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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BOOK REVIEW : LEGEND BY MARIE LU!

Hi Readers! Happy New Year!



Details:

Title: Legend (Legend #1)

Author: Marie Lu

Number of Pages: 305

Genre: Dystopia, Young Adult, Science Fiction

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, Penguin Books, Speak

Published on: November 29, 2011

Format: Paperback

Price: Php 399.00 (NBS) $ 11.36 (TBD)

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Synopsis:

"What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.  From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets."

About the Author:



Marie Lu is the art director at Online Alchemy, a video game company, and also owns the children’s brand Fuzz Academy. She was first inspired to write Legend while watching Les 
Miserables one afternoon, and wondered how the relationship between a famous criminal vs. a prodigious detective might translate into a more modern story. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2006 and lives in Los Angeles, California.
 




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Sunday, December 21, 2014

BOOK FEATURES : STUPID IS FOREVER, 1 PAGE AT A TIME, AND PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS : THE ULTIMATE GUIDE!

Hi Readers! Again, I'm very sorry for my two weeks of absence. It's pretty hard to balance school, rest, blogging, personal life, social life, projects, assignments, practices (for events) etc. all at the same time especially that I'm just a 7th Grade students/ a 13-year-old boy. 
  
It's what I call Book Features! Book features are different from book reviews.  Book features are featuring books that basically doesn't have stories. A lot of books are like that.It's like compilation of speeches, guides, journals, etc. And basically, a book review is a review about the actual story of the books.   
Details: 
  
Title: Stupid is Forever 
Author: Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago 
Number of Pages: 132 pages 
Publisher: ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. 
Published on: December 3, 2014 
Price : Php 175. 00 (NBS) 
  
Synopsis: 
Sense of humor is almost absent among politicians, but Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is a truly talented exception. People are puzzled how she can spontaneously make them laugh in the midst of national policy crises, and of real danger to her life as a corruption fighter.  
This book is a collection of jokes, one-liners, pick-up lines, conebacks and speeches delivered and/or curated by the beloved Senator. Also, inside are illustrations by Cj de Silva-Ong, Manix Abrera, Elbert Or, Rob Cham and more of the Philippines' best young illustrators.  
  
About the Author: 
  

She earned the degree, Doctor of Juridical Science, in the United States. Dr. Miriam Defensor Santiago is a globally famous personality, because of her legal brilliance and courageous example in fighting corruption.  In a nation where many public officials are charged with, or suspected, of plunder, her honesty shines like a light in the darkness. She has brought honor to the Philippines in several ways.                                                                                                                                                                                                    
She is the first Filipino and the first Asian from a developing country, to be elected in the United Nations as judge of the International Criminal Court. The ICC hears cases against heads of state.  Thus, she put the Philippines on the global map in the 21st century.  Unfortunately, grave illness forced her to waive the privilege of being an ICC judge. 
For two years, she suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome. In June 2014 she was diagnosed with lung cancer, stage 4 (the last stage). But with her signature humor and bravery, she fought back, and her cancer has regressed.  Even cancer cells are afraid of her! 

She was chosen as laureate of the Magsaysay Award for Government Service, known as the Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize. She was cited “for bold and moral leadership in cleaning up a graft-ridden government agency.” She was named one of “The 100 Most Powerful Women in the World” by The Australian magazine. 

Features:  

The book contains some of the finest quotations, speeches, and pick-up lines from the senator herself.  


"Brains aren't everything. In the case of the Congress members, they're nothing."   
"Alam mo baang bigasgasolinapamasahe,tuition fee, isdakarnelahat sila nagmamahalan Tayo na lang kaya ang hindi!"  

More of these will be in the book!     



Details: 
  
Title: 1 Page at a Time 
Author: Adam J. Kurtz 
Number of Pages: 384 pages 
Publisher: Perigee Trade  
Published on: October 7, 2014 
Price :  Php 635.00 (Powerbooks) $12.02 (Barnes & Nobles) 

Synopsis: 
Things are what you make of them  Every day is a chance to create something new for yourself. Put down your phone and pick up a pencil. Give yourself some space. The Internet will still be there. Start with one page at a time, and you’ll be surprised at just how much you can create.  Each of the 365 prompts in 1 Page at a Time will encourage you to draw, write, list, reflect, and share. This book is your new best friend.  Let’s get started!  

About the Author: 

Adam J. Kurtz is a graphic designer, artist, & serious person. He is primarily concerned with creating honest, accessible work, including a range of small products & the self-published "Unsolicited Advice" calendar series. He is the author of no other books. He currently lives in New York City. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

BOOK REVIEW : SPRING BY MARK CRILLEY!

Hi Readers! Sorry for being not active for about two weeks. We're very busy practicing for an upcoming show/event and err.. exams. But anyways, I'm here for another review! I rarely read books/manga/illustrated books out of my genre and likes but I tried this one. And I loved and am dying to find its sequel! I actually finished this book within 1 hour!





Details:

Title : Miki Falls 1 : Spring

Author : Mark Crilley

Illustrator : Mark Crilley

Number of Pages : 176 (Paperback)

Genre : Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Fiction

Publisher : HarperTeen

Published on : May 1, 2007

Format : Paperback

Price : $ 8.73 (TBD)


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Synopsis:


"It's spring--a time for new beginnings. This is Miki Yoshida's final year of high school, and she's determined to make this the best year yet. Miki is in control . . . 
. . . until Hiro Sakurai shows up.
 The tall, handsome new student is hiding something, and Miki wants to know what. As she breaks down Hiro's defenses, she is unnerved by how much she cares about him. Too bad he is the one guy who can't care for her back. But Miki is falling for Hiro, and nothing's going to stop her from getting close to him--not even his dangerous secret."

~synosis from Goodreads~

About the Author:



Mark Crilley is an American comic book creator and children's book author/illustrator. He is the creator of Miki Falls, Akiko, and Brody's Ghost. He is also noted for his instructional videos for drawing in the manga-style. Crilley distributes drawing advice to artists via YouTube videos and his DeviantArt account. In August 2010, he starred in some how to draw videos for Funimation on demand. Mark Crilley's wife is Miki Crilley who he named Miki Falls after. The two have a daughter, Mio, and a son, Matthew.

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Review:

I'll use a couple of words to describe the book and I'll explain it. ( a literary technique I learned from some authors )


  • Not an ordinary love story. I'm pretty sure a lot of you guys hate or don't like cliche love stories. Believe me I don't too. This book is a romance/love story book alright, but it's more than that. Find out for yourself.                                                         
  • Realistic & Fictional at the same time. This book, the story in it, the characters, really exist in real life, well not all of it. It amazes me how Sir Crilley gave life to his characters without removing the true-to-life effect. And how he introduced the fictional part of the story without ruining or rush the story. I'm also amazed that the story contains parts of mythology, suspense, mystery, etc. Haha. The book will give you a crazy feeling after finishing it.                                                                                             
  • Awesome characters. Every character portrays very different roles that gives a wonderful effect. From Miki who wants a change in his life, to Yumi who's an awesome, cheerful, yet naughty friend, to Hiro Sakurai who's very mysterious but everyone wants to befriend with. And other awesome fictional characters like Mother Freya and Anra that you guys should see.                                                                         
  • Every part of the story will give you the "fasten your seat belt" moment. You should not miss  every moment/part in the story. Every page skipped will change your perspective or opinion about the book. Every page is worth reading.                                 
  • Unexpected twist of events. The story, in the beginning, will have a normal story effect or in simpler words, it'll look plain, boring or simple. But as you read and read every page of the book, you'll have another question in your mind that'll encourage you to read it further. Like "what's in the basement?", "why is he weird?", or "what's he hiding?".                                                                                                                            

The words/sentences I used, I hope will encourage you to read it! It's very an awesome read.


Reading with Luigi gives Spring a





4 books! (4/5) 

Also, the poll which I conducted is already finished! Not surprisingly the result is.. books! Haha. Stay tuned for an upcoming giveaway! Soon. 

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

BOOK NEWS : #SAVELITERATURE!

Hi Readers! 

Today we'll talk about one of trending and contreversial news happening with bookworms,

it's the #SaveLiterature created and implemented by various readers mainly because they want to increase the quality of today's literary pieces.

(cto) Marcelo Santos IV Facebook Page

Now, many of you may wonder, "why is he putting up this topic in his blog? why not put a book review?"

The answer is simple - I want to inform. 

Yesterday one of my bookworm ates told me that she finds my blog great. She even told me that I can write better than her. She told me one sentence which will stay forever in my heart, she told me    "Hope to see your book someday in NBS."

That made me realize that I'm making a great impact to my readers. That blogging comes with great responsibilities.

That's the main reason of this article. We need to be informed on the quality of literary pieces that we read.

because books as we are informed or not, affect and influence our daily lives.

Now, what is the quality of today's literary pieces?

I have nothing against today's books. I am not against them, I actually support them. These books actually improve the Philippine Literature. But not all of them.

Let's talk about #SaveLiterature

For me, it's made to inform and make Filipinos alert that being a writer doesn't just come by writing stories in wattpad and sharing it to your readers. Writers should inform, help, and improve their fellow countrymen. They should contribute in improving the quality of Philippine Literature. That when you're a writer, everything you write and share to you readers, may it be on social medias, wattpad, or the physical book itself, give impact to the lives of their readers. That if you start to become a writer, from the time you wake up to the time you sleep you have a mission to help your country. 

Now, to clear everyone's mind, NO. I'm not against Marcelo Santos III. I actually like his books.

Also, NO, I'm not against Marcelo Santos IV in his advocacy to improve the quality of today's literature. I actually like it, that he is posting some of Dr. Jose Rizal's works in his page.

Now for me, most of the writers in this generation doesn't decrease the quality of the Philippine Literature. Sometimes, we just don't agree to what they say, post, or write. That's also the reason why many readers differ, because each person/reader in this world is unique, we have different preferences/choices. Now when one reader doesn't like a writer, I think we should just respect the writer. 

But at the end of the day, you are the one who's going to decide. Ask this question to yourself, "Is the quality of today's work decreased?" By that you'll know if for you do really need to make an improvement.

For me, no and yes. No, the quality of today's work is not decreasing because I do believe that our life is a never ending learning process. All writers, eventually, will someday make an act to improve our literature. Yes, because based on my observation, many readers actually prefer reading some works which doesn't have moral lessons, or those works which has bad effects on our world. Social Medias are everywhere! Many readers are exposed to these literature which doesn't help. 

Now to help you more, I have asked some of my personal friends, friends from Pinoy Book Freaks United, and Book Geeks PH for their thoughts, opinions, and reactions regarding the topic.


 "Literature are books and writings published on a particular object. Those written works who're considered of superior or lasting artistic merit are a great example of literature. Modern Filipino Literature nowadays are composed of stories made by young Filipino writers and authors. It's a good example for aspiring young Pinoys who wants to be a writer someday. But come to think of it, are the works of those young Filipino writers / authors are worthy enough to be published and be read by a lot of young Pinoys? Will it help the young minds to be molded greatly? Do these books contain good knowledge for our teenagers/adolescents that may help them pursue their own goals and dreams? I think not. Most of these works are purely cliche romance stories or crappy love advices. I think it's time for those well known Pinoy authors to make a much more sensible kind of books and stories to help their young readers in molding their own perspective in life. #SaveLiterature" - Percival Esguerra

"Hindi ako aware sa #SaveLiterature na yan, pero siguro narinig ko na sa mga ibang geeks before. Ang issue lang siguro eh yung realidad na mas maraming support from publishers/readers na nakukuha ang ibang mga writers ng mostly romance/love chena etc etc than yung mga mas legit na authors. 

Example na lang yung BR book namin ngayon na Responde ni Norman Wilwayco. Gusto basahin ni Abby pero di sya makahanap sa mga bookstores, kahit online madalang lang.. pero kahit saan makakakita ka ng mga Wattpad books or PHR na nakalagay pa sa shelf na PHIL. LIT sa NBS..

I'm not saying na pangit lahat ng mga wattpad or phr or kung anik anik pa, pero nakakalungkot lang isipin na yung mga ibang books na astig naman tlg eh walang suporta sa mga publishing companies natin. Why? Kasi mabenta ang love stories. At apparently, yung term na "kalandian" etc ay bentang benta sa kabataan. 

No need to save literature though, it's not dying. hhahaha. Yung mga neurons siguro ng mga readers ang dying lol. joke. 

Pero seriously, di naman ako pabor sa pagboycott ng kahit na sinong writers. Ang key diyan eh, as a reader, mas maging mapagexplore na lang tayo sa lahat ng sulok ng literature. Yan ang reality eh, benta ang kung ano ang bet ng kabataan - sila ang pinaka hyper na consumers. Wala rin akong idea kung paano ishift ang imbalance - nananalig na lang ako na kung mga readers talaga sila na sumusuporta sa kung sino man ang gustong iboycott na writers ng iba, eh one day sana mag evolve din ang taste nila at maghanap ng libro na hindi lang puro lovelife or broken hearted cheverlu ang nakasulat." - Camille Granados

"Anyone who wants to write can publish. It's always up to the readers which type literature dies or survives." - Jimcarl Somera

" 'It really depends with the readers, and i agree with that, hands up.'

I would like to set this as an example:

I have a sister, she's in highschool now. At first the books that she's reading are disney books, books like, beauty and beast, jack and beanstalk, etc.

But when she reached highschool she started to read wattpad stories. Dumating nga sa punto na. i can't see her around the house because she's always inside her room holding her ipad reading wattpad stories. then her grades become low and i always see her txting and talking with someone on the phone.

In some way the stories and the community corrupted her mind. i told her to stop or somehow lessen and know her priorities,  but her reply is simple.

She said "IT'S MY DECISION"" - Luviee Booker

"Okay, if tinanong ako about this #SaveLiterature thingy before I started out my college life, I would’ve been really close-minded about this. Not because I think that Filipino writers are killing literature, but because of what I think about Marcelo Santos. So being a Literature major, somehow nawala yung pagka-bias ko because of my personal opinions. The thing is, Filipinos are definitely NOT destroying literature. I mean, come on. Why would anyone think that? Because of Marcelo Santos, because of Wattpad? Let’s stop judging especially when we have not yet read such works. Most importantly, wag po tayong mag-generalize. 

Okay, let’s talk about Wattpad. Yes, it has this “cheesy”, “puro romance”, “cliché” stereotype. But think about it, anong pinaglalaban ng pagjudge natin because it is the way it is when yun naman talaga ang intention ng writer? Judge it when ang sinabi is that it talks about scientific stuff or religious things when in fact it’s a love story. But no, when you started to read it, you know that it’ll be that way. So what’s the point, right? It’s like you’re judging a 5-year-old kid for not excelling in geometry or asking a very old man/woman to lift the barbell. Look at it the way it needs to be looked at. And I’ll proudly say that I am a Literature major student who writes and reads Wattpad stories. So please judge me if you must but I am proud!

Then there’s Marcelo Santos. Here’s the deal, I don’t like him but I am doing my best to ignore him because I have not read any of his works, and I don’t even know if I intend to read any of it. I know that what Marcelo said na hindi siya mahilig magbasa and all ay super affected ang lahat. Because really, one should read a lot to become a better writer. Trust me, I know. But ang hindi pagbabasa or ang hindi paghilig sa pagbabasa ay hindi hadlang for one to become a writer, always remember that. Anyone can be a good writer. And if you’re judging Mr. Marcelo Santos, judge him nalang quietly. Lahat tayo ay may karapatan to judge, but please do so in an appropriate manner na wala tayong natatapkang tao.

Most importantly, basahin niyo muna bago niyo ijudge. Actually, basahin niyo lahat. Pangit man yan, jologs man yan, cheesy man yan, do so. You’ll learn more if you’ll read more. Filipino writers should never stop writing, we are not destroying literature. Those who keeps on judging and mga tumatapak sa kapwa nila at kababayan nila ang siyang sumisira ng literature. " - Feather Casilan

"Okay, my opinion is that we should encourage Filipino readers to read classics instead of most of the Wattpad books " - Laurence Tan, owner of luciusflux.

"Okay. Well to be honest, I'm not much of a reader of Philippine Lit and I'm quite ashamed of myself because of that. You know, how can I call myself a reader if I don't read our own literary works? Though I don't mean like I don't "entirely" read them. it's just I'm not a fan, and I only read very occasionally. I've read some books of Bob Ong and Jason Lo, and of course those reading materials required for school. But other than that I haven't tried anything more. Especially the so-called and mainstream wattpad stories and more importantly, the main subject of the advocacy,  Marcelo Santos' works. Nope. I won't even dare. I don't know. Since I'm not a Phil. Lit fan, maybe I'm not in the right position to say something because what do i know anyway? But just a thought, since you're asking for an opinion. hahaha. Uhm, maybe the hashtag is a little harsh because it looks like it is meant for only one person which is Marcelo Santos, but at the same time, I think it is quite right. One thing maybe is because we're being dominated by the wattpad stories. Don't you think it's too much? Too many published books which contains cliches and repeating stories over and over again. I've also read other articles about other people's thoughts on this. And yeah, it seems that Phil. Lit on our generation is really lacking the "substance", the "essence" and they more like just mere words creating stories. But, really, I don't have much say on this because I don't read a lot of Philippine literary works. And I don't want to judge and just leave an opinion without strong justification." - Erika Eñeco

"My opinion is that, our literature is not really dying. Mali lang yung mga channel na naipapakita sa mga bagong mambabasa na karamihan ay kabataan. Mali lang yung pagmarket ng mga nobela o libro na dapat ipamahagi sa mga kabataan. Gone were the days na hahanapin mo talaga yung libro ni Bautista kasi kadalasan nauubusan ka ng kopya.

In my opinion, siguro kung mabuksan lang ang isip ng ma bagong henerasyon ng mambabasa na mas may mga makabuluhan pang babasahin at mga author pa ang kailangan madiskubre, well I think makokorek natin yung thinking na dying na ang Philippine Literature

There are many potential Filipino writers that just need to heard. Problema minsan sa publishers din.

Kasi diba uso ngayon yung mga Wattpad stories and the likes, publishers tend to choose in the area only. Other amateur writers were being neglected. We just need to support those underrated writers. Don't have anything against those Wattpad writers tho. Kasi nagbabasa din ako dun. You just need to choose kung sino talaga yung may "sense" at alam ang kanyang sinusulat." - Jennylyn Cuba 

"As much as we want to support our own writers we simply can not. the in thing nowadays like what most said - the wattpads, they can write their own story and most of the time, read stories written by others. okay sana to promote enhancing your skill if you have it in writing di ba kaya lang ang problema the story not really promotes the right values that the kids need nowadays. para kasing ang nangyayari (sa tingin ko ha), they try to imitate the western countries - easy hook-ups, bad ass attitude etc. yes, love story but then again, teens are teens, and they are still foamlike when it comes to decision making and understanding. so if they read something, akala nila since sikat na story etc okay na gayahin or act like it if may same scenarios. sana lang yung mga writers may limitations. parang sa mga newspapers before. i think there was  a time na talamak ang mga tabloid na super non-sense ang mga news, inappropriate sa mga nakakabasa coz hindi naman yan para itago ng mga matatanda coz yung iba hindi nila naiisip na masama. for them since nasa newspaper kahit tabloid pa yan, may writer, legit. good thing nagkaroon ng pagpapahinto sa mga tabloid although meron pa rin pero hindi na ganun kadami unlike before. same with books. since in sa mga teens ang hook-ups, dating etc etc dun din nag focus ang mga writers pero most of the time hindi nila naiisip na may ibang approach din sana silang ini-include sa story to instill the right values. i tried reading those wattpads as well coz my nieces were into it and they were excited to tell me. unfortunately, i didn't  like it. ang naisip ko agad, walang matutunan dito. parang they are encouraging at certain age to act out and do stuff na hindi pa talaga dapat at their age. bottomline kasi since kumikita, deadma na lang kahit hindi na tama. " - Soleil Moi

"All I can say about this topic is dapat all writers and readers should support and love one another because we are under one community. You may not like what I like and vice versa pero it doesn't mean na hindi na maganda or worthy yung content. I'm into #SaveLiterature if its mission is to raise awareness and to encourage people specially teens to read books. But as of now, all I can see regarding this topic is puro lang hate pertaining sa literature na hindi nila gaanong like so this is a huge no no for me haha specially if its coming from someone who thinks highly of himself pero di man lang nya matawag na reader yung sarili nya. Like how can you judge a book if hindi mo pa naman nababasa. Overall, I say, promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate. That is all, thanks Matt! Haha " - Sam Lopez 

"I seriously don't know anything about this campaign but sa nakuha ko from your post, I don't think literature needs saving. Granted, I'm not an expert in Filipino works and I have just been starting to read some of them pero di ba unfair naman yun for writers and readers? Parang ang dating, idiscourage ang mga taong gustong magbasa ng ganitong klaseng mga libro. What are we, preservationists? We are readers and readers encourage reading no matter how stupid the books are. Malay mo, sa simula lang yan. In the future, tatamarin din silang magbasa ng shitty literature kasi paulit-ulit lang naman ang themes at minsan storylines. Isn't it that the only constant thing in life is change? Para namang ayaw nating magkaroon ng pagbabago niyan kung ganyan. But this is why there are classic books. It's because no matter how long the stories were written, or how outdated the expressions and manner of speaking are or how far the lands where they happened, the books will withstand the test of time. So, who cares if they write more repulsive books? As long as, in time, some book will rise and prove itself to be actual literature and not just trash. I'm sure meron yan. Honestly, though, this wattpad stuff is quite revolting." - Alona Asdilla

"Ever thought about what most teens and kids read the most of the days? Three words, CLICHÉD LOVE STORIES. Its true we've fandomed about the trending wattpad stories. (We have even made a movie about it!) Honestly I've read those books pero ngayon ko lang na-realized na mas maraming Pinoy ang nagbabasa ng love stories kaysa sa mga mas magandang books na nakakadagdag kaalaman at katalinuhan. Let's ask ourselves saan natin nakukuha yung mga kaalaman natin. Simple, BOOKS. I'm not a straight A student that to say that my knowledge came from books, I'm just saying na mas madalas sa libro nakukuha ang mga ideas at intelligence. Where did you think those famous scientists, writer lawyers and etc. got their intelligence? Dr. Jose Rizal said that "ang kabataan ay pag-asa ng bayan", paano na yan kung ang kabataan ay ang binabasa ay love stories ang alam.Think about what would happen to the future leaders of the Philippines, think about it long and hard. Hindi ako nagsusulat ng mga opinion para mang-bash kung di nagsulat ako para sabihin na are these trending books worth the time reading?" - Alexandra Alday@AlexandraBuela.

" Im sorry but how does one define "Literature" again? Is it safe to say that any written work, is literature? Or should it be something superior? Has been recognized in several countries has won countless awards et al? I dont read wattpad stories, i dont recommend them too, i often lambast how its poorly written,but that doesnt mean I hate them. It doesnt mean they dont deserve the chance to be read by others. We will never know,the stories written there, no matter how senseless, no matter how shallow, could already be helping mold talents of young minds now. Im a product of Archie and Funny comics. It has brougt me closer to reading, as a hobby. It was a stepping stone for me. We'll never know how how wattpad stories could bring the youth closer to reading and away from more non sensical things such as drigs to name a few. After all, whats considered a great work is always subjective. Yes, i dont read wattpad stories, mainly because it hurts my eyes, but it could be a safe haven for some. So in short...mas masahol pa kung sinuman nag pauso nyang #saveliterature na yan. Baka nga wala pang naisulat yan e." - Criselle Musngi-Domingo

"the indie culture is gradually overpowering the mainstream, isn't it? the idea is not to sell out, but rather.. to have the audience "buying in"... boycott is not the solution, education is, coz only through it we can negate intimidation from "intellectualism". yes intimidation is the problem, kasi naman, paano mo ba maaappreciate ang ideyang di mo naman naiintindihan? paano ka maaattached sa nuances na hindi mo naman kayang basahin?

myea, di ko maintindihan yang #saveliterature na yan... palagi ko tong sinasabi sa mga repa ko, walang mali sa literatura, ang mali nasa tao,... sino ba ang bumibili ng bilasa na isda sa palengke, diba ung walang muwang sa pamamalengke?

turuan na munang magbasa ang kabataan, ayun lang parang dehins priority ng gov't, tsaka variety is healthy naman a, pro coexistence ako palagi e, hahaha, siguro dahil sa kakabasa ko tungkol sa dynamics of a sound ecosystem..." - Vic Santiago

Hoping that someday, our literature will be one of the best!