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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sahara Desert ... Really Hot

Sahara is the world largest desert and is located in the Africa continent. The desert is about 1200 miles by 3000 miles. It stretches across 11 countries; Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Librya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Morocco, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mannbou ... Sunfish



This is the 6/10 pen of the Sailor Creatures of the Deep fountain pens collection. Previously, we wrote about clown fish, Hammerhead Shark, Whales, Octopus and Pengiun.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Roma Aeterna Limited Edition

Most of the pen that we encountered in the past using are inspire by one thing or a theme. Montegrappa Roma Aeterna draws the inspiration for its remarkable decoration from two places, which with the great strength of symbolic imagery speak to people today of the grandeur of Ancient Rome: the Roman Forum, the pulsating centre of the city’s political and military power, and the city of Pompeii, the extraordinarily vivid and expressive evidence of the daily life of the great patrician families.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Event ... Nib Master Yukio Nagahara is in town




Mr. Tan from Aesthetic Bay had invited Sailor nib Master Yukio Nagahara to Singapore. The nib Master will be meeting pen fan from 11am to 7pm on 20 - 23 Jan 2010.

Aesthetic Bay had specially commissioned Sailor to created REALO Limited Edition maki-e fountain pens in 4 different designs to commemorating this event. The designs are Sakura, Plum, Chrysanthemum and Camellia. Each piece is individually nnumbered and each design is limited to 28 pieces.

Aesthetic Bay will be hosting a thankgiving evening to thank their customers and Sailor team on Jan 22, 2010. Drinks, wines and food will be served. However, Aesthetic Bay encourage you to register with them to help them to do better plan.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Give the men a Tiger ...

The Year of 2010 is the Year of the Tiger. The Tiger is the third sign in the Chinese Zodiac cycle. This year is double happiness for the businessman. The first day of the Chinese New Year coincidentally fall on February 14, 2010.

With China booming, Parker taking the opportunity to release a Zodiac Series last Christmas to welcome the lunar year.
Today, we received our piece but was disappointment with the artwork.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Let us do the twist

Since we have both the Lamy Dialog 3 and Pilot Capless Fermo, we throught it will be a good idea to do comparsion between the two.


While Lamy Dialog 3 might be the company first foray into the capless market, they engaged a well known designer to lead the effort.  The details of the designer in a printed on a paper togather with instruction booklet. As for the Pilot, no details of the designer(s) is available, but it is well know that Pilot had been manufacturing Capless since 1964.

Let get phyiscal!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Greatest Opera ... The Barber Of Seville

This greatest operatic masterpieces,  Il barbiere di Siviglia , was written by Cesare Sterbini and Rossini. Cesare wrote the libretto for in just 11 days, from 18 to 29 January 1816 and within 20 days Rossini had completed the opera.


We feel he was incredible to be able to create one of the greatest operatic masterpieces ever in such a short space of time.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The conversation continue ... Lamy Dialog 3


While our Western friends got to enjoy the conversation with Dialog 3 Q3 last year, we only managed to get hold of the Dialog 3 just before Christmas. Just in time to buy ourself a good Christmas present.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Pelikan ... Following the Trend


Pelikan is keeping up with latest fashion. They released new range of color in steel nib for hip fountain pen users. Many thanks to my friend for allowing me to take pictures of their buy, and share with our readers. Enjoy!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Singapore Pen Tour 2015/16

The idea of sharing pen shop details with others started in 2009. Next year (2011), we will be expand details of shop retailing cool and eco stationary. We local as well as our visiting friends will find it helpful.

Nov 8, 2009. Started pen retailors/dealers mapping project.
... 2010 ... 2011 ...2012 ...2013 ...2014 ...2015

... 2016
Aug 04, Added Mustafa, Stationary Superstore
Aug 04, Updated Standard Stationary, Kinokuniya, NBC
Aug 23, Updated Fook Hing Trading and Aesthetic Bay

Here is a list of pens and stationary shops in Singapore with pictures: