Saturday, July 22, 2006

27th Manila International Bookfair

What: 27th Manila International Bookfair
When: August 30 - September 3, 2006, 10 am - 8pm
Where: World Trade Center Metro Manila

Visit the event's website for more details.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Unmasked: Awarding of the 1st Philippine Graphic/Fiction

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Award-winning author Neil Gaiman and Fully Booked present the winners to the 1st Philippine Graphic/Fiction Awards on July 15, 2006 at the Rockwell Tent.

Gates to the fantasy multi-media exhibit open at 10 AM. Works of the finalists in both the comics/graphic novel and short story categories will be displayed. The Alex Nino Award (comics/graphic novel genre) and the Gregorio Brillantes Award (short story genre) will be announced at 7 PM along with the other winners.

Everyone is encouraged to wear an originally created mask in line with the filipino fantasy theme as we will be awarding the best original masks of the night.

Article taken from Fully Booked Online.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Harry Potter Six Update

Harry Potter author, JK Rowling, has announced that two beloved characters in the series will die before the series come to a close. Who will it be??? That's the question bugging the minds of Harry Potter fans everywhere.

Some of the popular guesses include Harry Potter himself, his bestfriends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, and Harry's girlfriend Ginny Weasley. Some people also guess that it might be one of the Weasleys and a lot hope that it's Percy.

Personally, I think it might be Snape but not after he has redeemed himself and revealed that Dumbledore's "murder" was part of a greater plan.

Pablo Neruda's TO WASH A CHILD

by Pablo Neruda

Only the most ancient love on earth
will wash and comb the statue of the children,
straighten the feet and knees.
The water rises, the soap slithers,
and the pure body comes up to breathe
the air of flowers and motherhood.

Oh, the sharp watchfulness,
the sweet deception,
the lukewarm struggle!

Jose Garcia Villa's I CAN NO MORE HEAR LOVE'S

I can no more hear Love's
Voice. No more moves
The mouth of her. Birds
No more sing. Words
I speak return lonely.
Flowers I pick turn ghostly.
Fire that I burn glows
Pale. No more blows
The wind. Time tells
No more truth. Bells
Ring no more in me.
I am all alone singly.
Lonely rests my head.
—— O my God! I am dead.