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Friday, August 16, 2019

Review : KOKYUO Shellero X Mister Donut pencil case

KOKYUO is a Japanese stationery brand and one of their collections include a pencil case range [SHELLERO] which opens up completely for easy access. I've had my eye on them for a while but was never quite convinced to buy them. 
Till now that is. 

Yes, they collaborated with my favorite donut store MISTER DONUT to release a limited edition range.

Limited Edition is like bait to me. I cant help but covet and subsequently buy it. [sucker] In all fairness the print is actually quite pretty and i really like the words as well. Sugar Raised. I certainly am LOL.

As expected, it is truly easy to get access to all its contents at one go but i did not realise how big the capacity would be!

Here are all 16 pens from the MILDLINER brush range fitted comfortably inside of it!
A highly reccomended buy for those who bring a lot of stationery on the go with them ^^!

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Friday, August 9, 2019

To Do List Printable

We started August off with a musically themed printable, and because it's a long weekend here, we thought a to do list might be a good idea.

Printed here on the newest addition to our Etsy store: Vellum sticker paper

Plenty of space to write a to do list, your favourite songs or just plan. 

Print as many as you want! 

The file provided is in A5, I recommend printing 2 sheets on 1 A4 using the settings of your printer. 

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Review : DAISO Coordi Stationery Range

Ever popular 100yen store DAISO Japan has launched a new stationery range [COORDI]!
The range is different from their usual stuff and targets a more mature crowd or those with a love of neutrals.

Included in the range are some notebook covers which look very much like traveler notebooks.

Stickers and tapes

Fusen and and spare notebooks too

Here is my haul~

These cost 100yen + tax each.

The notebook set costs a bit more at 300yen + tax.

The set comes with the notebook cover, one refill notebook and extra connector band.

For those wondering if the refills will work in their TN, the answer is yes and no.
Yes, they will fit but note it will be a lot smaller [about one inch shorter]

Here they are: side by side. Left: DAISO COORDI Right: Traveler Notebook

All in all, a nice inexpensive buy for those just starting out and not keen to invest in an actual TN. 
What do you think? Will you be trying them out?

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Friday, July 26, 2019

August 2019 Printable

We are feeling that retro chill vibe that is vaporwave in this month's printable!

Add a [neon] pop of color to your journal this month ^^v

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Do tag us if you use our printable! We would love to hear what you think!

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Jibun Techo 2019


I've been using the bullet journal for 2 years but I became busier and busier and thus, the format no longer worked for me. 

In April, I moved to a Kokuyo Jibun Techo, a rather popular planner system. 

I paired it with a Pentel Sliccies multi coloured pen. 

The version I bought was the Jibun Techo Biz with a planner that starts in April. 

The 2 cover choices were Red and Navy and there's a pocket on the front, which I've used to keep spare change and random things I've been given.

The front and back pockets are also great for storing cards, receipts and small sheets of stickers. 

I've also included another notebook for taking notes, also from the Jibun Techo range and a small A6 folder from Daiso. 

I found this pencil board at Tokyu hands from another brand. 
It matches the red cover well!  

There are yearly, monthly and weekly sections. 

I used the monthly overview as an expense tracker. 

The weekly section is vertical. I like that the layout has a to do list on one side, a time based planner, place to stick our TN5C printable. 

Overall, I'm really happy with the Jibun Techo. 
It's really easy to use and retains elements of customisation similar to the bullet journal. 

I also really like the compact size, perfect for slipping to a handbag for everyday or work. 

Do you use a Jibun Techo? Share your tips below. 

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Review: Pilot Juice Neon Pens and Black Fusen

Neon is a summer, festivals and look at me! 

Pilot released these gorgeous neon pens and black paper fusen.

The black fusen comes in a variety of different shapes. 
I picked up the speech bubble, star and of course, cat.  

First up, the black fusen had a list of recommended pens. 
The top 2 ranges are gel pens,  below is 1 marker and 1 mechanical pencil range. 

The Neon colours are Pink, Red, Green, Orange, Apricot Orange and Yellow. 

The colours show up on the black fusen beautifully but only 3 of the 6 colours show up recently well on regular notepaper. 

I really like the neon colours, I am excited to use them in more projects. 

And whilst the ink looks great on the black fusen, it's probably not necessary to purchase it if fusen is not your thing. Would I use it often, maybe not. 

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Review : The Green Party Magic Color Ink Glass Pen Box Set

A month ago, I was on holiday in sunny Singapore when I chanced upon a gift store of sorts called "The Green Party". Entranced by the numerous giant plush toys that adorned their doorway displays, I ventured in for a look and found out that they also sold stationery. Score! (Don't you love it when you find unexpected stationery?)

I picked up a few things and amongst them was this curious gift box set below.

Inside, there are two bottles of ink,  a glass pen , a glass pen rest and a mini UV torchlight.

The glass pen nib is very fine and works very well for writing. Pictured below is the red ink the set came with.

So what about the other bottle of ink? Well its a clear ink which only shows up when you use the UV light to shine on it. I guess thats what they meant by magic ink!

This is mostly a novelty thing to own since I dont envision myself needing to write secret invisible ink messages to anyone anytime soon [but never say never]

If you ever find yourself in Singapore, drop into the store for a look!
Who knows what you might find!
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Friday, June 28, 2019

July 2019 Printable

Our July Printable is here! We're feeling kind of green but stuck to our love of pastels. 
Also, did you notice this month's printable looks like washi tape? 

We adore washi tape and if you'd like to take it one step further, we recommend printing this on our washi tape sticker paper. 

Do tag us if you use our printable and upload it on social media!  
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Friday, June 21, 2019

Review : Zebra Pen Mildliner Double Ended Brush and Fine Tip Pen

Over here at TN5C we love our Mildliner highlighters so when ZEBRA [the manufacturer] announced that they would be making MILDLINERS in BRUSH form, we were quick to purchase them!

They come in 15 colors [also available in 3 sets as shown grouped below]

The colors are exactly the same as the existing MILDLINERS highlighters and are wonderful for coloring and lettering [of course]. The larger brush tip is soft yet sturdy enough to make lettering a breeze whilst the other end with the smaller nib is good for basic thin lines and writing.
I've found them wonderfully useful in my daily journaling and I would almost consider them a must have!

What about you?
Have you tried them?
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Friday, June 14, 2019

New find! Stick'n

There is a store in Singapore called Popular, a bookstore best known for school books and supplies. 
I shop there pretty often, I buy office supplies, snacks, cute stationery and even phone cables.

The other day, whilst looking for some new pens, I came across a range of fusen that I had never seen before. 

Stick'n, as it turns out, is a Taiwanese fusen brand. 

Popular had everything from normal paper fusen to index tabs, film fusen, roll paper fusen and even fusen pockets, which we'll discuss in a bit. 

I picked up 3 items. 

Decorative film fusen inspired by famous fruits of Taiwan, pocket film fusen and fusen index tabs. 

 Out of the 3, the fusen index tabs were my least favourite, simply because it is so big and that makes it inconvenient to use. 

The pocket film fusen is really interesting. 
You can use it to hold pieces of paper anywhere in your notebook, receipts instantly comes to mind. 
You can also use it as a temporary frame and because it's film, it's reusable and can be written on. 

There are also 2 types in the 1 package. One has a tab, and the other is a plain pocket. 

I used the pocket fusen here to hold my laundry docket in place, so I don't forget to pick it up. 
Very useful! 

However, I do wish the colour selection is a bit better, but it is quite subtle when you attach it to a notebook page so that's not a big dealbreaker. 

The decorative film fusen is also really cute. 
The material is conducive to colouring, great for that pop of colour on your notebook pages. 

So if you see this brand out, you should definitely look out for some of these items! 
Are you already a fan of Stick'n? What's your favourite product? 

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Review: Daiso Neon color fusen collection

Another day, another trip to Daiso, another new cute collection! 

I picked up a few pieces from the Neon color fusen collection, but the full collection looks like the above picture. 

The square one is film whilst the other 2 are paper. 

The size of the fusen is what really I was really interested in. 

I had recently begun using a Jibun Techo, and finding stickers/fusen that would fit in its narrow columns was proving to be a challenge, so I bought these Daiso ones, hoping they would fit. 

And they did! 

I loved that the back of the fusen was 80% adhesive, this made it easy to peel and stick.
The colours of all the designs also worked well together. 

Writing on the fusen is easy, although like other film type fusen, a marker is required. 
The paper fusen performed well too.

If you have a Jibun Techo or a similar notebook, I would definitely recommend these.

For reference, the width of these are 1in/2.5cm and 1in/2.5cm tall for the film and 0.4in/1cm tall for the paper fusen. 

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