First of all, that Friday downpour was a bitch, wasn’t it. I left the office at 6 pm, carrying a big bag of clothes (I was supposed to stay with J at his parents’ house), but couldn’t get a cab or a bus or a tricycle. It’s alarming how easily this city gets paralyzed by rain. I ended up waiting at The Columns until 7:30 before I could line up for a tricycle. Suffice it to say that the city didn’t let me leave that night.
Anyway. I crawled out of my dungeon the next day to attend the Amazing Tripartite Book Launch with J at the EDSA Shangri-La Mall, where I ended up dancing with Dean Alfar. There was, amazingly, no alcohol involved.
A fun afternoon! It was great catching up with Katz Navarro (I exclaimed, “You’re so cute!” when I saw her, and I am not embarrassed by this outburst, I am not), Kate Osias, Elyss Punsalan, and all the other gorgeous writers. Thanks for having us, Dean and Nikki!
I love the packaging by Flipside. Look at that creepy eye.
Dean Alfar with authors Ichi Batacan and Peep Warren:
My copy of Nikki Alfar’s first collection of stories. Congratulations!
Do buy the books!
Here’s a soberer account by Gabriela Lee on Rappler: “3 books, one community, countless stories“.
And of course the rain went on and on. I love the rain, I really do, but not when I have to get out of the house.
We were in Ortigas again on Sunday and finally got to try eating at Wildflour Cafe + Bakery. Just their coffee and desserts. Highly recommended, though drop by during payday because their prices are…wild.
I had the Vietnamese latte.
J got honey soy latte. Recommended!
Bread pudding with yummy chocolate sauce.
2 thoughts on “spec fic triple book launch + wildflour”
I am droooling over those cakes.
Those origami dragons looks badass. Did you make them?
Hi Eula! Have you been to Wildflour? I’m curious about their savory dishes.
The organizers made the dragons! :D