred Acre Woods! Really!

ImageWe ate at the Royal Banquet Hall where it was designed to let you feel like you were dining and attending the Royal Ball. It was decorated with ivory sculptures of the famous Disney love couples. I had only captured Cinderella and…

ImageSleeping Beauty, of course! This was in the middle of the entrance and when I first saw it, I instantly fell in love with it and felt the romantic aura of it!

ImageI’m also a sucker for wishing wells so when I saw on the map that there was one in Snow White’s Grotto, I just had to take a picture! And those white lovelies behind me are…

ImageSnow White and the seven dwarfs, of course! Plus a little frog haha! I wish they had put color in these scupltures so it would look more lively!

ImageYiii! My heart is fluttering! (hence the heart frame haha!) I hate that my picture with Pooh became blurry because the lighting wasn’t that good and it was nearing evening also, so less natural light. Still I love this shot of ours! ❤

ImageBut I was so happy to have a clear photo with my favorite princess, Aurora! She is so beautiful and oh so nice! I get it that it’s their job to be like that, still I felt that the person was really nice and I of course brought out my inner 5 year old and looked at her with awe and wonder! Aurora ❤

ImageWe stumbled upon Belle just after meeting Aurora and she was equally beautiful and nice! I just hoped she was in her beautiful gold gown though.

ImageI literally couldn’t take my eyes off the treehouse view while we were waiting in line. Tarzan’s amazing abode was awesome! This has got to be my favorite spot and if this were a real home, I’d volunteer to live here! This is seriously surreal and if you didn’t know this was only a theme park attraction, this would be an awesome private resort and/or home!

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A Welcome note from Jane at the treehouse! Seriously, one of the most romantic disney couples are Tarzan and Jane! I wanna watch the movie again!

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Mama Kala and baby Tarzan. Whenever I watch Tarzan, I am always brought to tears at the beginning of the film where his parents are still alive. You could really see and feel the love and bond they have as a family, and that’s really nice. It was just unfortunate Tarzan never got to know his real parents.Image

This was is the newest attraction in HK Disneyland and it was the its opening day at the time we were there. This attraction was named “Mystic Point” and I literally squeaked when I saw the victorian themed house! Houses like these were the houses of my dreams! I simply loved it and I just had to go inside! It was a ride where you get to see the Professor’s historical and magical collections gathered from all over the world. It was a ride for kids but nevertheless, I loved it! I still am a kid, I believe that I am haha!

ImageThis was a decoration behind the house and I couldn’t resist snapping a photo because if its very “vintage” and “art” feel!

ImageAnd I love this shot where I took just behind some trees and it turned out like it was a discovery of a secret house! Love love love it!!!

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It was night time already when we slowed down and just walked along the 1950s theme road where some real cafes and the souvenir shops were. I literally looked liked this in every shop decoration on the street because we couldn’t go inside and I desperately want to see its inside. I look like a beggar, I know but I really can’t help it haha!

My favorite shot of the magical land is..

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The town clock overlooking the Sleeping Beauty castle! I just absolutely love this shot! Everytime I look at this photo I fee like I’m transported to a fairytale setting where I can live the lives of Aurora and Cinderella! i just wished the castle was a place we could inside to! I heard in California, the castles in disneyland housed the amazing suites! I saw a picture of the Cinderella suite and OH MY GOSH I wanted to fly to California and book a room if only I had the money! It was literally amazing just by picture! Sighhh….

And so there it is my Disney trip! I wish to come back soon and to be able to visit the other Disneylands too! I guess I’ll have to add all Disneyland to my bucket list haha! Walt Disney has truly made us believe that no imagination is impossible to create into reality and that anywhere, anytime, there will always be…

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Leather Journal Love!

I’ve been searching for a leather journal for so long and I’m so happy I finally the one for me! Leather journals are very expensive, and the ones I find in our local stores aren’t really my type. I was actually supposed to purchase one from an online site from the UK, when I stumbled upon Alunsina Handbound Books! They have very reasonable price rates and what’s even greater about it is that it’s local and handmade! Pinoy Pride!

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There are so many designs to pick from, so I couldn’t help myself and bought two! There’s something different when you write in a leather journal with ivory paper, the vintage feel is such a great feeling. Sometimes I feel like a person from the past haha! Plus, I’m such a sucker for old-fashioned packaging, like how they wrap parcels in the past, so I was so happy when I saw the packaging of my journals! So cool!

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I’m really oh-so glad that I found out about Alunsina Handbound books. I’m planning having leather journals here on out and I know just where to buy them! Their journals are perfect for every writer!

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Mail! Mail! Mail!

It’s no secret how I love receiving letters, postcards and packages in the mail! It’s just a very happy feeling coming home to find that people have written to and back to you!

I’ve been starting to receive swaps from the same country as I am! I was surprised, but very happy also. I got this mail from the “deco-taped envelope with a surprise” and my partner, from Baguio, even included a small notebook in it! I loved the envelope especially and of course the stamps on it! My favorite stamp is the “University of Santo Tomas” stamp becuase it’s my alma mater! We had this stamp in commemoration of our 400th year anniversary. There are four and I bought them all for memorabilia!

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I’m really a sucker for airmail-designed things so I literally jumped for joy when I found this on my mailbox haha

 

Look at what my dear sister, who is currently studying in Taiwan, sent me? A postcard of herself courtesy of Contiki! haha! I laughed at this and then wanted to get my own but when I typed in the link, it didn’t show anymore. So sad! haha! I also want my own picture on a postcard! hahahaha!

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Bea on the beach in Taiwan

 

Letters from penpals and a secret postcard! I love joing share your secret / secret story postcard swaps because somehow you could disarm yourself without ever worrying they would criticize you. That’s oen of the good things in sending a random letter or postcard, most of the time you could pour your heart out and you know that the reader would just listen and try to understand you.

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I got this beautiful postcard from my penpal from Portugal, Andreia. I met her on tumblr and it’s just so sad because 2 of her mails to me have already got lost because it hasn’t arrived yet and it was sent last year. It’s really irritating when your mails get lost, especially the parcels because there’s a big possibility that other people opened your package and took the mail for themselves. I feel bad for Andreia since I know how much effort she puts in her mails so I’m sending her a small parcel and will have it on registered mail so that it could surely get to her (cross fingers!)

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My outgoing mails for a penpal and 2 for the deco-taped envelope swap!

 

Happy Writing! 🙂

London London!

Stationery post has finally come again! Yay! I’m posting continuous today because I don’t really get time to update my blog daily or weekly or even monthly! So sad! But I do hope I could at least update twice to thrice a month!

I got this notebook and H&M ring as Christmas gifts from my friend. She went to the US for Christmas vacation and bought these there! I love the details written on the notebook cover. LET IT OUT!

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I’m just so in love with London themed stationery and stuff that it’s my weakness! Whenever I see them, most of the time, I could not resist not buying them! And when I saw these post-its and bookmarks, there was no second guessing! I might even have to buy another set of the post-its so I could have the heart to use them on mail art! haha!

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I had some free time last week and made some custmized London postcard! I sooo love them and had them printed for about 10 pieces haha!Image

 

Someday, I’ll get to London and some day it will be 🙂