I received my Hobonich Techo 2017 last week and unboxed it ! Some people were curious of what it was when I mentionned it in an post before, it’s basically a planner with high quality paper that allows people to be very creative (more info). Although the paper is thin, watercolor doesn’t bleed through, which is an amazing feature to me.
My first Hobonichi was the 2016 one. I use the monthly planner section to have an overview of appointments, deadlines etc. and to plan out things, then I use the daily planner section like some kind of journal but I also write my homework and other reminders there. I’ve been doing a mediocre job at filling the daily section to be honest but it’s getting better recently. I guess I accepted the fact that I can’t fill it every single day so I’m using those pages to write some notes.
I haven’t bought much because the only shipping option is EMS which is a bit pricey but the more I think about it, the more I think that I should have ordered more stuff because of that haha! But anyway, I got the English translated Hobonichi Techo planner and the Thank You All cover designed by 6%DOKIDOKI’s Sebastian Masuda. I ordered my planner early this year and seems like I was right to do so because the cover was sold out quickly.
Last year, I got the Japanese version of the planner by mistake so I made sure I didn’t repeat the same mistake! The pen and the toast plate were free gifts :) I love this ball pen because the tip is thin but I don’t recommend using it to write over, when you use corrector because the pen doesn’t work properly after that (I made that mistake twice and I regret it).
The cover is really nice, with multiple pockets! I watched a lot of Hobonichi inspiration videos on Youtube and it always amazes me how people can be so creative. Sometimes I see a nice idea and am like “why didn’t I think of this sooner??”. This was the case for the washi tape cards, it’s so useful to bring your tapes with you and you can slip them into the cover’s pockets.
The planner fits perfectly !
In other news, chool started for me and I’ve been feeling tired because it’s been a while I haven’t been that busy, I guess. Hopefully, it’ll be fine soon!