Sunday, January 26, 2014

Shelf Update: First Warehouse Sale of 2014

Here are my buys during the January National Book Store Warehouse Sale. =)

haul 1
Plague by Michael Grant
Trash by Andy Mulligan
The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

haul 2
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Finding Mr. Flood by Ciara Geraghty
The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

That's all folks! I just want to share with you my book hauls. =)
Oh and I am currently reading The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. =)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

NBS Warehouse Sale January 2014

I went to the Warehouse Sale last January 15! Haha! Here are some pictures:

What's nice about this Warehouse Sale was the additional 50% off. So if the sale price is Php 30, it's actually Php 15. What a deal! I spent Php ~500 and I got 7 books! =)

I'll post the books soon! :)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Book Signing Event #1: Gayle Forman

Yep folks! I went to Gayle Forman's book signing event yesterday (January 18.) :) Ohmigosh! It was my first book signing event so I was really really excited. By the time I arrived (~10 AM), the line was already long. I was 148th. Haha! While waiting I read Through the Ever Night. :)

The event started at around 4:15 PM.  The fans went crazy when Gayle Forman showed up. And she was full of energy too. Haha! I love her craziness! :) In her interview, she talked about her inspirations in writing her books which include her time being an exchange student in London, her "falling in love" with a Dutch guy (Haha!), her husband Nick (Gayle said that in the draft of If I Stay Adam was first named Nick.. Haha!), their travels together, which inspired Just One Day and Just One Year, and her kids... :)

She also said that the idea of If I Stay just "came" to her. And upon getting that "idea" she just sat down, and typed her story down. (The draft's file name was Why Not. Haha!) She then shared a few tips to the aspiring writers. I just can't remember them. Hihi! I'm sorry. The only tip I remembered is to read and read, even if the material is bad, because those books/ materials will inspire you and teach you what you want and don't want to write about. :)

And of course, she talked about the If I Stay movie showing this August 22, 2014! Weeeeh! :) She will also have another book in 2015, I Was Here. :)

Here are some pictures from the event:

I was actually five rows from the platform. But I was lucky to have a seat. :)

We were all cheering so she cheered with us. Haha!

 The interview proper

 Weeeh! :D

 Excuse my giddy-haggard face! I waited 9 hours for this! Haha!

 She stamped Double Happiness! I think I'll have a good 2014! :) National Book Store also gave a bookmark! Weeeeh! :)

That's all. Haha! Thank you National Book Store for bringing Gayle Forman here in the Philippines. I had a very nice time! And I am so looking forward to the other book signing events this year. :)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

NBS Warehouse Sale

Let us start the new year with new books! Haha! This January 15 to 19 National Book Store will once again have a warehouse sale at their Q. Ave branch!
Weeh! I'm going to drop by tomorrow after my Pharmacoeconomics class. Weeeeh! :) But I promise to stick to my list. Haha! I will not buy books that aren't on my list. Promise! :)

Will you be there too? :)

See you!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Week's Update

Hi folks! How's your week? Mine was a busy one: thesis + org stuff + IDA... Whew!

Anyway, last Thursday I went back to Haven for Children to have a look at the library. We're almost done! Yey! :)

After my visit, I went to National Bookstore (ATC Branch), and bought Through the Ever Night (Book 2 of Under the Never Sky). Haha!

I also received this card last Thursday. It's from Elodie of didyousaybooks =)
 Yep, she's from France. :)

 Cute noh? Inside is a short, sweet note from Elodie. :)

Last Friday was the 4th week of IDA (Interdisciplinary Approach). In IDA, students from different health professions (pharmacist, nurse, doctors, and social workers) team up to work with a patient. :) It's a great experience to practice our profession with our fellow healthcare professionals.

After the IDA meeting, we went to Tagaytay. :) We had our lunch at Leslie's (Sky Ranch).

 (Photo sources: Lala and Kirsten)

Stopped over a few pasalubong centers... I bought this Kapeng Barako and Jacobina biscuits. :) Also bought an egg pie and guyabano shake! Yum! :)

At 5 PM, I attended PROPharm's send-off mass (PROMass) for the Pharmacy Board Exam takers.
I also finished reading Where She Went. Ugh! I loved it! :) I hope I can attend Gayle Forman's book signing event. :)

Hmmmm... Okay. That's all folks! Bye!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Well, my schedule may be less toxic than others. But hey! I still am. With my PROPharm responsibilities, subjects that need equal attention, and thesis, I do not know if I can ever have a worry-free day. 

And speaking of thesis, my group mate and I went to EAC to conduct our survey. After X years, I again set foot in the college. Memories of my carefree days! Ugh! I miss those. But I don't think I will ever trade my UP experience. Despite the downfalls and rough roads, I am grateful for all the lessons UP taught me, most especially the life lessons. Haha!

Okay, ranting over. Tomorrow I'll visit Haven for Children to see the development of our library project. :) And then go to ATC to unwind a bit. Haha!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Currently reading: Under the Never Sky

What's worse than starting a book at 10 PM?... It's not sleeping, and finishing the same book. Haha!

Well, okay. I am only half done with Under the Never Sky. But I was close to finishing it, if only it wasn't already 4:45 AM and I wanted to attend our church service at 10 AM. :)

under the never sky

I forgot what made me buy this book because it's a dystopian YA novel. AGAIN. And upon reading the first few chapters, the same elements are present. But what got me going was the style of writing. I really enjoyed reading Under the Never Sky. And Aria and Perry are currently two of my favorite people.

I'll give more of my thoughts once I'm done. :)

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Photo Diary: 2013

This will be my last 2013-related post. Haha!

I know I said that my 2013 was a little bit dull in general. But here are the happy moments of my 2013. :)

My lovely friends! Ugh! I miss them. This was taken last March 2013. (photo source: Nadine)

HS Friends (photo source: Nadine)
PROPharm Executive Committee 2012-2013 last meeting @ KFC Padre Faura (photo source: Lianne)
Interns @ Sydenham Laboratories, Inc. Taken last April 2013 (photo source: Alex)
I don't dance. PROPharm made me do it. Haha! June 2013 (photo source: Carlo)

PROPharm Team Building (photo source: Jow)

OOTD ang peg. Haha! Attended a birthday party. I forgot when. Haha! (photo source: Tita Sheila)

PROPharm Family with the newest members! July 2013 (photo source: Armand)
White Coat Ceremony, August 2013 (photo source: Henessy)
Cinemalaya August 2013

Cinemalaya! :)
PROPharm's Outreach, August 2013 (photo source: Jow)
Universal Health Care Lecture, August 2013 (photo source: Gerald)
Friends @ Zark's (photo source: Celica)
PROPharm's Anniversary Party (photo source: L)
PROPharm's Anniv Party! :) (photo source: Lianne)

IPHSoc's Zombie Run, September 2013 (photo source: IPHSoc)

First zombie run, and most probably the last! Haha! (photo source: IPHSoc)
Sarno's First Reunion, September 2013
34th MIBF
with Mama :) November 2013

with siblings, November 2013
NBS Warehouse Sale
Food packing event for Yolanda victims, November 2013 (photo source: Jow)
The event was organized by  Upsilon Sigma Phi with Stop Hunger Now, Philippine Red Cross, Rotary International and the Peace Corps. (photo source: Neil)
Library project in partnership with Coca-Cola Foundation. December 2013

That's it for my 2013. Haha!
God bless you folks!

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