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Marvy Uchida Le Plume I vs Le Plume II [Review + Giveaway]

Le Plume I vs Le Plume II | Marvy Uchida

Marvy Uchida PH has given me various Le Plume pens. Got to try them for the first time last NBS Love Calligraphy. Le Plume I pens are great for practice and for artworks. Here, you’ll be getting to know the two kinds of Le Plume pens.

Marvy Uchida Le Plume I vs Le Plume II

Pens are like weapons for artists. Through using pens, they could create magnificent artworks that would surely leave the audience drooling over the talent. For people in the creative field, owning a few pens may be considered as thrifty but having how many pieces for a certain type may be considered as a luxury already.

Honestly, some consider me as a hoarder because I have gathered a number of pens yet I just use them for only a few times. Lately, I feel bad for not bonding with my calligraphy pen. I somehow think that they are conversing with each other when I’m asleep.

Previously, I shared that I collaborated with Marvy Uchida PH for an artwork last NBS Love Calligraphy event.

Now, I’m happy to announce that I’m collaborating with some of my favorite brands! This is a back to school giveaway. Though for me, it’s a back to calligraphy!

But, let me share first something about them and also the pens they have that I have used.

About Marvy Uchida

The company has been formed since 1973. Ever since, they have been developing and marketing a wide range of high quality office, craft, and art-related materials. They cater to schools, companies inline with creativity, hobbyists, artists and crafters as well as amateur and professionals.

Thoughts about the Le Plume I and Le Plume II

In a glance, you’d see that both can be used for calligraphy and/or lettering. One major difference is that the other one has permanent ink (alcohol based) and the other has waterbased ink.

Now, onto the details.

What about Le Plume I?

At first, Le Plume I refers to the pens with permanent ink or the ones with alcohol-based inks. One distinct feature is that it’s quick-dry.



  • It has a minimalist design.
  • Very permanent ink that could work on wood, paper, and plastic.
  • Easy to use especially for beginners
  • It has a strong smell that you may not like.
  • Tips are fragile. Using it with so much pressure could cause its death.
  • May be pricey for some (around Php 100-150 a piece).

Now, how about the other one?

My thoughts about Le Plume II

When I first saw it in the bookstore, I immediately wanted to try it out. Any pen lover would know that trying out brush pens in the bookstore may not be allowed.


  • If you test a brush pen that’s being sold, you could damage the item.
  • A buyer who does not know how to check if it’s fine or not will never know that they bought a damaged pen.

So, after buying one for myself, I tried it when I got home. After a few strokes, I fell in love with the pen! It’s super friendly! (Well, at least for me) Here’s the table to summarize my thoughts.



  • Very friendly to beginners
  • Its ink is quite pigmented therefore shows rich color.
  • Possess dual tip (one felt tip and one fine tip) so you could go from calligraphy to lettering real quick
  • For me, the tips do not fray that easily.
  • You may use it as watercolor since its ink is waterbased.
  • Blendable
  • It could be challenging to buy the pen with the color of your choice. Some colors are sold out.
  • May be pricey for some (Around Php 100-150 a piece)
  • Since the ink is waterbased, may not be permanent.

Final Thoughts

I prefer using Le Plume II with paperworks and especially for practice. Since the tips do not fray easily, it’s good for beginners to use them. For the Le Plume I, I guess it’s best to use it for signages or large scale artworks that needs permanent ink. It could easily blot on paper so that’s a big no.

The Giveaway

So, I hope you’re still here and here are the prizes and mechanics for the giveaway.

What you can win:

  • 2 Marvy Uchida Drawstring Bags with Surprise Goodies
  • 2 sets of Marvy Uchida DecoColor Acrylic Paint Marker
  • 3 sets of Leather Burritos from Ayat Leather with Marvy Uchida Le Plume pens
  • 3 sets of Prints from MQ and Maarteng Letra

That means there will be 10 winners for this giveaway!

How to join:

  • Entries sent through a giveaway account will be discredited.
  • All you have to do is follow what’s on the Rafflecopter app below.
  • This is open for Philippine residents only.


  • The giveaway runs from July 11, 2017 12mn to August 12, 2017 12mn.

Notification of winners:

  • Winners will be notified 1-2 days after the draw date.
  • The winners will be required to respond within 24-48 hours after notification has been sent or else another will be drawn.
  • List of winners will be posted through social accounts (Facebook and Twitter).
  • Winners will be getting an email notification. So don’t forget to include your name and email addresses when you are asked.

If you have further questions, feel free to send me an email.

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Best of luck to all of you!

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  • Reply
    Charmaine Portea
    July 11, 2017 at 10:47 AM

    Wow! This is nice blog and very useful.. I am also fond of Marvy Uchida’s Product.. so im not into school anymore so i can say that this school year students will loved these products.. I also recommend this to my brother who is fond also in letteringnand i teach him how to calligraphy as well and he likes marvy uchida products and willing to learn calligraphy from me hihi.. He started his school year now, so he uses marvy uchida products at school and he shares it also to his classmates and friends.

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      April Pagaling
      July 15, 2017 at 8:50 AM

      Oh wow, this is cool. I’m a homeschooling mom and I’m looking forward to a great year for my homeschoolers. One of them is into art and I’m also looking forward to winning a set for him haha!

      Twitter: @relaxlangmom
      IG: @relaxlangmom

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    Donna An Vallega
    July 11, 2017 at 12:18 PM

    I homeschool my eldest daughter, so I learn alongside her. Hoping for another fun school year with more arts involved! 🙂

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    Riyalyn Gatdula
    July 11, 2017 at 4:18 PM

    FB: Rain Gatdula
    Twitter: @rainkie
    IG: @yurilovesteddy

    I’m joining for my niece because she would love this Le Plume gift set if ever I win this one. She really like to do these lettering thingy, sketching, doodles and wants to learn calligraphy also. This would be the perfect gift for her creative hands and a potential talent she may become. 😉 She loves to collect pens, journals and painting brush too. Art is her favorite subject. She told me she’s really looking forward to do some sketching for their museum tour next next week.

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    Artsy Vallega
    July 12, 2017 at 1:05 AM

    This school year, I’m looking forward to getting into arts and crafts more compared to last year, focusing on journaling, brush calligraphy, watercolor painting, typography and hand-lettering.

    Artsy Vallega
    @missartsyv – IG

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    joan rafunzel medina
    July 12, 2017 at 8:47 AM

    FB: rafunzel biyaya medina
    Twitter: @jrafunzelm
    IG: @ rafunxelle

    I love arts, i love crafting things, its my stress reliever and i would love to share this with my sister whos studying highschool. I believe that my sister and I share the same heart because we have many thing in common specially the love in arts and dancing and make up and specially perfume.

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    Louise Nichole Lanuza
    July 12, 2017 at 1:30 PM

    I look forward to achieving high grades this school year!

    Louise Nichole E. Lanuza

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    July 12, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    Looking forward for more challenges to be accomplish and awards to be awarded. name, RUSELLE VERAYO email address Instagram account. ruselle verayo

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    Agnes Dela Cruz
    July 12, 2017 at 4:29 PM

    My daughter is into calligraphy and I recently got her some new pen holders and nibs. I love how she can explore art by means of hand-writing also she can express her feelings and emotions through every letters. She is on Grade 7 now under Special Program for Foreign language and she is enjoying everyday being at school. I would love to win these for her.

    Agnes Dela Cruz
    FB: Agnes Dela Cruz
    Twitter: @magz_dc
    IG: @magzdc

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    Regina M. Catolico
    July 12, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    I finished my college last April 2017 but I am planning to pursue my MBA next year if I have a mony. I am looking forward for more lessons that will help me enhance my skills in managing and operating a business. So that if I put up my own business someday it’ll help me make it a successful one. And I just wanna thank you Ms. Maria for giving as an opportunity like this and for having such giveaway. You are so generous for sharig what you have to others. I really wanted to learn calligraphy since then but can’t afford its materials. That’s why I am hoping and praying to win this one. God bless you!

    FB: Regina Catolico
    IG: @ghineshie
    Twitter: @Ghineshie

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    Lexter Victorio
    July 13, 2017 at 11:36 PM

    These pens are great for quick and fun calligraphy. They’re even great for coloring some of my work! They’ve been super supportive of new and long term artists and that’s why I have so mucb love for them and their art supplies.
    Lexter Victorio
    IG: hangedman.xii

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    Kai Rafanan
    July 14, 2017 at 11:49 AM

    What I’m looking forward in this school year is to improve my calligraphy because I think it’s a big advantage if you know how to design and tweak the way you want in writing words and letters. I’m a fan of Marvy Uchida products too for my practice. 🙂 I hope to win these goodies and it would be a big kickstart for my calligraphies

    FB: Kai Lucero Rafanan
    IG: kairafanan
    Twitter: kairafanan

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    Honey Jennalyn Alparce
    July 14, 2017 at 1:08 PM

    This giveaway is awesome! Since I’m not a student anymore, I think it’ll be pretty much the same fun filled bonding with friends, stress-induced homeworks and projects, but it would all be good because that’s just how going to school is. It wouldn’t be studying without some suffering hahahaha.
    I hope I’ll be one of the lucky winners for this giveaway. I really love collecting pens and I also really really wanna learn calligraphy. It’s so beautiful and you can see the discipline in every work. I want to learn that and create art too.
    IG: honeypiepichapie
    Twitter: lintianhoney

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    Rae Alegado
    July 14, 2017 at 1:51 PM

    What are you looking forward to for this school year?
    Uhm, to be actually in school! haha, Adult feels! </3 #bringmebacktoschool

    Rae Alegado

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    Aubrey Bondoc
    July 14, 2017 at 7:20 PM

    I am looking forward to a more exciting semester, more demanding professors and tear-jerking subjects. As a law student, it is very essential for me to bring my pens and highlighters at all times so I could study anytime and anywhere. I want to win this giveaway contest especially the leather burritos since I know that it will be a big help in terms of space and convenience for me.

    FB: Aubrey Bondoc
    IG: aubondoc
    Twitter: aubreybondoc

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    Novelle Anne Sinco
    July 14, 2017 at 8:56 PM

    I’m actually looking forward to finishing my last subject this summer and Im finally, FINALLY a graduate!!

    FB and Email: Novelle Sinco,
    I have no IG 🙁

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    Maricel Fajardo
    July 15, 2017 at 7:52 AM

    This school year, I’m looking forward to be more creative together because we love to craftwork and into craft we love new designs and do scrapbook with pictures along and do lettering and brush calligraphy it relieves stress and bonding moments for both us
    FB: Emcel Fajardo
    IG: @emcelfajardo
    Twitter: @Hya_cel08

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    regina regipungz garcia
    July 15, 2017 at 8:29 AM

    what a very informative review. it’s fair and unbiased, the ups and downs of Le Plume is mention. After reading this, I want to try one because it’s my hobby to write especially on hard things like wood, this pen suits me. Thanks for the review. 🙂

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    Kiana Morgia
    July 15, 2017 at 9:10 AM

    I absolutely look forward to the fun activities and stress this school year! And also to be able to talk to my fellow calligraphy lovers who goes to the same school as I do.

    FB: Kiana Morgia
    IG: kee.major
    Twitter: @escape_isst

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    Asnoora Huziefah B. Disalo
    July 15, 2017 at 4:03 PM

    Since I am anticipating that this school year would be harder than my previous, I think this time, my time management and self-discipline will be truly challenged. There’ll be more sleepless nights and tiring days. And my course isn’t related to arts so I think I could only have a whale of a time if I inculcate arts in every lecture.

    IG: ahuziefah
    FB: Snow Di

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    Kc Montalbo
    July 15, 2017 at 11:26 PM

    This is cool! I am looking forward to more review, memory verse and school supplies’ shopping with my niece. She loves making colorful and creative projects. 🙂

    FB: Kc Montalbo
    IG: khayceepmontalbo
    Twitter: MontalboKassey

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    Jamie Yaranon
    July 17, 2017 at 12:19 PM

    Hi! I’m looking forward to meeting new friends, face great challenges and all the more have fun this school year.

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    Jamie Yaranon
    July 17, 2017 at 12:25 PM

    I’m looking forward to meeting more people, face great challenges, and all the more pursuing arts. Thank you for this great giveaway.
    FB: Jamie Yaranon
    Twitter: @jvsyrnon
    Instagram: @jamieyrnn

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    July 17, 2017 at 4:19 PM

    I am looking forward to start and finish more personal art projects this year.

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    Joy P. Reginaldo
    July 17, 2017 at 8:35 PM

    I don’t really go to school anymore, but I look forward to being more organized both in the workplace and in my personal space. 😀

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    July 18, 2017 at 2:18 PM

    I’m looking forward to another year with more memories that I can document in my planner.

    Gwen del Carmen
    Gwendelcarmen at outlook dot com

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    July 18, 2017 at 4:05 PM

    I don’t go to school anymore, but my son does and I look forward to him showing me all the new things he’s learning. 🙂

    IG: @whoammai

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    Narissa Maquera
    July 20, 2017 at 4:09 PM

    My daughters will surely Love these .I am very excited to see their arts. Another bonding moment to look forward to 🙂

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    Arra Odeza
    July 22, 2017 at 9:55 PM

    I am not into school now since I already am married but I can give the prize to my sister who’s in college. I am sure she will love it.

    Arra Odeza
    FB: ARra Odeza
    IG: @acodeza

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    Romy Paolo Lucion
    July 22, 2017 at 10:54 PM

    I am looking forward for more cases to read and highlight. But above all, to know the law and to serve the people.

    P.S Wish to win one of the 2 Marvy Uchida Drawstring Bags with Surprise Goodies hehe

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    Riezel Samera
    July 23, 2017 at 5:51 PM

    I’m not a student anymore. I recently graduated last May. So I’m looking forward for more art adventures of mine (using any of this If given a chance to win :)) and to meet new people this year instead. Those who also love arts and everything about pursuing their passion because I know it will help one another to really not to give up what our hearts truly desire.
    Name: Riezel Samera
    IG: @lifebeyondhorizon

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    Sam Manalo
    July 23, 2017 at 8:57 PM

    I graduate a few years back but I’m joining this giveaway to win some awesome goodies and to try out my luck in case I win some pens. It would be helpful for my sketches and other artworks.

    Sam Manalo
    IG: stephenarvin

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    Mikee Mae Garcia
    July 23, 2017 at 9:38 PM

    IG: mikeemaegarcia
    Twitter: mikeebihon_
    This incoming school year will be my 3rd time as a freshman. How? My first time of being a freshman was when I was in high school, my 2nd was when I was taking Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science in college and this year is my freshman year as I take Doctor of Medicine. Seemed like I went a lot of schooling already but this is just the beginning and I am excited as our school year starts on August 7! I really wanted to become God’s instrument in saving lives so I am taking this path. I am looking forward to intense exams and quizzes and meeting incredible physicians who will be our professors the whole semester and of course the sleepless nights. hahaha. If I am to luckily win this giveaway, I will use the giveaway items to practice calligraphy everytime I relax after studying for several hours (I love doing art since birth and I share my works in my instagram feed) and will be also useful to make my notes colorful and alive so as to be more encouraged to review it for my tests.

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    Ma Clarice Lao
    July 23, 2017 at 11:10 PM

    Hi! I am no longer a student but my husband is a DEPED teacher so, we’re pretty much looking forward to this new school year. From time to time, I help them out at school as a resource speaker for their talks or class discussions.

    Also we’re launching a special training program for students. It is a digital and online technology advocacy program where we train students to be more skilled in this area. You can check for more details. So, I am hoping to win so we can have more materials to use especially for our design and visual graphics module.

    Ma. Clarice Lao/
    Twitter/ IG: @valandclai

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    July 24, 2017 at 9:45 PM

    I would love to have these.I am into calligraphy and art this days and will do till I grow up.I am looking forward on winning.I will do my best to study and be inspired of this.

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    July 25, 2017 at 10:29 AM

    this is very informative.. thanks Red!
    entered the giveaway too..
    only i dont have a tweeter account..
    thank you!

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    Sandy Allan-Beltran
    July 25, 2017 at 6:01 PM

    Hi there! I’m a big fan of Marvy Uchida, and I love collecting all things stationery! I found your blog through an FB group – and I have to say, it’s really interesting. I’m not a mom, but I own a shop called The READING ROOM in Cubao Expo, so the new schoolyear gets me all excited for our customers – most of whom are teachers & students – who visit us after school hours. I filled up all the entries – best of luck to all who joined!

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    Szan Laressa Dionisio
    July 25, 2017 at 8:52 PM

    This school year, I am excited to experience new things together with my friends as we go through each struggle and success.
    As I am excited to be surrounded with people I care for, I am also looking forward to use my school supplies, specially the ones inside my pencil case! <3 Hoping that my case would be filled with Marvy Uchida pens!

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    Ralph Loise D. Daro
    July 27, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    This school year, that it will be a busy with dizzy year because i’m already a senior high student. I’m hoping that i win this giveaway. And i love calligraphy, so i wish that my art materials be huge and become many. <3

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    Katrin Marielle Antonio
    July 29, 2017 at 2:55 PM

    I’m looking forward to pass my subjects this semester. And I am really excited though 🙂 This is worth the read. I’m excited to read some of your blogs again! Thank you.

    Katrin Marielle Antonio

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    Lionel Villon
    July 30, 2017 at 1:09 AM

    I’m looking forward that all of my students pass their subjects, and learn a lot from school.. And i hope that my calligraphy journey will improve.. ^^

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    August 1, 2017 at 10:03 PM

    Well… I’m no longer a student. But when I was still in College, I always look forward to writing in a new and clean notebook and also seeing my friends! 😀

    Hoping to win this giveaway. I am so keen to learn calligraphy.

    Michelle Adriano

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    August 2, 2017 at 1:39 AM

    I’m looking forward to get motivated in learning through calligraphy.
    FB: Karyn Liong
    IG: @klstar072

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    April Covacha
    August 2, 2017 at 2:10 AM

    Nice review! Now I need to get that Le Plume I too! Didn’t know Marvy also have an alcohol based pen. Been looking for it since I also want to do lettering on wood pieces.

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    Camille Fabellore
    August 2, 2017 at 9:34 AM

    This school year. I am looking forward to being more generous with myself when it comes to learning the art of calligraphy. I originally love drawing at first, but when I was introduced by a friend of mine to one of the calligraphers on a certain event, I was love at first sight. I’ll be returning to school again, and I hope to start a new chapter where I get to learn more on arts and just be chill. Excited for this give away!

    FB: Camille Fabellore
    IG: cmll.fbllr

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    August 2, 2017 at 4:22 PM

    I’ll be starting work as a teacher, so I’m really nervous about it. I’ll be teaching under the Engineering department, but one way or another, I want to use calligraphy somewhere there in the course of teaching. 😉

    Name: Nathalie
    Email address: atienza . nathalie @ gmail . com
    Instagram account: blackshirt13

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    Angelie G. Tua
    August 3, 2017 at 1:20 PM

    This is such a great opportunity !
    Thank you so much.
    More power to you and may all your best wishes and wildest adventures come true.
    Thank you for the review, it surely helped.

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      Angelie G. Tua
      August 3, 2017 at 1:22 PM

      I forgot to include.
      Name: Angelie G. Tua
      Instagram acct: the_lullaby7
      Twitter: @CatHrostophe

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    Thelittlelai: Beyond limits
    August 6, 2017 at 1:24 AM

    Wow, I really don’t know that there are variance of pens in calligraphy. This is actually sound interesting for me for I have no idea about this and I’m learning. I love how you compare both and for giving advantage and disadvantage. Your final thought has given us a clearer perspective and idea if ever we venture into this kind of art work. I truly love all calligraphy work and would love to learn how to do it soon as well. By the way, you’ve shared another excellent review for both pens.

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    Berlin | Momi Berlin
    August 7, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    A Le Plume gift set is a beautiful gift I could give to myself so I could finally jumpstart with my calligraphy practice. Having to manage a household and look after a newborn and a toddler can be real toxic so it would be great to have something to do aside from those responsibilities. Looking forward to win.
    FB name: Berlin Domingo
    Email address:
    Instagram account: @momiberlin

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    August 7, 2017 at 11:11 PM

    I’m no longer studying but I would love to share this to my sister and nephew who loves doing art and crafting. I’m hoping that I will win this for them. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    Paula Romana Alagao

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    Kariktan May P Mingoa
    August 8, 2017 at 10:41 AM

    I’m no longer studying. I would love to share this with my daughter who loves arts and crafts as much as I do. She would love this.
    Kariktan May P Mingoa

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    Chelsea Argana
    August 10, 2017 at 1:28 PM

    What I’m really looking forward to this school year is for me to be more organized. It would be my last year as a high school student and I really would like to make the most out of it. It’s been a year since I started to work on this skill and it really made benefits unto my school life. I am now improving on how to be better! 🙂

    Name: Chelsea Argana
    IG&Twitter: @chelsargana

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    August 10, 2017 at 7:13 PM

    Looking forward to excuses to buy stationery and school supplies. ✌

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    Shaira Ginson
    August 11, 2017 at 12:28 AM

    What am I looking forward to this school year is actually baing able to make use of our last academic year with my classmates. I just want to enjoy the time with them and learn with them. To achieve again our goal to be on the honor students. Calligraphy have been a great way for me to express what i feel. And i am also looking forward to make use of what i’ve learned on note taking (it’s interesting to study with fun notes 🙂 ). Hope to win this. 😀

    FB: Shaira Ginson
    Twitter: @shaigin19
    Instagram: @shaigin19

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    Paulejoanna Lobrin
    August 11, 2017 at 11:09 AM

    I am excited for this new chapter of my life and I am looking forward in learning things that may help me in my life and I have high hopes that I will make new friends and share different adventures with them. I hope that my procrastination will lessen this school year. I wish that I will save more money this academic year to buy stuff that I want especially brush pens, watercolors and washi tapes which can help me enjoy my studies and artsy life. Winning this giveaway can help me and also my “soon to be friends” to be productive and do more in our school, it can inspire us to write and do things in a creative(artsyyyy) way hehehehe

    thank youuu for this opportunity, i hope to win this giveaway hihihi

    fb: Anna Lobrin
    twittter: @annasthesiaaaaa
    instagram: @annasthesiaaaaa

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    Kristel Ogsimer
    August 11, 2017 at 8:58 PM

    I’m a graduating senior high school student, and it’s been one tough ride. Just like any other Grade 12 students like me, I’m looking forward to receiving my diploma and open a new chapter of my life. What I like about the Senior High School curriculum is that it’s not just about math and science, it recognizes multiple intelligences so everyone has a role to play, even the artists. One of the best part of going to school (aside from seeing my crush wink wink) is that I get to fangirl with people who will completely understand me when I blabber about how hard spencerian is, how I frayed yet ANOTHER pen, or how I discovered to blend colors to form the tone that I want.

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