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Mike It Work Temporary Stop Taking New Orders

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#1 miw1031


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Posted 04 March 2016 - 23:24

I don't know if this is appropriate place to post this announcement. If this is not, I apologize.


Mike It Work/Michael Masuyama will temporary stop taking new nib work orders until farther notice.


Please stop sending-in orders until farther notice unless you have already started discussing about it with me over email. I have to take care family matters/business in Japan as my mother passed and that forces me to spend more time other than nib work. It also requires rather frequent trips to Japan for 2016 and it will be significant strain to my already too long backlog. I will work on the pens that I have already in my queue as quickly as possible and also keep my plan to attend few pen shows that I have posted in my email auto-reply. I plan to return to my normal routine sometime later this year.  I very much appreciate your support and understanding and I will try to get back to my routine as soon as I can.  


If any of you can re-post this to other fountain pen internet community that I do not know, that would be helpful.


Thank you,

Michael & Emiko Masuyama

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 23:33

Michael, the loss of a parent is profound.  My sincere sympathy to you and your family.  Just remember to be kind to yourself as well as everyone else.

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 03:06

Very sorry for your loss.

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 09:45

My sincere sympathy to Mike and Emiko.....:(

Thanks for the heads-up....I;m sure ALL here on FPN understand FAMILY ALWAYS COMES FIRST -- NO EXCEPTIONS!!

If it hasn't already been posted there....I will leave word on FP Geeks....

Take Care!!


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Posted 05 March 2016 - 11:04

Reposted this on the Official FPN Faecbook-group.



Wishing you and yours much strength, Michael.









Freedom exists by virtue of self limitation.





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Posted 17 March 2016 - 09:22

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother.  Life is different with one's mom gone and I hope you and your family can find some measure of peace during this difficult time.


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 16:06

You have my heart felt condolences.

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 17:03

Mike, I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

I knew you had been caring for your mom for some time, shuttling back and forth to Japan as her health began to decline. I remember we chatted about that in the last few pen shows in SF.

Take care and be strong.

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 04:25

I'm sorry to hear that. My condolences.
Qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in hac parte sequitur.

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