It’s been a while since I last updated my blog! I ran a shodo (Japanese calligraphy) workshop for about 20 people last week, and I’m so glad it was a success! I was worried about how it would go, so I’m so relieved!
I had never run a workshop so I was really nervous and didn’t take any photos during the workshop. I wore a yukata which is similar to a kimono, but there’s no picture of me wearing it either 😦 Oh, well…
I bought them in Japan↓
First, we all practiced the basic strokes like tome, hane, harai, and then practised writing his/her name in Japanese. Then we created the final piece with decorations using washi (origami) paper to take home. It’s just so bad that I have NO photos of them! Anyway, everyone seemed to enjoy it so I was very happy even though I felt exhausted after the workshop.
Ok, so here is my Filofax. It’s becoming a bit too bulky for me!
I prefer to keep it thin with only necessary refills, so I sorted out which refills I can throw away over the weekend…
and for the refills I might want to keep for future reference, well, I’ll store them in a box.
But actually this is NOT how I want to store the old refills! I’ve been looking for 6 ring mini binders to organize/store these old refills, but I can’t find any in the UK!! I wish I had a few of them so I could sort out the old refills according to the year.
I’m looking for something like this one↓, you can buy it for about 350 yen (about 3 British Pounds) in Japan. I really should have bought some of them when I was there in July..! Maybe I could even even bought them at 100 yen shops!
By the way, do you ever re-read your old refills? I keep all of my used Week-On-Two-Pages just in case, but I rarely read them again unless I’m really trying to remember something particular.
When I was using Hobo Nichi Techo planners I used to look through the old pages and enjoyed reading them. It’s interesting to see what I was thinking a year ago, two years ago, and three year ago, and so on.
(Sorry, I’ve already used this image in my old post..!)
Well, the reason why I rarely read my old Week-On-Two-Pages is because they are just a bunch of boring To-Do lists. I sometimes write a short diary in a small space, but the pages look really messy and unattractive to read again. Then why am I storing them in a box!? Well, in the past, there have been many times that I really had to remember something and my old planners helped me a lot. So I’m keeping them just in case.
By the way, I have so many stickers, but I’ve realized that I don’t really use them anymore because it feels like it’s a waste to use cute stickers on messy pages which I rarely look at in the future!
So, I’ve decided to write the pages more carefully and as neatly as possible!
I made this To-do list eraser stamp first.
If I write the letters neatly there is still plenty of space, so I think I can write a short diary each day too.
So, my weekly resolution is:
Keep the Week On Two Pages neat and attractive 😉