My Travel-Inspired Bujo for July 2020

Now that July has ended,I would just like to share my travel-inspired bullet journal. I am inspired by my longing to travel so I just did it with bullet journaling. Writing my thoughts in paper is tremendously therapeutic. If you are like me whose work and hobbies involves a lot of screen time, bullet journaling is a way to disconnect and ease your crowded mind. I totally recommend it.

These are two videos. The first one was how I made the initial set-up at the beginning of the month. The second one was the final flipthrough on how it came to be. So sit back and relax. I hope my spread will inspire you as it did to me.

July Plan with Me.

July 1-minute flipthrough with a sound of rain.

Some images of my favorite spreads.

Remember, you can write your own destiny and it’s not too late for everything,

Gurezu 

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Girl From Nowhere Ranking of Episodes and Review (VLOG)

Hi Friends! Just want to share another vlog and this time I’m doing episodes reviews of “Girl From Nowhere”. This topped the charts of Netflix Philippines recently.

Girl From Nowhere is a Thai series centered on a girl named Nanno. She’s clever and mysterious. She transfers from school to school to expose the dark secrets of selfish teachers and students. Each episodes are stand-alone on its own (except for two part episodes). Overall, I loved this series because it is not only thrilling but it tackles real-life relevant issues.

Come join with me as I rank each stories, revisit their endings and the moral lessons that comes with it.

WARNING: Videos comes with a lot of spoilers! Video is in my local language Filipino but English Subtitle is available.

Content outline jump links!

Rank 11: 01:09

Rank 10: 04:19

Rank 09: 06:03

Rank 08: 08:40

Rank 07: 10:28

Rank 06: 12:34

Rank 05: 15:36

Rank 04: 18:39

Rank 03: 20:40

Rank 02: 23:09

Rank 01: 25:04

Final verdict: 26:35

Do you agree with my rankings? What is your most favorite episode?

Be awesome!

Gurezu

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My June 2020 Bullet Journal Flipthrough ( 1min video)

HI Friends,

Just want to share the flipthrough of Bullet journal for the Month of June.

My central theme for June was vintage maps inspired by my longing to travel. Stickers and washi tapes were purchased from instagram shop: @washicornerph. For lettering and calligraphy, I used Zig Kuretake and Platinum brush pens.

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How to Use Paperang Inkless Mobile Printer (Vlog)

Hi Friends,

Just want to share with you my latest vlog in youtube. I’ve featured this cute gadget a lot before. I usually use this to spice up journal pages a little since i’m not really good at drawing. But for another note, it can be used to design customized receipt and labels, which could be useful when you have online shop as well. It can also serve as portable printer. It’s so easy to use and to top it all, unexpensive as it does not need ink to print. The video is in Filipino but I put an English subtitle. I hope you enjoy this product tutorial video.

Here’s outline of the video:

00:00 Introduction to Paperang

00:28 Unboxing

00:53 Mounting Paper Rolls

01:30 Turning ON/OFF

01:50 Exploring Paperang App

02:29 Connecting Paperang to Mobile Phone

02:43 How to Print

03:22 Printing Real-life Photo

04:22 Difference of Paperang Paper Compared to Non-Branded Paper

05:00 Other Features: Banner

05:22 Optical Recognize Recognition

05:41 Gurezu Reviews Time!

Also providing you the direct link where I bought the featured products online:

Paperang P2 (2.0) – PHP 2376.00 https://www.lazada.com.ph/products/pa…

Paperang Paper Roll Set -PHP 220.00 https://www.lazada.com.ph/products/pa…

Non-branded paper roll-P19.00 per roll https://www.lazada.com.ph/products/co…

Paperang Sticker Paper Roll Set- (haven’t tried this yet but I will soon) https://www.lazada.com.ph/products/pa…

Remember you are awesome,

Gurezu 


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My June Playlist

What are your current jams? For me, these are the songs in constant repeat. The theme of my playlist: ” Falling in Love is a Disease”. All of them are about heartbreak and unrequited love. Don’t get me wrong. I m not heartbroken but I’m writing a novel revolving in this theme. I listen to these songs to set me in the mood and they successfully make me feel all the pain, all the time.

This June Playlist is a collaboration bujo spread gallery with talented bullet journalists in Instagram. We came from different parts of the world, different ages but united with our love for journaling. I compiled this in one blog so I can have a quick glance of everyone’s June playlists for later listening.

This was supposed to be a list only but I ended up writing my analysis and memorable lyrics as well. If you’re interested, here is the list. It’s a combination of English and Filipino Songs. To tell you the truth, I created this playlist in youtube because I also love their music videos. Here’s a link for your convenience. Although there are more songs featured there, here are my top five.

SONGS FEATURED! ENJOY THE FEELS!
1. Slow Dancing in the Dark by Joji
2. True Love by Coldplay
3. Sol at Luna by Geiko
4. Sa Hindi Pag-Alaala by Munimuni
5. Nobela by Join the Club

Please also check-out the version of my collaborators! Check-out their instagram as well. Their feed will relax your eyes.

Kristell, 23 years-old from California USA

Nadia, 24 years-old from Montreal,Canada

Amaris, 15 years-old also from Canada

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Hi everyone! This is a large group collab with @bujowithnish @gurezu @junofleur @kryptonites.journal @lianastudiess @rilynscreativeinspo @sarahsunflower_ @temporaryskies ! We’re here today to bring you our June playlist spreads so make sure to go check theirs out as well! I’m going to be quite honest, I don’t own a bullet journal but I was invited to join so I took upon the challenge to “DIY” a spread for this collab, so I guess this was my first attempt at bullet journaling! (Also featuring my basic music taste oops) And lastly, quick disclaimer I’m not an artist of any sort so please excuse my album drawings. I’m thinking of investing in a bullet journal for 2021 though, what’s been stopping me is the constant pressure of keeping up with all the drawing, but being apart of this collab was so fun I’m seriously considering starting my own bullet journal! Let me know your thoughts down below! ————————————————— 🎵Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles Level of Concern by Twenty One Pilots Sunday Best by Surfaces Supalonely by Benee Young & Alive by Bazzi Make You Mine by PUBLIC ✏️ Pentel Energel 0.5mm Needle Tip, Zebra Mildliners, Crayola Coloured Pencils, White Printer Paper, Sharpies ❓Do you own a bullet journal? What do you like about it? ————————————————— #study #studygram #bulletjournal #bujo #playlist

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Tessa, 19-years old, The Netherlands

Rilyn, 15-years old, Australia

Sarah, 17-years old from New Zealand

Nish, 15-years old from USA

How about you guys? What is your June Playlist? Feel free to share away as I want to discover new songs to hear.

Remember, you can write your own destiny and it’s not too late for everything,

Gurezu 

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Getting Started Guide on Bullet Journaling

Hi Friends! How are you holding up?! We’re still in quarantine here in my country. If you’re looking for new hobby to keep your sanity in bay. I totally recommend journaling. And with that I present to you a guide on how to get started in “bullet journaling”. It’s a journaling method which is a productivity tool as well. This guide is base on the key points in the book “The Bullet Journal Method” by Ryder Carroll. I did this guide as step-by-step as possible.

Here’s the outline of my guide. Feel free to jump to each topic by clicking the link below.

I.What is Bullet Journal and It’s History?

II.Materials you Need

III.Cover Page: To Set The Mood

IV.Basic Components of Bullet Journal

       A. Index

       B. Future Log

       C. Monthly Log

       D. Daily Log

V.Bullet Journaling Method

         A. Rapid Journaling

         B. Migration

         C. Collection

         D. Indexing

VI. Additional Tips

I. What is Bullet Journaling and It’s History?

Bullet Journal is tracker, planner and journal in one notebook. It is an analog productivity tool to keep track of your goals and priorities. The term and it’s method is invented by a digital product designer named Ryder Carroll. As a child, he was diagnosed with ADHD (“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ”). It’s a mental disorder and also considered a learning disability. Through the years, he developed the system that helped him outgrew the challenges of having ADHD . Encouraged by a friend who found the same system useful in his own life, he shared his method online and soon garnered attention in social media. Bullet journaling or bujo eventually became a global productivity tool sensation as it helps others achieve their own goals.

Here’s a 10-minute interview of him talking about his book. For more info, you may visit the official website of bulletjournaling here.

II. Materials You Need

Let’s start simple. This is really all you need.

III. Cover Page: To Set The Mood

Reserve the very first page for your cover page. You can write a quote or your ultimate goal.
Or you can leave it blank. It’s up to you.

IV.Basic Components of Bullet Journal

A. Index page

STEP 1:Allot four pages for index. Just write “Index” on top. Index will be our table of contents. But we’ll get back to it later.

STEP 2: Put a page number on each page after the 4 index pages. As a start, you can number up to 50 pages.  Put in it a consistent place.

B.Future Log

Future log is the part wherein we write expected events and deadlines for the whole year. More will be written as time goes by. For now, here’s a basic future log set-up.

STEP 1: Put the “Future Log” on top of the page.

STEP 2: Divide the page into three then in each partition corresponds to a month of the year.

STEP 4: Continue the same steps to the next 3 pages.

STEP 5:Write expected events or deadlines that falls in a certain month if you have it.

C. Monthly Log

Monthly Log is the part where we list the goals and tasks to accomplish for the current month and then assign deadline for each tasks.

STEP 1: Put a header <Current Month> Monthly Log.

STEP 2: Write the date number then the day-of-the-week abbreviation. Example, 1-W on which W stands for Wednesday.

STEP 3: On the right side, make a list of task and goals you have for this month. You may put a check box before each task.

SAMPLE FINISHED FUTURE LOG

D. DAILY LOG

Daily Log is the part where you list the tasks before the day starts and evaluate those tasks at the end of the day.

STEP 1: At the left page, write “Keys” on top.

STEP 2: Then below it, copy the following symbols shown in the photo below. These are the symbols you will use before the day starts; • period for tasks, small circle for Events , dash for notes and star for priority.

STEP 3: On the same page, just skip one line space and copy the following symbols. These are the symbols you will use at the end of the day; an ex for “Done” , forward sign for “Migrate tomorrow” , backward sign for “Migrate  to future log” and strikethrough for “Cancel”.

STEP 4: At the right page, put the Daily Log on top.

STEP 5: Below enter  the date on when you would like to start using bujo for your tasks.


STEP 6: Daily Logs will be the list of task you have to do every day. Normally a single page can accommodate three days worth of daily tasks. So you can do it like this

Your Daily Log now may look like this. It’s not yet finished though as you will continue to work on your daily logs as the days go by until the end of the month.

The Basic Bujo Page set-up has been finished. It’s now time to use it using the bullet journal method.

V.Bullet Journal Method

A. Rapid LOGGING

-Listing tasks, thoughts and feelings in short form notation. This is what you will do everyday in Daily Logs.

STEP 1: Before the day begins, open your daily log page and jot down the tasks, thoughts, feelings, marking each entry with symbols  found in keys. Make the entries as short as possible.


STEP 2: At the end of the day, review the tasks and mark them according to the keys encapsulated below.

Let’s take a closer look on the task review done in our sample.

B. MIGRATION

Migration is the process of moving tasks to the next day (Daily Log), later of the current month (Monthly Log), to next month/s (Future Log) or to the trash.

STEP 1: Go back on your Daily Log and take note of the tasks marked as > . This means you want to do them tomorrow or later day within the month. Put tomorrow’s tasks on the next day’s Daily Log . If it’s not tomorrow but next week or later, put them in Monthly Log. Let’s take a look at the samples below.

STEP 2: Check the tasks with < sign. It means you want to do this task on later months. Go to your future log and write the task on the month you want to resume this task. Look at our sample below.

STEP 3: As you can see, we did not pay attention to the task with strikethrough because it means we don’t want to pursue this anymore. This task is now in trash can.

THERE’S A LOT OF REWRITE HERE,DON’T YOU THINK?

Oh yes. It could be bothersome but this method has its purpose. It forces you to ask yourself, is this worth re-writing for? Is it really important?

As Ryder Carrol said in his book,

“During Migration, we transfer content from one place in our Bullet Journal to another by rewriting it. This may seem like a lot of effort, but it serves a critical purpose: It weeds out distractions… It helps you identify and focus on what is meaningful by stripping away what is meaningless.” ‐ Ryder Carroll

C. COLLECTION

Collection is  the component in Bullet Journal where you can take notes or track things that matters to you. It could be in a form of a list, tracker or drawing. Anything!

For example, it could be page for the list of books you want to read, list of blog ideas, bucket list, your meal plan, habit tracker, mood tracker or a doodle page. It’s up to you!

For example, at the middle of the day, you decided to write a list of books, movies or series to watch and as well as healthy meal ideas. So you write them at the next  blank pages.

D. INDEXING

Indexing is just dynamically writing your table of contents.

STEP 1: Let’s look back on the basic bujo pages that we have set-up so far.

STEP 2: We can now update our Index. We use (-) to signify if a certain category is spanning consecutive pages.

STEP 3: In our example, since p9-10 was reserved for collection, we resumed the daily logs on page 11. So in the “January Daily Log” row, just put a comma (,) and write the next page where you resume that component..

STEP 4: Your index gets updated as you continually use your bullet journal. This is just a sample Index. This time, it would be totally depend on your how to spend the pages of your bullet journal.

Some bullet journalist would prefer to allot pages for daily logs in advance. Some would put the collections after monthly logs. It’s up to you. Just update the index for your later reference.

YOU ARE NOW FINISHED LEARNING THE BULLET JOURNALING METHOD!

But before you dive, here are some additional tips.

VI. Additional Tips

  1. Number your pages beforehand.
  2. When writing task for the day, review your Monthly log to make sure you are including the task you put in a specific day as a result of migration.
  3. When it’s time to move on to another month, review your Future Log first to make sure you are including the tasks you put for that month as a result of migration.
  4. Feel free to create your own keys or symbols. Feel free to add if you need it
  5. Start simple.The internet is full of bullet journal inspirations that you may eventually feel pressured to make beautiful spreads. Remember, bullet journal is a productivity tool more than a creative outlet. It’s okay if you don’t have time to decorate.
  6. Make it a habit. A 5-10 minutes journaling time is already good enough!
  7. If you want to get creative with the formatting of the pages, then feel free to do so! If you want write by paragraph for your daily logs, then do it! This guide is just to provide the core concepts of bullet journaling. Formatting is up to you. Do what works for you.

To give you an idea on how you can modify the formatting, sharing with you a sample of my latest bujo set-up which is for June 2020 as of this writing.

COVER PAGE

Sample Cover Page I made for my bujo. This is my second journal already for the year 2020. I hope it will last for the whole year already.

INDEX

Sample Index Page

FUTURE LOG

Sample Future Log of my bujo. This time I stick to the original horizontal layout. I kinda have a mistake here as I intended to start the future log from July. So I just put November and December in one container.

MONTHLY LOG

How did I do my Monthly Log for June 2020. My Monthly Log is usually in four pages. I love doing cover page for each month because it’s an avenue to be creative and set my aesthetic theme of that month.
The second part of my Monthly log is in the form of a calendar, each week divided at the right to distribute my weekly goals. I also use this page as Habit Tracker to maximize the page.

DAILY LOG

Sample of my Daily Log page for June 2020. In my case, I did a vertical layout. I did not remember what I did on Monday and I still don’t have my bujo that time. So I decided to dedicate the space for Keys.
Two pages are enough for one week for me. In the bujo community, this format is often called a weekly spread.

COLLECTIONS

My Morning Routine
My June Song Playlist. This is the list of my favorite heartbreak songs. I also wrote the meaning and snippets of my fave kines in their lyrics.
My Social Media Content Planner. This collection is consistent part of my bujo set-up each month since I intend to grow as blogger

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE NOW READY TO BE A BULLET JOURNALIST!!!

Now that you know the skeletons of a bullet journal it’s now up to you to modify it to fit your style and need.

Welcome to the world of bujo!

I hope this guide would help you kick start this new wonderful hobby and habit. Feel free to ask questions or give feedback!

Before I end this blog, I would also like to invite you to be one of my International Blogger Friends . The basic idea is to have at least one blogger friend in each country. For more details, just go to this link. I hope you accept my invitation!

Remember, you can write your destiny and it’s not too late for everything,

Gurezu 

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My Currently List

Hi Friends! This is my first “currently” blog. I’ve been seeing this blog theme for such a long time. I realized I haven’t tried doing it and such a good idea to break the ice of a blogging slump. So here we go.

I’m currently watching 📺

Prison Break in Netflix.

This show is super addicting!!! I just finished Season 2 and decided to take a break before jumping on Season 3 which according to my brother will be more thrilling. It was a slow burner in Season 1 that I let it play in my screen while not paying much attention to what was going on. But when it started to finally get interesting , I had difficulties now to put it down. Season 2 was a blast. Found myself screaming at some point because of the twist and turns. It was really a good show. If you are craving for adrenaline rush then Prison Break is for you. It’s an old show and you can see some characters risking their lives just to reach a payphone because not everyone has mobile phones yet. The trendiest phone in this series was flip phones. Good old times.

If you’re not yet familiar with this series, it’s a story about Michael Scolfied who intentionally commit a robbery so he can be detained to the same prison where his brother Lincoln was waiting for his death penalty. His brother was innocent and Michael would do everything to escape the prison together with his brother.

Here’s a fan made trailer of this awesome show

World of the Married Couple

So many K-drama to choose from Netflix and here I chose to watch a Kdrama not available in it. I get interested of this series because of the raves it get from Facebook. I got curious even I’m tired of infidelity stories. However, it is executed like a suspense/thriller that’s why it gets much attention. It’s a good show. It has demonstrated the effect of cheating mostly to the children. My main takeaway would be it’s really a harsh world for women when it comes to professional fields or relationship. Even in divorce, it almost always the woman, even not at fault at the divorce , would get all the punch. But I won’t say this series deserves so much hype. I found some happenings in the series absurd (except for the Episode 14. That was the best part of the show). Every actor was commendable. It actually ended last weekend. I was thinking to write a full review on this. But let’s see.

I’m currently listening 🎵

I’m not much keen in looking for new music or new artists lately. I have made a playlist of the songs that make me heartbroken or lovesick. Not because I love torturing myself but I’m writing a novel. I need these songs to set-up the mood and feels I need.

Here are the artists and title of the songs featured in this playlist.

  1. Joji – Slow dancing in the dark
  2. Rivermaya-Balisong
  3. Rivermaya-214
  4. Muni-muni- Sa’yo
  5. Muni-muni- Bawat Piyesa
  6. IV of Spades- I Ain’t Perfect
  7. Coldplay-True Love
  8. Coldplay-The Scientist
  9. Unique-Sino
  10. Vertical Horizon-Best I Ever Had
  11. Orange and Lemons- Hanggang Kailan
  12. Join the Club-Nobela
  13. T-ARA- Like the First Time
  14. IV of Spades- Dulo ng Hangganan
  15. Itchyworms- Di Na Muli

EMOTIONS

I’m happy because my last activity at work during the weekend was smooth. My friends and family are also safe wherever they are. I’m not with them but knowing this makes me feel blessed in a way.

I’m sad because Covid-19 cases is still increasing in the Philippines. As of this writing, we have 12,513 confirmed cases already. And still the government is not keen on Mass Testing.

I’m worried because some areas are already starting to open stablishments. There are a lot of photos showing crowds in one area. We are not yet successful in flattening the curve and seeing those photos i could feel the second wave is not far from reality. I’m also worried about my electric bill. Recently people are expressing their outrage because their recent electric bills have 300-400% increase! My friends and families experienced it. I haven’t received mine yet that’s why I’am anxious. By the way, it inspired to create this short POV skit. I used the photo of my friend’s electric bill for this.

I’m looking forward to go back to normal. I am positive we can still go back to our normal lives. I’m positive that we can travel again. No matter how spot-on the signs that the end of the world sign are, I’m positive that this is not what the Lord has promised. It’s not going to end now and not in the near future. But I do believe that a lot of things must change.

One of the plans that has to be cancelled was my South Korea trip. I already have the visa and the pocket money. It’s one of my dream destinations. I’m still hoping I could still go there before the year ends. *Cross Fingers* For the mean time, I have made a short video of what I will do once the world defeated Covid-19 . I have also pour out my travel frustrations here. How about you? What are your ruined plans because of this pandemic?

That’s it for my Tuesday Currently List! I’m interested to know your currently list too.Let’s chat in the comments.

It’s going to get better,

Gurezu ❤

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What is Bullet Journaling and How It Is Helping Me

HI Friends! I hope you are all doing great. Just like in previous months, I will share a behind the scenes video of my bullet journal set-up this May 2020. Along with this, I will tackle about what is bullet journaling, it’s short history and most importantly, how it has been helping me personally now that I’ve been doing this for more than four months already. And maybe it can help you too.

Plan with me. MAY 2020

1.What is Bullet Journal?

Bullet Journal or Bujo is invented and coined by a digital designer named Ryder Carroll. It is simply an organizational method to improve productivity and track everything that matters by using a notebook. You could say it’s like using a planner, sticky notes or calendar mobile applications. But what set bullet journal method apart is it hones the skill of de-cluttering the mind and sense of focus.

2. What is the short history of Bullet Journal method?

Ryder Carroll was diagnosed with “Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ” or (ADHD) as a child. It’s a mental disorder characterized by inability to focus, learning disability and excessive activity. Growing up, journaling has been his refuge to cut the noise in his head. Through the years, he developed the system that helped him outgrew the challenges of having ADHD . Encouraged by a friend who found the same system useful in his own life, he shared his method online and soon garnered attention in social media. Bullet journaling or bujo eventually became a global productivity tool sensation as it helps others achieve their own goals.

The history is best told from the creator of bullet journal himself with his TED TALK entitled “How to Declutter Your Mind–Keep a Journal”. If you’re a scatterbrained myself, I recommend you to watch this 12-minute video.

3. How bullet journaling help my life as a scatterbrain?

I’ve been doing bullet journaling since the start of the year 2020. At that time, I felt like my social media habits are problematic. I was caught in the cycle of I want to do something but I got a little time. Not that I’m too busy but I was just wasting my time away. Then I will feel guilty and ashamed afterwards. You see, i am not diagnosed with ADHD like the creator of bujo. But the difficulty to focus resonated with me. I used to be an old school journalist since highschool. It stopped when I started working. And of course, when mobile phones became the extension of a person. It was not the only hobby that disappeared. I was also not that into reading books anymore as I used to. A lot of study says that social media makes people impatient, shortens the attention span, gives FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and makes people seek validation by number of followers and likes. In my case, I recognized these signs are true.

It was with my endless scrolling that I stumbled upon the hashtag #bujo and re-discover the world of journaling. I was amazed on how flexible bujo can be. And how it is not demanding it terms of your writing prowess. In most bujo, it’s ideal to have one liner description of a task or thoughts. But feel free to write in your heart content when you feel like it. I decided at that time to lessen my social media and replace it with analog writing to help me with this addiction.

I’m a natural scatterbrain and forgetful. Writing my tasks everyday made me remember majority of my tasks both for work and personal artistic endevors. I am far from what we can say “accomplished blogger” out there. I still forget things specially if I forgot to write a task itself. But I could say that I am making progress compared to what I was before. For example, I am now starting to get meaningful interaction in my Instagram contents.

As Covid-19 pandemic progressed, bullet journaling in return became a refuge. I am spending most of the quarantine alone in a dormitory. Writing my thoughts comforted me. Also, working with the aesthetic of my pages gives me space for artistic outlet. It makes me feel excited at least even I am home alone.

Journaling has been one of the popular method of therapy in the world of psychology. Some prefers maintaining an anonymous blog or any digital writing. In my case, writing by hand gave me more sense of peace and comfort. Maybe because I get distracted easily with social media.

Maintaining a bullet journal can be time-consuming. But I recommend everyone to try it. You can start with one-sentence gratitude journal everyday if writing is not your thing. In my first month, I actually did not do the bullet journaling method by itself. I just tested if I could keep the habit of journaling for a month . Now that I fell in love with it, I decided to proceed to study the bullet journaling method itself. In my next blog, I will write a “Getting Started Guide” and I will try my best to explain it in simplest term. But of course there are already lot of references in the cyberworld if you are curious enough at this very moment.

Before I end this blog, I would also like to invite you to be one of my International Blogger Friend. The basic idea is to have at least one blogger friend in each country. In the Philippines where I live, I also have a separate directory called one friend in each PH Region. For more details, just go to this link. I hope you accept my invitation!

Remember you are awesome,

Gurezu ❤

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My Minimalist Bullet Journal Using Paperang Mobile Printer

Hi Friends! Just want to share with you my bullet journal set-up for April 2020. I opted for a black and white color scheme last month because I heard that minimalist or monochromatic bujo is not that popular in bullet journaling community. Many were discouraged because they felt they can’t doodle or not talented enough to do colorful spreads. I admit I entered the world of bullet journaling because of those colorful bujo that caught my interest. Eventually, I was equally blown away to those are doing minimalist bujo’s. Sometimes, the writer would just use notebook and black ink but his/her spread would still come out so amazing. I felt sometimes it was more challenging to do minimalist bujo. One of my favorites bujo minimalists is supermassiveblackink . Just look at her sample spreads below.


So for the month of April 2020, I took this as a challenge for me. This is also an opportunity for me to explore the features of my mobile printer Paperang 2.o. I bought it last February. It’s a thermal printer which only prints black and white images. It’s fairly affordable than the mobile colored printers. The paper rolls are also inexpensive. It can be used as portable printer for receipt , labeler, graphics, images and nametags. For journaling purposes, I don’t think I’ll be able to afford to buy paper rolls for colored mobile printer every month. I’m pretty sure that even if I bought one, I won’t be able to use it as much as I want to. So glad that I discovered Paperang 2.0.

If you are wondering where to buy it, I got it from Lazada. It comes with free paper rolls. You can also buy additional paper rolls in Lazada. Here’s the link.

For the first time also, I made a complete behind-the-scenes video of my April 2020 showing the mobile printer in action.

The Making of my April 2020 Bujo using Paperang

AND TADAA! So this is my output!

My April Cover Page

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My Monthly Log and Habit Tracker Spread

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Payday Tracker

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WEEKLIES

First Week Spread Theme: Inspired by our health care frontliners who are our superheroes during this quarantine period. The artworks printed here were made by various Filipino artists.

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Second Week Spread Theme: Relationship

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Third Week Spread Theme: Essential Workforce

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Fourth and Fifth Week Theme:

My theme for the last two weeks were “Portraits of the Fallen Healthcare Frontliners”. These are our heroes who died amidst our fight against the pandemic. I thought of printing their hand-drawn portraits here so that I’ll be reminded of their faces and their name. Unfortunately, I personally knew one of them way back college. He was a classmate and friend of my bff during first year. Even though our friendship is just short, I remember his warm personality. It’s just sad to hear the news the he’s among the doctors who died in the plane crash in NAIA while they were on their way to a medical mission. It’s disappointing to hear the plights of our healthcare professionals. Not only their lives are at risk, they are also largely discriminated and harassed by the community. I hope this pandemic would end for their sake.

Credits for these portraits goes to Aurelio Castro III.

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Holy Week Reflection Spread

Because of pandemic, we were not able to properly observed the Holy Week traditions. But hey, there’s internet. So for this year, I joined the online Holy Week Retreat headed by ‘The Feast”.

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For the month of April, I watched the new season of kingdom and Money Heist. Here are some of my thoughts and rating.

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As usual, ending this month with Evaluation and April Memories spread. Luckily even if I spent it mostly at home, there are still reasons to celebrate. One of these, my three of my close friends are now future parents. Yes, they are made with love during quarantine period.

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I am pretty satisfied with my spreads. Thanks to Paperang for adding life since I can not draw. But next month, I will go back to brown aesthetic because that’s my most favorite of all.

Creative Journaling has been part of my coping mechanism, during this stuck at home lifestyle. I find comforts in writing and words. I would like to recommend this activity to everybody. It does not have as elaborate as I usually did. It could be simple one liner sentence of gratitude everyday. Or you could write what’s bothering you with our current situation. However, I understand that coping mechanism would be different for everybody. So I would like to also know how do you maintain your mental health this season. Feel free to commend and suggest!

Additionally I would like to invite you to be my International Blogger Friend. The basic idea is to have at least one blogger friend in each country. In the Philippines where I live, I also have a separate directory called one friend in each PH Region. For more details, just go to this link. I hope you accept my invitation!

Hoping you are safe!

Gurezu

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My March Bujo Flipthrough Video

April is about to end and I realized I haven’t shared my March Bullet Journal Set-up yet. So here it is, my one -minute flipthrough video for March!

My theme for March is “Memories”. Sort of vintage-theme again and the aesthetic still revolves on color brown and green. Here are the highlight spreads for the month.

Wow, it’s already been three months since I started this bullet journaling hobby. And I have no plans of of stopping this. Bullet journaling somehow lessened the stress of me being naturally scatterbrain. For the month of April, I actually made a step-by-step video on my set-up. I have no issues with the shooting. But the editing is taking time. Ahh it’s not easy. But I hope before this month ends,I would be able to publish it.

Follow my bujo journey in instagram and youtube. Feel free to comment that you came here so I will follow you back. I would love to connect with you.

Or you can take my invitation to be one of my my International Blogger Friend. The basic idea is to have at least one blogger friend in each country. In the Philippines where I live, I also have a separate directory called one friend in each PH Region. For more details, just go to this link. I hope you accept my invitation!

Remember you are awesome,

Gurezu ❤

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