Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Kia Ora (Hi)

2008 is coming to a close, here's a little message from some erasers that recently arrived in my letterbox. Thanks Lexikaliker.

Ake ake kia kaha (Forever and ever be strong) [Just in case 2008 has been a tough year]

He kona ra 2008 (Goodbye 2008)
Hang loose [like the moose?] in 2009
2009 going to be a good year, kei ti pai (OK)
Stress free.

Ka kite ano! (See you again)


jgodsey said...

i got them in my mailbox too
but i wasn't aware of the symbolism..

Joy of Erasers

Anonymous said...

Hi kiwi-d,
what is the model of the pen shown in last picture? It looks like some old Pentel?

Anonymous said...

Does this mean 4 Disney characters are now missing their right hands?

Did jgodsey get the left hands?

I'm reeling with shock here. Poor Mickey!

Kiwi-d said...

Hello Soundchaser - the pencil is my old Pentel SG65, gold with black stripes. Still going strong at 25+ years of age.

Kiwi-d said...

Bugs, good to hear from you, I've always been a fan. Luckily Mickey and the rest of the gang are safe. It appears moulds were taken to allow mass production and thus no amputations were carried out. Actually I have 7 hands, but only featured 4 above.

No cartoon characters were harmed in the production of this blog posting.

Inter Glossa said...

Dave, thanks for all your postings and happy 2009. You should get a Henry Petrosky award for your efforts on behalf of mechanical pencildom!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kiwi,
Thanks a lot for the information. I think the Pentel's are the best in Mech. Pencil business. I was collecting every piece of it. Lovely pens.

And Great Blog btw. I really like what you are doing here.

Greetings from Turkiye(Turkey),
Happy New Year Everyone. I wish all of you very Pencil Year. =)

Anonymous said...

Happy new year! Thank you for all your effort with your great reviews of so many mechanical pencils and accessories – keep up the excellent work.

Germ said...

Wicked erasers. I hope you don't use em. They are Art, IMO. :) hehehehehe

As always, the gold with black stripes looks great. I am glad I have one.

Soundchaser, did you want me to look for one for you?