Check out the cuter electronics post on mouse pads.
This may sound a little bit silly, but students really should invest in a mouse pad. You spend so much time sitting at your laptop that you want to be able to jot down things that you notice, as well as have a good surface for your wireless mouse.
It even has an inspirational quote on the botton.
I have a writing pad shaped like a cat. It's adorable and useful. As you can see, when my laptop is closed, I use the pad as a coaster. So many uses, ha.
Unfortunately, I'm down to the last three pages.
You can probably pick up something similar at the closest Korean stationary store.
Or these alternatives:
Legal Pad in Lovely Colors
To Do Pad
Innovera Gel Mouse