OK, so this isn't a traditional notebook with blank or lined pages. Rather, it's a writing exercise book in Tamil that I found in an Indian bookstore in Jersey City, NJ. I have such a fondness for these fine red and blue lines that I decided to slip this entry into the museum.
I can't believe I'd misplaced this notebook for so long! This is from my trip to Tibet in 2001, when I spent a lot of time at Buddhist monasteries. In Samye, I met some very kindly monks and, on the day of my departure, they surprised me with this delicate notepad from their monastery (the oldest monastery in Tibet actually, circa 775AD).