Waiting for my first circa
My first post on this site comes after a long time (member for almost an year now). I have been actively reading all the topics on this site and it's a wonderful group.
After lusting for almost 6 months I finally ordered my first set of circa products
1) Desk punch
2) Junior leather foldover notebook (red color on sale now for $50)
3) Translucent circa PDA
4) Sample kit for $14 (comes with a set of white plastic tabs that I will transfer to my leather foldover)
5) 22 1 inch black discs (planning to upgrade my leather foldover to 1"inch discs)
All at an additional discounted price of 15%. I live in Hong Kong and the shipping to non US countries literally cost a fortune. One of my friend is traveling next month from US to Hong Kong so I ordered the shipment to his address and he was happy to carry them for me :)
I'm just a bit worried now that the red color may be too bright for the foldover notebook that I'm planning to use as a daily planner at work. The last thing I need is funny looks from my colleagues who would already be freaked out by the discs and the tab setup. So far I used a 6 ring planner but somehow didn't like the bigger size of the rings and the notebook takes more space during meetings that we usually have on small round tables over a cup of coffee.
I can't find letter size papers at stationery stores in Hong Kong, so will have to see if I can use A4 sheets to make junior size pages, probably have to trim the edge of A4 sheets at the bottom before cutting them into half (but the pages may be a bit shorter than the junior size because letter size is wider than A4, has anyone experienced this before?). Will this fit into the junior notebook? It may not align with the other pages and tabs I believe, not sure if this would be an inconvenience
I'm also looking forward to buy heavy paper, 100 gsm or more, so that my waterman doesn't leak through the other side.
Its already more than a week since I ordered and can't wait to see my new setup. BTW, the customer service was very good and I placed the order over the phone and she took my order over phone and answered my questions for almost 20 mins, very well appreciated. She also threw in a leather passport holder as a free gift.