Twenty Fifteen

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Yet again it’s a new year and I actually hate doing resolutions because often I do not achieve them. But last year was a year of confrontations, more of with my own issues and so this year I promise myself to have more resolutions, to be bolder and better. I want to move forward with my life and I hope I can this year.

2014 had a lot of setbacks for me, so I want to move forward this time. Let go of people and things that need to be let go, and let myself be happier. I’m a lonely soul and somehow, I don’t really wanna change that but I do want to become genuinely happy.

Amazing things will happen this new year. That’s the only thing on my list that I want to achieve.

Happy New Year!

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!

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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Alunsina Handbound Books also ships internationally!

You can find them at:

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/Alunsina.Handbound.Books

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Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlunsinaJournal

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! 🙂