Author: Ronin Bautista

Review: Togebi Notebooks

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Togebi Notebooks are sturdy fountain pen-friendly stapled notebooks that are light on the wallet.

Vinta Inks set sail for PH fountain pens

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Inspired by the colorful Zamboangan boat that traditionally rode the waters of Mindanao, Vinta Inks is the newest collection of handmade fountain pen inks made in the Philippines. Its initial 10-color release is a callback to the vibrant Filipino heritage and an ode to local craftsmanship. From Datu Sikatuna’s blood compact with Miguel Lopez de […]

These ‘troublemakers’ want to ink your fountain pens with no trouble


“I think, we’re still in that phase where the usage of fountain pens is percolating downwards to like everyday use, like students.””

5 reasons why Manila Fountain Pen Show is worth checking out

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The 1st Manila Fountain Pen show is coming up, and if you are new to the hobby or still need some convincing, the event on October 27 is the perfect place for you.

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It’s a strange fascination for some, I guess, to obsess on fine-liners, felt-tip pens, retractable gel writers, and hard-bound black cover notebooks when a Pilot ball pen and Corona notebook would do. But there are stranger things that we could obsess on, like from purely pink houses to Santa Clauses, and we love it. My […]