March 21, 2015

Study Planner Review

So a little something different today:

I was given the privilege to test a little study planner by Cool Pencil Case out this week and I must say, I am quite impressed. Here's how the planner looks like:

Study Planner!

On the inside, however, is where the magic happens. The planner begins with this title page already exploding in colour:


Then comes a timetable to remind you of the classes you ought not to miss (but still do):


There is a school term plan on the next page, which isn't pictured as well. Next comes some weekend (and secret time) clock scheduling, which I must admit, is pretty darn cool:

Weekend Scheduling

Thereafter comes the weekly scheduling:

Weekly view

There is an undated month-on-two page view before every weekly planning, too, but isn't imaged. The weekly goes over 4 pages, and reminds me of the Erin Condren layout. It's highly decorated and varies in colour and pattern for each month. Unfortunately, the planner only accommodates 6 months worth of planning...

Monthly Appraisals

At the end of the month, there are monthly appraisals allowing to reflect on what you've done well and all the things you need to improve on.

At the end of the planner, there is an entire section dedicated to exam planning. They hold exam timetables, subjects you're taking and scores you'd like to achieve, a 2 week (cramming) plan leading up to the exam and a scoreboard to log your final marks:

Exam Timetable

The end of the planner holds a few note pages for scribbles, etc

Quotes at the start of every month

Overall, this planner would be great if I were in school. It's something a parent would get their kids to teach them to be more organised. With the variety of colours, motivational quotes, planning section, exam timetable etc, I can see it appealing to the young (or the young at heart)! And right now, for purchases of $30 or more at the Cool Pencil Case store, you can use the code SPRINGWITHCPC to get 10% off your order! Hooray! They have some other cool stuff on there as well, so do check them out!

Disclaimer: I was given the planner free of charge to test it out, but this has not swayed my opinions of the item whatsoever. Just thought you should know!

March 15, 2015

Liebster Award Nomination!

Hi there,

I was recently (sorry for taking so long!) awarded a pretty little Liebster Award from Lyn of Planner Bug and I have to admit, I was a tad bit excited over it. It's safe to say that I have never been awarded any awards for my blog, so this was a little milestone for me. The Liebster award is a little incentive to get to know a blogger better, and is thus passed around the blogger community.

The rules are as follows:

  1. Post 11 random facts about yourself
  2. Answer 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers to do the same
  4. Let the bloggers you have nominated know that they have been nominated

So here goes!

11 Random Facts:

  1. I own two phones: a Samsung and an iPhone. (Because one is too mainstream... I'm kidding!)
  2. I need inspiration to fuel my creativity. Once it stops, so does my ideas.
  3. I love traveling but hate flying to get there. Someone invent a teleporter already!
  4. I'm a compulsive buyer. (Shocker.)
  5. I was born in Singapore and raised in Australia
  6. I don't like tomatoes
  7. I'm a hoarder. (Another shocker.)
  8. I don't in fact like my Radiography course, currently. I'm just doing it as a means to an end (sshh don't tell my future employers)... I'm hoping my next focus of study will actually have my whole heart
  9. I think I love my Midori more than my Filofax
  10. I want to be a creative designer - someone like Dear Lizzy or Amy Tangerine. I want to get there
  11. Privacy is everything. That's why I don't choose to let anyone know how I look like.. Just imagine me as Superman. Only a woman. And crazy with paper. Supercrazypaper lady?

Answers to Lyn:
1. What's your drink of choice?
Majority of the time, I go with cold water. It's refreshing and quenches my thirst every time. Of course I wouldn't mind the occasional sweet soft drinks, but I must admit, after a while of drinking it, I always go back to water.

2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Cheesy but anywhere where I can be with my future husband. But if not, Ireland. Or London. Or Paris. Or Hawaii. Or any of the countless places I want to travel to...

3. Who inspires you the most?
I've always found myself stuck on this question, but when it comes to a creative point of view, it will have to be anyone which fuels my creativity and gives me a sort of spark to start my own design from theirs, such as some of the IGers I currently follow. Check out who I follow on IG to know them!

4. Which historical event would you have liked to witness in person?
Lol these probably aren't 'historical' as such, but I wouldn't actually mind living a few of my memories again. I've had some of the greatest memories anyone could ask for, and I would love to feel the emotions I felt and the scenes I witnessed all over again

5. What is your favourite food?
Oh, questions like these boggles my mind! I sure don't mind a lot of food, and I know the foods I don't quite like, but favourite food always stumps me. Fish and chips maybe? A home cooked meal? Prata? I know the list would probably encompass a lot of Asian foods though... hahah

6. What kind of music do you listen to?
Old school boybands - Westlife, Backstreet Boys, Boyzone, New Kids on the Block, Savage Garden etc. I don't mind today's music, but don't quite like the way they're going. I miss the 90s where music actually held meaningful words (not words that were repeated over and over again and yet needed to be written by 4 songwriters...)

7. What is your favourite tv show, past or present?
Too many! I reckon the old time favourite would be FRIENDS, but currently, I have so many I think I've lost count. They would include: Vampire Diaries, The Mentalist, The Big Bang Theory, Gossip Girl, Merlin, The Flash, Pretty Little Liars, The Originals, Scorpion, Suits, Simpsons, Once Upon a Time, Marvel's Agents of Shield, and the list goes on...

8. What is your favourite pastime when you're alone?
Playing with paper, being creative and more. Or shopping for craft supplies. As long as pretty paper and embellishments are involved, I can go for hours and not get bored.

9. What is your favourite dessert?
Ice cream. Mmm

10. If you could travel back in time to a particular decade in the 20th century, when would it be and why?
I was born in the 20th century and I wouldn't mind reliving all of my 90s years again! It was a time of great music, innocence and fun!

11. What was the last thing you bought?
That might be a problem... I was in Singapore a week ago and I bought too many things to remember. Hah. I know I bought Midori supplies, ink, stickers, paper pads, pencil case, batteries, instax film, copics and more though. It was a great 10 days.

That's it! I was meant to nominate another 11 blogs and 11 questions for them, but unfortunately, I don't quite follow too many blogs to nominate any... I hope that's ok (>.<)