FOUNTAIN PEN DAY PHILIPPINES 2016

International Fountain Pen Day is celebrated every first Friday of November, but this year Fountain Pen Network-Philippines celebrated it the entire weekend of Nov. 5 & 6!  This is the third year we are celebrating with major pen brands and purveyors of fine writing instruments, inks, stationery and writing accessories.  Thanks to the management of SM Aura Premier, we were granted a good space at the third floor atrium opposite Toy Kingdom.  An estimated 300 people visited the event over the weekend.

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Photo by Kailash Ramchandani

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Pengrafik, one of the major sponsors of the event, offered Wahl-Eversharp, Karas Kustoms, Platignum, Ranga, Wink, and Nemosine fountain pens for sale.  They also sold Diamine and KWZ fountain pen inks, Bali leather pen cases and wraps, as well as Tomoe River, Curnow Journals and other brands of stationery. (Photo by Kailash Ramchandani)

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Scribe Writing Essentials, the other major sponsor, offered discounts on all its fountain pens. Available for sale were Pilot, Sailor, Visconti, Montegrappa, Platinum, Edison, Pelikan, TWSBI and Noodler’s pens.  They also had a promo on Rhodia notebooks. (Photo by Ticky Tabujara)

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Photo by Eliza Rehal

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Photo by Kevin Apolonio

Everything Calligraphy sold Pilot Metropolitans and 78Gs, Jinhao and Nemosine fountain pens.  They also had Diamine, Pilot Iroshizuku, Robert Oster and Blaze Wu inks available.  Also available were Elias pads and journals, Field Notes and Rhodia notebooks.  They also offered calligraphy penholders and nibs, and calligraphy inks.

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Faber-Castell offered their full line of fountain pens and other writing instruments at a discount. (Photo by Eliza Rehal)

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Times Trading had Lamy writing instruments on sale, also at a discount. (Photo by Edrie Alcanzare)

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Sheaffer

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Caran d’Ache

National Bookstore offered Sheaffer, Online and Caran d’Ache fountain pens at a discount. (Photos by Pher Mendoza)

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Artwork by Amado Chua. (Photos by Maia Castaneda)

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Artwork by Maia Castaneda. (Photo by Kevin Apolonio)

All around the event venue were artworks by established and amateur artists that used fountain pens and inks.  The exhibit was organized by Claire Armedilla.

There was an introduction to fountain pens workshop for kids aged 7-12, conducted by the young Amani Rehal.

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Photo by Ronin Bautista

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Photo by Eliza Rehal

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Photos by Kailash Ramchandani

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Photo by Eliza Rehal

Fozzy Castro-Dayrit , Lorraine Nepomuceno and Imma Frias conducted successful penmanship workshops on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

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Josef Lees, Business Development Director for Asia from Platignum Pens Singapore, spoke about the brand and its products. (Photo by Kailash Ramchandani)

There was also a group of local nibmeisters doing pen repair, for donations to FPN-P. These included Angelito “Butch” Palma, John Raymond Lim, Anthony Goquinco, Mark Tiangco, Jonathan Isip, and J.P. Reinoso.

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Photo by Kevin Apolonio

The Fountain Pen Day weekend was enjoyed by all!  Many thanks to the organizers and sponsors!

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