Wednesday, April 21, 2010

simple exercise books



when i was a kid i never had a rubber erasor collection or a glitzy sticker album, but i tell you what, through age i've developed a thing for plain (some might say "boring") simple stationary.
gotta have clean lines and monotone colors.

much to k-chan's disapproval, when ever i get the chance i peek into local stationary shops (have to be old-school style ones, the new ones stock all the same boring mass produced stuff) for a bit of a rummage.

yesterday i went looking for a squared notebook for some kanji study (yes, i've decided to brush-up on my kanji) and found these neat "local" exercise books. i'm so gonna enjoy studying kanji again by using these beauties.



even might brush-up on my handwriting too.
my nana would be proud. she has the most beautiful flowie handwriting, very old-school calligraphy style.



looking at this exercise book brings back memories of my nana teaching me how to write (not print) my abc's in the sand at the beach.
ahh, those were the days...





8 comments:

pascale said...

I used those exact same notebooks when I was at school in HK. Geez I feel old now.

Let's just say you have good taste. :)

Luuworld said...

that's funny- these kind of exercise books are the same all over the world! the look, the paper...even the smell i can imagine is the same. (i have this thing about smelling paper- i like the differences in smell, depending on the type of paper!)

good luck with the kanjji! when i lived in japan and when i studied japanese at uni, i knew a lot of kanji, but now i've forgotten so many. reading is ok, but writing is more tricky!

and k-chan shouldn't be upset at you for going crazy with the books. your baby can use them! :-D

world of sekimachihato said...

* pascale
wow, these must really be ancient!
hahaha, just kidding.
when i lay eyes on them i could tell they were pretty old-school, and really cheap too.
when i get the chance i'm gonna go back in search of a few more.

GL said...

Damn now you leave me no choice but to brush up on 'em also.

I can type em but when it comes to writing......

world of sekimachihato said...

* Luuworld
you have a sniffing fetish! lol
hope it only relates to paper...
mmm, but you are right about different paper smells. i love the smell of new magazines, especially mens-non-no. (maybe it's the glue used for binding?).
i once read that many people need to go to the toilet (#2) when they visit a book store because something about the smell of books give you the urge.

and yes, you're right, i can study kanji again with my little one. scary thought that one day he will no doubt know more kanji than me...

world of sekimachihato said...

* GL
i'm sure you know more than me...
in this computer age (man that makes me sound old) it's so easy to type kanji, but when it comes to pen and paper i soon find myself at a lost.

Life for Beginners said...

Luuworld's not the only one with a smelling fetish... ;)

I love exercise books... they are just fun (when you don't have real homework to do, that is)! :P

world of sekimachihato said...

* Life for Beginners
oh, another sniffer aye!
why do i have a funny feeling that your one is not for paper though...

yes, homework sucks. i don't think i could ever go back to being a student again. if they cut out the homework i'd go back in a jiffy!

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