how to order ‘unseen moon’, and other updates

So I’m finally done with the posts about my trip. Moving on!

These Tweets from my friend Kate cheered me up this gloomy Friday morning.


Intrigued? I am done with shipping all of the pre-ordered copies of Unseen Moon, and I’m back to accepting orders. There are two ways you can order:

  1. Email me – victoriaeliza [at] gmail [dot] com – if you want to order, and I will ask Books on Demand Philippines to print you a copy and ship it directly to you. Pro: You’ll get a copy of the book hot off the presses! Con: I won’t be able to sign it beforehand.
  2. Books on Demand Philippines will print you a copy and ship it to me. I’ll sign it, package it, and I’ll ship it to you. Pro: I will be able to sign it beforehand. Con: You will need to shoulder the double shipping fees, which can amount to more than PhP 100. Note: Each copy costs PhP 450.

Either way, if you’re interested, just email me and let’s see what we can do.

Each copy comes with a small gift:



Cards shipped from London, printed by Moo UK (Note: I only have 50 of these.)

If you live outside of the Philippines, you may want to try the ebook version, or the print version via CreateSpace.

Thanks for looking!

Here’s J wearing the shirt I got him in Bangkok:


He celebrated his birthday recently, so we got some cupcakes!

Salted caramel:

Pistachio sans rival:


On our way to meet with friends, we passed by a Japanese-Korean grocery store and got these:

Strawberry, Matcha, Sakura Matcha, Blueberry Cheesecake. The cheesecake is the best!

J ended up on Rada St. for work, and we found Mondo Juice + Sip. Try their green tea drink and Caramel Cheesecake.

My hipster sense is tingling.

Instead of a straw, they give you a tiny wooden knife to cut the plastic cover. The place is called Sip, after all.




Butchie of Filipina Explorer has included me in her “11 Essential Blogs (And Bloggers) You Oughta Read“. Honored! Thank you very much!

And here’s a recent title consumed, which kept me company from Hanoi to Bangkok:

Into the Darkest CornerInto the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The novel Into the Darkest Corner opens with a transcript of a hearing, followed by a third-person narration of a murder. “As far as days to die were concerned, the longest day of the year was as good a day as any.” I was hooked already at this point, intrigued by the technique of detailing the events through the dying/dead woman’s perspective.

The novel switched to first-person and introduced us to another woman afflicted with a severe case of OCD. “Here I have to check and re-check the flat door properly six or twelve times, and then the communal front door as well.”

The novel, Elizabeth Haynes’ debut, was well-written and tightly paced. I was intrigued, and despite the one-dimensional antagonist (his motivation is plot!) and the not-so-explosive reveal, it kept me reading until the end.

I’ve read many thrillers about escape, but this one is a good, hard look at an escape’s aftermath.

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