New Month April

6:55 PM


*sweeps away cobwebs and dust bunnies then sprays lavender mist spray

How have you all been?

I do hope everything is well and you all are in good health, also with more wealth. We can always either work more hours or work smarter to earn more moolah. 
I know I need some from my over spending in March.

Anyway, I will be updating my blog more, starting this April. Finally, I came up with a blog editorial calendar that I like! All those Facebook, Instagram, blog posts and Pinterest do help, you guys! Partly because I find that my blog is so randomized that I myself got lost, what the fuck am I actually blogging about. Plus, I did not actually like some posts in the past. They were posts just to fill up the void. Hence, the low quality of them. Sighhhhh.

By next year, might be earlier, I will do away with the 'le awkward lady'. I am no longer awkward, just an introvert who loves her solitude to ponder on life. When I say introvert, I meant it.

Which is why, I started throwing myself into planners. My favourites now are the Hobonichis and I got all the three Doraemon versions, shows how much I adore it but not exactly that cray cray yet lah. I will not buy those horribly disfigured Doraemon selling for cheap. *side eyes


Hobonichi Weeks
Hobonichi Avec
Hobonichi Original

Weeks (Every Day Carry)
- Fastlog, Expenses Tracker, Event, Book Read List

- Daily Journal, Day Highlights, Random titbits

- Junk journal

I am doing fine with the hoboweeks as EDC but failing Avec and Original. But I am not worried by the blank pages. Lol. The avec is filling up nicely with the nice wrappings of purchases received from my hauls. The original might be forgotten a few days but that's okay. Blank pages can be used for doodles, lettering practice or just conteng conteng. 

New babies: 
Royal White from Paperdorable
Kate Spade Wellesly Pink Cabaret

Both uses personal size inserts, the Kate Spade came with 2016 inserts while the Paperdorable is empty. I have already recycled the inserts with stickers from Artsunami and bought beige coloured inserts. I did not realized that the inserts were beige, you all! I totally skipped reading that and was shocked when they came. Lol. But as the Paperdorable is for work, it will be a trial and error system. I am trying to be up to date with the Purchase Orders. It is HELL. Lol.

And that is all for now.

Thanks for reading this far.

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#1 2019

12:30 AM

Hi, 2019.

Does anybody still read my blog? xD Sorry if you are the rare gems here and I have not been diligent in updating.

Not saying much, I won't be blogging alot, since last year, since July 2018. Somehow, I don't feel like I should continue blogging. It is too much of a hassle to write up a post. Used to be so much easier during University. Now, I would just love to not think, brain fried from working and just enjoy watching movies or reading a book.

On that note, I found a Facebook Group for ARC (advance reading copy, advance review copy, advance reader's edition, advance copy, or a reader's edition). It is in English, receive the book copies in PDF format which can be open via iBook. I've read about 5 now. After finish reading, I give my review on the book's Goodreads/Amazon. If I do not know how to express myself, I read what the other reviewers' post. It is helpful. However, be honest when reviewing. If the book is not your type, do not ask for review. If cannot finish, let the author know. All in all, I love it as the group got my reading up. No way that I can finish 16 books for my Goodsread Target of 25 though. Been slacking too much.

Anyway, I am in Tokyo now! Can't believe that I got to experience Spring in 2016, Autumn in 2018 and now 2019 Winter. Lol. Unexpected trip, this one. Hoping there will no incidents. But then Hokkaido didn't turn out to be unbearable cold.

2018 in Retrospect
Mixed feelings

I started penpal. I posted out postcards from Japan. I bought lots of stationery, local and overseas. I bought less cosmetics and skincare. My pile grew bigger. Lol.

2019 Wish

  • Write lots of letters
  • Daily journal (for my sanity)
  • Attend journal gathering
  • Improve my work data
  • Move lots, exercise (get that gym membership)
  • Spoil myself monthly, with stationery
  • Read more, finish 50 Books
  • Be artsy, target to draw anything weekly
  • Attend 2019 Comic Fiesta, by cosplaying (I chicken out 2018  because it was hot)
  • Blog more (?)
  • Focus on content quality, not quantity
That's all.

Also, I would not be attending blog events unless it fits my working schedule and leisure time. Most of the time, only product goodies are given, which does not justify my content, time, energy and drive to the venue. Besides, I suck at doing videos last year, will improve that.

Hoping to do the daily journal. I am tempted to open a new IG especially for that but I can't imagine managing two accounts. Likely the personal IG will die with lesser and lesser updates. Lol.

Thanks for Reading and A Happy New Year!

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