Nuit de la Lecture 2022: French poetry reading workshop

My constant fight with a college friend on how to properly pronounce Tous Les Jours is an indelible memory of my undergrad years. He insisted on saying it as “Too-wa la joo-wa” despite my arguing that tous is supposed to be a single syllable. The bakery, which is actually a South Korean brand, made me … Continue reading Nuit de la Lecture 2022: French poetry reading workshop

Mt Cloud Bookshop: Purveyor of great works of Philippine Literature

I was apprehensive to ask the lady behind the counter if she could take pictures of me. It was 11 am—the bookstore was virtually empty, and I don’t want to ruin the day of anyone as an annoying tourist. Clutching a couple of books with both of my hands, I slowly approached the lady to … Continue reading Mt Cloud Bookshop: Purveyor of great works of Philippine Literature

Hans Christian Andersen, José Rizal, and the tradition of Storytelling

Hans Christian Andersen and José Rizal: From Denmark to the Philippines was launched by Anvil Publishing Inc. in September 2018, a year brimming with events that promote the cultural ties of our country and Europe. Just four months prior, National Bookstore hosted the first-ever European Literature Fair, coinciding with the release of Agos: Modern European Writers in … Continue reading Hans Christian Andersen, José Rizal, and the tradition of Storytelling