Can I say how much I miss this? Life things are on the way too much I forgot to update this little abode I have in the Internet. I have so many things to share to you, guys, like, SO MANY THINGS HAPPENED for two weeks! Of course, it’s always book-related. I mean, really, my life is almost about books!
Anyway, if you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I am a member of book clubs in the Internet, how they are meeting up every month, and I am always absent? Ha! NOT ANYMORE! I’m no more a Face-to-Face book discussion virgin. Goodreads-The Filipino Group met twice this month and I am proud to say that I was there on both events! Can you beat that?!
Disclaimer: This is a TL;DR post.
inilalako ng nanay
mo ang kanyang mga
halakhak. Tinanong kita
kung paano? Ikinibit mo lang
ang iyong butuhang balikat.
Kumunot ang aking noo: Ano
ba kako ang hugis nitong halakhak.
Gumuhit ka pa-bilog. Sampung
taon makalipas, inilalako mo
naman iyo. Nanginginain
ang ahas sa sarili
I haven’t fully wrote my thoughts about Jane Eyre in my blog, but I want you to know that I like that classic book. Jane Eyre is my heroine, even if sometimes, she’s such a drama queen. I never liked the other characters such as Rochester (even if I was smitten the first time I encountered his name while reading) and St. John (even if he is so guapo). Both those guys are really, really, really manipulative and self-absorbed! Anyway, I’ll save my raging fury about those guys in another post.
We had our discussion at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Ortigas, and this is yet the largest number of attendees (more than 25?). Also, our lovely moderator, Tina of One More Page, prepared us yummy revel bars while we talk about the book. She was not that prepared, actually. With those home-made revel bars, bookmarks with five different designs, candles, and more than 30 questions?! Nope, she was not prepared. Haha!
Also, that day, we celebrated Charlotte Brontë‘s 196th birthday! What a coincidence, no? That’s why we had a cake for her! With the intense heat and summer weather, DC/Camille managed to come in a Victorian-inspired outfit for the discussion! It’s rare to see a woman in Victorian Era outfit having tea in the middle of the city ;)
I had chocolate overload that day = CBTL double chocolate drink + Tina’s revel bars + JL chocolates. (See also: This is why I am fat)
By evening, with our active sweat glands and dugyot state, we had our dinner at Mang Inasal. It’s also my first time to stay with the group after 5PM! I live in Las Pinas and I have a curfew (being the only daughter in the family), I always have to leave early when I am with the group. I stayed and I REGRET NOTHING. I REGRET NOTHING. I REGRET NOTHING. It’s evident in the picture! (Heh, not that. I know what you are thinking. I am talking to you, GR-TFG friends. LOL)
Next month, we will have another F2F discussion—On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta—this coming May 19, 2012. Join our online discussion and this will be the best decision you will do in your life!