Current Fav 5 Stationery

Just a few of my unique but useful everyday items!

Here are the items I talk about:

GLOO : Blue color glue that makes it easy to see where you’re gluing, then turns clear as it dries.

PEN w/ PEN STAND: Durable tip: No bend, No breakage, Consistent fine line width 0.4mm. 5 Color set: Comes with a stylish stand that allows you to store and display your pens

WEARABLE MEMO: Wearable silicone memo band, slap bracelet-style – Keep your notes close and wear your thoughts around your wrist

PEN CLIP: Keep your pen and notebook close. The minimal design that makes it easy to mix and match your favorites.

DOT PEN: Round stamp core. 5.0mm in Diameter. A twin-type water-based color pen that allows you to push Dots and draw lines.

Do you already use any of these? Would love to hear your thoughts! Thank you for watching and swinging by!!

Events at Paper Please:

Last week we had a pizza party that I got to create a postcard for with Güd Güd Goods (Best pizza in LA, no joke it was guuuud)

This next week we will be hosting our monthly bake sale!

We can’t wait to see you on August 29th!🍞 Our Get Baked Sale last month was so much fun and
the pastries/sourdough sold out within an hour. Yes, an hour!
So we have decided to keep this as a monthly event until the end of the year!

Next Get Baked Sale: Saturday, August 29th from 12-3PM

Sourdough from Toasted Loaf is sold out but will be bringing some extras to sell the day of!
Pastries from Piqueniqueare available for
pre-order too. Started last night so act quickly!

Everyday Makeup – July 2

Did a quick Instagram Live today and showed how I have been recently doing my makeup. Super easy and over within ten minutes.

Unfortunately the video disappeared BUT I have all the items I used and here is the list:

REN SPF30
Wonderglow face primer
It cosmetics concealer
RMK Powder foundation
Milk Lip+Cheek
My brow pencil
24h brow setter
Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow
Kat von D tattoo eyeliner
Mote mascara Natural 1

this is me everyday. minimum amount of work and im able to leave the house

Also am accepting questions to do a Q&A video!

Please leave a comment below or DM me in Instagram and will be making a new video with your questions.

xFriedia

Voyage LA x Paper Please

Thank you @voyagelamag for the write up! Starting anything isn’t easy but over coming the challenges are so rewarding. Who knew that opening up a shop in #ChinatownLA would be hit hard by a virus? Who knew that we would have to shut our doors after a month of being opened? Getting to share our stories during these times are hopefully helpful to start conversations about certain topics and to possibly inspire others whom want to start something new. Truly grateful for everyone/everything right now! For a small business its a very tough/scary time and sometimes we just don’t know what will happen next. ❤️I am grateful for the experience and everything I am learning during all of this.

Read the whole article HERE

Asian Americans

I have been watching the @PBS #AsianAmericans and it makes me feel so many feelings. Happy that so many strong beings have made changes to this world and mad that in ways we are still dealing with the same problems today.
Being Brazilian/Japanese and growing up In Virginia was’t the best of times. I had big glasses and somehow got categorized as Asian and at my lunch with other fellow Asians whom were from India. And when I moved to Japan I got categorized as Foreign, and got picked on for having big eyes or curly hair…really anything they could find they reminded me of it. Being mixed you never know where you fit in.
And now having a shop in Chinatown and dealing with the racism with the Coronavirus there is tough. How people can profile a Chinese American for carrying the virus is crazy to me. When I go to LA Chinatown I see more windows being smashed or vandalized with no one walking around during the day.May I add that when we went to see the space for the first time there were so many people walking around, we met tourists from all over and as soon as the chaos hit Chinatown was the first to feel it. Its sad. Truly heartbreaking to have another racist recurring pattern in American history to happen during times like these. We need to learn from the past and stop this racial hatred. I just pray this is over soon.

Brazilian Mother, our dog Pinga and me

Very Hard Week – April 2020

never thought i would cry on camera

Not gonna lie, it has been one of the hardest weeks yet. This quarantine is not sitting well with me and I didn’t expect to cry while talking to you guys. Thats how crazy my emotions are going right now.

Hope everyone’s week was/is better and is doing well being happy and healthy! Thank you for your support!!

Let me know what other content you want to see.

Glad I am getting back into scrapbooking, this really helped me calm myself down and focus on the little things that matter, my family. My son saw this and asked if he could have it! Now I want to plan on how I can get him started on his OWN scrapbook. Idea’s running through my mind.

Sending love,

Friedia

Back to Documenting My Life!

I have been away AND I have been busy. Being a new-ish mom (feels like this lasts forever) and now opening up a store. What a crazy year it has been.

If you were on my newsletter, I sent everyone a very detailed story of what happened and how I got laid off. Now I am more passionate than ever about women’s rights and for us to all be equal.

In Japan a female hardly ever asks for a raise even though they went to a better school or faster/smarter than the guy next to her. Income levels between men and women in Japan are not equal; the average Japanese woman earns 40 percent less than the average man, 

In Japan once you get pregnant the job that you worked so hard at for the past 3-5 years, ‘assumes’ you will quit your job to be a house wife. Women are often found in part time or temporary jobs. … Japan has a strong tradition of women being housewives after marriage.

Being fired in this way for this reason was shocking and heartbreaking, but I see clearer now than ever before.

I am now being “forced” to pursue the very dream that got me fired in the first place. This is all part of the plan. The time is now and this excites and terrifies me at the same time!

I am back and ready to start sharing more of my life and what I learn from it. Would also love to learn from you all as well! I always say this but, every time there is a comment or DM I try to reply to all of you and hopefully we get to connect. We live in an amazing time where we can create friends on the other side of the world via online.

See ya around here again!

xFriedia

Happy New Year GIFT!

Totally late “Happy New Year” to you all! Wishing you all the happiest and most successful year yet! It’s gonna be a good one.
2018 is already feeling a little different, hasn’t it? It has gotten me pumped and inspired to do more! Or… in reality…I will try to post as much as I can being a one woman show lol
BUT, in my heart and soul I want to do SO MUCH MORE its hard sometimes. If you haven’t seen any of my new videos yet, then please do go by my channel and check out some recent vlogs. Another new thing is that I have started a PATREON page and would love to get your support on it in any way you can! Doesn’t even have to be funding! Just you stopping by my ETSY page or shop Instagram or personal IG page and saying hello helps! Knowing you are there helps!;)
OKAY~
For this month I wanted to give back so I thought if I made something downloadable for you to use that it would be easy for the both of us LOL …hope this works.
I have illustrated a handful of wallpapers that I am personally using myself and would love for you to use it on your desktop and/or laptop too! So sorry it is the last week of January, am hoping to do a FEB one pretty soon too so keep an eye out! If you are looking for wallpaper for your tele’s, I have also made some for your phones that you can find on my New Moon Instagram page!

ENJOY!

this is my desktop right now!

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