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Archive for the “Books” Category

christmas-snoopy-lights-treeMaking a wishlist is not a yearly holiday tradition for me, considering how this occasion has become such a driving force for consumerism and capitalism lately.  Okay, I did not just say that.  Hahaha.  Nope, that’s not the reason I don’t make Christmas wishlists.  It’s just that… I don’t really receive many gifts for Christmas, because I’m the ever pragmatic one, always asking for cash instead of gifts.  Ka-ching, ka-ching!

This year, however, I think it’s just apt that I make a wishlist since I figured my little material wishes lately are very cheap thrills practically anyone can afford (yes, even you, my two readers).  I’m not looking to receive a new gadget or a fantabulous piece of art or whatnot.  Just these simple trinkets of thoughtful action can surely put a wide smile on my face.  Here goes! (more…)

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In life, there are only two things I don’t think twice splurging on:  food and books.  I don’t care about fashion that much, and gadgets are a tad too expensive to regularly devote money on.  That is why I always find myself inside food stalls or book stores to give me those cheap thrills I want every once in a while. (more…)

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For every book lover out there, the event of the year to be is the annual Manila International Book Fair.  This is the place where they literally dump all the books on you at ridiculously marked down prices.  Year every year, I make it a point to go to the Book Fair and stack up on my collection to fill my little “library” with novels, books, comics, references and whatnot.

There is always something interesting to find in the Book Fair.  Kuya Luis once bought a coffee table book there that costs around 70% off the original price.  I managed to grab several books that I’ve been saving up for, including several inspirational ones from OMF.  In fact, more than half the books in my collection came from the Book Fair.  You just have to buy something from them!  Haha. (more…)

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