Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hello everyone! Please help me win Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory's Facebook Contest :)

Hello everyone! I recently joined Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory's Facebook photo contest. My entry made it to the final list of contestants. In order to win, I need to be one of the top 3 contestants with the most number of Facebook likes. 

If it is not too much to ask, may I request a Facebook like for my entry? Click HERE for the direct link to my entry. 

You can also use the url below.

I'm currently standing on the fourth place. I need more likes until September 27, 2018 to hopefully, become one of the top three contestants.

Thank you in advance everyone! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Beautiful Sunday # 333 - The storm has passed

The storm has passed ... literally and in a way, figuratively? I hope I have same answers to both questions. Let's leave the latter question in another post. ;) Last week, my social media newsfeed was flooded by warnings of an upcoming typhoon. On Thursday night, there was the unusual yet expected crowd in supermarkets and groceries. A lot took the weather advisory seriously, except in our own home. We discovered an almost empty fridge on Saturday morning. We were able to survive until lunch. We opted for unhealthy fast food for dinner. By Sunday morning, the weather was better. There was a sight of sunshine, prayers were answered.

Other than the threatening typhoon, the past week gave me some feeling of accomplishment. I was able to join the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), attended an errand to a government agency, mailed some postcards and almost finished another set of paperworks. Almost .....  because I gained another set of work upon checking my email. (insert face palm) While typing this post, my mind feels so lost with all the upcoming work. And sure enough, a malfunctioning laptop is not helpful these days. Before everything gets messed up again, here are some photos to remind me of last week. 

What I took home from the MIBF - It's a coffee table book showcasing the life of Yves Saint Laurent. Another addition to my addiction. :p If I can't own any of those coveted signature bags from the likes of Herm├ęs, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, I'm fine collecting any of their official coffee table books. As far as I know, Louis Vuitton has the most number of releases. They have editions for bags, wardrobe, travel to the architectural styles of their stores. As mentioned in my previous post, I saw a copy of Louis Vuitton Catwalk during the MIBF. Unfortunately, budget constraints. I ended buying All About Yves. It looks too formal from the outside. To my surprise, the pages are colourful and in a way, interactive. :) It's like having a pop-up book for grown ups. I'll try to take photos of the book on my next post. 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Manila International Book Fair 2018

I started attending the Manila International Book Fair three years ago. Back then, I remember not expecting anything much from the event. To my surprise, I took home two bags of books. On the succeeding years, I conditioned myself to limit my purchase. I avoided buying anything fiction. I focused on finding rare books in my wish list. Last year, I only took home one book. I bought my first hardbound coffee table book from Kate Spade. This year, I intend to do the same. I went to the hardbound section of Fully Booked and checked out the coffee table and collectors' series. This section usually contains the relatively expensive books. I'll reveal in my next post what I took home. ;) Meanwhile, I'm sharing here photos from the 39th Book Fair. I hope this will become helpful to those who are planning to join the fair until Sunday. 

There are tickets to the event. To save on costs, you can print the free passes provided by exhibitors. I used National Bookstore's passes, which you can download and print through their Instagram page.  The pdf file of the ticket can be found through this link. You can also print and present this photo from National Bookstore.

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