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Pens for my language notebooks

I can’t believe I’m blogging about this ^^; And perhaps you can’t believe why you are reading this too.

In case you are wondering why I’m doing this, I do get a lot of requests asking me what pens I use for my notebooks! 😀 And I’m secretly pleased, because I’m extremely particular about my stationery and over the years, I grew to have my favorites! So today I’ll be sharing and spreading the love for my fav stationery!!

In case you have not seen the video, check it out 😀

And tada~! My pens!! 😀

If you have been following the blog, you would know that I change colors and pens at times. But one neverchanging pen is the dark blue pen in the photo!

BLUE

I swear by the SARASA CLIP series by ZEBRA. And I love the 0.4 series. Seriously, I have been using it for years and I think I’ll seriously have a breakdown if they stop producing them. I love its unique dark blue ink and it writes really smoothly, with no smudges. Water doesn’t do much to it either. ^^ In fact, it’s THE fav pen for me and I’ll never use anything else, for ink blue pens!

As you can see from the photo, I have the 0.5 series in 2 other colors. Because the bookstore I happened to go to didn’t have the 0.4 series. D: D: I’m a fan of thin tips, so that took some time to get used to

Retails for $1.75 at Kinokuniya Singapore and $1.80 in Popular bookstores. If you have the Popular card, I guess it’s cheaper?

(I can’t believe that I’m advertising for pens on the blog -.-, but since I’m talking about it, I might as well share everything 0.o)

RED

Another series that I really love is the 0.28 uni-ball Signo DX series by Mitsubishi Pencil and it’s made in Japan. The set of 3 was given to me by a close friend for my birthday last year in Korea!! 😀 😀 I’ve been using them faithfully!  I especially love the red one~ The pens, even though thin tipped, is very smooth and no scratchy feeling on the paper. If you get what I mean. Not very suitable for those who tends to write with force, since you might either break the tip or something. Be careful with these, might spoil if you dropped them.

BLACK

I LOST MY BLACK PEN. -.- And I’m too lazy to replace it and perhaps too broke. I still have other pens at home, so I’m making do with those. I have no photo, but it’s the Pilot Precise P-500 / P-700 series! I don’t have a picture, so here’s the site!! I love the P-500 series, since it’s a much thinner tip! It’s a really smooth pen too~! I used to be fond of the blue one too, but too bad I have a new fav 😛

Be careful with them too, the tip can be quite fragile if you drop them too often!

Have you seen this video? It features my notebook too!

There~ I hope you enjoyed this!

All in all, I can’t believe I wrote such a long blog post on PENS. Blog identity crisis.

 

 

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    gillian
    16 October, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    I use the sarasa pens too!! They’re the best hehehehe.

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      hangukdrama
      17 October, 2012 at 10:56 AM

      yaaa!!!

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    Archana
    16 October, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    I think this is the best post. Ever.

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      hangukdrama
      17 October, 2012 at 10:56 AM

      HAHAHA. As a language blogger, I don’t know whether to be happy or not 😛 😛

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    Karla
    16 October, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    I have been waiting for this post.I am such a sucker for good pens too.I hate ball point pen.I’m currently using Dong-a Hexaplus in 0.4 mm assorted colors.It never fails me when I use this amazing pen.I have not seen this particular pen you are using in the bookstore I frequently visit.But knowing you love it so much then I believe it such an amazing pen.do I sound like I’m attach to pens?LOL

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      hangukdrama
      17 October, 2012 at 10:57 AM

      woah a few people mentioned dong-a too! i will go check it out 😀 hehe we all have attachments to our stationery!

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    Karla
    16 October, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    I’m curious about your notebook.Please make a post of it

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      hangukdrama
      17 October, 2012 at 10:58 AM

      hehe i actually posted pictures of it a number of times! you can search ‘korean notebooks’ in the sidebar and you will find quite a number! 😀

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    Chewth
    16 October, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Cool! I like to buy pens! This gives me a reason to shop for new pens! 😀

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      hangukdrama
      17 October, 2012 at 10:58 AM

      XD XD

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    Jeannie
    16 October, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    I use PILOT Hi-Tec C and DONG-A Fine Tech pens in various colors in 0.28mm or 0.3mm. I don’t like writing ball point pens because my handwriting is pretty small which I’m trying to fix. Pilot pens are so expensive it’s 3,000won in Kyobo and 4,500won in B&L and then I found out that it’s only 1,500won in some stores. Dong-A pens are usually around 700won per pen and I love the colors but I still love Pilot. I always post pics of my pens on instagram ahaha obsessive much? But I loooove this post!

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      hangukdrama
      17 October, 2012 at 10:58 AM

      woah that’s crazy expensive D: i dun usually go to the major bookstores for pens for this reason >< hehe pilot rocks!

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    orbiter
    16 October, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    You know what, like you said, I can’t believe you dedicated an entire post to this hahaha… but I enjoyed it! 🙂

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      hangukdrama
      17 October, 2012 at 10:59 AM

      glad to hear that! ^^

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    amanda
    17 October, 2012 at 4:31 AM

    i like the idea of writing notes with coloured pens. however, I’m much too anal about having to use correction tape/fluid when i make a mistake, hence i write my notes in pencil. i wonder if there are erasable coloured pens :/

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      hangukdrama
      17 October, 2012 at 11:00 AM

      haha i write my Japanese notes in pencil too! For some strange reason I think my Japanese writing looks nicer in pencil ><;; yep there are quite a number of erasable colored pen series, but they end to be a little pricey and the ink a little... weird for my taste.

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    kimmie
    2 November, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    I bought the sentimental circus series of the Sarasa Clip pen~ are there refills available?

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