Ready for MIBF?

DSC_0328It’s September, and there is one event that stands out in my bookish calendar: the Manila International Book Fair, happening on Sept. 16-20 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. I’m literally counting down to opening day tomorrow (ack!) and looking forward to five days of pure bookish bliss.

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Filipino Fright

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With the two long weekends coming up, I’ve been lining up my Halloween reads to count down to the end of this frightful month, when I can finally read without interruptions.

I’ll start you off with a couple new offerings that come right in time for the season, Tahanan Books’ not-so-scary Ma-Me-Mi-Mumu! by Jomike Tejido, and All & Sundry’s hair-raising Kaba: 50 Maikling Kuwento ng Kababalaghan at Katatakutan!!! by Yvette Tan, illustrated by Nelz Yumul.

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Think Asia, Write Asia

I owe you part 2 of my Bookish Stops: Singapore post, but I know a lot of you have been waiting for the AFCC reportage, so here’s my article, published in the Manila Bulletin Students and Campuses section last Saturday (sorry, no online edition just yet!).

While all the time I spent at the AFCC I was thinking of how it would be great to have clones of myself to send to all the different sessions happening simultaneously, post-AFCC I found myself wading through a ton of notes of all the sessions I had actually attended, so it was challenging to sum up the whole experience in one article (went waaaay over 600 words). I have a couple more AFCC sessions I want to write up, and photos to show you, but for now, I hope I can take you all back to the AFCC with this post.

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Robotars! (Earth Day 2010)

Robotars: robotic tarsiers that were designed to destroy, but lived to love.

The first Robotars designer toy custom show is now open at the Art Asia Gallery, 4/F, SM Megamall until May 15, 2010!

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Events! Events!

It’s a busy time for book events in the metro right now, and I’m tickled pink with excitement.

First off is a project I’ve kept under wraps for the past couple of months: Fully Booked’s Moleskine Passions Launch & “Share the Loves of Your Life” Exhibition, where I was invited to be one of the contributors for the Book category.

Moleskine unveils Moleskine Passions, a new thrilling collection of journals that celebrates passions as a way of life with a new inspiring exhibition: “Share the loves of your life” with Moleskine Passions.

Over 150 specialists and celebrities in Asia share the loves of their life and reveal their creativity through notes, drawing, clipping…The passions notebooks created by the participants are showcased in over 60 spots in 12 Asian cities.

Fully Booked brings part of the inspiring works to the audience in the Philippines. Artists and specialists from the Philippines were  invited to share their passions on the new Moleskine notebooks, including  Pastry Chef Aileen A. Anastacio (Recipe), Aaron Palileo (Wine), Blooey Singson (Book), Chef Bruce Lim (Recipe), Elian Habayeb (Music), Ines Cabarrus (Wine), Jeannie E. Javelosa (Wellness), Johnny Alegre (Music), Lyle Sacris (Film), Waise Azimi (Film), Yvette Tan (Book),  and Agu Paiso (Wellness).

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