Saturday, February 27, 2016

Colleen coloured pencils // review

I first saw and played with Colleen coloured pencils when I attend Planner Addict Malaysia meet up last December. I love the bright color. 

So last week I went to DPulze shopping complex to meet my sister in law for lunch. It was my first time there and I did not know what to expect. After lunch I had to visit MPH store there and to my surprised the MPH store here carry lots of amazing stationaries. It's not as big as Mid Valley MPH but but the stationaries collections was pretty good for a small branch. And I saw colleen coloured pencils on a shelf with other brand. They have many sizes and I decided to get the 72 colors just because I am digging the cherry pink color.

After using it for about a week, I must say that I have been reaching for this color more than stabilo coloured pencils or faber castel coloured pencils. You can really feel the difference.

The only thing that I did not like was they came unsharpened to my standard. I like when my pencils are sharp and ready to go.


I like using these color when decorating my weekly spread planner. Lately I love doodling and colouring in my planner.  Somehow it felt more personal and fun to do.

The color feel smooth and thick. I love seeing the color emerge effortlessly without pressing the pencil too hard while colouring. 



This is what my next week spread look like in my personal Kikki K planner


The price for 72 coloured pencils is RM90.10 and it made in Japan 

I highly recommend this color if you enjoy bright and colourful coloured pencils

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Friday, February 26, 2016

#listersgottalist February 2016

Earlier this month I found this beautiful book at Kinokuniya,KLCC. It has 365 days space for doodling. Right then I knew this book will be great for lists especially for #listersgottalist challenge. It' simple and beautiful enough for me.
The month is almost over and I am happy to report that I have managed to write my lists in this book every day and I am not stressing out about it.

Some days I wrote a long lists and some days I just wrote a few
The paper is thick enough for sharpie fine point

The prompts for February were leaning towards love and valentine's day which were not my favourite  occasion. When I didn't have anything to say about I just wrote nothing comes to mind.







There's only three days left in February. For a leap year (day 29) I just add a journaling card on top of day 28 which I can just flip to add the list.


I am so ready for March and can't wait for the prompts.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Magpies // the review

I think I have been reading too much book by Mark Edwards. I really have to force myself to finish reading this book.


What the book is about?

"When Jamie and Kirsty move into their first home together, they are full of optimism. The future, in which they plan to get married and start a family, is bright. The other residents of their building seem friendly too, including the Newtons, a married couple who welcome them to the building with open arms.
But then strange things start to happen. Dead rats are left on their doorstep. They hear disturbing noises, and much worse, in the night. After Jamie's best friend is injured in a horrific accident, Jamie and Kirsty find themselves targeted by a campaign of terror.
As they are driven to the edge of despair, Jamie vows to fight back—but he has no idea what he is really up against . . . 
The Magpies is a gripping psychological thriller in which the monsters are not vampires or demons but the people who live next door. It is a nightmare that could happen to anyone." excerpt from amazon.com

What do I think?

- this is my least favourite book from Mark Edwards. Maybe because I've read other books from him which I think it's way better than this.
- It's less suspenseful, we already know how was causing the problem
- I left the book with too many unanswered question and I didn't like it
- I think if you haven't read his other book probably you will enjoy the book



Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Right now

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Life right now...
- I am currently reading Better than Before, it's a book about habit
- I just realize that I have not been to Spotlight this year
- my to do list is getting longer
- my intention to stay focus this yea seems to be harder to achieve
- I need to remind myself to take a breadth, hit a pause button and reflect
- I have so many ideas about blog posts related to planners on my mind right now that need to be written down.
- I am feeling the lost of my mom lately. It's hard not to having a mother to share your happiness and your sadness with.
- Every time my son did something cute, all I can think about was pickup a phone and call my mom. I really miss that
- I am also reading Country by Daniel Steel and the story really hit home for me. I can totally related and understand what Stephanie is going through
- I am loving the Big Bang Theory sitcom on iflix. Can't stop watching it.
- I am throne between continuing with #listersgottalost challenge or join 30 days of list. I love them both but I can only do one at a time

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

5 things I learned from being a planner girl

I have been obsess with planner since December 2014 when I was in the hunt for 2015 planner. I suddenly got sucked into planner world and I am loving every minute of it. I was introduced to Erin Condren planner style, Kikki K brand, filofax, kate spade personal size binder, happy planner, midori travelers notebook, hobonichi and many more. The obsession with pens, stickers, color pens and pencils, washi tapes, journal cards were getting out of control.

This little world around me feel natural to me because I am a scrapbooker and now I find new ways to use up my stash.


After a year of getting my hands dirty and try on most famous planner and not so famous one, I learned a few things a long the way.

Here are 5 things I've learned so far

1. It can get overwhelmed so easily and so fast in the planner world.
You have to do a little bit of research on what kind of planner you want. Decide and stick to it at least for a year.

2. Having a multiple planner seems to be the norm
This was totally a new concept to me. I used to look at a planner only as a calendar. Planner is so much more than a calendar. It holds basically your life. Anything that you want to keep track of or anything that's on your mind and anything that you want to make as a priority. So it makes sense to have more than one planner. Different planner holds different things.I am still testing and learning to set up different planner for different area of my life.

3. Decoration is part of the fun part of planning
Decorating your planner and make it pretty is the part where I was totally on board. After trying it out for a few months I realized that I like my weekly layout to be clean and simple. I reduced stickers and washi especially for my work planner. I only go crazy with Erin Condren planner.
Know what your style is and don't try to copy other people style. It's okay if your planner don't have any stickers in it.

4. Digital reminder is still a must
I realised that when it comes to paper planner, writing and decorating in them is so much fun but for reminder I still use digital calendar as a reminder for time sensitive event.

5. Find a system that works for you and stick to it
At the moment I am comfortable with A5 size planner and Erin Condren planner. I love travellers notebook but I only use it as a notebook at work. Anything that I capture in this I will transfer it to my Kikki K planner.I don't dare to switch to Happy Planner or any other planner. I need to keep my system to a minimum so that I can focus on things that need to be done and not worry about what planner to use.

There you have it. If you are new to planner world, my advice to you is listen to your heart and do what's suit you. Don't get discourage if your planner doesn't look as prettty as the other. Get inspiration from the pro and adopt their style to suits yours. Don't feel like you have to have the expensive planner to be productive. Even the cheapest planner can be made pretty. You have to be able to do things that "spark joy" for you.

I hope this little tip will help a bit if you are still new with planner world.

Have fun and good luck!!!

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