My February in Journal

Tuesday, March 2, 2021


And just like that February is over! I mean it is not called the shortest month for nothing. But what it lacks in the number of days, it makes up for moments that's purposely bittersweet ( read: VDay). I wrote about my me time in the holiday that sneers at me time and honestly, it was empowering: it takes sheer gut and power to go out somewhere when that somewhere could all be lovers' lanes. Let's just say that I am a pro in The Art of Being Alone that I didn't even blink. Lols. 

But enough with my so-called aloneness. I want it to be so natural that people should not talk about like the Sword of Damocles hangs over in my head. It's not really a choice on my end because nobody's really asking HAHA but I love that the only commitment that I ever think about are my job, my book for the month ( which is superb btw) and my JOURNAL! 

Speaking of journal, I will shake up a bit my way of documenting here. If my January journal entries can be mentioned, I only have the paper supplies that I used for each layout. Starting this month, I am going to take it up a notch by writing a  pithy anecdote alongside each entry. 

Thank you for reading and I hope I inspire you to create your own journal someday. Let me know your personal analogue journey that you take. 

Let me tell mine below: 

Let me start with the frontispiece. Since I am casually reminded that Feb is the love month, it is kismet that when I was flipping through an old magazine called Stella, I chanced upon this girl + flamingoes with long necks forming what can be called as a heart combo. So appropriate to usher in this season. I also tore a page off a book that I haven't really enjoyed reading. I know, I know, I am committing a bibliophile's faux pas and this might revoke my bookish card so apologies are in order. The magazine which I bought from Abbey Sy before in her days selling at Carousell had been ruined by rainwaters the pages are sticking together, it's unreadable and frustrating, so there. In my defense,  I am giving them new life. 

What's in It: 

old book pages, Stella Magazine advertorial and the February sticker given to me by Chuvaness. 


I was home editing all my stuff when I found out that I used to own a Utada Hikaru CD. The only downside is that I might've probably lost the disk inside to my chagrin. This CD, together with an Inu-Yasha manga ( also gone) was given to me by a Japanese friend to whom I am currently searching everywhere. This was the late 2000's and I was still living in Masbate. I might've quipped that First Love is my favorite Japanese song ever and I also was collecting manga that time. When he returned to Japan he prolly remembered me and sent me this. His package arrived just as I returned home from my Licensure Examination for Teachers so imagine the thrill of this all. 

What's in It: 

The official Utada Hikaru CD cover (which contains the lyrics), Papemelroti paper, a chessbooard-designed card. 


It's a Friday and I just finished my talk to the HUMSS students of Sumulong Memorial Schools System where I discussed about writing for short film. So, as a way to relax because this week has been exhausting, the gang decided to drive all the way to Art Sector in Angono, Rizal. No, we haven't set foot inside the arthouse so we went to admire the panoramic views that Angono and Binangonan have to offer! The trip was cheap since we did not spend so much but it was fun and memorable and that matters, too. 

What's in It: 

Linex tissue from Dubai ( from Ate Lui where we ended up the day drinking coffee and eating lugaw, Pringles paper lid (my baon), stickers from Typo, Lizzie Lees 'Create Your Own Collage' ( also the background) and Abbey Sy, washi from Jopay.


My good friend Rizza (she's single and pretty, date her) knows that I love pretty packaging so as soon as she saw this lying around, she simply has to give this to me. Thanks dearie! 

What's in It

Body In Bloom packaging from Watson's, papers from an old notebook I bought at Powerbooks and Lizzie Lees' Create Your Own Collage' book. 


You know how hard it is when the Internet sucks and you have an all important interview that you need to attend to because it could potentially change your life? That's probably what's in my good friend's mind ( the same Rizza) when she invited me to come with her to First Pacific Leadership Academy. We had our lunch at Tipulo Restaurant inside and spent almost the entire day inside Griffin's Hub where wifi is strong and *free* coffee overflows. Late afternoon of the same day, I went to Drip Kofi at Beverly Hills with my cousin Kristel and my friends Mayce and Balot and we had the Pasta For The Day ( I forgot what it's called because it's nothing spectacular) and a caramel macchiato. 

What's In It: 

Tissue from Drip Kofi, business card and brochure page from Kingfisher Way Outdoor Events ( Wedding Coordinators and Planners), coffee packaging from Griffin's Hub, sticker from Starbucks.


It's the eve of Valentine's and I went to Sta.Lucia East Grand Mall to buy discounted clothes from my favorite Artwork but unfortunately and this saddened me, the store was closed. The company was probably affected by the pandemic. Good thing the nearby Mumuso is open so I got lost in Korean aesthetics and bought some stuff to make me happy. 

What's in It? 

Scrapbook Decor texture and geometric shapes from Mumuso, stickers from Daiso and my sister's Thank you sticker from her crochet business.


Today is the day that the Lord hath made for lovers lol so I went to my favorite mall for self-care. I wrote all about it here. 

What's in It

Pepper Lunch's hot plate paper lining, Kitkat's Single & Happy product campaign packaging, geometric patterns from Mumuso, stickers from Chuvaness and


There is no way that I'll visit Megamall and not buy stuff! 

What's in It: 

Packaging from Fully Booked and French Baker, sticker from Typo


A package from Chuvaness arrived today and I couldn't be more excited unboxing this. Chuvaness has been showering me gifts since 2015. From GCs to bookshelves to Kindle Fire! 

What's in It: 

Amazon gift card ( which I already loaded to my account to which I also used to buy something which I'll post here when it arrives), assorted stickers, vintage rubber stamps from Cavallini Papers & Co, floral washi from Jopay.


I was just lounging in my bed because I just finished my online class for this week when my friend Fae told me that she's on the way to Antipolo and asked me to meet her! It fully supports the idea that unplanned trips are the best. We went to the Cathedral, said a little prayer and finished the day at Robinson's Place Antipolo. Thanks Fae! 

What's in It: 

Paper from Marison's, card from the "Happy Mail' book, stickers from Francine's, Daiso and Chuvaness, stamp from Travel Life.


If you are still doubting my love for Chuvaness, look no further than this journal entry. 

What's in It:

Chuvaness x National Bookstore postcard and travel-themed sticker, stamps from Cavallini Papers & Co, sticker from Daiso


My first Happy Mail arrived from my soul sis, Janinn and I am so pleased with what she got me. It's her first time and she's turning out to be a natural happy mailer! I can't wait for April! 

What's in It: 

Duct tape and donut sticker from Miniso, doily and stickers from Craft Easy, cat stickers from Kutusita Ryanko 


It's a Sunday and laidback it is so I decided to go to Robinson's Place Antipolo and meet with friends Gracia and Shie. 

What's in It: 

Paper from Lizzie Lees's Create Your Own Collage book, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Krispy Kreme, stickers from Daiso, Typo and Miniso.


It's KonMari day so I was happy finding this old New Yorker card from my stash and some embellishments that will totally make it to my journal spread! 

What's in It: 

Papers from New Yorker, Lizzie Lees Create Your Own Collage book, old book, Mumuso, sticker from Abbey Sy and card from Mr. DIY

February 28

I have been coaxed by my friends to finally go on a roadtrip because they are close to slapping me lols. We went to Martessem and just admired how breathtaking everything is! God must have spent a little time in Tanay! 

Thank you beb Rhons, Jays and Janice for the excellent company! 

What's in It: 

Papers from Mumuso, Martessem brochure, Instax film from Fujjifilm, stickers from Daiso, Mr.DIY, Typo, washi tapes from Jopay and MT

What's your February like? Did you get some lovin' that you deserve? Thank you for reading Faurish! 


Cover collage created using Nichi app

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