Thursday, December 7, 2017

Stocking Stuffers for Stationery Addicts

Stocking Stuffers for Stationery Addicts

The holiday season is upon us, and for many people, with that comes the whole responsibility of Christmas gift shopping! If you're shopping for the stationery addict in your life, then, as a certified stationery addict myself (I mean, I have a blog about stationery . . .), I'm here to take some of the stress away by giving you ideas for presents that are fairly small and (for the most part) somewhat inexpensive, which could make them good stocking stuffers. Keep reading to let the festivities to ensue!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

December 2017 Bullet Journal Setup

December 2017 Bullet Journal Setup

Hey, everyone; I'm finally keeping up with my setup posts now! I took a bit of a blog hiatus in October and November, but I think I'm kind of back on track now. It was really funny because at the end of November, I had this sudden thought of "Oh crap - it's almost 2018." Anyway, I don't really have much else to say, so welcome to my last bullet journal setup of 2017!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

October and November 2017 Bullet Journal "Setup" (Flip Through/Transition to My 4th Bujo)

October and November 2017 Bullet Journal "Setup" (AKA Transition to My 4th Bujo & Bullet Journal Flip Through)

Ahhhh!!!! It's been so long since I've posted!!!! I don't know if there are many people that noticed or care, but I've been kind of inactive here for a couple reasons. It's mainly been that I've been super busy with school and other hobbies (mainly my music making endeavors), I've just been kind of lazy and unmotivated, and I've been in a bit of a bullet journal slump - but that's for another day and another blog post. Anyway, I'm finally getting around to making my "setup" posts - well, video in this case - for October and November. I know that it's the end of November, but because I've done setup posts/videos for every single one of my setups ever since I started using the bullet journal system, I wanted to make up for missing them - so that's why I made this video.

On a note unrelated to bullet journaling: though I still really struggle with making videos since it's pretty different from doing photos, I think my production quality has actually improved! That's because I got a much better camera back in August - my dad's old Canon Mark II, which I still don't really know how to use all that well since it's my first DSLR - and some really good audio equipment in September. If anyone has any tips for video editing (especially stuff like light and color correction), I would love to know them!

I hope to see you guys soon, and I hope you guys get to see more of my bujo soon!
Mae-Mae Han

Also, if there are any topics that you want me to talk about in a blog post, please please comment them down below! I'm super thankful to every single one of you that reads this blog!!

Last month's setup: September 2017
Next month's setup: December 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

PSA: How to Pronounce Kuretake

PSA: How to Pronounce Kuretake
Today's PSA is about how to pronounce "Kuretake". Kuretake is a Japanese stationery brand especially known among calligraphers for their brush pens and watercolors. I have no idea what the name itself means, but this is how to pronounce it!

"Kuretake" can be broken up like this: coo-ray-TA-kay. Here is a more in-depth explanation of the pronunciation syllable by syllable:
  1. coo: like in the word "cool", but almost like you're making a bird call
  2. ray: rhymes with "say"
  3. TA: the accented syllable, rhymes with "la"
  4. kay: like in the word "okay"
I hope this short little guide on how to pronounce "Kuretake" helped you out!
Mae-Mae Han

If you have any other requests on things you want to see in the PSA series (like other stationery words that you want to learn how to pronounce), make sure to comment it down below!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ways to Use Washi Tape in Your Bullet Journal

Ways to Use Washi Tape in Your Bullet Journal

I don't know about you, but I'm a huge fan of washi tape. If you don't know what that is, it's basically decorative masking tape that originated from Japan. The name is derived from a portmanteau of the Japanese words "wa" (which means Japanese) and "shi" (which means paper), so it literally means "Japanese paper tape". It comes in so many different patterns, which can easily leads to hoarding collecting. However, washi tape can be one of those things where you like the idea of it, but you don't know how to actually use it. Fortunately, your bullet journal is a great opportunity to use lots of it, so, here are some ideas on ways to use washi tape in your bujo!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Show & Tell of My Bullet Journal

Bullet Journal Show & Tell: Mae-Mae Han (Our Journey in Journals)

Today's post is not necessarily a "real" post, but it's just here to announce that I have a guest post over on the Mighty Journals blog! It's a showcase of my bullet journal, so it kind of goes through some of my system. I hope you guys check it out and enjoy it!
Mae-Mae Han