I sharpen them once a year and I happened to do it this morning. It's going to bring me through a year's worth of meetings and scribbling again... It's kinda therapeutic.
Someone said "Use a pen, then you don't need to sharpen them".
Another said "There is inherently something different when using a pencil versus a pen. I too love the feel of pencils".
Another said "Use a mechanical pencil".
Well, dear friends, I seemed to prefer the pencil when I am scribbling because I am weird like that. I like the scuffing, scratchy sound the lead makes on paper. A mechanical pencil? Oh no no. It doesn't give the same sound a pencil makes. And it is thinner, sharper and might make holes on the paper if (.. IF ..) I am feeling frustrated while making fast notes.
2015 had been quite blunt. Let's sharpen into a more forceful 2016.
#InilahSegenggamPensilku# (translated loosely as "Here is my fistful of pencils").