Story Submission: ‘Happy Anniversary’

ni Reysielyn Bueno Nagising ako dahil sa tunog ng alarm clock. Inabot ko ito at saka pinatay. Nag-unat ako kahit na nakapikit pa rin. Gusto ko pang matulog pero hindi na puwede dahil paniguradong magagalit na naman siya. Unti-unti kong idinilat ang mga mata at muling nag-inat. Bumungad naman sa akin ang napakagandang mukha ni Jam. “Good Morning, Mylabs!” bati ko sa kanya. Hindi niya ako sinagot bagkus lumapit na lamang siya at niyakap ako. “Antok pa?” tanong ko sa kanya at sinagot niya naman ako ng tango. “Asus! Mahiga ka na muna at maghahanda ako ng almusal natin,” nginitian ko…

Fiction Nation: What is Essential (Can Also Be Seen on Film)

by Allana Luta Warning: spoilers ahead. So if you haven’t seen the movie yet, go to the nearest cinema, watch it, then come back here to share your thoughts. 🙂 We all know the story of the Little Prince: his rose, his intergalactic travels, his fox and his return to his planet, all told by the Aviator stranded in the Sahara desert. The movie isn’t an exact adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novella but is instead a re-telling of it, with the Aviator now an elderly man living next door to the film’s protagonist, an unnamed little girl. After she fails…

Buying Books on A Budget

by Karl Mabutas There I was, walking past shelf after shelf, my heart threatening to jump off my chest, when suddenly… Oh my! The book I have been looking for so long is finally in front of me! All these months I have tried reaching out for you but you were never there. Now, the time is right for us to be together. Just let me check my wallet firs—Oh f—! Stated above is my current book situation in a nutshell (to drag it out would only induce more pain). Being a college student on a budget means wants cannot…

‘A Reader Every Day’ For A #ReadingNation

Our first book drive is here! In partnership with the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Duwaling, Task Force Davao, Switotwins, Inc., Manga Toshokan and Alleycat Tea House, we are going to Davao City (!) to give books and other reading materials to a community in need. Below are the drop-off points where you can send or leave your donations to. TASK FORCE DAVAO Location: Santa Ana Ave, Poblacion District Hours for drop-off: 8AM-5PM (Weekdays) Visit Task Force Davao here.   SWITOTWINS, INC. Location: 27C Galaxy, GSIS Heights, Matina Hours for drop-off: 8AM-5PM (Weekdays) Visit Switotwins, Inc. here. MANGA TOSHOKAN CAFE Location: Doors 4 & 5 of Belfran Building,…

Bookmarked: The Bookmark Collector ~ Robin Brown

by Lindy Gamolo Everybody wants to end the year with a bang and for Bookmarked, it means our third bookmark collector feature! As you have known for sometime now, bookmarks are collected and the people doing so come from all walks of life, with their unique and fascinating views and stories about this particular hobby. And we here at Bookbed love sharing them with you. We want to showcase as many bookmark collectors and their collections as much as we can! You remember we first featured Willy Nieuwveld from the Netherlands, followed by Liudmila Cernikoviene from Norway. Now, we move away…