PaperCon 2019 Haul!

Two weeks ago, I worked at PaperCon under Abbey’s booth with two volunteers: Trina (who so happens to be a friend from college) and Nice (a new friend, yey!) It was ultimately a rewarding experience—we had so much fun manning a booth and talking to the customers! Before it got too busy, I was able to take a couple of photos of the event:

It still amazes me that people lined up around 2-3 hours before the event itself to get a hold of the VIP ticket (which was limited to 200 only!) Salute to you guys for bracing the hot weather and standing up for so long, haha.

Just look at that line!

Setting up (a.k.a. the calm before the storm.)

At 10:00AM on the dot, the doors officially opened, and a swarm of people entered. We were selling stationery and books left and right, and we didn’t realize how much time has passed until one of us called for a lunch break!

Team ABC! (L-R: Abbey, me, Trina, and Nice + special mention to Auntie Z for helping us out!)

We took turns taking breaks and going around when it wasn’t too busy. Actually, before PaperCon, I already had an idea of what I wanted to buy (from stalking the online shops of each seller, haha!)—and I’m proud to say that I stayed within my budget. Now, on to my haul!

Cute PaperCon ticket!

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10a Alabama’s Arts and Crafts Fair


Today I went to 10a Alabama’s Arts and Crafts Fair, where I spent four hours there, mostly window shopping. There were just so many things to do and buy! After much uncertainty, I decided to buy these:

I’m so happy to say that I finally checked off something from my wishlist (which I wanted for a long time now).

[Left to right]

(1) I finally got an Alunsina Handbound Notebook! It smells so good, as it is made from real leather. I decided on the design with a clean (and smooth) finish with a charm of a small airplane. It might be a little pricey for students, but it was so worth it since not only does each purchase support local artists, but I did get a pretty awesome (did I mention, refillable?) notebook. Inside, it comes with three types of notebooks (which you can switch out if you want to): lined, blank, and squared.

(2) I got Ella Lama‘s first-ever “Pin of the Month” set (I got pack number 5/100!). It had the theme of the magnificent writing material: the pencil. The set includes 2 prints (with quotes in pretty hand lettering relating to pencils), a couple of stickers (with cute puns and such relating to pencils), a small zine (which is all about pencils), and a collar pin (the really cute pencil).

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