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My New, Unplanned Planner for 2017!

Kikki-K Tangerine Personal Planner

I used to own a dark pink Webster’s Pages Colour Crush planner.

Webster's Pages Color Crush in Dark Pink

Webster’s Pages Color Crush in Dark Pink

Well, I still own it. However, I cannot use it because I accidentally damaged it when I deposited Job’s salary into his bank account — long story, but I’m gonna tell it anyway haha.  There’s a BDO (Job’s bank) in Riyadh but it’s too far from where he lives and, according to him, it’s much cheaper to send his money here for me to deposit than for him to travel all the way to BDO. Very well, then!

I wrote his bank account number in my planner and also saved it in my phone for back up. When I was in the bank, I referred to the bank account number saved in my phone. If you know me, you would also know that I had to cross-check the number with the number that was written in my planner (and then double check it, thrice).

Because I was trying to do everything quickly before the line gets longer, I also  quickly opened my planner… and broke the snap. Huhu!

I tried to get it repaired at Mr. Quickie; apparently, they don’t repair broken snaps. And I don’t know where else to look, so I strategically bemoaned my loss at Job. I especially emphasised the part where I accidentally broke the snap while running an errand for him. He, of course, volunteered to replace my planner. Yay!

(Disclaimer: I am usually not like this. I just really need to use a planner! My friend, George, can testify to this. During the days when I was planner-less, I kept forgetting the things I needed to do.)

I was planning to replace my Colour Crush with another Colour Crush (I function best with refillable binder planners), but changed my mind due to two reasons.

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First, I was afraid I’d just break the snap again — the snap had always seemed a little bit too fragile. It’s safer to assume that all Colour Crush planners are made the same way rather than assume I just had a lemon.

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Second, I wasn’t planning on buying a new planner at all. In fact, since binder planners are refillable, I was planning to use my Colour Crush until it gives up on me. Well, it did give up on me ahead of schedule. Since I was buying a new one anyway, and since I’m planning to use it for a long time, I figured why not upgrade?

So behold, my new planner, a tangerine Medium Leather Personal Kikki.K planner!

Kikki K Tangerine Personal Planner

I bought it secondhand, so the price is roughly the same as a brand new Webster’s Pages Colour Crush. Job actually wondered why it costs lower than he expected, so I told him I didn’t order a brand new one. He was happy, lol!

More pictures of my new baby:

Kikki-K Tangerine Personal Planner

Hello, Kikki!

Kikki K Tangerine Personal Planner

Bought this secondhand and there’s a flaw on the snap. Doesn’t bother me though

Kikki K Tangerine Personal Planner

Leather <3

Kikki K Tangerine Personal Planner

The seller kindly included some ephemera

Kikki K Tangerine Personal Planner

Kikki is handmade

Kikki K Tangerine Personal Planner

Notepads included. I forgot to take a picture of the bigger notepad at the back.

Kikki K Tangerine Personal Planner

Pocket divider

Kikki K Tangerine Personal Planner

Stickers

Kikki K Tangerine Personal Planner

More organisation stickers

Kikki K Tangerine Personal Planner

The stamp at the back has faded (sorry for the wrong focus)

Kikki K Tangerine Personal Planner

Both planners are personal-sized (medium) but the Kikki-K is wider. That is meant to be taken vertically to compare the widths but I accidentally rotated the picture without thinking.

Even though it comes with a couple of minor flaws (as expected when you’re buying a secondhand item), I still love, love, love it! I’m not an orange person, but the tangerine shade of this Kikki-K planner is more of rusty shade of copper — it appears a lot brighter in photos than it does in real life — which I really really like.

Compared against my Webster’s Pages planner, the material is a lot softer. It’s buttery, while the material used in the WP planner is plasticky . So the Kikki-K is easier, more comfortable to use. The rings are also bigger, so you can put a lot more inserts. And the snap? It’s a lot tougher than the one on my Colour Crush!

The Webster’s Pages Colour Crush planner is not a bad planner. Like what I said, I had planned to use it longer. I think it’s a great planner for beginners because of the price (as low as P1,200 for a brand new planner), the wide range of colours, and the availability of accessories. On the other hand, a brand new Kikki-K sells for around P2,500 to P3,500. You still get the same perks – colours, designs, accessories – but the choices are more premium. But now that I’m able to compare the two, I can really say that the Kikki-K is much more superior in many ways!

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7 Comments

  • Reply Nilyn (Above Precious Rubies) November 29, 2016 at 3:18 am

    I checked the price online, after reading your post! haha. Sakit sa mata iyang presyo, lol! Congrats on the new planner. Ako, my life is messy ug daghan kaau makalimtan nga sched usahay because I’m not used to using a planner. Pero this 2017, I’m hoping to start using a planner. Maayo raman gud ko sa una katong naa koy planner dati. lol.
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  • Reply Michi November 29, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Wow, ganyan kamahal ang planner. Good thing I don’t use planner na because I just stay at home. I always use small notebook book for my things to do or things to buy. But I want to have a travel journal naman for souvenir sake. hehehe!
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  • Reply Nerisa November 29, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Aw… ang ganda. I love planners, every start of the year I make sure I have one. the nicer the better, but as the year goes by, naku, nabubulky-han na ako, and I tend to leave it at home na lang. ending, I buy smaller notebooks na lang haha
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  • Reply Michelle November 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    It’s so cute! Ako rin, parang ang dami kong nalilimutan when I don’t write things down. Kahit ilagay ko sa phone ko as reminder, nalilimutan ko pa rin. It’s much better for me to write it na lang. Right now, I am so into Bullet Journaling. Have you joined the planner communities in Facebook? Dahil nagjoin ako sa BuJo Philippines Facebook Community, na-encourage akong magBuJo for 2017! I think it’s fun! 😀
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    • Reply Maan December 1, 2016 at 6:46 am

      Yes, 3 groups that I’m part of! They’re enabling this obsession hahaha. I haven’t tried Bullet Journaling though, somehow, kahit ang dami ko nang nabasa at napanood about it, I still don’t understand how it works!

  • Reply May Palacpac December 4, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    I’m not into the planner thing but I do want to learn to maximise one. In fact, every year, I try to use one but eventually fall out of it, haha. I have a 24/7 planner now, I’ve been vying for a Starbucks one until I saw Carla Peralejo’s Passion and Purpose workbook. So I want that too.

    Sad naman about the snap. 🙁 The leather’s nice though.

    • Reply Maan December 4, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      I saw that workbook too! Sayang lang provincial shipping is so expensive!

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