Tuesday, May 20, 2008

How My Talk Went, and then some...

Ria Lu of Talecraft said that my talk on horror went well. The chairs were filled, and people asked a lot of questions, which is good. I'm hoping that they got something out of the talk, since a lot of people still subscribe to the horor-as-a-genre mentality, which, I'm afraid, is so 80's.

But more importantly...

Jiggs, L'Oreal's head make-up god thought that I was 25! So now I'm going to start telling people I was born in 1982.

Yes, you can tell that my priorities are sound.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

NKOTB: You knew I was going to post about this some time...

Thank to Ian Casocot for telling me the news, and for making me shreik like a 14-year old, thereby scaring random passers-by in Camp John Hay. The New Kids on the Block are Back! It was bound to happen, what with nostalgia being a commodity and all. I was a huge blockhead in grade school. Yes, I went to their concert. Yes, I planned my outfit waaay in advance. Yes, I stalked them at the Manila Hotel afterwards. Yes, I wrote NKOTB fan fic in high school starring me and my friends (strangely enough, I was the only one who didn't end up dating her fave). Yes, I had a freaking huge crush on Danny Wood (yes, the funny-looking one -- Belated happy brithday, Danny!). And yes, I didn't care if I got teased for my insanity. If you were ever a teenaged girl, you'd understand my rabid fascination for the group that by all accounts launched the boy band craze (no, I don't think the Beatles count -- they had talent). So if they stopped by again, would I watch? You bet I would! And I just might stalk them again, too!

More Shameless Self-Promotion, May 2008 Edition

I didn't know this until yesterday, but two more of my articles have come out in the Philippine Star. Read them here: Food for the sole is a feature on Solea, that little shoe store that does made-to-order shoes. Emi Jorge was a wonderful interviewee, and her shoes are exquisite. I hear that she gets a lot of bride-to-bes as customers. One more day till my Talecraft horror lecture. Remember, 1pm at Powerbooks Megamall.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Horror Trope Invades Real Life

You know those horror films labeled "Attack of the Killer (insert animal/ vegetable/ mineral/ household appliance here)"?

Apparently, it's happening in real life, and in Texas, too.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Selfish Self Promotion, May 2008 Edition

Evil Latte

Finally have time to blog again. Here's what's up for me for the month of May:

Interviewed Terno Records Head Toti Dalmacion on his neat apartment in this month's Homestyle.

Am giving a talk on writing horror fiction this Sunday, May 18, 2008; 1 pm at Powerbooks Megamall. This is the third leg of Talecraft's Horror Creation Workshop. I'm pretty excited about it.

And because I didn't do this last month...

My first story for the Philippine Star came out last month. Finally, someone's made me write a fashion story!