I missed the Pilot Pen Clinic, but…

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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

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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

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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 –…

Pilot Singapore is organizing a Pen Clinic!

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I recently received an invitation to the Pilot Pen Clinic in Singapore, but I am absolutely disappointed because… I WON’T BE AROUND AT THAT TIME TO ATTEND IT! Damn, why do such exciting events always clash with my business trips! The Pilot Pen Clinic will be held from 27-29 July 2016, and the esteemed Namiki Nib Specialist, Mr. Atushi Takizawa from Japan, will be present to “diagnose and heal” Namiki pens. Interestingly, he is also known as a “Pen Doctor”,…

Sunday Inkings #48

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Wow, there are a lot of interesting reads from the past fortnight that I am amazed! Here’s the list of Sunday Inkings for this Sunday, do enjoy! PENS M915 Hunting: A Cautionary Tale of Early Lacquered Finishes – The Pelikan’s Perch Zen and the Art of Fountain Pen Maintenance – The Pen Addict Fad or Function? Using what you enjoy…and makes sense. – The Clicky Post Namiki Nippon Art Maki-e Fountain Pens – Goulet Pens Frankenflex! Noodler’s Ahab with a Zebra…

Sunday Inkings #47

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I’m in between business trips so, not a lot of links today… but they are still enjoyable links! PENS Introducing the Visconti Watermark! – Goulet Pens Duet Nib – Cronicas Estilograficas INKS News: Edelstein Ink of the Year 2018 Announced – The Pelikan’s Perch Colors of the Four Seasons—Again – Cronicas Estilograficas OTHERS My Journaling Habits – The Finer Point Start Bay Notebook Cover Review and Giveaway – Pens! Paper! Pencils!

Sunday Inkings #46

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PENS A TWSBI Diamond 580 and the Eco – Inkophile Nakaya Decapod Twist – Calligraphy Nut Soon To Be Released New Pilot Pen (forum post) – Fountain Pen Network Introducing the Pilot Sterling Fountain Pen Collection – Goulet Pens INKS Ink Shot Review: J. Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre Experiments with Fountain Pen Ink – Writer’s Bloc OTHERS Review: Franklin Christoph Penvelope 6 – Alt Haven // reminds me of the review of the same that I did before. Pens In…

Sunday Inkings #45

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Sorry for posting this slightly late (for readers in Asia)! For readers in the rest of the world, I guess it’s still pretty on time. ^_^ PENS The Montegrappa Fortuna Mule – Inkdependence! Introducing the Visconti Manhattan Wall Street – Goulet Pens Modern Pilot Fountain Pen – Inkophile Vintage Pens for People Who Think Vintage Pens Are Scary – Pen Addict PAPER Kim Jong Un visits Dandelion Notebook Factory – UPI J.K. Cedar Paper – 100 gsm – Mehandiratta INKS…

#pendelight: Pilot Capless Kasuri and Midnight Blue – New Designs for 2016

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Click, click! Pilot introduces annually some new designs for their Capless retractable fountain pen, and this year they have just unveiled 3 new designs. Two of them are the Kasuri designs as seen above, in green and red. Kasuri refers to fabric that has been woven with dyed fibres that create specific patterns and motifs in the fabric, particularly in the 18th century. The two Pilot Capless Kasuri pens show a simple repeating pattern that is not too flashy, and is…

The Montblanc Rouge et Noir (oops!) Ballpoint Pen

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I bought the Montblanc Rouge et Noir ballpoint pen. Before any of you scream at me for buying a non-fountain pen – and a BALLPOINT PEN in fact, let me try to redeem myself by explaining why I bought it. 🙂 Truth be told, I do have a great many fountain pens, but how many do I actually use – and how many cartridges or converters do I actually finish using – in a year? Probably less than my fingers…