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#61 Nonsensical

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:13


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Let me guess, your real name is Elly Lee? :roflmho: Direct translation from the pronounciation of your Chinese name!

Haha, it's a long story, but the short answer is no.

Here's the long-winded version of it, though: (can't leave you hanging, now can I?)

Interestingly enough, for a Chinese child, I received my Western name first (I say Western, because it's actually French). My French godfather named me Helene (with accents, which I have since dropped). My parents then developed/made whatever you want to call it, my Chinese name, 李艾灵. Notice how it is different to what I have on the stamp...

This was the name that I had for the first year or so of my life. After that, I began to talk, and apparently, refused to call myself by that name. I would (allegedly) point to myself and say "ai lei" instead, and no matter what my parents did, refused to change the way I said it. My parents, open-minded as they are, caved in, and changed my name to 李艾蕾.

So there you have it, I basically named myself as a one year old, and my parents just went along with it. That's why my Chinese and English(French) name are different. Not that it really matters, since my Chinese name isn't even on my passport or anything else. Sometimes, older relatives still call me by my old Chinese name when they forget. My dad also uses it when he gets very angry and forgets as well. :blush:

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:22



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Let me guess, your real name is Elly Lee? :roflmho: Direct translation from the pronounciation of your Chinese name!

Haha, it's a long story, but the short answer is no.

Here's the long-winded version of it, though: (can't leave you hanging, now can I?)

Interestingly enough, for a Chinese child, I received my Western name first (I say Western, because it's actually French). My French godfather named me Helene (with accents, which I have since dropped). My parents then developed/made whatever you want to call it, my Chinese name, 李艾灵. Notice how it is different to what I have on the stamp...

This was the name that I had for the first year or so of my life. After that, I began to talk, and apparently, refused to call myself by that name. I would (allegedly) point to myself and say "ai lei" instead, and no matter what my parents did, refused to change the way I said it. My parents, open-minded as they are, caved in, and changed my name to 李艾蕾.

So there you have it, I basically named myself as a one year old, and my parents just went along with it. That's why my Chinese and English(French) name are different. Not that it really matters, since my Chinese name isn't even on my passport or anything else. Sometimes, older relatives still call me by my old Chinese name when they forget. My dad also uses it when he gets very angry and forgets as well. :blush:

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#63 Essensia

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:33

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:44



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The two Chinese translations: Go with the first one, which is more lady-like! :thumbup:
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http://www.chinese-t...2904_tegan.html

Sorry, don't know nothing about Korean!

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#65 Nonsensical

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:37

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:36

yeah-yeah, i know--horrible handwriting, not much better photos---but that doesnt mean i cant get a little f-p love too, does it?

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:13


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I didn't use 关勒铭, although it was also famous pens before.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:41



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I didn't use 关勒铭, although it was also famous pens before.

Sadly, no, I haven't studied Chinese in nearly 3 years, since the end of high school.
我只不过是自己喜欢读武侠小说,所以会读一点,写一点而已. 我很久也没有读武侠小说了, 因为我最近都不怎么有时间去读.
It's best if I don't make you read the scrawl that is my Chinese handwriting, I think. :headsmack:

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 13:48

I wish there was an equivalent thread, but for ugly handwriting. I'm too ashamed to post mine in here!

Seriously, there all look insanely lovely. I've used fountain pens my whole life, and I don't write half as nice as the average in this thread. It's a sight for sore eyes :-)

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I'm not affiliated with ANY of the brands/retailers/shops/ebay sellers/whatever I mention or recommend. If that ever changes, I will let you know :)

 

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#70 andybiotic

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 14:05

I wish there was an equivalent thread, but for ugly handwriting. I'm too ashamed to post mine in here!



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Posted 09 May 2012 - 14:05

What a fun thread! Here are my current pen/ink combos.

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My humble pen collection: Lamy Safari F (Charcoal), Kaweco Ice Sport F (Red), Pilot Prera M (Slate Blue), TWSBI Diamond 540 F (Clear), Noodler's Konrad Flex (Red Mesa Tortoise)

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 15:16

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“If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you; but if you really make them think, they’ll hate you.” -- Don Marquis

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 17:31

These are some pens that I was using the last week.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 17:36

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 17:44

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Sweet little ringtop!


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 18:24

Here's an LJ with an Osmiroid Medium Italic nib and MB Toffee Brown ink

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Don't have a pic of this pen in use, but the line is Fine Semi Flex. A Wirt MOP ED.

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Fun thread.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 20:47

OOOO, that Wirt is sweet!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 21:11

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Not a great photo yet 'twas the best I could do. *sigh*
 
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#80 reprieve

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 21:59

Again with the poor phone photos (sorry!).

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 22:34

Reprieve, you should post a shot of your 6 pen case all loaded up. :puddle:

It's a VERY nice case and you have some VERY nice pens.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 23:00

Reprieve, you should post a shot of your 6 pen case all loaded up. :puddle:

It's a VERY nice case and you have some VERY nice pens.

Bruce in Ocala, FL


Thanks, Bruce. I will post a photo of the 6-pen Penvelope tomorrow. There are so many wonderful pens in this thread--they are all lovely! I like knowing that they're being used and admired and used. And the handwriting! I am enjoying seeing everyone's handwriting! This is such a great thread!

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 00:12

my current daily pen with a sailor naginata togi in the mail

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 00:24

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:21

I'll post something when I figure out my camera situation. The lens is scratched on the phone and the pics look all foggy and distorted!

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:05

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Lovely match of pen to ink colour :notworthy1:

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 13:15

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