@AmandaW Yes, I've considered a TWSBI as my second fountain pen, but it seems their spotty record isn't just a thing of the past. I like the idea of Made in Taiwan and the large ink capacity, but I don't really have the extra money to take that high of a risk. I'll give them a couple more years and see what my needs are then.
@Sasha Royale That all sounds good. I take my coffee black, but I can also appreciate sweet and creamy at times as well. Haven't tried Barbancort yet because rum distribution in Taiwan is extremely underrepresented to say the least. Right now I'm sipping La Hechicera and mixing with Appleton 12 and Havana Club 7, but I have a line on an importer of Foursquare's rums, so I may be in for a treat when I finish off these ones.
@silverdragonia It doesn't get much more Taiwanese than stinky tofu and oyster omelettes, unless you add in pig blood cake. Although I've been here for a while, and certainly drive like a local, I'm afraid my culinary tastes don't go in that direction.
As to pens, I bought my first fountain pen two weeks ago. I'm extremely new to this. I'm still searching for a second pen for home use, but I don't really see myself becoming a collector. It's just not in my nature, as evidenced by my wet shaving setup mentioned above. I usually just go for one of any given item, unless I can see the need for a second one. I only recently heard about that store in Taipei, and it was when I was researching my Pilot Metropolitan. (Interestingly, it was lurking on this very forum where I heard about that shop: http://www.fountainp...shop-in-taipei/
). I can certainly see myself paying it a visit next time I'm in Taipei, though.
Edited by SlowRain, 20 December 2017 - 11:54.