I gave up my plans of world domination when I read an article by Jessica Zafra many years ago. It was like seeing the divine hand’s writing on the wall. I recanted my own manifesto to chant my allegiance to Her Universal Potentate, and pledged to be her most humble and loyal minion.
My plans for my trip to the
political (how to meddle in my relatives’ political agenda in the baranggay
elections), historical (visit historical sites in Laguna and Philippines ), and also
literary (hoard as many books by Filipino authors as possible). Manila
Well, I have already told you about my observations on the baranggay elections. I haven’t written anything about my visit to historical sites and my “excursion” to
. Let’s talk about
I brought back to
I think 40
books. I searched for F. Sionil José, Bob Ong, and… last but not the least…
Jessica Zafra’s books. I searched many bookstores (well, just the National
Bookstores) for the copies of Zafra’s Twisted series, that are nearly out of
|sa sahig talaga ilatag eh no?|
For those of you who do not know Jessica Zafra, she’s one of the brightest minds of the country who chose to remain in the
in order to
counter the burgeoning stupidity in the Philippine government, Senate and House
of Representatives, and in the Filipino society. She used to be a TV
personality, a radio DJ, and a former manager of the Eraserheads (I guess this
explains why I’m so crazy about her). But basically she’s a very gifted writer
who commands an incredible following of geeky minions, sarcastic girls, and
little gay boys. She is the ultimate diva in the publishing world! Philippines
For more info, just go to Wikipedia.
My first book of the year? Twisted 3: Planet of the Twisted. Currently reading Twisted IV- The Twisted Menace.