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Monday, September 16, 2019

Beautiful Sunday # 380 - Heal

Friday the 13th - In as much as I want to diminish the thought that this spells bad omen, the experience last Friday was one for the books. Less than an hour before everyone leaves the workplace, Manila experienced an intensity 3 earthquake. While everyone was rushing to leave, I stayed for a few minutes to sort my things, back up files and send emails. I was about to leave when I felt my table moving. Another shake, another threat. At some point, I thought I was dizzy because I have been deprived of sleep. But I heard announcements asking everyone to vacate the building. The sudden crowd of commuters was not a surprise. Added to this, I was anticipating the suspension of the train's operations. I also wanted to reach home early, but I have due dates to beat. So off I went to the mall not to shop, but to fulfill some grown up's responsibilities. It was a good decision because the train's operations resumed after having dinner. 

Friday, September 13, 2019

2019 Manila International Book Fair : My Finds from Fully Booked and National Bookstore

It's that time of the year again. Sounds Christmas, but for serial book hoarders like me, the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) is a national event we never miss. There was a time when I went to all book fairs like Big Bad Wolf and National Bookstore's Book Binge Bazaar. From my experiences, the Manila International Book Fair remains as my favourite. I prefer the collections in this book fair, even if Big Bad Wolf offers wider selections. 

Monday, September 9, 2019

Beautiful Sunday # 379 - Unexpected

Similar from last week, I'm trying to accomplish everything before Sunday ends. Editing photos for a client, who requested for a Christmas themed shoot. In the Philippine business setting, planning for Christmas on September is quite late. Most start as early as June. I have other freelance writing works that need to be accomplished and this blog post to upload. Weekends are never enough for me. Or just like the previous weekends, I spend much time sleeping. If I were to choose, this is how weekend should be spent. Saturday is strictly devoted for catching on sleep. Sunday is for blogging, taking photos and some freelance writing works. Another day is needed to relax and watch some movies or drama series. :p But extended weekends happen once in a blue moon.  We have to pray and wait for national holidays to land on Friday or Monday. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Book Review : Pretty City London by Siobhan Ferguson

I've always loved the idea of seeing long time and credible bloggers converting their work to print. After years of following their blogs, I'm happy that their talent and hardwork will finally be showcased in one publication. Saying this made me remember the same situation in the academe. Having publications is an indicator of academic excellence. But tbh, academic related publications do not capture same interest I have with my favorite blogs. :)