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…

Just a short note!

Some of you have been wondering what has happened to my site over the past few weeks. Well, to cut the long story short, my previous hosting account was expiring, I made a bad decision to switch hosts so that I could try out new ones, and then everything messed up. This happened in April where I happened to have had two business trips to attend to, and in the midst of that, I have not been able to restore…

Starting the Lunar New Year with a first daily carry

Being of Chinese descent, I always celebrate New Year’s day twice in quick succession. The first New Year is, of course, the one most people know of, which occurs on Jan 1. The second new year, usually occurring within 2 months from Jan 1, is the Lunar New Year. Old Chinese traditions follow the lunar calendar which places the turn of the year during the beckoning of spring. This year, the Lunar New Year falls on Feb 8 and both…

STOLEN NAMIKI PENS – PLEASE HELP

In a very unfortunate event at Aesthetic Bay Singapore on 15 October 2015, 3 very exquisite Namiki fountain pens were stolen. I am posting this up so all you out there in the fountain pen community and beyond can be aware of this and help to nab the thieves. And if you have stolen the pens and are reading this right now, shame on you! The stolen pens are: Here is the statement from Mr Tan Fong Kum, Managing Director…

News: The Namiki Kabuto Limited Edition Fountain Pen

Namiki is launching the Limited Edition Kabuto fountain pen, and only 170 pieces are available worldwide. Designed and decorated by skilled artisan Michifumi Kawaguchi, this piece features the Kabuto (helmet) and Tachi (sword), which are Samurai armour essentials. Today, the Kabuto and Tachi are honoured during the Boys’ Festival in Japan on May 5 every year, which is a festival to celebrate the transition of Japanese boys to adulthood. The Namiki Limited Edition Kabuto fountain pen features an 18-karat gold…

About my Patreon Page

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…

Away, but send me your questions!

I haven’t been in town since 29 April and until 12 May, which means no blog posts, no Sunday Inkings, no #pendelight. I will definitely miss this blog and all you readers during this time! I hope I will have a chance to recharge during this trip and come back refreshed and all geared up for more (which I doubt, since this trip is one of those “visit 348593209485720347584 cities in 15 days” types… sorry for the anticlimax). But I definitely…

Sunday Inkings #20 and What’s New

I’m back from my trip with some stuff to update you, readers! There are a couple of little changes that have occurred on this site and I thought I should highlight them to you. Firstly, I’m on my own again as my previous two fellow writers, Thomas and Prem, are unable to continue writing frequently here due to personal reasons. They will probably continue to contribute posts once in a while, though, via the form of guest posts, but not as…

Greetings, Fountain Pen Enthusiasts!

Hello everyone! My name is Prem, and thanks to Maybelline’s generous proposal of collaboration, I will henceforth be contributing to this blog, along with Thomas. I decided to make my first post an introductory one of sorts. I first got into fountain pens last year, when I was looking for a new medium to sketch with. I mostly used pencils, and had only dabbled with ballpoints and gel pens, neither of which I liked using. Enter the fountain pen. Not…

Day 12: Turning A New Page Into 2015 @onfountainpens

Today is the final post of my 12 days of fountain pen bloggers Christmas series, and I hope you have enjoyed the whole series. It was the first time I was doing something this significant for On Fountain Pens, and I am really grateful that all the bloggers who contributed have been such wonderful people to work with! Here are links to their blogs, in order of the day their posts have been published. Do pay them a visit and…