When Freeway announced it was going to honor F. Sionil Jose, I wasn't surprised anymore. It was inevitable for a man of his calibre to be picked.
|Pretty ballerina Lisa Macuja hosted the event. This lady is so charming! I especially love how cute her eyes look when she smiles :)|
|Cherie Gil was captivating! Her reading of Sionil Jose's Ermita was remarkable!|
|Lourd was equally fantastic! He enunciated the words really clearly and I seriously won't mind listening to him tell me stories each night. He has such a calming manly voice|
|He was so fascinating! He was funny and witty and really interesting! His answers elicited laughter from the audience. Truly, he has a way with words!|
|Isn't it a beaut? The cut is very corporate and work-appropriate but the design just screams t-r-e-n-d-y!|
Before we end this entry, allow us to give a big THANK YOU to Freeway for the amazing freebie! I cannot believe I have my own autographed F. Sionil Jose book!
To finally end this post, I leave you here a picture I took of F. Sionil Jose's bookstore in Padre Faura. S and I were both excited about it co'z we passed by the bookstore numerous times in college, without even putting any special regard to it (hey, we didn't know he owned it!) Now, the store is one of the more special places in my list!
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