Thursday, July 30, 2009

Back from movie night

So behind on reading! But saw The Proposal, which was fun. Much squealing from the females in the theater, which is always good for a romantic comedy. And hellloooo, Ryan Reynolds.

Thank you to Alexie and Arianne. :)

And Ula - I saw your comment on the Facebook page, and really appreciate it. Sorry for the comment bugginess here! Not used to Blogger just yet so I don't know how to fix it, yikes!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Man Asian longlist is out

For those watching out for this kind of thing, the longlist for the Man Asian Literary Prize has been announced.

Congrats to those who got in! And now the frenzied finishing of the actual novel begins, haha.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Trying to be more "social"

New, personalized URL on Friendster: Finally grabbed it because of the nice people who've added My Imaginary Ex to their profiles, so I had to log in and thank them somehow.

Summit Books is on Facebook! Add add add.

Hello, nickea!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Media roundup

I should have talked about this before I went on the radio, but frankly I was scared of burping or saying something stupid on the air.

Thankfully none of that happened (stupidity was kept at a minimum I think), so maybe I shouldn't have been too worried. Today Marla Miniano and I went on a radio tour promoting our respective Summit books. We visited 99.5 RT (Sam Oh and Gibb), Magic 89.9 (Boom and Mia), Jam 88.3 (Patty) and Wave 89.1 (Janice and Jerome).

Had a nice time, didn't burp at all, and reconnected with friend-from-college Patty. Fun!

And: My Imaginary Ex made the "Book News" section of Chick Lit Club.

Friday, July 10, 2009

In any order

I'm reading Emma right now, by Ms. Austen. I have to admit though, I only really knew Emma as the basis for the movie Clueless, and I'm imagining the cast from the movie but in the costumes of the era. It's weird.

In some cases, by the way, I'm totally for watching the movie before reading the book. Some movies make confusing but beautiful books a bit more accessible (The English Patient). The novel Atonement felt to me like an extra DVD feature for the movie, which explained everyone's motivations further, but didn't change the overall experience.

But I'm also reading Watchmen, and I wonder if I should have read it before I saw it. Because it's really really like the movie. It's like I'm watching it all over again.

Thanks to Emman, Troy and Iggy. :)

raf mentioned me in her blog.

And thanks to the people who left comments on the Summit Books page, posted reviews in Multiply, and added the book to their Friendster profiles. I wish you all a lovely day, and chocolate! From someone unexpected. :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Busy today, but just want to hop on over to thank: Louie (as in Louie of the acknowledgment page, yeah!), raf's friend Mia, and Mariz.

PS to Mariz - Check your email!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Hay! Exciting.

Two more people to thank: Bianca and Jamie. Seriously, gusto kong mag ice cream. Parang feel kong mag Selecta Gold Berry Strawberry. :P

And thank you to raf, again!

I know I'm really going to have to blog soon, but if this is all just populated with shoutouts and thanks to people who've been encouraging and supportive, then I'm happy.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Ad sighting

Couldn't find the June Cosmo in the first three places I checked, so went with the July issue instead. There's still an ad there (love that Summit synergy).

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Thanks to raf! Your comments, full of win. Made me laugh before I dragged my tired self to bed. :)

Off to buy June Cosmo, which apparently has an ad of the book somewhere inside. I've not bought a current issue of Cosmo in, well, I don't even remember.