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In Art, Calligraphy, Planner & BuJo on
January 27, 2018

Why You Should Use a Fountain Pen

Why Should I Use a Fountain Pen - karlamaye.com

“Why would I use a fountain pen in 2018?” You might bite at me.

Yeah, I totally get you. There are a lot of disposable and refillable pens available in the market that you can purchase. Why would there be any reason to go out my way to buy a fountain pen? Why would I need to use one like an old person!?

I thought the same before I purchased my first fountain pen. It’s exponentially more expensive than the normal pen I use, and it’s so intimidating! I thought it was hard to use, and I thought I wasn’t worthy. In my mind, I had always thought of historical people changing the course of history by writing down genius ideas and practically saving human kind. What would I write?! My bloody grocery list? Using a fountain pen? Read more

In Lifestyle, Millennial, Planner & BuJo on
January 8, 2018

The Slacker’s Guide to Becoming More Productive

Hello, hello!

We all have lazy days, sometimes we call them “one of them days”, but then it turns into one of them weeks, months, years… Eventually we’ve become lazy most of our lives without ever achieving anything! It’s not supposed to be like that, and we can change that. While there’s no cure to laziness, there’s definitely a way to sort of mask it (which is probably what all these adulting are all about). Read more

In Art, Gadgets, Jeddah, Photography, Planner & BuJo, Technology on
December 29, 2017

Pringo Photo Printer Review: The Perfect BuJo Companion!

A couple of days ago I found out about pocket printers. I mean, I’ve known they’ve existed years ago but only recently I’ve found myself becoming drawn to them and interested in owning one.

If you have read my previous blogs about the Leuchtturm1917 journals that I ordered, you would know that I have planned on using one as a personal journal/diary sort of thing. I haven’t even thought of actually sticking photos on each entry until I’ve seen a post on one of my BuJo groups on Facebook that featured an HP Sprocket. Read more

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In Art, Calligraphy, Lifestyle, Millennial, Planner & BuJo on
November 28, 2017

Zebra Mildliner Sets + Leuchtturm1917 Swatch

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Stationery is life. Capitalized and italicized.

I’ve always known I was a stationery junkie ever since grade school. I can still remember in 1st grade when I got in trouble for selling papers I had designed and decorated in class for 1 peso a piece. Apparently, it was illegal!!! My classmates loved them, I had handfuls of customers on a daily basis. Read more

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In Art, Jeddah, Jeddah Lifestyle, Planner & BuJo on
November 24, 2017

How I Ordered from Amazon.com in Saudi Arabia + BuJo Stuff Haul + BONUS!

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Just because I live in the desert, doesn’t mean I can’t order from Amazon!

When I was living in Manila, ordering online was pure bliss. It always feels like receiving a gift from your past self! Getting something from the mail is actually the most satisfying thing ever, and if you’ve been waiting for what’s inside the package since forever, then that feels extra satisfying when it finally arrives. Read more

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In Art, Calligraphy, Planner & BuJo on
November 18, 2017

Apica Premium CD A5 Graph Notebook Review + Pen Test & December Preview!

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Hey guys!

I had a lot of people ask me about the notebook I use as my bullet journal, and I remember mentioning what it is a couple of times in my previous blog posts. I swear by to this notebook and this by far is the best notebook or journal that I have ever purchased. (I have ordered the Leuchtturm 1917 notebooks on Amazon though, and I look forward to making a comparison blog post!) Read more

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In Jeddah, Jeddah Lifestyle on
October 12, 2017

9 Things About Jeddah the World Needs to Know

“Do you live in a tent in the desert?”

That’s what I usually indirectly get from people when they first find out that I’m from the Middle East, particularly in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I can’t help but crack up because I have only ever been in a tent once in all the years I’ve lived here, and it was because a classmate brought a camping tent to class one time just for the banter. Read more