OMF Publishing launches Book 2 of best-selling “Ikaw Na ang Maganda” 

As someone who lives for books, I always find it a pleasure each time I am invited to a book launch. For me, this means the book publishing industry is still thriving and people still flock to the printed word - inspite the 20th century being truly wired.  OMF Publishing, the name behind inspirational titles … Continue reading OMF Publishing launches Book 2 of best-selling “Ikaw Na ang Maganda” 

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Hey Jack, you’re killing the (wannabe) hipster in me

Because I am so cool (I exhale snowflakes), I attempted to finish Jack Kerouac's "The Visions of Cody" during the Christmas break. Yes, this girl reads Kerouac, Salinger, Rice and the occasional Rowling in her spare time. (None of the S&M shit that girls my age tout as a "must read"). (I mean, if I … Continue reading Hey Jack, you’re killing the (wannabe) hipster in me

Can’t wait for Manila International Book Fair

I never got this excited for free tickets, well, maybe except when it's for Incubus (which I always buy, by the way). But here it is, two tickets to the Manila International Book Fair next weekend! For a geek like me, the thought alone is enough to give me a heart attack. I love books … Continue reading Can’t wait for Manila International Book Fair

Dreaming of kingdoms, dragons, fat kids, travels and a mix of adventures

I've always been a bookworm, and has even lamented before that being online most of the time has robbed me of the opportunity to finish books on my reading list. Whereas before I can manage to finish a book in just three day, now my bed side table is currently full of books waiting for … Continue reading Dreaming of kingdoms, dragons, fat kids, travels and a mix of adventures

“I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me…”

that iconic line basically summarizes the story of NORWEGIAN WOOD (Noruwei no Mori) written by Haruki Murakami. Though I have read some of Haruki Murakami's novels (the most recent is Kafka on the Shore) -- this novel holds a special place in my heart because of the title and the theme of the story. As … Continue reading “I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me…”

My weekend: series of meetings, explorations and a must-read book

The thing with PR is that you are always on-call, especially if there's an event looming in the horizon. So, don't be so sure about your weekends: you could be spending one breezy Friday afternoon attending a product training for one of your clients (one of the biggest consumer products in the market today). After … Continue reading My weekend: series of meetings, explorations and a must-read book

Mizushima Hiro: more than meets the eye

The first time I saw this guy playing "Nanba sempai" -- I always believed that there is something more to him than being the "actor who looks like Jun Matsumoto in some pictures" and the hunky lead in "Zettai Kareshi" A graduate of the prestigious Keio University and naturally bilingual (having raised in Switzerland), Hiro … Continue reading Mizushima Hiro: more than meets the eye