The Montblanc Rouge et Noir (oops!) Ballpoint Pen

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. šŸ™‚ 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…

#pendelight: Montblanc Writers Edition, Leo Tolstoy 1868 Fountain Pen

It’s been a long time since I last posted up a #pendelight. I was delighted that Fook Hing Trading Co. let me take photos of this gorgeous pen, the Montblanc Writers Edition featuring Leo Tolstoy. Just a note, though, that I did not write in the picture above, but this pen photographed above is the Leo Tolstoy 1868 fountain pen, which is different from the regular Writers Edition Leo Tolstoy. Why 1868 The most famous book that Leo Tolstoy wrote…

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…

SFPL Pen Meet, May 2015

I’ve been rather busy and still ill, so I’m going to just put up a short post! The Singapore Fountain Pen Lovers have just had a pen meet on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The turnout had been excellent, and there has been a lucky draw as well! Everyone was eyeing the prizes as they are Montblanc products sponsored by Fook Hing Trading Co. The meet was held at the Tea Party Cafe again, which seems to be our usual haunt…

#pendelight Montblanc George Bernard Shaw Fountain Pen

I recently met a fountain pen buddy during a dinner gathering for fountain pen lovers over the Chinese New Year. I knew he owns someĀ beautiful limited edition fountain pens and found out that he owns a couple of Montblancs. Requesting to have a look at his pen pouch, which was a nice black leather case with two pen slots, I found the delightful-looking Montblanc George Bernard Shaw inside! I didn’t manage to find a white background to place the pen…

My top 10 pens of 2012

Hello there, dear readers. Busy as I am, I have managed to squeeze time on the eve of New Year’s to scribble a final blog post of the year. And what could be more fitting than a summary of my best pens of the year! Upon updating my pen list a few days ago, I have realised that 2/3 of my pens have been acquired this year. That is to say, my pen population had seen an increase of about…

Mont Blanc 31

  Here is a review of my very first Mont Blanc fountain pen! The moment I saw the Mont Blanc 31 on sale, I totally ignored the fact that it was a third-hand pen, and, while salivating, I told the seller that I WANT THIS PEN. I got it for 120 SGD which later on I realized is a little more expensive than what I could have gotten for online. Damn. Life is always like that. Once you think you…