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