My 2019 Hobonichi planners

2019 is a few weeks old now so it’s a good time for me to post about my latest batch of Hobonichi purchases and give a run-down of how I’m planning to use them this year in both my daily life and at work. This year sees me entering my fifth year of using a Hobonichi of some sort as my planner. I would scarcely have though all the way back in 2015 that I’d be this deep down the rabbit hole of scheduling and planners.

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My 2018 Hobonichi

2018 will see me opening up my new Hobonichi Techo for a third year after falling in love with it a few years ago. The brand has always provided excellent quality and a wonderful selection of goods and covers that see me refreshing their page every year at the start of September to place my order as soon as possible. Continue reading My 2018 Hobonichi

A Look at the Hobonichi Techo

This year I’ve started looking at journaling on a daily basis. The first two years I lived in Japan I actually used a hardcover Moleskine pocket notebook that I would write in on a weekly basis. It worked well but keeping a journal in something as small as a pocket notebook is frustrating for anything more substantial.

This led to me picking up a basic lined cahier style notebook from Typo which had recently opened up several stores in South Africa. Arriving back home in Japan, I was disappointed to find that the paper quality was pretty terrible and using a fountain pen with it led to plenty of bleedthrough and feathering. Pretty terrible for any sort of writing! Continue reading A Look at the Hobonichi Techo