Reading, Review

{ Book Review } Learning to Fall by Mina V. Esguerra

October 17, 2015

Oh, if only I were brave enough to live like fiction. Then again, that’s what living vicariously is for, right? I’m good at that. I’ll leave the Live Like Fiction challenge to the braver ones. Yes, I can feel you shaking your head sadly at me, universe. I know your feel. I can be brave over something else instead, okay? Learning to…

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Reading, Review

{ Book Review } The Year We Became Invincible | Mae Coyiuto

September 27, 2015

Dear Future Partner, Where in the hell are you? That up there is probably how I’d write the first few lines of this book, had this been my story to tell. Of course it will not be YA, and perhaps not as hopeful as Mae Coyiuto’s The Year We Became Invincible, but it’s a start. But I’m not writing this to…

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Review, The Writing Community

{ Bundle Review } #JustWritePH’s #ForLove

September 25, 2015

Love is never easy, but the journey to that happily ever after is what makes it worth it. Witness the struggles of these characters as they work their way through both new romances and second chances at love in this four-story bundle. Features I Still… by Beth G., Sigh No More by Carla de Guzman, Velvet Valentine by Giselle Bacalla, and One…

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Review, The Writing Community

{ Bundle Review } #JustWritePH’s #ForJustice

September 18, 2015

When justice calls, heroes rise. Follow the journeys of a fire programmer, two very unique detectives, and an unlikely partnership between a mortal and a ghost as they fight for what they believe in and even their very survival in this action-packed bundle of four stories from up-and-coming writers. Features Eleven by Michael Recto, Expendable by EK Gonzales, Between Two…

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Reading, Review

{ Book Review } Songs of Our Breakup | Jay E. Tria

September 9, 2015

A version of this line appears in the book twice, but I’m going to tweak it a bit and use it anyway: This book should come with a warning. About what? you ask, and I would say, Everything. Around summer this year, my friends Chi and Therese chose Six de los Reyes’s Just For The Record (JFtR) as one reading piece in…

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Reading, Review

{ Book Review } Choco Chip Hips | Agay Llanera

September 8, 2015

The thing about high school is it’s never easy. Ever. Anyone who’s gone past that phase will remember how we struggled with a number of things: puberty, algebra, the whole fitting in business, being cool/uncool and suffering the consequences, and the constant bickering with our parents because they can’t seem to understand us, among others. High school is rough, and Choco Chip Hips takes…

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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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Review, Theatre

Ikaw, paano ka naging Leading Lady?

May 12, 2015

Saturday night proved to be a fun night for my sister and I, along with some friends from high school and my previous job, as we all trooped to PETA Theater to be part of Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady‘s opening weekend. Since we have been re-introduced to the world of original Filipino musicals by way of Maxie: The Musicale in…

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