How I Plan to Use My Hobonichi Techo Cousin A5?

Towards the end of 2016, I found out about Hobonichi when I was trying to find a 2017 planner. Once again, I spiralled into the deep-end of videos, blogs, pins. After months of proper research, I placed my order when I got back to Singapore. It is from Japan and the shipping cost is cheaper when it’s within Asia. I’d highly suggest you check out their website for excellent details on their planners.


  1. Yearly Index – important dates (birthdays, anniversaries, national holidays)
  2. Monthly Calendar – fixed schedules, appointments (blogposts, work, outings, goals)
  3. Weekly Calendar – time log (how each day is spent in detail)
  4. Daily Pages – lists (to-do, planning)

These are the four main bits that I’m currently using and loving. I love the quality of the paper and the way things are all laid out. I did get the Japanese version just because this was the only one available in Cousin A5 and had more bits that I adored. It has ‘Other Pages’ too, which I’ve yet to figure out what I can do with. I’ve got a Techo A6 Planner too but that’s for another day. I love using the free pen that came with it, so much so, that it got featured in my December favourites.


  • Diary
  • Drawing
  • Journaling
  • Bullet Journal, even

As you can see, this is where I do the bulk of planning and overall seeing of days, months and stuff. This will work much better for me. I am still figuring out a system for this and it will progress along the way. I’ve got my bullet journal to track habits and such.

What planner are you using?

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