My Pencil Case

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Above is my pencil case that I purchased from Yesstyle a few months ago. It was meant to be a makeup bag but of course I’m using it as a pencil case instead. I normally prefer other colours for my belongings but the print on this bag was just too cute to pass on. Whenever I’m out studying with friends or whatnot, I like to match their faces with what expression I always imagine them in. It’s actually really fun.

This pencil case is both large and sturdy which are pretty much my only requirements for it. It has an extra lining inside which is nice for if I happen to forget to cap my pens or something since it won’t show a stain on the outside. Even though I’m extremely picky and meticulous about this kind of stuff, it has happened once before and I need to feel safe. No exaggeration.

I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to my pencil case because I always want to take my whole entire collection with me wherever I go. The stuff I bring each day varies but the stuff you see below are typically what I always bring around with me. I take notes for each course and I like to create a colour scheme for each one of them. This time, I’m using a purple highlighter with a purple pen and then a blue pen for side notes. Regardless of the colours I choose, I always use black pens for the majority of my notes.

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From left to right:

  1. Daiso transparent sticky notes
  2. MUJI black eraser
  3. Daiso oil based permanent marker
  4. PLUS Whiper Mr correction tape
  5. Daiso foldable ruler
  6. Daiso stainless steel ruler
  7. Daiso folding scissors
  8. MUJI Rubber Grip Polycarbonate Ballpoint pen 0.7mm (black)
  9. Marvy Le Pen (purple)
  10. Uni Propus Window Highlighter (soft purple)
  11. Uni Signo UM-151 Gel Ink Pen (black)
  12. Kuretake Zig Cocoiro Letter Pen (light blue pen body, colbalt blue ink)
  13. Uni Shift Pipelock drafting pencil

Whew, and that’s it!

Uni Signo UM-151 Gel Ink Pen

DSC_2303 copyI recently purchased my first Uni Signo UM-151 (aka Uni Signo DX) gel ink pens along with my Pilot Coleto that I wrote about previously. The last time I used these pens was when I was very young and didn’t know the difference between one pen and another other than the colour so I guess you could say this is my first time actually trying a Uni Signo. I purchased these from eBay and I just love how they write. Surprisingly, I actually don’t have a set of coloured gel ink pens yet so these are my one and only so far! I just wanted to show you the colours I got and hopefully I can do a thorough review on them in the future as I use them more and more!

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Super sorry for the terrible handwriting. The pen writes much better than how it looks above. I think its a combination of my shakiness and the paper being thinner and not as white.DSC_2305 copyI absolutely love the photos I took of these pens. They are just so colourful and look so pretty on camera all together!

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Multi Pen

DSC_2297 copyGuess what I just got in the mail!! My first ever customizable multi pen! Now I’ve known about these pens only for a few months but they’ve been very popular for quite a while now. I decided to go with the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Multi Pen after reading a bunch of reviews and comparisons.

I purchased a special set consisting of one 4 colour pen body and 4 refills on eBay from the seller wubearwenlin. I found that his/her shop had the best prices for the products I wanted so go take a look if you’re interested! Anyhow, I ordered the lime coloured pen body from the macaron collection and the following refills: black, blue-black, green apple, and cherry pink.

DSC_2320 copy Very sorry for the bad lighting! I totally forgot to show what the pen looks like on paper when I was taking all my pictures so I had to take this one at night with my horribly bright desk lamp.

DSC_2300 copySo far I find the writing really nice. The refills were a little bit scratchy right off the bat but they are now nice and smooth. As for the pen barrel, the quality of the springs are a little bit lacking in my book because of how loose they are. It’s not a big deal but it just feels like I could break this pen if I’m not extra careful with it. I definitely want to purchase a Me or Lumiobarrel in the future for better quality but I’ll have to see how my trip with my first multi pen goes first!

My First Pilot Kakuno!

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So I haven’t been in the fountain pen game for long and I really only have two fountain pens, both of which are from Lamy. Since I’m not that artistic and I don’t really write that much by hand other than notes (which I like to use gel-ink pens for), I’m only sticking to the beginner fountain pens with finer tips. After loving my Lamy Safari and my Lamy Joy fountain pens, I’ve decided to try the Pilot Kakuno fountain pen since it seems to get glowing reviews everywhere. The one I ordered is the fine nib in soft blue!

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I ordered my Kakuno from an eBay user named play-japan and I have to say I was super pleased with the service. I received the pen within 10 days from ordering and that is lightning speed shipping here in Canada. Did you know people in South Korea can order something online and receive it in just a few hours? I was so surprised and beyond envious when I learned that.

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I only got the pen yesterday and I ripped it out of the packaging right away without really thinking that I should probably take some pictures for my blog. So the picture you see above was the result of me putting my pen back in the packaging and totally failing since I already put the ink in. I am such a newbie blogger haha.

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I tried copying the Pilot Kakuno logo but I failed terribly as you can see.

I’ve only wrote with it for a little so I can’t really give it a review but so far, everything is fine. I really like how the pen holds in my hands and the fine nib is perfect for me. I’ll check back in a few weeks or months after getting a good use out of the pen and give my opinions on it.