It’s been such a long day so this post will be mostly photos. Day 2 is normally the lightest of all the days I work at the MIBF, but for some reason, all my major tv coverages coincided on the same day and I ended up overseeing shoots from early morning breakfast show to primetime news all the way down to late night news!
(The only reason I’m still awake is because the caffeine hasn’t worn off yet. Because I’ve had plenty.)
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My friend, the ultimate Suplado Stanley Chi, has a new book out: Suplado Tips 2!
Stan is one of the busiest people I know (myself included!), with two comic strips (Chopsticks and Copy+Paste on Manila Bulletin), a radio show (The Suplado Show on Dig Radio), a TV show (Hecklines on GMA News TV), a YouTube channel, stand up comedy gigs, a Suplado watch endorsement, and now five books under his belt!
If you’re wondering what the book is about, think of it as a Filipino “Bro Code” with a crazy cult following. And if you want to be part of the craze, win a copy of Suplado Tips 2 by drawing fan art for Suplado Tips and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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As you can probably tell, I’m totally zonked from five days of the MIBF — I think I was there from opening to closing time nearly everyday!
Well, you’ve seen half of my loot — and there’s more to come, but in the meantime, here’s the weekend I spent at the 32nd Manila International Book Fair!
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My friend Stanley Chi (top photo, left) is launching his book, Suplado Tips today (3 pm) at National Book Store Shangri-la Plaza Mall with special guest Ramon Bautista (right).
A few weeks earlier, Stan sent me a copy of the book to review, but I went on a couple of trips so my brother ended up reading it first!
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Three days to go until the Manila International Book Fair! A lot of people have been asking me for tips about the Manila International Book Fair, so I decided to create this (unofficial) guide based on what I’ve seen over recent years.
I’ve been attending the MIBF for five years running now, covering events, shopping, and just generally enjoying the flurry of bookish activity around me. And every year, the exhibitors offer something new, and there is always a different lineup of special events to look forward to.
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