Events, Personal, The Writing Community

My #FilReaderCon Feels

December 1, 2015

I revisited (part of) my old alma mater last Saturday, November 28, for my very first Filipino ReaderCon experience, and to say that I was overwhelmed is an understatement. Granted, it took me several years to return to DLSU-Manila, but I still wasn’t prepared for how different it looked. The Henry Sy Sr. Building was HUGE. Escalators and elevators were everywhere.…

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The Writing Community

There’s definitely #MoreLoveInPH!

June 29, 2015

I love being part of this writing community. Something special happens all the time, and I am learning a lot from them. First, there was the publishing seminar in January that started it all. Then there was #SparkNA. In the middle now of preparing for #StrangeLit (another writing workshop coming in August), #MoreLoveInPH happened. To be really honest, I was…

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Reading, Review

Find your fairytales

May 15, 2015

It’s review time once again~ and this time, I’m doing two stories from the third #buqoYA bundle called Finding Fairytales. Admittedly, I haven’t read all of the stories in this bundle yet (because work hinders everything fun in life, yes?) but I hopefully have read enough to be able to do justice to Fall for Grace by Anne Plaza and Love in the Time of…

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Excerpts, Reading

Take a chance on these!

May 1, 2015

As promised, here are the rest of the synopses and excerpts from the #buqoYA Taking Chances bundle, which is available on for ONLY P45.00/$0.99! (New to Buqo? Browse their FAQ page to satisfy your curiosity.) Loving You All My Life by Rafael P. Pascual Isang ulirang estudyante, kaibigan at anak si Danielle Natasha Lastimosa. Ang kanyang pagsisikap, talino at kabutihan ang…

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Reading, Review

What do you say to taking chances?

May 1, 2015

Today is the last day of the #buqoYA Taking Chances blog tour, but before I move on to sharing some excerpts and reviews, click HERE to join the Buqo special giveaway wherein one lucky Philippine resident will win a handy powerbank! Hurry~ because the form closes today as well. Good luck, guys! ^_^v All right then, moving on. I signed up for…

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Work & Play: Beach, books, and broken hearts

April 28, 2015

Got dragged (no, not literally) all the way up to San Juan, La Union last Tuesday to participate in SIFCare’s Earth Day activities which mostly entailed getting people to help clean up major waterways such as rivers and beaches. La Union is known for being the surfing capital of the Philippines, but do you also know that a lot of pawikans…

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Hello, I am a blog tour #n00b.

April 24, 2015

Quick update to say that the #buqoYA blog tour is kicking off in three days, and I’m very excited to say that Tara Tries to Write will be part of it! Admittedly, I have no prior experience with regards to blog tours, but I’m determined to make my tour stop good anyway; I owe it to the authors whose stories…

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Personal, Writing

Let sparks fly!

March 5, 2015

If you are an aspiring writer residing in the Philippines (preferably the Greater Manila Area), great news! Anvil Publishing’s Spark Books is sponsoring a writing class called #SparkNA with Mina Esguerra at the helm. The class is absolutely free and will be done online, with two or three optional face-to-face classes which are still to be announced. Classes will run…

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