#FantasticBeasts: #Harryween Party Recap

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My cousin Dianne and I hadn’t been planning on another Harry Potter party so soon after the last one, and we wanted to focus on reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child when it was released earlier this year. We think we’re just about done doing the run-of-the-mill Hogwarts-style Potter party (after having done it so many times, I guess?), but we couldn’t resist a Fantastic Beasts party in anticipation of the upcoming film, so we reserved it for Halloween this year.

We weren’t fans of the original movie franchise (and even stopped watching the films at some point), but I think we’re more open to Fantastic Beasts simply because we have no existing head canon for it. It just sucks that we’ll be in different cities when the film finally hits the big screen next week, but we’ll surely be messaging back and forth about the film when both of us finally get to watch it.

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INKFest 2016

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If you haven’t checked out Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan’s 25th anniversary exhibit “Tinker Tales” yet, this Saturday, Oct. 1 is the best day to go, as we’re having INKFest, a celebration of art and creativity from 10 am to 6 pm at the Ground Floor Lobby of Ayala Museum.

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Elpidio & Alicia

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I was randomly trawling the MIBF floor (taking my Pokemon for a walk, if you must know) last Sunday, avoiding the more crowded aisles as I already did the bulk of my shopping (ha!) when this lovely book, “Elpidio & Alicia: The Love Letters,” caught my eye at the National Historical Commission booth.

Now I’m trying to be more conscientious about the number of books I add to my shelf (I am, I promise), and it’s rare these days for me to come across a book for the first time and instantly want to buy it, but the more I thumbed through this particular book, the more I knew I wanted it for my collection.

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More #MIBF2016

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This was definitely one of the busiest years of book fair for me, and I’m still in post-MIBF recovery (and back to work), but as promised, here’s the last installment of my #MIBF2016 posts.

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#MIBF2016 Loot!

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I was going to say I finished all my shopping yesterday, but since the doors opened today, I’ve already added an entire bag to this. Anyway, here’s my loot thus far — so much for not shopping!

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