2018 Hobonichi Pre-release Announcement

How is everyone's progress on the choice planner this year? In case you are jumping on the wagon for a Hobonichi in 2018 or just curious of which covers would be part of the line-up, check out this link (sorry for the late notice on my part!). Hobonichi will unveil one cover a day until…

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Original Sailor Jentle colors

When the original Sailor Jentle colors were discontinued several years back, I could literally hear the shattering noise of all ink lovers' hearts. Perhaps now it is time to mend that wound. I just read an announcement from Goldspot Pens that the original Sailor ink line will return. As to whether this release is limited or…

Happy New Year!

Happy belated New Year and Handwriting Day! Even though this blog has been quiet, the pens in my rotation are ever increasing.  Toward the end of the year, I took advantage of various promotions and purchased some fountain pen ink I have longed for.  As you may have guessed, too many pens are inked!  I…

Pelikan Edelstein Ink of 2018

Perhaps some of you have heard, Pelikan is hosting a color contest for Pelikan Edelstein 2018, with lots of great opportunities to win some goodies.  If it is up to you, what color would it be?  For the full details, check out Edelstein Ink of the Year page.  Want to mix up your own unique…

Resurfacing and update

Apologies for my long absence!  School definitely occupies most of my time, in addition to work and family.  The good news is that pen and paper still have significant presence in my life, no matter what. Recently, I have gone back to Taiwan to visit my family, and you can almost expect me to have…

A note on fountain pen friendly post-it

Some discoveries are made serendipitously, especially when it comes to fountain pens.  Though they are such endearing writing utensils, finding paper, especially post-it, that can tolerate the ink can be a bit of a challenge.It just happened that I was delegated the responsibility of ordering office supplies for my unit at work (stationery nerd's dream…

Zebra Prefill Multipen

For those readers who have been following this blog, my adoration to multipens are undeniable.  This fatal attraction probably roots in my innate indecisiveness when it comes to colors.  Zebra Prefill is similar to Uni-Ball Style Fit and Pilot Coleto that I have reviewed awhile back, but it also stands out on its own merits.A…

Pilot Juice .5mm

Gel pens can be irresistible, especially one comes with rainbow range colors.   Compare to other gel pens, such as Signo DX or Hi-Tec-C, Pilot Juice writes more dewy that enhances the overall smooth writing experience.  Some finer tipped gel pens might feel a bit stuck on rougher paper surface, but it does not happen with Juice.…