How We Fix Our Morning

We don't always have a great morning. But in order to have a great day, we really need that good – or even a great start.

For us, a bad morning usually caused by sleeping late, an immediate jump to social media, or not knowing what to do for the rest of the day. So, when things went the other way how do we fix them? 

1. Morning Stretch

We often hear the benefit of working out in the morning before we do anything else. It sets up our moods and gives us more energy for the rest of the day. But sometimes we're just not feeling to do a high impact workout. Instead, we go for an easy & slow morning stretch instead. This won't take long, simply search for a "10-minutes Morning Stretch" on Youtube and you're already set up for the day. 

A morning yoga/stretch allows you to have a moment for yourself before the hustle you're about to have in the next 30 minutes or so. It also allows you to set your intention for the day, whether it is to be productive, to get inspired, or to finish a few simple & hard tasks. With great intention, comes a great result.

2. Coffee Fix or Any-favorite-drink Fix

Yes, yes, we've all seen this "I can't function without my caffeine" everywhere that it's getting cliche. But, for us getting a coffee or any drink in the morning makes us feel happy and content. It's a way to get our morning set up great.

3. Dress Up

This one brings a great impact, especially since we're now mostly working from home. Dressing up and putting our make up on also acts as a switch on our brain. Transforming from sleepy-bed-rest mode into a work mode. We firmly believe that if we look good, we'll do good.

4. Make a List

Did you know? Making a list is actually a way to get things done more effectively. Our brain capacity can only hold a teeny, tiny amount of memory. So, writing it down and making a list out of it will help our brain to stop overworking and allows us to actually get things done.



Calligraphy Holiday Gift Set, Why Not?

Here’s why.

The holidays are all about being present with your family, friends – basically, all of your loved ones. To appreciate their presence in your life through all the ups and downs. But when the holidays are not on your side – meaning you’re away but you still want to let them know how much they mean to you, time to send them a personal gift. Sending them ahead is fine too.

This year, we’re working together with Vera Kwok, known as on Instagram. Adorned with beautiful swashes of penmanship by Vera, we have launched 7 gift sets with ranging options for you to choose from.

It's not just about aesthetics, or simply because calligraphy is pretty. We want to bring a deeper value through our holiday hampers. A personal one, indeed. These gift sets will be available for personalization in each set for the recipient. It’s not just another yearly gift, it surely is a special one.

Enjoy a ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“% ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ for any purchase made before ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ญ๐ก ๐๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—. So let's embrace that holiday spirit and shop today!

Ready to Stamp Your Way in Japan?

Did you waste too much of your cash on your hotels and flights? Plundered your wallet on good food? Fear not, we have a solution. Eki stamps.
What are Eki Stamps first off? It's a type of free souvenir that you can find in certain tourist attractions and stations throughout Japan. The best thing about these stamps is that they're free. You heard me correctly, free. 
Eki stamps are intricate and unique to their location - making it all the worth more attractive to get. These souvenirs could either be hiding behind pillars of walls or open in plain sight. If you're having trouble locating these souvenirs, you can always ask an attendant for assistance. 
To help aid your search, we present you with these phrases: 
"ใ™ใฟใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€้ง…ใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒณใƒ—, ใฏใฉใ“ใงใ™ใ‹?"
"Sumimasen, eki sutanpu wa doko desu ka?"
 - Translating to "Excuse me, where is the Eki stamp?" 
or if you'd like to impress the fellow Japanese attendant, 
"Sumimasen, dokode eki sutanpu o mitsukeru koto ga dekimasu ka?"
- translating to "Excuse me, where can I find the eki stamp?"
Who needs Disneyland when you could entertain your kids with a treasure hunt? They'll have a blast finding these stamps after stamps. No kids? No worries, you could always keep them to yourself as a memory of your unforgettable trip to Japan. 
Now, if you're scratching your heads wondering right now about the correlation between some rubber stamps and an online stationery store I'd like to tell you flat-out, that there isn't any. It's more of a massive reach. But, oh well, it's better to do some blatant product advertising rather than do nothing at all! You can use our personalized notebooks as a stamp book! Add them to your Papermark diary! Add them to your Papermark journal! Add them to your Papermark bullet journal! All free of charge!
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