I’m a big notebook collector, and no it’s not ‘notebooks – computers’ but ‘notebook – Jolina on the cover’. You know, the one with paper, and requires a pen.
Anyway I’m nuts about these. I appreciate it whenever us press people are given freebie nice ones (I tend to use them till they fall apart), and there was a time I’d buy one every time I’d go to National Bookstore, so I’ve tried the ‘Blue Feather’, the yellow ‘King Jim’, ‘Green Apple’ and all sorts of other brands. I don’t like the spiral ones, I prefer the ones with a spine and I’d use it till it’d get all worn out and loose – leafed (if there’s such a word).
So this brought me to start wondering what the best type is out there, so I surfed and learned about Moleskins, reportedly the ones used by Van Gogh, Chatisse, Hemingway, Matisse and Gary Mercado. Yes I just sneaked my name in there, to see how it’d look aside those legends. Pitiful, I know.
At any rate, I was meandering about Greenbelt 2 the other day when I found these, called (I hope I get it right) “Authors” notebooks. Sorry about the lousy 1.3mpx pics. Anyway they’re covered in soft leather, come in fashionable colors (black, blue, red, pink, green, white etc.) and have really nice unlined paper in it, perfect for when you’re harboring hopeless thoughts of writing the next great Philippine novel, as I am wont to do often during the day.
They’re somewhat fashionably priced as well, with the one in the picture going for P1,650.00, a larger album-like one going for P2,500.00, and smaller, pocket sized ones for P450/P550 (I forget which).
Anyway they’re really nice, and I’m posting this for two reasons, a. to make very big hints at people close to me as my birthday and/or Christmas are mere months away, b. to prove I’ve known about them first before anyone else as I’m sure they’ll get pretty popular once everyone learns of them.
Of course, none of my cheapo friends are rich enough to bestow such upon me, and I wouldn’t be surprised if someone comments that these have been in the market for ten years already, where have I been, and there are many other models much better and cheaper. But what the heck, I like ’em so there.
You can find them at the Sketchbooks store at G2. I tried to ask where else they can be bought but the vague salesgirl was – vague. Must be the fumes from all that oil paint.
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