I always have been a girl who loves to write, either writing articles or practicing handwriting; especially Chinese characters. In every little sign, it has a world in it, a meaning behind it. That time, using extra thin pen was a trend; all girls loved it. However, I have enjoyed using a bold tip pen to write; my handwriting words seem are written by a man. For this reason of loving writing, I also cherish all products that are related to writing. I have been starting to collect pens, handmade papers and handmade notebooks.
Since years ago, during each trip no matter where I go or how long I spend for, as long as I have time, I visit local stationery shops and try to find out interesting crafted stuff. I remember that handmade tan leather notebook I bought in Florance, some delighted handmade papers that I found in a little alley in Taipei city, oh, and a graffiti image book that is designed by a Berlin-based illustrator; also from Rome, from Amsterdam and London. Stories are handed down by hearsay, and our history and lifestyle are recorded by written in black and white. Through the years, all my wishes and plans that I wrote down in my notebooks, now they all became my memories and achievement.
On that day, before I headed out for a meeting, I just received a package; I opened a corner and saw an orange box, my Treuleben Work Life Calendar just arrived. I could not wait to open it, so I brought it with me to the coffee shop and took two pens by the way. The handmade leather calendar caught my heart due to its fine and high-quality details; the creamy paper color, thin yet sturdy paper quality that doesn’t shine through or becomes saturated by ink, coated with embossed finest leather, etc. The design of the inside pages is minimal and smart, one block for a day, and bigger and wider spaces for the weekends; it is perfect for me to use that I usually have more ideas and plans on weekends, I can write it down once I have an idea.
這天上午出門開會前從郵差手中接下了個包裹，撕開了一角看到橘色的包裝禮盒，知道是之前預訂的 Treuleben Work Life Calendar，開心之餘再抓了兩支筆塞進包包，等不及待會先拆包裹。全手工製作的真皮筆記本在每個細節上都有特色是抓住我的心的關鍵；復古奶油色調的紙色、輕薄卻不透油墨的紙質、渡金邊的紙張頁緣、真皮燙字書封等。最讓人喜愛的是那極簡的內頁設計，一天一格，週末的記事欄則加大加寬，完全符合我在週末總有許多構想、計畫時可以順手寫下的習慣。
Before I only collected notebooks and did not like to use them; however, I realized that if I only put them aside; the notebooks would never become a part of my life, they were only the decorations of my bookcase. So I could like to create my daily lives with a notebook that I love. Treuleben Work Life Calendar is more than a calendar for me; I often have interview opportunities, and I have to prepare for it, anytime if I have ideas about questions, I can write it down on the notebook. It is convenient; I can even put it into my shoulder bag. Moreover, its elegant design could be your best outfit accessory.
2016 was a working hard year for me; I have tried to transform either myself (the attitude and mind) or the direction of my business, it is an important point for me. At the end of the year, I look back and review all; I am proud of myself; it makes me want to cherish every little moment of 2016. Moreover, I received this Work Life Calendar; it cheers me up that I will keep going ahead and achieve another aim. If I could share my experience with you, I would say: never give up, never underestimate yourself; keep going forward that there is no way to return.
At the end of the year, I would like to host the last giveaway of 2016 that is quite meaningful to me, this Treuleben Work Life Calendar (Worth 140 Euro). We write down our plans and goals, our wishes and dreams, and then we go for it. More important is, no matter how difficult and hard it will be, we will cherish all challenges that make us stronger. “Not Easy" makes fun and enjoyable.
The method of Treuleben giveaway:
- The giveaway only opens to German speaking cities.
- Share your next plan or goal with us; it must be an issue that can be achieved through hard work.
- Follow Treuleben and Y!PE Facebook pages (or Treuleben and Y!PE Instagram accounts).
- We will send two Treuleben Work Life Calendars to two readers.
- It ends on 15. 12. 2016 Thursday 23:59; and on the next day, Friday, we will announce the winners.
- If you do not live in German cities, Treuleben offers international shipping.
- Do not forget to leave your email address so that we can contact you.
在年末，我想送出這一份對我來說頗有意義的一份禮， 這本 Treuleben Work Life Calendar；希望你也可以在這些紙上寫下你的計畫與目標、理想與夢想，然後我們一起努力；最重要的是，儘管面對許多困難與辛苦，我們都會珍惜這些生命中令人成長的挑戰；唯有不簡單才好玩、才過癮。
Fanning Tseng is the master behind the high-quality lifestyle website Yes! Please Enjoy which was founded in 2012. Since Fanning has moved to Germany, she re-experiences and rethinks about her growth. Living in different culture cities, she becomes a connection between Asia and Europe. Fanning is now working as a professional photographer and a full-time blogger; moreover, she is also the fashion insider of Vogue Taiwan and columnist of many well-known online magazines.
Yes! Please Enjoy is not only a destination for a better living encourage but also as a guide for those who are searching for travel advice or lifestyle inspiration in Germany. Besides, Fanning is working on connecting Chinese-Speaking women who live in German-Speaking countries; her goal is to have a community to support these women when they face with difficult life issues in the related cities.