Early last year, I Wondered: "If You Use A Daily Planner" and I got a good idea on how a lot of you still use the handwritten type amidst us being on the digital age! I love!!! Can we all get a *high five*?
As you can see, I purchased my 2010 Just A Moment Daily Planner straight from Korea via Ebay for $17.99 + $4.99 = $23.00 (approx Php1,057)! Still, I beg you not to raise those eyebrows on me! It's all worth it as it traveled together with me each and everyday, it never left my side! So when December came, aside from panicking on gift giving, I was panicking on what my next daily planner would be!
A sample on how "abused" the 2010 daily planner is!
Notes I've written for my Seoul Travel
"Why don't you just purchase another one online?" - the Hubby Says.
"I was too busy I lost track of time! If I order now, it'll be too late and I would probably start using the organizer around February! You know me, I don't want to skip a whole month!" - AMW said.
Anyways, it was a long discussion as I browse through stuffs at Landmark, Makati. This was a EUREKA MOMENT, I literally said "EUREKA!!!" when I found this....
Come on, don't you agree? It's as cute as my previous one! *ahem*, more childish but that's how I am with my stuffs! Side by side with my 2010 "so last year!" organizer! *laughs*
A bit smaller and longer in size and shape but let me tell you why I chose this over the rest of the organizers I've scoured for inside the mall.
The much needed Monthly Overview page which I usually note down important birthdays, anniversaries and what-nots!
Monday- Sunday space for important meetings, schedules, things-to-do, etc... The space could be tad small but I have the whole right page to doodle or to write down more information needed.
OC tip: I put a tiny drawing (asterisk, hearts, etc..) next to the sentence that I have more notes written on the right hand side!
I literally stood there and counted to pages of the daily planner to make sure it fits ONE WHOLE YEAR! I am not being paranoid, I saw another organizer which has a lot of pages for "random thoughts or doodles" but does not have enough pages for "daily notes".
After a whole year worth of daily planning, there are a couple of pages with lines for whatever you would want to write! I prefer writing important notes, names of people who owe me money *just joking* :P
I survived using a Korean Planner, there were maps of Seoul Subway Train, etc.. and I did quite well using it. This one, is actually Made In China which isn't an issue for anyone. Although it would be a plus if you can read Chinese, like I do!
A few pages on "Important Dates to Remember", you can write here some important dates like birthdays, anniversaries, meetings or even the date of your first kiss *blushes* <-- if you're super young reading this, go for temporary amnesia ok? Thanks!
Here's a page for important telephone numbers, address and email address of people you usually call. I know, this is too old school but would you believe this is very useful for me? I write down the contact details of Doctors, important home or office addresses of people I usually deal with, etc..!
And a cute page which I like even though a lot won't find this useful, I like this because it reminded me of my love for travel! Some random words and their equivalent in Chinese and French!
Because I would like to go further with me, being ME! I used the remaining stickers left form my 2010 planner and I divided my new planner with stickers for easy usage.
Now this is turning into my "baby"
Personalize it more by adding up a sticker with my name on it!
Ok, brace yourself, the best part of all why this deserves a huge "EUREKA MOMENT" scream on top of your lungs? This cutie costs approximately Php200.00 ($4.45). I'm a winner right? I saved a lot this year! This must be a good year!
Best of all, I can tote this around ANYWHERE I go as it's lightweight and size is just right to fit in any bag!
And last, again! Promise, this will be the last "gushing" portion, let me remind you again why this puts a huge smile on my face...
No words can explain the cuteness! :) *sigh*
So, what's YOUR organizer this year?