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St. John Paul II’s Letter to Artists

I think it was from The Crunch podcast where I first heard about St. John Paul II’s Letter to Artists. I searched for it, found the actual text and a video, so of course I clicked the video first: And I started blubbering like a little girl. In the office. So now I went for the full-text, loaded it into my Kindle (along with other Papal letters, exhortations and encyclicals – Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae, anyone?), and started reading. For such a short piece, I think it took me weeks to go through it because I have to stop every now and… Read More »St. John Paul II’s Letter to Artists

Hello, 2018!

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Hey look it’s 2018! Hello, how’s the first day of the year treating you so far? 🙂 2017 was very eventful, more in terms of #romanceclass events than the actual writing. We had several events for the community in the past year that I’ve actively participated in the behind-the-scenes (and I only got to recap one, haha) that it feels like I’ve spent most of the year with them. That’s probably true, and I don’t mind. Oh, and I got my books live read twice this year, and nope, the feeling still doesn’t go away. (And I’m getting something read out… Read More »Hello, 2018!

Hello, 2017!

Happy second day of 2017! So, like everyone else, 2016 has been an eventful year for me, too. I wrote a general recap of it in my personal blog, and most of the things I put there were book things and #romanceclass things because there were just so many of them that I want to remember. But if you’re too lazy to click over there for the recap, here’s a quick list: AprilFeelsDay Book # 1.5 – It’s a Match Book # 2 – Keep the Faith FeelsRushIn #romanceclass lectures Manila International Book Fair FeelsFest, this live reading of Keep… Read More »Hello, 2017!

Books by Filipino Authors Read in 2016

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In 2010, when I was still a book blogger, I decided to actively read Filipino-authored books. Back then, it was a bit of a challenge to get up to 20 titles, but I did it, and continued to do it the next years. Six years later, I found it was easier to do it because most of the books I have access to and the ones I actually want to read were written by fellow authors. I know that it’s not always the case for other people, because we are still discovering people who are just discovering us and our books as… Read More »Books by Filipino Authors Read in 2016

It’s about time

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I realized that I’m pretty bad with personal deadlines lately. Case in point: there’s this email that I was supposed to send even before the new year rolled by but I only got to send it this week. This was a bit personal so there was a lot of stuff that I had to discern before I even sent it out, and I guess it was pretty delicate in terms of content…but still, more than a month before I finally crossed it out on my to-do list. How about thaht? Second example: book 2. I don’t think I need to explain… Read More »It’s about time