Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
From February 10 to 12, we will hold the Taboan Writers Festival at the Royal Mandaya Hotel. The festival will bring in writers from all over the Philippines. This is your chance to meet those whose work you have read and to discuss with them their craft.
The main component of the festival will be conference sessions. Throughout the three days, we will talk about our roots in culture and the directions that young writers are taking Philippine literature. Supporting this activity are book launchings, book fairs, outreach visits to schools in Davao, cultural performances, and awards for esteemed writers in Mindanao.
Taboan is free and open to the public (though if you wish to have lunch at the hotel for the three days of the conference, you have the option to pay the P1,500 deluxe guest fee.)
Please visit the Taboan web site for details of the conference. We would appreciate if you could take the time to register if you are attending. And please forward this invitation to your friends.
Thank you. Hope to see you at Taboan!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Sara strikes me as very professional and business-like. No airs whatsoever. She comes more like an administrator than a politician. Given our fickle impressionable voters, that may prove to be her undoing in the future. I hope not, because that would be a crying shame.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 09, 2011
Malipano is just off Samal, near Pearl Farm. It looks quite swanky and I would not have thought of coming here. But I'm here on a job and that means I get in for free. Ha.
"...President Obama called this an unspeakable tragedy. He spoke about it..."
Apparently it wasn't just CNN:
Talking Points Memo: Obama called the shooting "an unspeakable tragedy" and said that "such a senseless and terrible act of violence has no place in a free society."
Politico.comPresident Obama called the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Saturday an “unspeakable tragedy,” and he said she was “gravely wounded” in the attack.
All I can say is: my friend, I do not think that word means what you think it means.
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Emily and I savored the Cookie Monster in measured forkfuls. It proved to be as tasty as it looked. The cake was moist yet firm, the taste very chocolatey. A thin layer of yellow-white cream that split the cake into layers added extra sweetness. Mmmmm.
"What is this layer that looks and tastes like custard?" I asked my foodie fiancée. "It's quite delicious."