FOUNTAIN PEN DAY PHILIPPINES 2015 EVENT

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Photo by Kailash Ramchandani

Fountain Pen Day Philippines 2015 was a resounding success!  This was held at the Cinema VIP Lounge of Century City Mall, Makati, from 10am to 8pm last November 7. This is the second time Fountain Pen Network-Philippines has held the event, and the first time since it was incorporated into a non-stock, non-profit organization.

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Photo by Kailash Ramchandani

Around 200 people attended the event, many of them registered for the raffle.  Each person received a Fountain Pen Day button and bookmark in Philippine flag colors, designs courtesy of Cary Yeager, founder of international Fountain Pen Day, and Leigh Reyes.

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Photo by Chito Gregorio

Many came to buy fountain pens, inks and stationery from the sponsors – Lamy, Parker, Sheaffer, Faber-Castell, Everything Calligraphy, Wahl-Eversharp/Pengrafik, and Scribe Writing Essentials.

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Lamy

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Pengrafik

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Parker

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Sheaffer

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Everything Calligraphy

Photos by John Raymond Lim

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Faber-Castell. Photo by Kailash Ramchandani.

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Scribe Writing Essentials. Photo by JP Reinoso.

Artists Rolly Magpayo, Arnel Gascon, Rica Palomo-Espiritu, Mark Dean Lim and Al Rio were featured in an art exhibit.

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Photo by Kailash Ramchandani

Leigh Reyes held a calligraphy demonstration for children as soon as the venue opened.

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Photo by JP Reinoso

At another table, calligraphers Mischel Ocier, Arnel Gascon, Ever Camua and Mark Dean Lim held a demonstration all afternoon.

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Arnel Gascon

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Mischel Ocier. Photos by Chito Gregorio.

Anthony Goquingco and Mark del Rosario held a nib clinic – diagnosing pen problems, adjusting ink flow, doing smoothing and minimal grinding on nibs.

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Anthony Goquingco. Photo by JP Reinoso

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Photo by John Raymond Lim

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Photo by JP Reinoso

The celebration of Fountain Pen Day wasn’t limited to Metro Manila – our members in Cebu also held a pen meet on the same day!

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Photo by Natasha de Guzman

Interest in fountain pens is growing – Fountain Pen Network-Philippines membership on our Facebook page is nearing 2000 members! Membership in our forum is also growing fast. Join us to become part of this yearly event!

Many thanks to Asia Brewery, who provided yoghurt snacks and mineral water during the event.

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