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The Blue Pen

Most of the blue pens in the world don’t like me. I can never use a normal pen from the beginning right till the very last drop of its ink because after a few days of writing, sometimes even lesser than that, the blue pen just doesn’t work anymore.

I don’t see it in other people because the more the write, the more ink comes gushing out of the pen, making the words appear bolder. Mine fades away into the background.

I don’t know how many pens I’ve thrown away since school. I then learnt the magic of having an ink pen because I never have problems writing with an ink pen.

Now that I’m working, I had to rely on the supply of office stationery. In this case, it’s the brand Kilometrico. I have been using and throwing Kilometricos long before their retirement date because as what my sister would say, “Grace doesn’t know how to use a pen. I don’t know how she writes.” She would never understand why every pen that I come in touch with would die sooner than they should. I wonder why too.

Seeing each Kilometrico leaving me before it should, I decided to put a stop to it. Now, I’m using the pens I bring from home. They are pens that I’ve collected in events, fairs, hotels. They are a bit more tougher.

Using an ink pen in this case would be a bit wasteful because it would run out of ink in a matter of days (until the very last drop, of course!) since I’ll be writing as the calls come flowing in.

Do you and your pen work well together?

5 replies on “The Blue Pen”

I used to use a fountain pen, complete with ink cartridge and all and that was very nice, but for the past year, my students have been leaving behind their pens in the lecture hall at the end of the lecture and so I get to pick them up. (Either they are very forgetful, or they want to contribute their pens to a poor lecturer.) Glad you enjoyed Penang.

Haha…I always have pens dying on me too. DOesn’t matter whatever the brand is, every single one of them died on me. I’ve finally resorted to using ink pen too.

By the way, glad that you had a good time in Penang.

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