LIFE LESSONS

My thoughts after self-publishing my book

Paghilom Book is live on Shopee! As of this writing, I have signed and written personal dedication on 103 books. 103 orders is definitely unexpected. When I planned about this self-publishing thing, I only estimated about 50 orders. But, I've received more than 100 orders here! Unexpected. Photo taken by @anjnttms on Instagram. What are… Continue reading My thoughts after self-publishing my book

ART

Dead Balagtas Tomo 1: Mga Sayaw ng Dagat at Lupa

I am not into graphics novel or comics but I had fun reading Dead Balagtas Tomo 1: Mga Sayaw ng Dagat at Lupa. This graphic novel won the 2018 Madrigal-Gonzales Best First Book Award and 2018 National Book Award for Best Graphic Literature and Best Book Design! (Well-deserved, Ms. author!) There are three reasons why… Continue reading Dead Balagtas Tomo 1: Mga Sayaw ng Dagat at Lupa

PERSONAL

The Write Things 2019

After actively participating in National Youth Day in Cebu, I confronted myself to rest and to be more passive in life. I kept on reminding myself to be more relaxed and stress-free on the next half of 2019. However, life has its own twists and turns. The next day after National Youth Day, Teacher Roel… Continue reading The Write Things 2019

PERSONAL

How I came up with Paano Mag-move on

When my editor first called me, his first question was, "Kim, paano mag-move on?" Of course, I startled. The question was so corny. But as he spoke, he explained that their creative team decided to publish that manuscript as well. Paano Mag-move on is my first non-fictional book published under St. Paul's. It is filled… Continue reading How I came up with Paano Mag-move on

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If I Stay & Where She Went Book Review

Gayle Forman’s novels If I Stay and Where She Went described the two sides occurred in a love story—that not all hero and heroines can easily had their happy ending. These novels comprised of two remarkable characters who were able to prove that love wasn’t just a word but it’s an everlasting faith between two… Continue reading If I Stay & Where She Went Book Review