Sorry it’s taken me so long, the bug I caught last month seems to be on a cruel relapse. That, and a surprise in my next post! (I can’t wait to click publish on that one!) Anyway, here’s the rest of my MIBF experience, in photos.
Wish you were there!
This was one of the best moments of this year’s book fair:
Adarna House’s mascot Pilandok, dancing Gangnam Style!
My brother Enzo with MIBF Bookworm, “Mr. Suplado” Stanley Chi
with internet superstar and MIBF Bookworm Ramon Bautista
Hanging out… with RIO ALMA (National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario)!
For the nth year, drooling over the Noli and Fili facsimiles at the NHI Booth…
(I think they should produce leather-bound, gilded parchment copies, and then I’m sold!)
Taking five with my friend Joe!
The Trese team signing books
One of my favorite teachers in Ateneo, historian Ambeth Ocampo signing books
— I wasn’t able to get my new Looking Back books signed! :(
One of my favorite booths: Tahanan Books, celebrating its 20th anniversary!
Free Comic Book Day at the NBS booth!
Oh, Mateo storytelling at the OMF Lit booth
Meetup with fellow Filipino Book Blogger, Gilbert! (Thank you for the pasalubong from GenSan!)
Pol Medina Jr. book signing — the line was LOOOOONG!
Filipino international authors Alex Gilvarry and Jennifer Hillier
with National Book Store’s purchasing director, Ms. Xandra Ramos Padilla
Claude Tayag signing my Food Tour book!
That’s another Book Fair down. See you next year at the 34th Manila International Book Fair!