Perfect Planners for 2016

Do you have the 2016 Planner yet?

Crafty Wednesdays presents wonderful choices of good planners for 2016.

No worries, you still have 8 days left to choose which planner suits your taste for the upcoming new year! People are going gaga which one to use because they are widely available one after another.

Let me give you some ideas of the best planners in the market…

1. Belle de Jour Planner (IT Girl)

Can you not love their girly cover? You will also enjoy writing on it, since it has weekly & monthly schedules, goals list, dream board, inspiring dividers and budget tracker – for as low as Php 570.

Best Part: Inclusive of #PerksOfABella coupon booklet.

BDJ has 5 different planners for 2016. Don’t forget to check their site and get a chance to win exclusive prizes when you join their #‎My2016BDJDreamboard contest!

Photo Courtesy of BDJ

2. The Giving Journal 2016 from CBTL (Coffee Lover)

According to Chef Jay, you need to purchase 8 drinks of your choice, 1 original ice blended, 1 holiday feature beverage, 1 tea late, and 1 espresso coffee based beverage to get a FREE Planner. (It will cost you around Php 1500-2000)

After collecting 12 stamps, you can have one of these cool planners that you can enjoy for new year while helping future scholars of Real Life Foundation.

Photo Courtesy of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

In this planner, you can write and doodle your daily activities while enjoying a cup of  CBTL’s coffee. Just perfect.

3. The Daykeeper 2016 from The Narrow Road Co. (Wanderlust)

This planner will inspire you to travel, make a change and live life gratefully. It has inspiring quotes and colorful images that will definitely brighten up your day!

Photo Courtesy of Daykeeper

Price: Php 1,090.00

4. Starbucks x Moleskine 2016 Journal (Coffee Lover)

The most awaited planner of the year! People are committed in collecting 18 stickers in order to get a hold of their yearly traditional planner.

Believe it or not, some of them has Starbucks planner since 2005.

Photo Courtesy of Starbucks
Just to give you a heads up.

Stickers may be obtained from November 2, 2015 to January 7, 2016. While redemption is until March 7, 2016.

5. WTN Travel Planner (Wanderlust)

For Php 580,  you can have this travel junkie planner that contains 13 dateless months, collage art-ventures, travel bucket list, Instagram tips, monthly challenges, vacation leave list, Philippine Map, adult coloring pages, budget table, trip highlights & games for the road. 

How awesome is that? 👌

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Photo Courtesy of WTN

6. 2016 Doodle Planner from Filed (Artsy)

Let your creativity shine while doodling on this spacious planner. It also comes with restaurants to try, leisure lists and financial tracker. 

PS. It comes with doodler kit that you can use to give extra colors on your planner cover. =)

Photo Courtesy of Filed

Price: Php 595

7. Papemelroti Pocket Planners (On The Go)

If you’re not into spending extravagantly on your planner, this would be one of the good ones in the market. Small, Handy & Useful.

Just exactly what you needed.

Photo Courtesy of Papemelroti

   Price: Php 20

8. Scribble Planner from Filed (Artsy)

Enjoy doodling on its unruled spacious pages! PS. It also comes with doodler kit, jot down notes in your preferred style.

Scribble planner, P595. Photo courtesy of FILED
Photo Courtesy of Filed

Price: Php 595

9. Tita Witty’s The Papayat Ka Rin at Dudurugin Sila Planner 2016

This planner is one of the coolest and funniest I saw online! It will totally put a smile on your face while reading the messages inside. 😂

Very timely & witty!

Photo Courtesy of Tita Witty’s Facebook

Php 520 + Free Shipping

10. Camper Planner from Filed (Wanderlust)

If you love traveling & writing, this is totally perf! It has spacious dateless months that you can doodle on! Photos inside are very inviting, that may lead you to pack your bag & go somewhere else!

PS. Travel tips & Philippine map (vector) included! 👣

Camper planner, P545. Photo courtesy of FILED
Photo Courtesy of Filed

Price: Php 545

This planner landed on the 10th spot for a special reason. On a separate post, I will tell you how I got this for FREE. My personal choice of planner for 2016 and totally worth it!

Thanks Filed!


I know that there are numerous available planners out there and as of this writing, these are the best picks I have. They are not just perfect for every personality but these planners are definitely useful in so many ways – to keep you reminded, inspired and involve.

Choose what fits you and your needs, don’t splurge on a planner that you really don’t like. You’re wasting money and will end up regretful.

I just wish you didn’t buy a planner for the sake of having one. Use it the way you want to doodle, write, draw creative pieces, attach receipts/tickets/passes, insert notes, try typography, add small pictures, etc.

Don’t miss the chance to create something remarkable! Don’t hesitate to TRY new things, it might be one of the best experience or the highlight of your journey.

Cheers to the next 365 days ahead!




BLOG SERIES for November ’15

Blog Series Recap for November 2015!

It’s been an adventurous month since I’ve been to new cities here in Japan and I have a lot of things to share with everybody – from traveling, photography and even art journals/doodling.

Here are the links to my November 2015 #BlogSeries. ❤️

Feel free to click on the links and read my stories. 🙂

Lately, I’m also loving the idea of traveling and doodling places and food on my journal/planner. It’s a creative way of preserving a memory in the most traditional way, that requires a notebook and a pen. I don’t have the best talent on it, but I don’t want to miss the chance of TRYING. You can also give it a try and you might enjoy and learn in the process.

I also shared my stories, tips and guides in exploring Osaka & Kyoto on a budget friendly manner while enjoying the cities. (Food Trip included!) If you want to feel the real vibe and see traditional Japan, these two cities are the perfect place to start your tour.

Osaka (Autumn) 2015
Kyoto (Autumn) 2015

Last month, I also wrote about climbing Mount Pico de Loro in Nasugbu, Batangas and earlier of this month, I shared my experiences in climbing Mount Maculot for three consecutive years (from 2013 – 2014 -2015).

You can read it here: Mount Maculot, “The Rockies”

3rd Mac
Photo taken during my third climb in Mount Maculot last June 2015.

I am still updating my story about Mount Haruna, my second mountain in Japan! I will update this post as necessary.

For now, take a glimpse of Haruna-san.

At 1,449 meters or 4,754 feet.


November has been sweet and refreshing for me, from traveling to trying new hobby is pretty exciting! It’s like a breath of fresh air from studying Japanese writing. I can’t wait for December and its lovely surprises!

I’ll see you next year Philippines, I will work hard to meet you again. ♥️ ✈️ 👣

As always, Thank you for reading!

Blog Series for October ’15

I am currently doing my November #BlogSeries, however you might want to take a look on how I started it last October. It contains series of articles that discusses my other interests (reading books, doodling, scrapbook making, art journals) and personal opinions. 


Here are the links to my October 2015 #BlogSeries. ❤️

You also might want to check how my October 2015 went. Successfully, I was able to visit Osaka & Kyoto in a span of three days on a budget-friendly manner. (Read my Solo Backpacking in Osaka here.) If you are staying in Japan for a couple of months, you can simply travel around the country using Willer Express, it is definitely cheaper, safe and comfortable enough to ride on a long trip.

The Wanderess:

OSkPS. I am still working on my story about Kyoto. (Will update this post as necessary.) Read it here.

Once in a while, I also take time to write about my previous travels and climbs when I was in the Philippines. If you are interested in mountain climbing, you can read my stories about climbing Mount Pico de Loro in Nasugbu, Batangas. It is highly recommended for beginners, even my best friend, Jme, was able to conquer the famous monolith.

Please don’t forget to read it and message your comments or suggestions about it. 😊

Have a H A P P Y Monday! ⛅👯