Pen Review: Pilot Frixion 0.5mm

It is sad to have a pen that does not work as well as you expected; it is even worse when it is made by a reputable company.  I still write like a person who lives two centuries ago because I cannot revise my writing on the computer screen.  In order to revise effectively withoutContinue reading “Pen Review: Pilot Frixion 0.5mm”

Ink Review Pelikan Edelstein Jade

My childhood memory of the color green was my kindergarten teacher telling us, “if you want to have good eye sight, look at green vegetation!” As a kid growing up in a city, there was a lot more gray than green.  When I actually consciously trying to look at trees and grass, my eyesight wasContinue reading “Ink Review Pelikan Edelstein Jade”

Caran d’Ache Caribbean Sea

I am surprised that I managed to finish the review.  It is so relaxing to look at the color.  To my own surprise, I have never used any fountain pen ink other than blue or black until very recently.  Ever since I started using fountain pen, I always associated it with writing assignments and business. Continue reading “Caran d’Ache Caribbean Sea”

Ink Review Caran d’Ache Sunset

I have more than my share of red fountain pen ink, but honestly, I rarely use the color.  Often, red is associated with grading in my perception, (definitely not on the assignment where I had intellectual disagreement with the instructor!), or of festivity.  Once in a blue moon I use red to write the decorativeContinue reading “Ink Review Caran d’Ache Sunset”

Fountain Pen Review: Pilot Petit 1

I started using fountain pen when I was 9.  Back home, third grade was a time when students learned how to write with ballpoint pen.  Prior to that, we were only allowed to use pencils.  (Interestingly, in my school, we started learning Chinese calligraphy around age 8.  Would not you assume brush pens were harderContinue reading “Fountain Pen Review: Pilot Petit 1”

Ink Review– Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa

Like any other forms of shopping, my luck with ink is mostly based on serendipity.  I forgot exactly how I encountered the brand Rohrer and Klingner, but its Scabiosa caught my eyes the moment I saw it.  I have been looking for a dusky purple as an alternative to blue (I don’t remember when isContinue reading “Ink Review– Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa”