My name is Pao. I love writing and have been keeping journals since I was very young. I’ve recently started a fountain pen collection early in May 2014. I’m a new collector and I love documenting the new things that I learn about this wonderful, wonderful hobby. I found the best place to flourish as a pen collector is among really nice pen nerds like myself. Fountain Pen Network Philippines is one such place, and I’m glad to be part of it.
I think that collecting pens is much like collecting anything else…you try out as many pens as you can and decide for yourself which ones you like and which ones you don’t. Regardless of the brand or price, if you’re happy with what you have, then it’s all good.
Aside from writing, I love photography, cheese, cats, reading and trying out new places to eat. My other blog is My Quiet Place which is more about my reflections about the Bible.
I hope you enjoy looking around my blog. If you’re a fellow pen nerd and you want to exchange links, don’t hesitate to leave me a comment. 🙂
DISCLAIMER ABOUT REVIEW POSTS
I didn’t start this blog with a review blog in mind. It’s really just a place where I can put my thoughts about my hobbies and love for writing. That being said, I want to stress that I DON’T DO PAID BLOG POSTS. If you want me to review your product, all you really need to do is ask. Nicely. ^_^ I also don’t review products that I don’t like. I find it unpleasant to write about things that I didn’t enjoy, so I just don’t do it. If I know the seller, I give a feedback privately. I only like writing about things that I actually enjoyed using. If it’s a mixed review (there are good and bad points), I try my best to phrase the negative parts as civilly as possible. If you’re expecting a highly-opinionated, negative rant, I’m sorry but you came to the wrong place. I’m contented with my blog being a bright, sunny, and happy place in the world wide web. It is a personal preference, of course. If you want to write your reviews differently, that’s certainly your prerogative. This is, after all, a hobby blog. I don’t mean to become a self-styled authority on anything.
Please also keep in mind that some of the old pen and ink reviews I wrote were written when I was a newbie and had limited points of reference with which to compare my writing experience. Take each review with a grain of salt. I hope the reviews help, but the best way to find what works for you and what doesn’t is to try these products yourself. 🙂
UPDATE: I started this blog out as a hobby blog, but decided that I will just consolidate my personal and hobby blog because, honestly, I just don’t have the time to maintain and update two blogs. Anyhoo, today, 4/10/2018, I moved this blog to a wordpress host, and officially acquired the domain TheSerialDoodler.com. Fun times! ^_^
UPDATE 2: I’ve added my book reviews to this blog as well since reading and writing are two of my favorite things! My book reviews aren’t written to be comprehensive reviews at all. I consider them more like helping people get a glimpse of what they can expect in a particular book, like dipping their toes in the water. I keep them short and simple, and as spoiler-free as possible.