Nakaya Pen Clinic, 25-27 August 2015

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Aesthetic Bay held a Nakaya Pen Clinic from 25-27 August 2015 and I was happy to be invited to the Pen Clinic and the Thanksgiving session for the Nakaya team, which was held on the final day of the Pen Clinic. I arrived there right after work, and there was already a crowd gathered around the table where nibmeister Shinichi Yoshida was hard at work, tuning nibs for Nakaya pen owners. There were also many pens on display, and needless…

Blank and Write Backpocket Journal – Tomoe River Edition

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Some time ago I’ve reviewed the Backpocket Ink Tester that was provided to me by Straits Pen. Backpocket notebooks and journals are made by Curnow Bookbinding & Leatherwork. They come in various designs, and as I found out, paper quality too. If you remember, the Ink Tester that I reviewed had paper that were alright, but not great, as feathering and bleedthrough still occured. This time, Justin from Blank and Write Singapore provided me with a Backpocket journal that was…

Online Vision Fountain Pen

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Ever since knowing about the Online SG50 Vision Calligraphy Set, I have grown interested in Online fountain pens. The SG50 was no doubt a very elegant piece with its brushed red body and the shiny engraving. I decided to look more into another Vision pen, this time a non-calligraphy one, and make a few notes about it here. I have this pen and other than knowing that it’s from the Vision range of pens, I have no idea what specific…

Sunday Inkings #28

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Pens Review – Pilot Murex – Alt Haven Two Stub Nib Pens That Were Almost Created Equal – Inkophile Ink and Pen Notes: Franklin-Christoph Model 19 and Sailor Storia Balloon Green – FP Quest FP101: Fountain Pens for Lefties – Goulet Pens News: M200 Green Marbled to be Reintroduced – Pelikan’s Perch Paper Eighty Pages Notebook Review – Inktronics Baron Fig Limited Edition: Work / Play (Dot Grid / Blank) – Pen Paper Ink Letter Inks Ink Review: Noodler’s Blue…

The SG50 Fountain Pens – A Roundup

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Happy Golden Jubilee, Singapore! 9 August 2015 marked the day Singapore turns 50 ever since gaining independence in 1965. For all my fellow Singaporeans and those living in Singapore, I hope you had a blast during the Jubilee long weekend of 7-10 August! To commemorate this exhilarating year, a task force has been set up to support the year-long celebrations, and it’s called SG50. Throughout the island, one can see the SG50 red dot printed on many places, and as…

About my Patreon Page

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What is Patreon? I first stumbled upon Patreon a few months ago and felt that it was an excellent concept. Patreon comes from the word “patron”, which in turn simply refers to a person who provides support to an individual, group, or a cause. On Patreon, you can provide support via financial aid to an artist or a creator that you like. If you’re familiar with Kickstarter, you would be able to understand this concept a little better, except where Patreon…

Pierre Cardin Grand Aqua Fountain Pen

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Pierre Cardin is a famous French fashion brand, and I never thought they were into stationery as well. I’ve just had the chance to use and review a Pierre Cardin fountain pen for the first time, and the pen I received was the Pierre Cardin Grand Aqua fountain pen! The pen came in a nice smooth box with the Pierre Cardin logo debossed on it. When I opened it up, I was really happy to see a beautiful white pen…

Sunday Inkings #27

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Pens Expensive Fountain Pen Buying Strategies – FPQuest Ink & Pen Notes: Kaweco AL Sport Black Stonewashed and Kaweco Red Cartridge – FPQuest My Security Blanket – Travelling With Too Many Pens – From The Pen Cup New Pelikan Fall Preview 2015 – m205 Amethyst, m800, 600 – Goldspot Pens Anatomy of a Fountain Pen – Goulet Pens Form Versus Function – Pens! Paper! Pencils! My Tier One Pens – Gentleman Stationer Inks Ink Shot Review: J. Herbin 1670 Emerald of Chivor @BureauDirect – Gourmet Pens Review: Private…

Winners of the SG50 Online Vision Special Edition Calligraphy Set!

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Hello there dear readers! Thank you so much for the support on the SG50 Online Vision Calligraphy Set. There was an overwhelming number of entries! I have not had the chance to pick the winners the last few days, but I am finally able to do so today. I bet you are all excited. The winners are: a Rafflecopter giveaway Congratulations to Sandra and Sok H.! Sandra has won for leaving a comment on this post, and Sok has won…

Faber-Castell Reopening Ceremony

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After weeks of renovation and revamping its boutique in Singapore, Faber-Castell relaunched the boutique last Friday, 24 July 2015. More than 60 guests turned up at the reopening event, and I was very honoured to be one of those invited to it! I rushed down from work to the event at Ion Orchard, and very unfortunately missed the opening speeches. I arrived in time, though, to the beating of drums and clashing of cymbals, as the lion dance troupe danced in…