New Book: The ABCs of Journaling

If you’ve been following my work for awhile now, it’s no surprise that I have been working on a new book (or books? hmm…), and this is why I’ve been keeping most of this year’s work in secret. I’ve also recently succeeded in beating all of my project deadlines (simultaneously) whilst I’m typing this, so allow me to celebrate for a little bit (worked non-stop from April to August). *confetti*! Lol.

Anyway, I’m excited to announce that my second book, The ABCs of Journaling, is coming out this month! *cue happy tears*

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In this book, I share tips on getting started in journaling, ways on how to document your life, a visual diary of my travels, a showcase of creative journals by artists/writers and good friends Googly Gooeys, Reese Lansangan, Kaila Ocampo, Mikka Wee, Robert Alejandro, Gaby Gloria & Mall Licudine, plus advice on honing your habit in keeping a journal you can proudly call your own.

More than ever, working on this project has become a journey within myself, by slowly unearthing bits and pieces of what I’ve documented over my twenty three years of existence. I realized that my prized possessions are actually the piles of notebooks I keep here at home – written ones, draft notebooks for lettering, random daily dumps of ideas and to-do lists, and my travel diaries.

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I’ve spent most of my life chronicled in the pages of my own journals, so working on this dream book project definitely meant the world to me – and I’m excited for you all to see it in the coming days. Special thanks to Summit Books for this amazing opportunity!

Watch out soon as I share snippets of the book and events I’ll be part for the latter part of 2016. 🙂

Related Posts: 

Tips on Travel Journaling / Tips on Daily Journaling


For those in Metro Manila, hope you can drop by my official book launch this coming Saturday at National Book Store, Glorietta 1! Apart from the book signing, I’ve prepared a bunch of fun activities for you to take part in during the event day.

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Please note that purchasing a copy of The ABCs of Journaling (on that day) will serve as your ticket to the venue. For updates and more info, RSVP here: http://bit.ly/abcsofjournalinglaunch 🙂

Some reminders:
  1. There will be a designated stamp card per guest at the event. This will be accomplished while you visit the different booths at the venue and to ensure everyone can participate in the booths.
  2. Registration starts at 12:30PM, so you may line up early to get a slot. You can enter anytime from 12:30PM to 6:00PM.
  3. The first (30) registrants get an exclusive ABC loot bag with notebooks, stickers and fun goodies inside!
  4. I will be signing The ABCs of Journaling, The ABCs of Hand Lettering and Letters from ABC. You may bring your respective copies during the event and have them signed during your turn 🙂

Below are some of the fun activities and booths at the event:

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CRAFT STATION

Stickers by Rainbowholic Shop & Little Miss Paintbrush of Kawaii Philippines will be available at the craft booth (for free!). Have fun decorating with these kawaii stickers and get creative with your journal pages. A preview of the stickers is at the video below:

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Stamp game’s definitely gonna be strong with rubbercut stamps by Life After Breakfast PH! We’re also letting everyone use art tools provided by Faber-Castell which will be available at the craft station as well.

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Sharing my love for paper is IFEX with their paper goods, notebooks & stationery at the craft booth as well. Don’t forget to drop by their area to get free paper stock and notecards for journaling!

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Did anyone say washi? Of course, we’re having washi tapes & button pins courtesy of Hey Kessy available as well. 😀

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Get your flatlay skills together during the event as we’ll be providing props and materials for you to style along with your copy of The ABCs of Journaling, and your journal, of course! Whether you’re looking for a kawaii or a vintage themed flatlay set-up, we’ve got you covered. 🙂

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Above: Just some of the props you’ll get to use at the station (yes, including Letters from ABC postcards!)

Photo Booth

To cap it all off, have your photo snapped at the photo booth for a day worth remembering. Of course, we’re having polaroid prints for you to take home!

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Journaling Workshop

Take part in the creative journaling workshop where I will be sharing tips and advice on how to start documenting your life. The first (30) who register get to score a seat at the workshop area.

Last but not least, of course, I’ll be signing copies of my book from 3PM onwards. I’ll sign until 6PM / the event ends.

Hope to see you! Two days to go, aahhh! <3

Photo Credits: Googly Gooeys, Pat Martires (styled by Aleyn Comprendio), Kaila Ocampo

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17 Comments
  • Louise Ramos
    Posted at 12:01h, 08 September Reply

    OMG YAY! So excited for this!! Your travel journals are my constant art inspiration and I loved reading about your tips on your blog posts. Can’t wait for the book!
    Caffeine Rush

    • abbey
      Posted at 20:35h, 13 September Reply

      Thanks Louise! <3

  • Darla Gaile C. Abiar
    Posted at 20:16h, 08 September Reply

    Hi miss abbey sy, saan po yung start ng line sa saturday?

  • Pearl Aton
    Posted at 19:12h, 11 September Reply

    Congratulations on your new book Abbey! Wishing you more success <3 Also good luck on your future events. They'll be a success for sure 😉

    • abbey
      Posted at 20:35h, 13 September Reply

      Thanks, Pearl! 🙂

  • Marj
    Posted at 18:01h, 19 September Reply

    Abbey! I’m currently asking my friend to hunt down your book haha. I’m here all the way in Dubai and he visited MOA, wala daw. Where can he find one? 🙂

  • Fermarc Heri Escueta
    Posted at 18:04h, 19 November Reply

    Hi Ms. Abbey! This book of yours is very wonderful! God Bless You! 😀

    • abbey
      Posted at 13:00h, 24 November Reply

      Thank you so much, Fermarc! 🙂

  • Park Seul Ki
    Posted at 18:02h, 26 November Reply

    Hi Ms. Abbey! Is this book available in Laguna? I can’t find one! I hope you’ll reply! btw congratulations for this amazing book! Thank you :*

    • abbey
      Posted at 18:12h, 26 November Reply

      Hi! You can get a copy at SM Department Store, Robinsons Dept Store/Supermarket or National Bookstore. If not you can just order online at shop.abbey-sy.com 🙂 Thank you!

      • Park Seul Ki
        Posted at 18:44h, 26 November Reply

        Guess i’ll just buy online I already filled up a form to a website I found in your page. Then I visited this website you gave me here and there is a different form. Where will I really order? It’s kinda confusing. I’m sorry for too much questions but this is my first time buying online and I really want to have your book! Thank you Ms. Abbey

        • abbey
          Posted at 21:49h, 26 November Reply

          shop.abbey-sy.com, that’s the only website we have. Thanks.

  • Gwyneth Soriente
    Posted at 19:40h, 08 December Reply

    Is there are stickers included in this book? and what are those? Thank you po 🙂

    • abbey
      Posted at 23:20h, 08 December Reply

      Yes there are stickers!

  • Liesha
    Posted at 20:32h, 17 December Reply

    Where to get this book in Indonesia? I tried to find it in the imported bookstore but cannot find it T,T

    • abbey
      Posted at 23:31h, 17 December Reply

      Hi Liesha, sorry, it’s only available in the Philippines.

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