Coffee & Flowers: Interest


Today was a good day. It didn’t exactly go the way I’d planned or imagined: I thought I would be up by 6:30 AM, in taft by 8:00 AM and cool and collected the whole day. But I ended up waking up late, forgetting a lot of shiz and the whole morning avalanched into a hot mess; let’s just say that “breakfast” ended up being at 12 noon–and that’s a big deal for me because I am prone to gastroenteritis if I skip meals.

However, the day did get better as it went on: this is the first time that I’ve ever sold my work at DLSU and only now do I truly understand what they mean by “the home court advantage”. I know how it feels to be at other universities and the thing that makes selling stuff easy in your own university is that you can more or less be a credible witness to what will or won’t sell there. And yeah! I was really surprised at a) how much we sold b) how many times we were approached/talked to and c) the number of new friends we made (hi to the people over at the Art Initiative).

Despite all the disappointments and things that went wrong, today was definitely a good day (for the most part). 🙂

I’m going to be at Readercon this December 7th at the Rizal Library in Ateneo De Manila. 🙂 I’ll be there along with Trizha Ko and some other really awesome people (I will post up links soon). I’ll also be putting out a tiny collection of short stories entitled “The Chlorine Atom Girl”, a preview to which I will post up here when it’s ready. 😀

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