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