January Highlights | Bye-bye funemployment!

January Highlights

When January rolled in, I started setting aside a page on my planner for monthly highlights. You know, those moments that really stood out to me and those I’d really love to look back on. Since the first month of the year has already ended, let me share with you the highlights of my January:

  • #ONSMaxie – A one-night stand dedicated to one of my favorite Filipino musicals? GIRL, BRING IT! #ONSMaxie was so, so, soooooo much fun, especially since the original cast members were all there, celebrating music and teasing us with the possibility of a rerun. I mean…
  • New job, hu dis? – Finally, after more than a month of searching, I landed a new job as an Admin Assistant/Virtual Assistant for an Australian-based business school! As of this writing, I’ve already received my first salary from them, and I felt all sorts of relieved…because you know them bills aren’t going to pay for themselves, right?

    The best part? In this job, I get to work with a fellow author from the #romanceclass community! <3 Pretty darn cool.

  • Meet the newest gym rat — ME. – No, I don’t go to the gym every day (because I’m old and my body needs to recover every 2-3 days), but I’ve been going to the new Anytime Fitness facility near my house and enjoying it! I usually take the dance classes at night, or, when I don’t feel like it, just lift some weights and spend time at the treadmill. They also have this Tanita weighing scale which I used to determine my BMI, and it turns out that I still have what they call a Standard body — meaning, I’m not overweight nor undernourished. And my muscle mass is higher than my fat mass, so that’s…pretty good, right?Oh, and yeah. I already lost 2kg so far. *finger snaps*
  • Hello, San Pablo! – The Manila-based #ClingyGirls haven’t been able to go to San Pablo at all last year, so we made sure we started the year right by making a surprise visit at Kushie’s place! Unfortunately, we went during their annual fiesta, which meant most of the streets were closed and we couldn’t get to the restaurants we wanted. We still got siomai from Papu’s…but failed to get mais con hielo from Le Manays, which was just. so. sad.Ah well, nothing a full afternoon of being with good company couldn’t fix. ^_^

    Also I got to huggle this darling boy again, so all is well.

Tito of San Pablo. 😊 #dogs #mustlovedogs #bono

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  • We’re getting an Eraserheads musical, people! THIS IS NOT A DRILL. August 2018, bitches.
  • #StartHere blog tour – I got asked to manage the blog tour for #romanceclass’ newest LGBTQ anthology, and I couldn’t be happier. ^_^ More details on that here.
  • #FeelsSoProm! – #romanceclass + prom = epicness. Everyone came to the event looking beautiful and dashing, and the night was filled with cute, funny, sweet, and touching moments we’re sure we’ll all be talking about for a long, long, long time.

Aaaand that’s about it for January! February is pretty awesome too, so far…I’ll tell you about that soon. Meanwhile, check out my birthday giveaway here and I hope you can join in! ^_^

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#WhoDoYouLove: A Birthday Giveaway

I’m going to admit I kept on hearing this Marianas Trench song in my head on the days leading up to my deciding what this year’s birthday giveaway should be. And so, I’m here… asking you the question:

Who do you love?

Answer this question for a chance to win special prizes: Which of my book couples is your ultimate OTP and why?

Who do you love? Giveaway

  • Post your answer on Twitter or Instagram. Make sure you’re following my account and that your entry is NOT set to private.
  • Tag me @tarafrejas and use the hashtag #WhoDoYouLove.
  • Bonus points for creativity! <3
  • Tag a friend or two who might want to join.

This giveaway is open to PH and international readers, so I hope you join! The PH winner gets a goodie bag with some fun stuff (postcards, gift certificates, chocolates, maybe more!) and I’m also giving away a $10 Amazon gift card + any 2 #romanceclass ebooks to the lucky international winner!

Deadline for entries is on February 28.
Announcement of winners is on March 5.

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Of Dreams and Then Some

CCP facade

Dear Tara,

Do you remember when, as a high school senior/college freshman, you would spend afternoons with Ceejay and Macri doing research for the play you were writing at the CCP Library? Do you remember getting library cards (so you could borrow some material, I guess) after coming back so many times?

(Let’s also not forget hanging out at the CCP Cafeteria just so you could catch a glimpse of the Miss Saigon cast during their break. Because hard work deserved some reward, yes?)

Yeah, I figured you would.

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ARC Tour | Like Nobody’s Watching

Cover reveal, check.

ARC kits, check.

Blog tour -- CHECK!

The Like Nobody's Watching Press Preview began last Wednesday, October 18, and people have been so generous with their stars! I am so kilig! Thank you, thank you, thank you so much to those who signed up for the blog tour. You are all such a blessing to authors like me.

To those who are curious about this book, you may read about (and ONE-CLICK!) it here, or get a sneak peek at its first chapter here. If that's not enough to whet your appetite, scroll further to read another excerpt and listen in to my book playlist. And oh--if you reach the bottom of this post, you'll find a giveaway too!

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