Blank and Write Backpocket Journal – Tomoe River Edition

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…

Winners of the Backpocket Ink Testers!

Sorry for the delay in putting up the winners of the Backpocket Ink Testers. 1st Winner Congratulations to Jeff from the U.S.! Your winning entry is the comment you left on my blog post. 2nd Winner Congratulations to Dale, also from the U.S.! Your winning entry is by following me on Twitter. To Claim Your Prize You will each receive one Backpocket Ink Tester notebook. Look out for my email which notifies you of winning. I will send the prize…

Backpocket Ink Tester – Review & Giveaway

I have lately received an interesting product from Straits Pen, and the product is from a company I have never heard of before. It is the Backpocket Ink Tester. I love new products from new brands, so I was pretty excited to review this notebook! The Backpocket Ink Tester is a pocket-sized notebook which reminds me much of Field Notes, the super-popular pocket-sized brand of notebooks that everyone seems to love. It is made by Curnow Bookbinding & Leatherwork, from Dixon,…

Cheap, Affordable Paper and Notebooks

When I first started my journey on fountain pens, I was still a student. And being a student, I tend to write a lot and would need to stock up on paper and notebooks, however I was shocked at how much fountain pen friendly paper cost! When I was still using rollerball and gel pens, I would normally get cheap paper that cost less than $7 for 5 – 70 Sheets A4 pads. But they are not fountain pen friendly…

Life Noble Note – Review

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…

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…

Review: 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…

Daycraft Animal Pals 2013 Diary

  Back after a decent amount of time, I’m bringing to you a little review of an adorable little diary: Daycraft Animal Pals 2013 Diary! This is the second of three diaries that Mr. Foreal Lee from Daycraft has sent to me for review, and it really made my day. This is a great gift idea for anyone who loves piggies. I showed it to my mum who was born in the lunar year of the Pig, and it also…

Daycraft Signature Chromatic Diary 2013

To the recent plethora of Daycraft notebook reviews on the blogosphere, I’m going to contribute my own. Some time ago, Mr. Foreal Lee from Daycraft sent me three of their newly-released 2013 diaries for review. You heard right. THREE of them! I collected the parcel from the post office, and ripped it open in a restaurant in Sentosa, scattering packaging material everywhere. The waiters were glancing at me from time to time. I can imagine them thinking, “Suspicious character”, or…

EDIT: *new* Winner of the Daycraft Signature Wine Journal giveaway! (and other things)

Edit: as the previous winner of the Wine Journal did not reply to my email, I have picked a new winner! So… *drumroll* Congratulations to Aditya M. Alan Portman for winning the Daycraft Signature Wine Journal! I have sent you an email regarding the details of how you can get it. Please let me know your mailing address and which comment on that post was yours, so that I can verify that the entry is valid. If I receive no reply…