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Where I attempt to encapsulate my feelings in the past weeks

It’s raining here in Manila now, and I am working from home because I tried heading to work but faced atrocious rainy-day traffic. Thank goodness for remote access, yes?

So many things happened in the past few weeks! Let’s recap:

1. #FeelsRushIn

I had a blog post for this but I’ll just put it here. #romanceclass was scheduled to have our next feels day on October after we were invited by Ayala Malls, so we were planning for that until Mina told us that we were invited to have one on July 23. We found out about it on July 13. Ten days to prepare? Easy, right?

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Well, we pulled it off. Actually, they pulled it off more because I was deep in school work back then, so all I could do was do my share of posting about it online. Right after my last defense for school (yas!), I went to Trinoma and here we go, feelings! Video recap below by Chi Yu Rodriguez.

There was live reading, too, of course! No Gio or Rachel or Jef, but we had a new reader, Migs, who was also one of the models for @romanceclasscovers. Herv and Salve performed When Cocoy Became Kikay by C.P. Santi (there was a part when we were all giggling with kilig when Herv read a part, and we totally ship #Alvarosa, hihi),  and Only a Kiss by Ines Bautista-Yao. Migs and Salve performed The ByeBye Bouquet by Chi Yu Rodriguez (“You look amazing.” *squee*), What About Today by Dawn Lanuza, and No Strings Attached by Mina V. Esguerra.

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It was a fun afternoon! And it proved that we can mobilize these things even with limited time. High five! If you missed this, don’t worry — we have another one in October. Block this date on your calendar: October 22, Glorietta 5. You don’t want to miss this! 🙂

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Cover Reveal: Keep the Faith

I’m really about to go to bed, but I received the email I’ve been waiting for from Amazon so I have to post this first. I’ve been talking and sharing teasers about the next book, Keep the Faith, that I’ve been working on in the past year and a half. I promised that it would be out within July and here I am delivering on the promise: KEEP THE FAITH will be out on July 31, 2016. Yay! And now, the cover! Here’s the synopsis: As a community development worker, Faith was quite familiar with heartbreak and recovery after all the time she spent on… Read More »Cover Reveal: Keep the Faith

Book # 2 Update (and then some)

Before we get to the news, some things that happened in the past weeks: 1. #romanceclass lecture with musicians This used to be a romance book discussion that’s transformed into a lecture, to lessen the pressure of having to read the books before the meet-up. I was excited because I like reading about musicians/bands in books, and Meah’s book will definitely have some musicians in it. It was a fun afternoon, not without some swooning and feels because that’s what always happens when I’m in a #romanceclass meet-up. Haha. Here’s a really demure photo I had with Champ of Hale,… Read More »Book # 2 Update (and then some)

New short story – It’s a Match

I meant to write about this earlier but I couldn’t find the proper time for it. It could also be that I’m just totally terrified about this – and I forgot how that felt until now. But it’s here, so I’m just going to ride this terror/excitement out. I have a new short story out on Amazon! 🙂 It’s a Match A short story Cams Ronquillo is single and ready to mingle – at least, online. After finally moving on from her last break-up, she decides to try online dating thanks to the encouragement of Gabriel Evangelista, her friend, business partner,… Read More »New short story – It’s a Match