Sunday Inkings #17

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Giveaways This week we have 2 giveaways that I know of. One is organized by yours truly, of course. You can grab a few chances to win 1 of 3 Wahl-Eversharp leather zipper pen pouches. Link to the giveaway here. This one ends on 8 March! Pen Chalet is also holding a giveaway, with pretty awesome prizes: 1st Place: Conklin Herringbone Fountain Pen 2nd Place: Sheaffer 300 Ferarri Ballpoint Pen Gift Set 3rd Place: Monteverde Artista Fountain Pen Link to…

SFPL Pen Meet Feb’15 … And A Wahl-Eversharp Giveaway For You!

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Time flies and on February 28, 2015, the Singapore Fountain Pen Lovers (SFPL) Facebook group was due for yet another pen meet, for the month of February. This time, it was held at the Tea Party Cafe which has been volunteered by one of our members, and what a nice cafe it was! We had a turnout of about 50+ and although the turnout number is around the same for the last 2 months, I am still pretty amazed, as our pen…

Straits Pen Fukubukuro Sale

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Howdy! I am late to blog about this, but I guess it’s better late than never! In early January this year, I found out that Straits Pen was holding a Fukubukuro sale. Fukubukuro is 福袋 in Kanji, which means “Lucky Bag”. This is a Japanese custom of the New Year where retailers will pack “goodie bags” of items unknown to purchasers, and sell these bags at a substantial discount. It is a win-win situation for both merchants and customers, as…

Pilot Namiki Togidashi Hira Double Crane Maki-e Fountain Pen Review

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What an honour I have again, to review a pen of a friend. This time, it’s a really delightful pen with a long name — the Namiki Togidashi Hira Double Crane Maki-e fountain pen! This pen was loaned to me by Siew Hong for the purpose of this review. The pen comes with a bottle of Pilot ink, nicely wrapped in plastic. The velvet-covered huge box has a very elegant-looking creased gold cloth lining inside, where the pen rests and…

Happy Lunar New Year!

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Happy Lunar New Year! This year is the Year of the Goat/Sheep/Ram however you like it. As the Chinese calendar follows the lunar calendar, it falls on a different date every year on the western calendar. The Chinese community will be celebrating our New Year, also known as Spring Festival. Yesterday we all had our reunion dinners with our families, and mine went to a seafood restaurant at the East Coast Park for a really yummy dinner! The Chinese New Year…