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Peeping up with the Penjamins: Best Pens Forever

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Known for their style, class, and charisma, seniors Penjamin Puang and Penjamin Pwong are Oxford’s greatest enigma. Their intimidating yet elusive natures are some of the greatest to grace this school — no one knows when or how they came to be, only that they are here now. The Damut presents an all-exclusive insider feature with the Penjamins and their secrets to being the best Penjamin out there.

Their name at first drove them to rivalry in an effort to find the superior Penjamin. With neck-to-neck battles over intellect and swim times, the Penjamins lived in constant unrest. But once they realized they shared more than just a moniker, they formed a bond like no other. A psychic bond, that is.

“I used to be intimidated by Pen,” said Puang.

“And I used to be intimidated by Pen,” said Pwong.

“But now, we’re basically the same entity,” said the Penjamins.

After opening up their hearts and minds to each other, the Penjamins have gained an uncanny ability to read each other’s thoughts and function as one united soul. They effortlessly finish each other’s sentences and can communicate with just a slight glance, twitch of the eye, or soft sashay.

The Penjamins express their gratitude for their name, not only because it led them to each other, but because the moniker comes with enviable traits of being a Penjamin.

“Being named ‘Penjamin’ is a marker of high intelligence. We’re ten times smarter than everyone else,” said Pwong. “And our [nickname ‘Pen’] is easily mistaken for other words. You know, like ‘when’ or ‘trash bin.’ So we hear our name being called and it fulfills an attention-seeking need to be constantly brought up in conversation.”

“The voices always come from the walls,” added Puang.

Rumors have spread about the Penjamins, debating over who is the strongest, smartest, and most Penjamin of them both. However, both Pwong and Puang maintain a united front, withstanding all hardship.

“You can’t split us up. We’re like yin and yang. Pen and Pen,” they said in unison.

The Penjamins have some final words of advice for those aspiring to be like them.

“If you think you’re a Penjamin? You’re not. Other Penjamins don’t exist. We’re the only ones,” said Puang.

“And if you want to be a Penjamin? You can’t. Too bad,” said Pwong.

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