Noteworthy OFP #3

Greetings from Vietnam – yes, I am on a business trip again. And yes, it gets tiring, and not as fun as people would normally imagine. Am I lucky to have opportunities to travel for business? Yes. Am I happy about it? It depends – when the travel gets really frequent, or if the destination isn’t very pleasant, then not really. Sometimes during such trips, I need to be stuck in jams for ages. That’s really not great, and not…

Planning my planner project

Hello everyone! Not a Noteworthy OFP post today, just a quick update. Final week of September leads me to think about the coming of the end of the year. Which means it’s about time to start preparing for next year. Which means… time for a new planner! How have I fared for my 2017 planner? Well, I can only say that expectations are always more positive than reality. I imagined using a beautiful planner with much diligence and decorating it…

Noteworthy OFP #2

It’s mid-September and I’m home alone, but preparing for a trip to… Myanmar! For the very first time! However, I’m going there for work and not for business. Still, I wonder how the fountain pen community is like in Myanmar. Do people in Myanmar use fountain pens? Any Burmese readers around? Share your experiences with me, please! Burmese fountain pens? I did a quick search online and found a thread in the Fountain Pen Network, showing photos of vintage Pilot…

Noteworthy OFP #1

Welcome to the first instalment of Noteworthy OFP! I’ve had some people send me emails recently to tell me about their websites or companies. Since I’ve paused blogging a year ago, it seemed that a few more stores and services have popped up online. It’s great to see that the world is still being interested in fountain pens and everyday carry. Galen Leather The first mention I would like to make today is Galen Leather. Here is a short description…

Launching Noteworthy OFP!

I’m back here blogging on my site! Thanks to the wonderful responses from y’all in my previous post, I’ve decided to come back here to contribute a regular “newsletter-styled” post every weekend. The poll showed a 96% positive response, which is simply overwhelming. Thank you to all of you for being so supportive. I will call this new series “Noteworthy Onfountainpens”, or “Noteworthy OFP” for short. If you’re on social media, you can use a hashtag “#noteworthyOFP” so I’ll know…

Do me a poll favour!

Hey everyone! I am back here briefly to request your feedback on an idea that I have for On Fountain Pens. You probably have noticed that I have pretty much “abandoned” this website since last August. To be honest, all of you are great readers and I get a lot of support from everyone, but I haven’t found the motivation or energy to commit to any project at all as I have been going through, well, a “phase”, for lack…

Fountain Pen Faux Pas – 5 things to avoid when using your fountain pen!

I’ve made my fair share of mistakes when it comes to using fountain pens. Leaky ink, splayed nibs, scratchy writing – these things can all take the pleasure out of writing with pen and ink. So, having learned from my mistakes, we’ve put together a short list of the most common fountain pen faux pas and how to avoid them. A heavy hand Fountain pens aren’t like ball-points. They only need the lightest touch to produce a nice flow of…

I missed the Pilot Pen Clinic, but…

I blogged a few days ago that there was going to be a Pilot Pen Clinic in Singapore, and I had to miss it due to work trips. It was a rare event that I wish I could have attended, and met the Pen Doctor, Mr. Atsushi Takizawa, in person. It was really too bad that there was a schedule conflict! Nevertheless, Pilot Singapore and Mr. Takizawa have very kindly accommodated to my request of doing an email interview instead of a…

Sunday Inkings #50

We have already approached 50 Sunday Inkings! What a feat! PENS Pen Review: The Aurora Optima Nero Perla – The Gentleman Stationer Pen Review – Ranga Demonstrator Bamboo (Regular Size) – Mehandiratta Introducing the Tactile Turn Gist Fountain Pens – Goulet Pens Kaweco Supra Brass Fountain Pen Review – Ed Jelley The Value of a Pen – Pen Economics PAPER How to Turn Your Filofax into a Bullet Journal – Goulet Pens OTHERS Review: Visconti Dreamtouch Leather 6 Pen Holder…

Sunday Inkings #49

PENS When promises are not delivered: The Parker 5th – The Pen Addict The Montblanc Heritage Rouge et Noir Coral Fountain Pen: A Review – The Pen Addict News: M205 Aquamarine Special Edition Demonstrator – The Pelikan’s Perch Pelikan Stola III Fountain Pen Review – Pens! Paper! Pencils! East Pen Made in Tokyo – Cronicas Estilograficas INKS Diamine Gold and Silver with Frankenflex – Fountain Pen Inks & Bleach OTHERS Reasonably Priced Pen Carry: Lihit Lab Bags and Cases –…