When it comes to daily planning, I’m totally analog. I’ve tried tinkering with iCal, but I don’t like it. It doesn’t make sense to me. What makes sense to me is writing what I have to do each day in boxes designated for those days, and to write To Do Lists on blank sheets, ideally interspersed between the day boxes so you can plan week by week.
For the last couple of years, I’ve been using these very simple, good-looking, practical planners from MUJI. I bought a white B5 sized one this year. But what do you know—my awesome little brother in Tokyo bought me the same thing as part of my birthday present! Anyhow, now I have two, so I’m going to be giving one away here.
Contest rules are simple: Send an email to: tokyomango[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject line “MUJI calendar contest” before Obama’s inauguration next Tuesday. Include your name, address, and one great Japan story link you found in the news over MLK weekend. I’ll post my favorite story on Tuesday and send my tipster the calendar that day, too, so you can start using it ASAP. Sorry, US only.
UPDATE: Since you guys are such amazing tipsters (and should tip me more often!), I may post more than one link from you guys on the blog. Ultimately, I’ll pick my favorite one on Tuesday and send the planner to that person. If I used your tip but you didn’t win, I’ll still send you something anyway.