Winners of the Life Noble Notebooks!

The winners of the Life Noble Notebooks are out! Congratulations to rdcalhoon, Spenser C., and xinhui, from the US, the US, and Singapore respectively! rdcalhoon won for leaving a comment on my blogpost: Spenser won also for commenting on my blogpost: And xinhui won for subscribing to my blog via email: I will be contacting all winners for your mailing details, but please leave a comment on this blogpost to tell me that you acknowledge winning this contest. Thanks all…

Guest post: Comparison of 3 Parker Vectors

So, the Parker Vector has been around for a long time. A long-lived pen. But did they remain the same throughout the years? We shall see: We compare vectors made from the USA, UK and France. Presumably, the American Vector is likely the first and oldest batch, the UK version the intermediate batch and the French one the last and newest batch. First the overall look from bottom to top: USA, UK and France, in this order. Nothing seems much different. Differences starts to appear.…

Kaweco Skyline Sport fountain pen in Mint colour

By the generous sponsorship of Frank from Fontoplumo, I received this cute little Kaweco Skyline Sport fountain pen! One can never have too many Kaweco Sport fountain pens, I think, and I had been trying to decide between the original Classic Sport in Bordeaux or in white… In case you haven’t heard, I’ve already reviewed the Kaweco Classic Sport some time ago, and although my picture shows many Sports together, I effectively only owned one of them – the clear version.…

Guest post: Transforming the Platinum Preppy

This is a fun and creative guest post about switching around parts of the Platinum Preppy, Plaisir, Desk pen, and highlighter, written by Thomas Teo! For more information on the Platinum Preppy and Plaisir, check out my review. ~~~ So, the story goes….. You want a fountain pen that is yours. I mean not just yours, but truly yours. A pen that has the right color combinations, writes well and works well. Most important of all, it represents you! Think…

Life Noble Note – Review and Giveaway!

Besides loving good pens, I also love good paper. Pens and paper are complementary to each other, and no matter how good a pen you have, it is of no use if you can’t find some decent paper to write on with it. This notebook I’m about to review has got to be one of the best notebooks out there so far, that isn’t Rhodia or Clairefontaine… let’s have a look at the Life Noble Note Book (and watch out…

Danitrio Screen Temaki Flowers (HD-3) fountain pen

Danitrio is not a brand that I am familiar with, but after trying out couple of pens owned by a visiting fountain pen enthusiast, and attending the inaugural Southeast Asia Danitrio Maki-e event held in Singapore last year, I must say I’m very impressed with their range of pens. So you can imagine my delight when I received this pen in the mail… as a GIFT! Thank you so much, generous friend (you know who you are). I’ve always been…

Winners of the Grandluxe Monologue Notebooks!

The winners of the Grandluxe Monologue notebooks are out! As it ended on Halloween and I’ve got more entries than expected, I have decided to give out BOTH notebooks, pink and gold! The first winner is Jeff R. and the entry came from him commenting on my post: As Jeff is the first winner, I will let him choose which colour he prefers. The other notebook will then go to: Congratulations, Jeff and Kysha! And thanks to everyone for taking…

Pilot 78G fountain pen: a revisit

I know I’ve reviewed this pen before, but since I have grown very fond of it, I felt that my anecdotal previous post hadn’t given it enough justice. Those had been the days when I did not even have a proper camera (not that I have one now – my photos are all taken using my smartphone with a nice quality camera). I was just starting out in the realm of fountain pens and hadn’t known very much what to take…

SFPL Ink Reflections and Pen Meet, Oct 2014

For those who don’t know SFPL, it’s an acronym for “Singapore Fountain Pen Lovers” and it is the Facebook group of fountain pen enthusiasts in Singapore. Clearly, I am part of it and even an administrator there, and recently I had done up some hyperactive chat sessions tagged #PenTalkFriday to get the group a little more involved (although it’s not like people aren’t already posting and commenting a lot around there already!). Soothing inks In my first #PenTalkFriday session, I…

Pilot Kakuno fountain pen – great for kids and beginners

On the topic of beginners’ fountain pens, I realised I haven’t really done up a single post about fountain pens for beginners! I shall look into this very very soon, but meanwhile, I have created a new category of posts for my blog to cater to this need. The category is called “For beginners”, and this new fountain pen that I got recently is the first to go in! I shall also review my older posts and fish out those…

Parker Sonnet (Ciselé Sterling Silver) fountain pen with gold trims

I don’t use Parker pens very often, and I guess the pen that I’m going to talk about today is one of the rare Parker pens that I have. It was a gift! An ex-colleague was quite a little into fountain pens and Aurora inks, and this is one of his most prized fountain pens that he owned. One day, he thought that he was absolutely too busy to play around with fountain pens and to keep them well-maintained, that…

Pilot Custom 742 with SFM nib

Alright, I actually bought this pen for myself for my birthday in 2012, but I’ve been keeping it under wraps for almost 2 years now! Nope, it’s not a hideous pen that is unable to see the world. In fact, it’s a pretty pen, and a good one at that! Introducing… the Pilot Custom 742 with a soft fine-medium nib! This elegant, classic-looking pen is black with gold trims, not very much unlike the Mont Blanc classic pens, or my…

Collectible: Peter Pan fountain pen

When I saw this pen on eBay, I knew I had to get it! This is a Peter Pan fountain pen made in the old days by a company called Salz Bros. Inc. (New York). I don’t really know why they call it a Peter Pan fountain pen – with its mega-petite size, I would more likely call it a Tinkerbell fountain pen instead! Let’s not wait anymore, I want to present the pen’s vital stats to you now, so…

Review & Giveaway: Grandluxe Monologue Notebook

I love getting stuff as much as I love giving away stuff, so you are entitled to a treat today! Some time ago, Grandluxe Singapore has sent me 4 Monologue notebooks to review. FOUR! There is an A6-sized black sketchbook and 3 A5-sized notebooks. In my opinion, there are no other colours as beautiful as this combination of gold, red, and pink. Well-chosen, Grandluxe! On the notebooks there is a sleeve cover surrounding the cover pages with the Monologue brand…

Platinum Music Nib

Hey, ho! I think I am on a roll lately blogging about fountain pens and reviewing them at top speed. Today’s review is going to be about a really cool music pen – the Platinum Music Nib Pen. What is a music pen used for, you may ask? Is it only for writing music? Clearly not, even though the nib is supposed to be optimized for writing on sheet music when placed upright on a music stand. You can use…