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  • Pelikan Hubs are back for 2022

    Pelikan Hubs are back for 2022

    Pelikan Hubs are making a comeback for 2022 with in-person pen meets slated for November 18 in different cities globally. This comes after it was forced through a two-year pause due to the pandemic. See also: Pen-demic collecting “The Hub is an unmissable and extremely special event for any Pelikan fan,” said the Pelikan Hubs team […]

  • ✒️ Roundup: Hobonichi to use Tomoe River for 2023?

    ✒️ Roundup: Hobonichi to use Tomoe River for 2023?

    It has been eight months since we last we last made our fountain pen roundup, and three months since our last post. A lot of things happened in the Philippines (and the world for that matter) that fountain pens became the last thing in our minds. Yes, that is possible. See also: 2021 PH fountain […]

  • Review | Shibui A6 Slim Cover

    Review | Shibui A6 Slim Cover

    Shibui products are protective investments, so I figured I’d get one for myself as a graduation gift. But since I went the Hobonichi Techo way for 2022, I had to get a (literally and figuratively) fitting cover in A6 before the new year. And that’s how I got the Shibui Slim Cover. But it didn’t come […]

  • Review | Hokusai Hobonichi Techo cover

    Review | Hokusai Hobonichi Techo cover

    This special edition notebook cover depicting one of Hokusai’s works was originally filed under things I want but won’t spend for. It is a Hokusai Hobonichi Techo cover! We discussed his art in grad school! Thing is, I just got a leather cover for my A6 Techo (which will have its own post). Spending for […]

  • Twice’s Nayeon is a pen noob, apparently

    Twice’s Nayeon is a pen noob, apparently

    Fountain pen-loving Once (Twice fans) might say this reveal could be a bias wrecker.

  • Benu Pen leaves for Armenia after drawing flak for Russian roots

    Benu Pen leaves for Armenia after drawing flak for Russian roots

    Moscow-based pen brand Benu Pen is moving its entire business to Armenia in a bid to disconnect itself from the ongoing Russian attack on Ukraine, announced the Luxury Brands of America.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Luxury Brands of America (@luxury_brandsofamerica) Benu Pen leaves Russia after its owner, Kate […]

  • Love filled with spilled ink

    Love filled with spilled ink

    It is a fountain pen love story.

  • 2021 PH fountain pen roundup

    2021 PH fountain pen roundup

    2021 is over, and we have 12 fresh months of convincing ourselves that our next fountain pen purchase will be our last for the year (no it won’t be)

  • Dry flow: PH pen and ink market in the pandemic

    Dry flow: PH pen and ink market in the pandemic

    Some Philippine players in the fountain pen and ink market saw their sales numbers drop by 30% in 2020. But things are starting to pick up, albeit slowly.

  • Fountain Pen Network-Philippines auctions 20 pens for Typhoon Odette relief

    Fountain Pen Network-Philippines auctions 20 pens for Typhoon Odette relief

    Fountain Pen Network – Philippines,  a local collective of fountain pen enthusiasts, is holding a holiday auction of 20 pens for the benefit of Save The Children’s Typhoon Odette relief campaign. Also known as Rai, Odette hit at least five regions south of the main island of Luzon. Survivors had to spend Christmas away from […]

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