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Bring Horrible Hand-Writing All The Way From Bombay, India


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#1 cyberjunkie

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:38

I’m part of many forums, but I rarely say Hi.

Hi everyone, I'm from Bombay, India. I am nearly 36 and I got married in January this year.

As a student, I had bad hand-writing and I took to technology and computers quite early in the day, in 1992. And there went any scope of handwriting improvement, reading books and focus on traditional academics.

Over the last 15 years, I've been focused on self-learning, getting better, understanding everything, questioning things, myself, creating awareness, and also going back to the basics.

Over the past year or so, I started taking notes on paper. I've been using a Fabriano notebook and a Luxor Pilot V5 and V7 cartridge-based, ball-point pen. It’s soothing and I like the focus it brings.

Fountain pens caught my attention a few weeks back. I love the communities and the interest around them, so I considered buying a Pilot Metropolitan, then decided I needed to use something a little simpler and cheaper, before I justify the price of that pen.

I couldn't find the Jinhao X750, X450 or the 159 at the local store, but I did find a Hero 336 and a Flair Inky (meant for school students). I've using the Hero 336 for a week with cheap Camlin ink (total investment of around $1. It is scratchy, inconsistent, sometimes thin and dark, at times purplish, sometimes blue and smoother.

The Flair is much smoother but much thicker so I don’t use it. I should move to a Jinhao for a while, before I consider the Pilot or a Lamy Safari.  

Nearly all that enthusiasm has been through FPN and I will be here, reading through the boards, trying to work on my hand-writing. I love it when people take up hobbies and interests, gather in a community on the web, without being obnoxious. This is a wonderful community.

Thank you for triggering my enthusiasm!
 



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:48

Hello and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:50

Welcome to FPN from North Carolina, USA! I've not tried a Hero 336 but from what you're describing, a Lamy/Pilot or even a Jinhao will be a significant improvement.

Enjoy your stay!
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 14:15

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 17:39

Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego. 



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 18:25

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:59

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:32

Congratulations! Hope youre enjoying married life and welcome to FPN, from New York :)

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:58

Hello and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town, South Africa.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 13:07

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 19:43

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 13:38

Greetings and welcome to FPN.
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Posted 15 July 2018 - 04:47

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#14 cyberjunkie

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 11:40

Thanks for the warm welcome, everybody.

 

After the Hero 366 (which seems to be getting smoother), I have a Jinhao 992 demonstrator awaiting me when I get home. I can't wait.

 

There is a Jinhao X450 and X750 expected from China sometime in next 2 weeks. I picked up a bottle of Parker Quint Royal Blue over the weekend too. Considering a bottle of Waterman for these pens, but I can't find Inspired Blue easily (or affordably) around here.



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Posted 17 July 2018 - 06:13

Hello and welcome to FPN.


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