Finally, I’m writing a post dedicated to fountain pens for beginners. Let’s get started on fountain pens in the economy price range, which, by my definition, is below 20 USD. That would be approximately 25 SGD or 15 Euros. In the eyes of many non-fountain pen users, fountain pens seem to be luxury items that are valued at a full month’s salary or more. Well, it is true in certain cases, but let’s not go there today. If you are just starting out on fountain pens, you’d probably prefer to invest in something that has decent quality but does not cost a bomb, and most likely not something that you’d spend even a tenth of your salary on. Many questions may have come to your mind when you consider that purchase. You may wonder if you will actually like fountain pens at all, since you’ve spent all your life using ballpoint pens, pencils, and rollerballs. You may have walked past a fountain pen store or a Montblanc boutique, and got a little freaked out at the 3- or 4- digit price tags (and probably with multiple zeroes at the back, if we are talking currencies like the Chinese yuan, Japanese yen, or Indonesian rupiah) on the […]
About a month ago I was browsing pens from Straits Pen when Sunny (owner) decided to let me choose an Ohto pen that he would sponsor me to play with and review on my blog. Ohto has never been a brand that I usually take note of, and although I already had an Ohto Rook which a friend had given to me before, I have never gotten down to reviewing it. Well, it’s good that Sunny pointed this pen out to me, because this is giving me a chance to show you how adorable it is! Just a disclaimer, all opinions in this review are my own, but I do have a personal bias towards favouring small, pretty pens… 😛 The Ohto Poche comes in 4 different designs, namely the Diamond, Zebra, Leopard, and Arabesque. Out of the designs that were available, I chose the Arabesque, because I was really attracted by the swirly design on the metallic body. The Ohto Poche Arabesque combines exotic traditional patterns on a modern-looking aluminium body without looking awkward or mismatched! When I checked Wikipedia about Arabesque art, it gave me two entries, one being European Arabesque and the other being Islamic Arabesque. I’m not sure which kind […]
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