Of books and proposals: a post-Valentines Day post

Let us welcome 2018 on the blog with love, love, love! It was a heavy January (let us save this for later), but February is sure heartwarming. HeARTS month it is! So, here’s a little story about our engagement 11 years ago. — “Lord, a smart guy will do. Kahit hindi gwapo.” He gave me […]

Philippine Proverbs: A golden book of wisdom

“May kasabihan po tayo…” (We have a saying…) This is a familiar line to our generation. A local television noontime show has this motto-memorization, er, mini-beauty pageant for little girls giving nuggets of wisdom as they introduce themselves. Words are wisdom, and these are compiled in one book called Philippine Proverbs. National Book Development Board head, […]

REVIEW: 7 Things Every Wife Should Know (Viviene Bigornia)

In life, there are things that are not really learned in school. Like entering married life. We read books about marriage, and there are just so many. This book came my way just in time for our seventh anniversary which we celebrate this November. The perpetual learner that I am, I needed a refresher. I can’t believe it’s […]

Buqo’s 36 Days of Christmas

We’re counting down the days til Christmas, only a month to go, and here’s a gift for you, ready, get set, go! Buqo, an e-book reader application, is giving away free e-books and magazines for 36 days starting November 26! I have been using buqo to read local magazines and e-books, some I’ve gotten for free in […]

Ex Libris Philippines: a Book Club with a helping hand

If books can talk, they will have a lot to say. Since books cannot do the talking, book clubs came to be. Book clubs whose members share the same love for reading by sharing stories about their favorite reads. One book club that I discovered does more than reading books. They help send students to […]