One of the coolest things about writing The Pen Addict is talking to people from all over the world. Junee Lim from Alt. Haven hails from Singapore and writes some of the best stationery reviews on the internet. She is also as nice and as helpful as they come. My thanks to Junee for answering Three Questions.
What role do analog tools such as pens, pencils, and paper play in your day to day life?
I very much enjoy using my tech products. I love buying apps and playing with my iPhone and MacBook Pro. However, I’ve made a conscious choice to use my pens and paper every day. It’s not something I have to use but it’s what I enjoy using. I use them as a respite in our increasingly digital lifestyle.
I use my pens and paper for work notes, daily bullet journal and letters to pen pals. This doesn’t include the notes I take for my reviews. My pens and paper go where I go, the same way my iPhone does. Just because the mobile phone is something I am dependent on doesn’t mean I have to give up my analog tools. I believe my pens and paper will always be the bridge that connects me to the physical world.
What are your favorite products you are currently using?
My Lamy 2000 has recently returned from a 4 month round trip to Germany to get its piston knob tighten. It’s a long time to be away from a favourite pen but now that its back in my procession all is well with the world again.
My favourite ink of the year so far has got to the Sailor Bung Box L’Amant. The pink - purple colour is really eye catching and the shading is really one of a kind. I got my feet wet in the world of inks being a die hard fan of Pilot Iroshizuku inks but Sailor inks are fast taking over their position.
What post are you the most proud of on your blog?
I am particularly proud of my recent review of the Visconti Van Gogh Starry Night. I love the photos that I took of the Visconti. It’s the first time I ever put a disclaimer on the photographs of a pen. The research also took me to places that I didn’t expect. I found out more than I thought there was to know about that particular pen.