Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am an international Teacher Trainer. I train people to teach English as a Second Language. I am also an international travel blogger and photographer, specializing in documenting graffiti and street art all over the world. In 2017, my blog, TOKIDOKI (Nomad) was voted #17 out of 50 of the best graffiti blogs on the planet, and #53 out of 100 of the top travel photography blogs on the planet (according to blogspot.org.)
I am also an author of five books on Amazon.com, the most notable being “My Month with Banksy.”
How and when did you first discover Rhodia products?
That’s a very easy one for me. Definitely in Kobe, Japan about 7 years ago. Japan is the ‘land of stationery’ and I love browsing stores like Tokyu Hands in Kobe, and that’s where I saw their extensive Rhodia display. I just started buying the notepads for all of the writing I do, and it soon became known amongst my friends that I loved Rhodia, so they started gifting me various pads and notebooks on special occasions. Now, it’s just kind of a ‘thing.’ Me and my Rhodias.
Which are your favorite Rhodia products?
All of the various-sized Rhodia notepads and notebooks, of course. Sometimes I prefer lined, sometimes grid, sometimes blank…it just depends on what I’m doing. I keep a small pad in my backpack – I don’t have a smartphone, or a phone of any kind, for that matter…I know, I know! People freak out when I say that, but it’s true. So, my point is, I still do note-taking, and idea-jotting, the “old-school” way. So, I need my little Rhodia pads.
Do you use your Rhodia products for work? Personal use? Both?
Both. I use Rhodia as a Teacher Trainer to take notes on my courses, and I use Rhodia for my blog post/book drafts, as well as for notes when I’m interviewing various artists that I feature on my blog.
Where do you regularly purchase Rhodia products?
I stocked up on them the last time I was at Tokyu Hands in Kobe in 2016. Needless to say, I’m running out.
Any other thoughts?
Thanks for the opportunity to share my Rhodia experience on Rhodia Drive!