As life continues to swarm around me, I have found a new favourite fun pen, the Mango Safari Ballpoint. I love it. I have been clicking around like nobody’s business. I have never been one for the Safari ballpoint in general, but in these new candy colours, the all mangoey mango was calling out to me. The fountain pen version needed a sidekick (an ego booster? a foil?).
The most important thing to do when considering this pen is to ensure your expectations are in the right place. This is a ballpoint.
I say that a bit in jest, but also these are truly ballpoints. In my opinion, they’re vastly improved by using the broad refill, which I can acknowledge is a pretty contentious opinion here at Wonder Pens. I’m all for the sharp, crisp, flow on a finer gel pen—the 0.5 Synergy gel pen is an all-time favourite pen of mine—but the ink in ballpoints is a bit slower moving, you need more pressure to get it going. The broad gives you more glide. It is also a thicker line, which I can give or take. I just like that it clicks and that the barrel comes in fun colours. I think it’s the mango clip that really does it for me.
Currently reading: Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong
Currently on the stove: fried rice
Currently looking forward to: watermelon on the terrace in the sun
Currently spending too much time: cooing at the cat
Currently writing with: Vac Mini with Sailor Studio 680, Safari ballpoint, Prussian Blue 580 with J. Herbin Ambre de Birmanie, a Bauhaus Blackwing, Sailor Anchor Grey with Sailor Kobe No.59 Hirano Gino Romance Grey, Mango Safari with Lamy Turmaline
Current homeschooling activity: accepting the state of my various Blackwings volumes following child use