Suplado Tips 2

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

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Before Ever After book launch at National Book Store

A couple of weeks ago, I got a package containing an uncorrected proof of a book entitled Before Ever After.

Curious, I leafed through the press materials that came with it and found out that the author, Samantha Sotto, is Filipino, and the book launch is on July 27, 6 pm at National Book Store Glorietta 5.

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Lauren Kate returns to Manila for Passion tour

Last year, one of my most memorable interviews was that with YA author Lauren Kate for the National Book Store Fallen event, and I even had the pleasure of bringing along 12-year old Daniela to meet her favorite author!

This July, National Book Store brings back New York Times bestselling author Lauren Kate, author of Fallen and Torment, to launch Passion, the third installment in her supernatural romance series Fallen.

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Suplado Tips

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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Meeting Andy Mulligan

I am so glad it stopped raining last Tuesday, because I got to attend the launch of “Trash” by Andy Mulligan at National Book Store Glorietta 5. I came from work so by the time I got there, a bevy of eager fans were already queued up to get their books signed so I was able to browse through the book while waiting for my turn.

Less than an hour later, I got to meet Andy Mulligan himself, and we were able to chat a bit about his latest novel “Trash,” a young adult novel loosely based on the Philippines, an adventure story featuring three dumpsite boys.

Check out what he has to say about the book!

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