(Pre-school as in before school, not as in little kid school, okay?)
Christmas break ended too soon and I really didn’t see it coming. I was lying on my bed and realised, what the heck, it’s the last weekend before school starts again!
I know people have mixed feelings about school starting again. Some are actually excited but nah, not me. I like to relax and bum around some more, please. Nevertheless, I should be thankful that I’m even attending school hihi (Weh lol).
Before my blabbering becomes extra long, let’s get to the point of this post! Someone from ask.fm requested that I post what I bought from Muji when I posted this photo on my Instagram. School supplies shopping is actually one of my favorite things to do. I don’t know, it just cheers me up when I have neat stuff to use while slaving over my school works.
Things I bought:
- 2014 Planner – Muji
- Small, thick (lineless) notebook – Muji
- Thin notebooks (set of 5) – Muji
- Black and purple gel pens – Muji
- G-tech – Powerbooks
- Color pencils – Powerbooks
Here’s the planner. I originally planned to use the Slate planner but then I realised I didn’t really want distractions while I plan. It stresses me out. The Muji planner is a no fuss, straightforward planner. It’s beautifully minimal, and has a lot of space for what matters.
Believe me, I really had a freaking hard time deciding between the two planners. I’m not even kidding, it bothered me 24/7 HAHA. Did I want something more simple and less fussy or something more creative-ish, hardbound, and hipster-y looking planner? In the end I realised that the Muji planner was the more creative one ‘cause with so much white space, I could fill it up with anything I want, and everything is from me, unlike with the Slate planner that has all these built in illustrations that, yes, looks very artsy and creative but these pretty parts weren’t exactly made by me right? It’s sort of there by default.
This is how the month view looks like. Like I said, plenty of space to write and paste anything you want! This part is really useful too since you can see an overview of your month at a glance.
So on the right side is where the week view goes. No lines so you can go crazy on how you write your little reminders.
On the right side, is a full page that has a grid. I really like this part. This is where I put reminders that apply to the whole week. Like here in the photo, I put which books are required for my subjects for the term so that by the weekend, I’ll have a list of which books I should look for! You can practically put anything here. Although not seen here, I actually taped the receipts from the purchases which I want my mom to reimburse so I won’t ever forget (LOL).
Finally on the last few pages, are spreads of gridded pages. Go crazy.
All in all I really like this planner. Very simple, very minimal, super customisable (I plan to plaster lots of stickers on the cover soon). Although it was hard for me to not choose the Slate planner because it was really a neat planner. I especially liked the wood-like cover and the logo upfront, but I sort of outgrew the style it has inside. Maybe next year!
Next up is the thin notebooks. It wasn’t my plan to buy these. I was supposed to buy the refill pages for my clear Muji binder notebook but it was out of stock when I dropped by the store and I needed notebooks asap so I just got these. The price was reasonable anyway (195 for 5 pieces) and the paper inside is just perfect.
What’s a Muji trip without getting one of their super cute pens? I just got two since I already have other colors. These pens last super long! I think I’ve had my mint colored pen for more than a year now anddd of course, the ever essential G-tech pen. I’ve been using these since High School and I’ve no plans so use other pens for school (loyal). Haha.
I don’t know why I got this notebook. I just have so much love for pretty notebooks especially if they have dreamy paper quality. I figured this could be my handy dandy doodling notebook.
Finally, these colored pencils. I planned to get something with more colors but Powerbooks really had limited art supplies and I was too tired to walk all the way to Glorietta (I just commuted all the way from Taft) and go to National Bookstore. I got this because, one time, I was surfing the net and saw these pretty drawings made using only colored pens. I want to practice and practice until my drawings are that pretty too. Heh hehe.
I hope the anon that requested this liked this post and I hope you guys liked it too! I’m really a school supplies freak so I had fun writing this. Stay in school, and goodluck, dearies ♥