Every person has his or her own favorites. This week is about the favorite journal that has been with me for almost a year now.
This favorite journal was bought from a bookstore just near the corner. It’s from a brand called Yeah Just You. This does not cost more than Php 300 and it’s very easy to carry.
In connection to practicing calligraphy and being artsy in a way, I prefer to have blank journals so I do not feel restricted with what I write or scribble down. This gives me the freedom to express my deepest thoughts and emotions or whatever is going through in my mind. Not only that it helps me with the artsy side, but it also gives me freedom to take down notes from school. From doodles to scribbles, now with academic notes. This journal accompanied me through thick and thin.
- Its color is teal or a dark turquoise.
- It has also a bookmark of the same color of the cover to help you mark where did you last use a page or if you want to remember something special. (e.g. quote or notes)
- In truth, it costs Php 249.75 (rounded off to Php 250). Not bad for a plain journal!
- The paper is quite thick since it manages to hold up to watercolor (Simbalion and Prang) plus inks used for calligraphy (Walnut Ink, Dr. Ph Martin Bombay Ink).
- Not only it holds up to watercolor and ink but also to brush pens and since I use brush pens now, it has stood up to ZIG Kuretake Fudebiyori, ZIG Cocoiro Letter Pen, Sakura Pigma Brush, Artline Brush Stix, Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen (Brush), ZIG Brushables, ZIG Scroll & Brush, ZIG Calligraphy metallic colours and last but not the least, ZIG Real Brush.
- It could also hold up to Sakura Pigma Micron and Sakura Koi Coloring Brush Pen. This is what my SO is using for his journal since he draws more than he scribbles.
- I found this first in National Bookstore (NBS) beside CSB and now it’s no longer present there. You can see more of this at Powerbooks in Greenbelt 3. They have a special rack there solely for this kind of journal.
- Not only that is comes in teal but also, there’s a navy blue, yellow and red. (As far as I remember)
- The brand has other journals too with different look. 😁
And a plus fact, that even if you tried watercolor already and it has dried up, the paper can withstand if you will write on the watercolor using brush pens (just like the ones I mentioned previously).
It’s also a nice gift to someone who likes to write (not limited to notes but also like poems, short stories and other forms of literature), to draw or doodle, to scribble. Anyone can use this for whatever they wish!
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So, what’s your favorite material to write on? 🙂