Primary pen?

A fortnight ago I purchased two Berol Handwriting pens, a pen that has not been in my possession since primary school! The main reason I haven’t owned one since is that I feel they were forced upon me; they were on our stationery supplies list. I’ve grown out of that stupid idea since then and I figure maybe, just maybe, the adults of my day knew what a good pen was:

I must have the world’s sweatiest palms though, check out how much of the logo has already rubbed off:

Addendum stationery solutions: the Line

Line informed me of the existence of a highlighter-version of the type of pen Marie uses. It does not erase quite as well as the red pen and its colour is slightly darker than a ‘regular’ highlighter (or, at least, the yellow ones):

I think it is a clever invention! However, I think I will stick to regular highlighter pens for my highlighting needs…

Stationery solutions: the Jing

I have seen many a post out there in the Blogosphere concerning cute notebooks/pads and where to purchase them. Fine and dandy as that is, I would like to gather the combined writing wisdom of my fellow students, with attributions in the form of names.

The Jing ignores the need for a cute notebook (or paper of any kind, really) and instead heads straight to the window*:

This, my friends, is liquid chalk and it is ridiculously cool! It comes as a pen and can be found in smaller sizes than the ones I use (for instance, Jing uses a so-called Nagamarker which is fine-tipped).

You shake the pen (it will make a ‘clicky’ sound) and then press its tip against something until the chalk starts running:These pens are water soluble so cleaning is no hassle. I have yet to try these babies on an actual chalkboard as I am (somewhat ironically) worried about leaving a chalk residue. For the time being I will stick to what Danes refer to as a ‘chalk-holder’ (kridtholder) – this helps you avoid that dry palm feeling chalk dust brings.

*actually she has a mirrored wall, but you get the point…

Stationery solutions: the Malene

I have seen many a post out there in the Blogosphere concerning cute notebooks/pads and where to purchase them. Fine and dandy as that is, I would like to gather the combined writing wisdom of my fellow students, with attributions in the form of names.

I have yet to mention pencils. Personally, I use them for calculations. Nothing else! I tried writing notes in pencil during my first year of university – as a result these notes are barely readable. They reside in the back of a cupboard all smudgy and grey. Which is useless both in terms of reachability and readability.

Now, upon calculating chances are you will make a mistake. This is where the rubber enters the blogpost:

This rubber is by Staedtler. Malene informed us of its existence. She refers to it as ‘the little green rubber which is PVC free’. She herself has one and swears by it, which has led to a lot of us purchasing one.

It seems to be doing quite a good job (and the campus book shop sells it for hardly any money)!

Stationery solutions: the Marie

I have seen many a post out there in the Blogosphere concerning cute notebooks/pads and where to purchase them. Fine and dandy as that is, I would like to gather the combined writing wisdom of my fellow students, with attributions in the form of names.

Marie writes in her books. My grandfather taught me that this was a sin and I do not indulge in this behaviour, but it is her book and she paid for it, so who am I to judge? She uses the standard student method of highlighting in the books which is not really that interesting (but it is a means of colour coding, which I will mention later). On top of, or rather beside, the notes and the highlight she will add tiny red question marks by parts of the text she does not understand. She then enquires about the subject the question mark points to. When she feels she has understood it she erases the mark by friction!

If that is not cool, I do not know what is… I feel I should mention that Marie uses a Muji pen (costs a bit more but looks much nicer in my opinion):

muji
source: muji.eu

For those of you with a propensity for burning your notes, here is a video from the Magic Squares, which could (provided you write on a similar material to playing cards) mean you save money on paper: