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34th manila international book fair

Posted on: September 16, 2013

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guess who went to the 34th manila international book fair? this girl of course! i’d gotten free tickets from the adarna house website, they saved me twenty pesos! hahaha, i can be a cheapskate sometimes. first stop was…

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national book store! i arrived around thirty minutes past opening time but it was already packed with people, i had to dodge students, running kids, and moms and dads bearing eco tote bags. haha. but i was finally able to dig my way to the art book i wanted to buy… more on that on another post. other books that i liked at nbs were these

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pretty cookbooks. someday, i will buy a better range and start baking.

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a bunch of wreck this journal books! there are so many versions already and i haven’t even finished mine. lol.

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health and martial arts books, they reminded me of miming and maki.

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went to tahanan books after, they had a pretty booth with a filipino feel to it… well they do sell filipino books or those by filipino authors but they also sold

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funny stationery that had engrish text and tagalog quips. naks naman, hehehe.

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went to fully booked too! i wasn’t able to take a lot of pixxors here because there were so many girls milling around, yes girls. this bookstore employs really cute guys for some reason. i liked the artwork around their booth though. anyhoo, other things that caught my eye were…

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some hindi books, brings to mind some of my old indian friends from my previous company. will visit the india capital someday, will force maki to come with me. hahaha!

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a paper crane in a japanese book stall. it was polka dotty and cute, okay? and finally, there were mountains and mountains of textbooks!

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publishing houses … i recognized vibal and phoenix and all the studying they put me through, hahaha! rex, on the other hand, is a bookstore i frequented during college. and then my favorite…

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adarna house! because again, they saved me twenty pesos and they sold cute stuff! i specially liked that they have a mascot of sorts, would’ve bought the pilandok shirt and plush but i was too shy, i was the only adult customer at the time. haha.

so eun, i had a really great time at the book fair,  i hope they have more art books next year!

yun lang.

♥ melai

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hello, my name is melai and i write to document the places i’ve been to, the things i’ve seen, and the books i’ve read. sometimes, i also write about food.

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