holylantern

i'm melon, twenty
girl from aus with too many dreams—
reading / study blog.

currently studying optometry.


september. / made using @andatsea ’s beautiful washi tape ✨

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an unposted spread from april which i liked quite a lot. ✨💛 long time no post, hope everyone is doing okay.

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16/4/18
last week bujo, feat kehlani’s “honey”. ☀️⚡️
feeling those golden vibes. happy april!

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2/3/18 ✨
welcome march! monthly spread & highlight from my new travel journal.

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23/1/18—

late december write up. hope everyone is having a lovely jan!

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ttstudys:

261217 | 🎧 : Boy - The Boyz
The first of many customised muji notebooks I’m working on for my project, which officially begins in 2018. [open for better quality xx] (1/?)

ig: ttstudys

please do not repost or steal!

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28/11/17-
long time no post- life has been hectic! trying a new style in my midori traveler’s notebook.

now playing - the louvre, lorde

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22/9-
happy september! 🌱🌿🍃

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Question:

omg not to be creepy but do u go to unsw? (I was perusing ur posts and i think we have the same mid sem break!)

Answer:

hi anon! i do!!
it’s the only optom school in close proximity to me so :)

(what are you studying? 💕)
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2/8/17—
happy august! a simple, sort-of-halsey-inspired spread bc i got to see her at the beginning of the week. 🦋🦋

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🌸 23/7
friends got me a gorgeous dusty pink record player for my birthday! (also hi long time no post!! it’s been a hectic few months!)

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Question:

Hey :) I was just wondering how much physics and math are in the optometry degree?

Answer:

Hey there! Thanks for your question!

To be honest… a little, but not too much. In first year, we were required to sit a mathematics course and a physics course, but these courses were only just slightly harder than they were back in high school. As you’d expect as well, learning about the optics of light and lenses involves maths and physics, but the concepts introduced in optics don’t really require a deep background knowledge of the two individual subjects. You mostly learn completely new things, and the maths involved is generally simple algebra and the occasional use of trigonometry. 

I’m not too sure how it is for Optometry schools other than my own, but in short, there’s not a huge focus on maths and physics in Optometry past your basic principles (and colour vision). I’m in my third year of study, and we’ve basically ditched all of that stuff for more clinical aspects of Optometry such as treating and diagnosing vision problems, and ocular disease. 

I hope that kind of made sense! If you have any other questions let me know!

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19/4/17—
ocular embryology notes ft jinbei-san.
on mid-semester break now!

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Question:

hello!!!! in your 5/4/17 post what graph paper did you use? im trying to find nice A4 paper but i cant seem to decide on anything 😅 thank u in advance and i love ur posts!!!! they're so nice and i noticed the raven king book in the same post. who's your favorite character in the series?

Answer:

hi there! 💕thanks for the lovely message! i’m glad to hear you like my posts 😭😭💕
i use rhodia grid a4 notepads! they’ve got a perforated bit at the top so you can tear the pages out neatly and use it as note paper.
also i’m really happy you picked up on my copy of trk in that pic!!! i adore trc so much!! my favourite character is actual sweetheart ronan lynch. 😂 who’s yours?

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5/4/17—
“last minute cramming for ocular disease exam at 12am sos” notes. no time for pretty body text, but the aesthetique…. is still kinda there…. 💦

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21.3.17—
happy tuesday! uni is kicking my ass already and we’re only in week four… this is what my bujo looks like when i’m busy, apparently haha.
doing daily to-do lists instead, and i’m finding it’s working a bit better for me in terms of productivity. how has everyone been doing?

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Question:

Hi! I'm starting college next year and I'm like, kinda really picky about pens. What are your favorite pens and why? For notes or drawing, either. I don't like gel (I always smudge it) and I don't want it to bleed at all. If this is totally bothering you I'm sorry I just don't know anyone who's picky like me so I figure I'd ask a studyblr with beautiful writing 😂

Answer:

hi anon! first of all, thanks for the message! (and thankyou for the lovely compliment!)

second of all, you’re probably going to have a bad time… I use almost exclusively gel pens for my writing! 

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i’m fairly picky when it comes to writing instruments too, but I found that muji products work really well for me, and they’re super cheap! my go-to pen is the muji 0.5 smooth writing gel pen, but it is gel as you mentioned :(. when i was studying for uni entrance exams, my go-to pens were jetstream 1.0 uniball pens, which worked fabulously for me– you could try those, but I can’t vouch for what they’re like now, b/c I bought a bunch a few years back and the ink seemed to be stuck in all of them?? there are a few other muji pens I use (such as the 0.7 ball pen), but none of them write as good as the aforementioned one for me :(

for drawing and for super fine lines, copic multiliners are the way to go. for calligraphy i use tombow brush pens, which i guess what everyone else uses because they’re at a decent price. 

as for bleeding and smudging- i find that the quality of the paper you use really matters, not so much the pens themselves. i only really get bleed if i’m using bad paper. (i’m really liking rhodia writing pads at the moment, and its super resistant towards bleed, so please check that out if its your thing!) 

hope this was at least… marginally useful LOL. if anyone has any other suggestions, please go ahead, i don’t really have much of a clue about non gel writing pens ;-; 

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8.3.17— while i’m gone, dream me the world.
the flowers in this spread are inspired by a clamp artwork from the xxxholic kochou no yume artbook!

i guess this has become a habit now, posting on wednesdays… uni’s started up again so my schedule has become a bit busier 💦 hope everyone is having a great week! ✨
remember to take care of yourself!

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birdkostudies:

studypunked:

030217 – gosh, life has been busy. i signed on to assistant produce Spring Awakening right after my show ended (to no one’s surprise), rushed APO and am loving the people so far (go me for doing the unexpected), & am taking more credits than anticipated. hope everyone’s year has been lovely so far.

i love this and also spring awakening is so great omg

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gudetama-studies:

I couldn’t decide which picture to keep, so I’m going to keep them all. Also, I couldn’t find my waterbrush so mildliners will have to do instead ;; sadly, there aren’t many fresh flowers out here where I live, but ah. Happy cny to those who celebrate it ! ( 2 9 / 0 1 / 2 0 1 7 )

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