This series was born through the wondrous efforts of Joy who blogs over at Paperless Panda, who thinks that it’s worthy to blog about my favorites even though it’s once a week (supposedly).
Favorite Fountain Pen
This week’s post is about my favorite fountain pen:
This pen was given by Sam on our fourth anniversary. It was very timely since I’m pursuing my post-grad studies, the use of fountain pens is very much needed. Also, it came from one of my favorite pen brands, Parker.
|Three Little Parkers|
My mom was the first person to introduce me to the brand. She had a number of Parker pens since I was a kid and almost all are still alive and being kept. From the retractable ones to sign pens, she had at least one of each kind well, unless she wanted to give me one then she’ll buy another one.
This is the second Parker pen that has my name on it. The first one was given by my aunt when I graduated high school and told me, it was in preparation for college. I treated it as a treasure and always keep it safe in its case.
|First Parker pen with my name|
I hoard a lot of things and pens are no exception. I like to scribble different things with different instruments depending on my mood. When I use special pens (meaning, people who are dear to me gave it), it means I am happy about something or something good happened. (Kinda redundant, right? Hahaha!) Nevertheless, words are so powerful that if you write it with the right instrument, it can be immortalized and be learned by different generations.
Rizal’s Mi Ultimo Adios was written using invisible ink (salt and water) that was inserted in the lamp that was given to his relative. That ignited a lot of things, even his notable works.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
You can fight even if you are just at the comfort of your home. You can make a statement through your writing and even through your blog.
What makes Parker my favorite pen:
- Quality of the ink
- Quality of the body of the pen – so durable!
- The feeling when you write using it, it just glides in your hand!
- My penmanship has been improving. (And of course, calligraphy helps!)
- You can have your name engraved.
It may vary with the:
- material of the body
- its point (fountain pen / ballpoint / rollerball / Parker 5th)
- ink (cartridge / ink)