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

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

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…

Happy Lunar New Year!

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…

Sunday Inkings #15 & InCoWriMo

Here’s installment #15 of my fortnightly Sunday Inkings. Here I’ll list out a variety of topics that may be of interest to you, and watch out for my InCoWriMo pledge later on! General news: You all may know about the weakening Euro. On one hand, this means that my boyfriend (who is French) is getting poorer by the day, but on the other hand, is this a good chance to buy more European fountain pens, or fountain pens from Europe, such…

InCoWriMo 2015 – a guest post by @nat_sora

InCoWriMo stands for International Correspondence Writing Month. The idea is to write a letter, a postcard or note to someone every day during the month of February. Why February you may ask, it is the month with the fewest number of days so it is easier to stay commited. I took part for the very first time last year. I was new in the realm of using fountain pens. However, in the increasingly digital world that we live in, I found…

SFPL Pen Meet, Jan’15

Time flies and it was time for yet another pen meet, this time the first one of the year Twenty Fifteen! We the Singapore Fountain Pens Lovers Facebook group administrators got together to organize this pen meet, and I grabbed the chance to do some filming on site. The pen meet was located at a very beautiful condominium, so it seemed to make everyone really happy! I’ll show you the pictures from now, and do watch out for the video at…

SFPL Pen Meet, Dec 2014

SFPL stands for the “Singapore Fountain Pen Lovers”, and we are really a bunch of fun and cool fountain pen enthusiasts indeed! If you had been following my Twitter account, you may have noticed that I posted a tweet about the pen meet that was going to happen on 7 December 2014. Well, the meet turned out awesome, and we had so many more people than expected! Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure: When we had to confirm…

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…

Join me in The Great Pen Exchange

See that little note stuck to the header of my blog? Click on that and check out my new project, The Great Pen Exchange! It’s basically a trading activity where I hope to exchange one fountain pen for another, to be able to try out a number of pens, to get to know more people, and to see how far these exchanges can take me. I’ve only just started today, but all details and updates can be found here: http://onfountainpens.com/the-great-pen-exchange/

OFP joins InCoWriMo 2014

Ever since discovering it last year and totally missing it, I’ve been waiting expectantly for the next one – that’s coming up this February! InCoWriMo is a condensed form of “International Correspondance Writing Month”. It’s a great cause to encourage everyone to write more! Write a letter, postcard, or note to someone (make sure the person receives it!) every day for the month of February. I’ve pledged my commitment to participate in InCoWriMo this year: Adding your personal touch For…