Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2012 Manila International Book Fair Experience

* 2012 MIBF, woo!

* Church Strengthening Ministry booth – 100 lahat!

* poster boys – Ramon Bautista, Tado, Jimenez, Stanley Chi

* with Tado Jimenez and his yellow book

Another year, another book life experience.

This year’s Manila International Book Fair turned out to be good, especially for those hardcore bookworms looking for another place to immerse one’s self in the midst of books. New books, old books, it didn’t matter. MIBF was the right place to be. I did not have any clue on the exact number of exhibitors this year but for one who has been a frequent attendee to this book fair, I see that the booths are getting spiffier.

* kiddie stuff

* Rowling stuff: Casual Vacancy at National Bookstore

* Tahanan Books booth

* University of the Philippines Press booth

As in previous years, it was a place for meeting celebrities, authors, acquaintances, and old friends alike. I have been fortunate to brush elbows with Tado Jimenez and casually talk about his books. And oh, her little daughter is beautiful!

* a super stolen shot of a book signing event at
Philippine Christian Bookstore (PCBS) booth

* 3-D post cards

* a treasure place: New Day Publishers’ booth

* Pransis striking a pose

Again, I have been fortunate to obtain some very useful resources for the book project I am currently working on. Hopefully the coming semestral break would enable me to focus on it more and use the legion of books I have prepared so far for this task.

Cheers to book lovers!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Accidents Happen


As we made our way for a late-night birthday travel, we came upon the scene of a reported accident on TV. This was in Brgy. Bangyas, Calauan, Laguna where unfortunately two police chiefs of two towns were killed by a rampaging jeepney. A sudden death for a sudden event. Accidents truly happen and death is truly felt when it is close to one's home. Life cannot be as predictable as we may want it to be.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Birthday Sentiments


Today is a personal milestone. A day when I am now set to particularize my goals and limit my intended expertise to a few. Have I said no fooling around every year? Perhaps. And perhaps it is high time that I take my own words seriously.

I’ll only reach this age once, at least in this existence. And with all the downsides, poor choices, failures, and negativeness, I choose to overthrow them all now. There was that line in a movie which says we all have light and dark within us. It’s only the choice that defines us. Hopefully this time I’ll be able to rectify everything dark in the past twenty five years. Positive emotion trumps negative ones. Family defense, existentialism upholding, people interaction, Philippines, physics, enriching local history, among others.

Twenty five years. After another twenty five years I hope to blog about the rectification process, that is, if there is still blog and internet by that time.