Unboxing: 2016 JYJ Diary, a part of C-JeS’s 2016 Happy Holiday Season Goods line of JYJ merchandise.
Every year C-JeS Store prepares special JYJ holiday merchandise. This year it was the 2016 Happy Holiday Season Goods: diary, calendar, and blankets (four blankets were available: big size – with photo of all three members, and smaller size- Jaejoong, Yoochun, or Junsu). The general theme seems to be carpentry.
Dimensions/size: 14.5 cm x 15.5 cm or 5.7 in x 6.1 in
Shipping: I ordered mine from ktown4u as it turned out to be the cheapest for me, when I counted in the shipping price. I preordered on 23 November 2015. The holiday line of JYJ goods all got released on the 31 December 2015 and ktown4u shipped them within few hours, so my package was on its way before the New Year even started.
Price: At the time I made the pre-order ktown4u had the price set at $13.30 and it was the cheapest I could find that had international shipping available. C-JeS store was selling it for ￦12,000 but they don’t ship outside of Korea.
Apart from photographs of JYJ members inside this could be any regular diary and planner, so if you’ll be pulling it out where you don’t want people to know you’re a Kpop fan – no one will know you have a Kpop planner.
Now comes the part of the 2016 JYJ Diary unboxing where you can see the inside. The first double-page spread has 2016 yearly calendar at a glance and a monthly calendar list for recording that month’s goals and general commitments.
Each month has a two spread page for having that months plans at a glance.
Those spreads exist for all 12 months of the 2016. After each monthly spread come several pages with more room to write detailed plans and tasks for each day.
The second half of the planner is a simple lined notebook which you can use as a diary or for some other content that is not date-dependent, such as phone numbers, or anything else you need to remember throughout the year.
There are over 30 photographs of JYJ members sprinkled throughout the diary. Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu are dressed as carpenters or woodworkers, with heavy aprons but somehow I’m having a hard time imagining them as such, especially with Junsu’s blue hair. They do still look so gorgeous in the solo photos and as usual their group shots are really cute.
Seeing a bandaid on Yoochun’s finger also cracked me up. He was just there to have his picture taken and managed to get hurt, imagine if he actually had to make something.And actually, who thought allowing JYJ around dangerous tools was a good idea?
This was the first time I ordered JYJ holiday goods, as I missed the last year’s camping-themed ones. However, I do have another JYJ planner, the one that JYJ Their Rooms album was disguised as.
This JYJ planner is less detailed but also smaller and lighter. As of writing this post both are still available for purchase. If you are wondering which one to get consider what you will use them for. Since it’s bigger (you can see the size comparison in the video), if you need to write down many things and won’t carry it with you often, Their Rooms is the one to go with. It’s also a bit more expensive, but after all you do get a CD with JYJ’s album on it. If you need something small and compact get the 2016 JYJ diary.
Be advised, even though it’s not too difficult to edit the few dates that do appear in it if you want to use it later on, 2016 JYJ Diary was designed for the year 2016. On the other hand Their Rooms planner is not date-dependent.
I will be using 2016 JYJ Diary this year and saving the other one for the next. So far it’s proved useful and I’ve been using it every day. I discovered that ball-point pens do seem to bleed through the pages so I will just stick with the pencil since I do intend to save all the JYJ photographs once I’m done using it. I don’t want my writing to show through them.
Well, that was it for unboxing of 2016 JYJ Diary. If you have any questions or comments please don’t be shy to write them below.