All posts tagged: The Traveler’s Guide

Weekly Agenda

The Traveler’s Guide: #3 Filofax | Weekly Agenda Inserts

“Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.”Thomas Edison I don’t recall when my love of analog planners began. All I remember was that I have always loved handwritten projects. Perhaps it has something to do with being a 90’s kid, where computer technology was only at its initial stages. These days there are thousands of planner/calendar apps to choose from, but it just isn’t the same as planning by hand. Additionally, I have always believed that if you write down your thoughts and to-do lists, you won’t easily forget them. Consequently, my passion for Filofax began. Who knew that a simple leather-bound binder would give me so much joy. Filled with different kinds of inserts and customisations to choose from, I was in stationery heaven. Established in 1921, Filofax are well-known for their personal organisers, which has thankfully kept up with the rise of digital calendars. Nowadays, with a loyal fan base, organiser/planner inserts can easily be purchased throughout the world. Aside from Filofax, Etsy is a great place to find personalised …

Traveler's Notebook

The Traveler’s Guide: #2 Traveler’s Company Notebook

“There was something very comfortable in having plenty of stationery.”Charles Dickens One of my recent purchases that I fell in love with was my traveler’s notebook, olive edition. I first noticed the traveler’s notebook back in 2012, when it was previously known as Midori. Back then, I was looking for a planner/diary setup, so I purchased the brown edition with a few inserts. I remember travelling with it for a year and then setting aside for my new-found passion with Filofax (another future blog post). Towards the beginning of 2018, I came to realise (again) my love for writing. Due to having a full-time job, I truly missed writing. Thus, I was on the lookout for a new notebook for my daily journal writing. After spending a lot of time on YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest, I wanted to revisit the traveler’s notebook again, especially the olive edition; and thus started a whole new adventure in researching different refills and setting up the traveler’s notebook to my liking.

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The Traveler’s Guide: #1 An Introduction

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” Mahatma Gandhi It’s been a while since I’ve last shared my thoughts and opinions with you. When you’re busy working with a full-time job, it’s hard to find time to sit and review books. As a temporary alternative, I thought I’ll share the things that brings me joy and happiness. Thus, let me introduce to you ‘The Traveler’s Guide’, the blog section of Literary Boutique, where I go about obtaining memories from around the world in forms of ephemera, stationery, books and photographs. Why call it ‘The Traveler’s Guide’? After a pretty stressful 2017, happiness and creativity is all that I wanted this year (and maybe a small pinch of change). Incidentally, the blog was originally named ‘The Happiness Diary’. Why the change? After trying to pursue happiness for several months, I’ve come to realise that I’ve been searching in the wrong direction. Here I thought happiness can be found through searching, but no, happiness is earned; and it …