The SG50 Fountain Pens – A Roundup

Happy Golden Jubilee, Singapore! 9 August 2015 marked the day Singapore turns 50 ever since gaining independence in 1965. For all my fellow Singaporeans and those living in Singapore, I hope you had a blast during the Jubilee long weekend of 7-10 August! To commemorate this exhilarating year, a task force has been set up to support the year-long celebrations, and it’s called SG50. Throughout the island, one can see the SG50 red dot printed on many places, and as…

3 Bestselling Fountain Pen Brands on Amazon (Jul 2015)

I’ve been desiring a few new pens lately, so I have been snooping around eBay, Amazon, and Aliexpress. Last year, I have made a list of the top 10 bestselling fountain pens on Amazon. Amazon releases a bestsellers list for each product category every hour. As fountain pens are a relatively niche product category, I did not expect the bestseller list to change that frequently, which is why I am only doing a follow-up of it only now. Last year,…

Two Cute Fountain Pens (~$3 and below)

Warning: Many photos in this post! Sometimes we all get a little tired of seeing beautiful, sleek, serious, high-end fountain pens, and it’s about time we explore the lower end, cutesy fountain pens, just for fun. Thanks to two members of the SFPL group, I have in my possession two cute fountain pens which are clearly very suitable for children (or adults who like cute stuff, like me sometimes). In terms of pricing, both pens cost $3 (SGD) or less,…

Monteverde One Touch – The Swiss Army Knife Of Fountain Pens?

This pen has been sponsored by Pen Chalet, but all opinions are my own. I was browsing Pen Chalet’s online catalogue when I chanced upon the Monteverde One Touch fountain pen. It caught my eye immediately and I knew I wanted to check it out. As I was asked to choose a couple of pens to review, I immediately contacted Ron from Pen Chalet, requesting to have this pen to review. Thank you, Pen Chalet, for providing me with the Monteverde…

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…

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.…

Top 10 Bestselling fountain pens on Amazon (Oct 2014)

If you’re like me, you probably love online shopping on places like Amazon.com. Have you ever wondered which fountain pens are the bestselling fountain pens on Amazon? Here I put together a list of the top 10, and I’m happy to know that I have already got reviews of some of them! Top 10 bestselling fountain pens on Amazon 10. Lamy AL-Star I have the review of the AL-Star right here, and it’s being compared with the Lamy Vista fountain…

Noodler’s Creaper flex (modded by FlexyNibs!)

Howdy, Readers! I haven’t been blogging for 2 months now – what a mess! In today’s post I’m going to introduce something pretty exciting: a very flexible nib on a modern pen! I hope this makes up for the lost time and lost pen-love on my blog! Those familiar with fountain pens may know that flexible nibs are great for writing really nice cursive calligraphic styles, such as the Copperplate style. The tines of the nib are bendy, thus the term…

Back from my holiday!

Hey dear Readers, I am finally back from my two-week Spain and France trip! Actually I already touched down in Singapore on the night of 12 May, but there had been so many stuff going on that I really hadn’t the time to reply to stuff, read all the Twitter posts I missed, read all the blog posts I missed, nor even BLOGGED! Don’t ask me what happened, it’s a long list of long stories. You must be excited and…

Sze Lih Stationery, with some help

  I file this post under “Pilgrimage for writing” but this pilgrimage has in fact not been made by me. Many thanks to one of my blog readers, J.C., who has been a really nice person to provide me some information on his expedition to a stationery shop in Singapore that sells calligraphy sets. If you’re itching for one, you can go down to: There seem to be no walls in this store. The walls are the shelves. The shelves are…