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‘Tala’ is a locally made fountain pen ink that shimmers like the night sky

I am relatively new to the hobby of fountain pens. Like any curious tourist that take a peek at what’s below the cliff, sometimes you bend too much and fall in.

In this case, I’ve fallen into the rabbit hole of fountain pens. And what a joyous fall it was. The hobby is a pragmatic one, as I do find it odd to spend an arm and a leg for a writing instrument, but the upgrade from a ball point to a nib makes my writing feel like I am gliding along silk.

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Geek

My new normal with the Fitbit Charge 2

All I really wanted was a watch. But the more I kept this thing strapped on my wrist, I got sucked into that all too familiar trap of seeing my life as a series of numbers and charts, and the inevitable competitive sport of “social walking.”

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Libon features cheap calls to and from the Philippines

So it’s been a while, but Libon has really been making waves from the other side of the pond. “Traditionally” speaking, VoIP apps are always third-party, coming from familiar services such as WhatsApp and Viber. But Libon is different because it hails directly from a telco, which is a bold move as they recognize the market for messaging-based apps and VoIP versus the traditional call and SMS. Libon, which is short for “Life is Better On” is made by French’s Orange but is available worldwide to anybody, as an “Over-the-Top” app.

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Mostly Everything

We’ve only just … VIGAN

Manila Bulletin presents: Historic Vigan was officially declared as one of the New Seven Wonder Cities of the world in front of St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral on May 7, making the Philippines, one of the three countries in the world with more than one wonder.

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An Outback Treat for Mother’s Day!

Need I remind you that it is Mother’s Day this Sunday? Treat your mom (or that special mommy figure in your life) to Outback Steak House. Dine with mom and get the following free:

– P500 gift voucher for your next visit (reservations made before May 8 2014)
– a free photo w/ frame on the 11th when you dine in!
– a free gift from The Body Shop for the first 150 guests on Mother’s Day

Check out the full promo poster after the jump.