Bookbed recommends: ‘The Looking-Glass Tree’ by Cyan Abad-Jugo

by Bea Zafe  Oddly enough, The Looking-Glass Tree by Cyan Abad-Jugo reminds me of my trip to Palawan and that one time we ate dinner at Badjao Seafront, a restaurant that sat in the middle of a mangrove forest, which is (probably) made of looking-glass trees. I remember walking on the bridge to the main restaurant, lookingContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘The Looking-Glass Tree’ by Cyan Abad-Jugo”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Anina ng Mga Alon’ by Eugene Y. Evasco

by Amber B. Garma Everybody has an obsession. I have friends who are obsessed with Marvel superheroes, Korean Pop and gummy candies. I’m obsessed with princesses, reality television and cute boys. Now, if you’re obsessed with anything, you can definitely relate to 13-year old Anina Furayda’s obsession with the ocean. She calls the waves her friends, spendsContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Anina ng Mga Alon’ by Eugene Y. Evasco”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Salingkit: a 1986 diary’ by Cyan Abad-Jugo

by Rae Rival When I think of the term or name Kitty, I am reminded of Anne Frank’s diary. She always begin her diary entries with Dear Kitty and I mimicked that when I received a Hello Kitty diary one Christmas (with a tiny Hello Kitty lock and key to safeguard its secrets). Kitty Eugenio of the novel Salingkit: A 1986 Diary by CyanContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Salingkit: a 1986 diary’ by Cyan Abad-Jugo”

Bookbed recommends: #ChildrenFirstStoryBooks by UNICEF

by Bryan Meniado I often hear or read the expression: “Education begins at home and our parents are our first teachers.” It’s a cliché but I cannot deny that it’s true and that it always reminds me of the vital role our parents play in our development prior to attending school. And so our home isContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: #ChildrenFirstStoryBooks by UNICEF”

11 More Pinoy Comics to Love

by EK Gonzales So. You’re new to local independent komiks. You’ve read Trese and Kikomachine, and maybe Mythology Class, and you want more. You’ve heard there are very interesting things happening in local komiks. You’d be right. But you don’t know where to start. Recommending comics to anybody is difficult because there are as many comicsContinue reading “11 More Pinoy Comics to Love”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Cheese in the Trap’ webtoon by Soonkki

by KB Meniado The thing about k-drama and me is that we’re an on-and-off thing. I can go a long time without caring about any of them—months, even years. But when it hits me with the perfect one, I’m trapped and there’s no way out of love~ For example: Ooooh My Venus! What a way to rekindle with k-drama. (Thanks, 엄마! MothersContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Cheese in the Trap’ webtoon by Soonkki”

6 Pinoy Comics To Love

by EK Gonzales If you ask me about the history of komiks in the Philippines, I, unfortunately, will not be able to give you very good answers. I came late to the scene, in the middle of new komik history being made. Trese was already a recognized series, ZsaZsa Zaturrnah had been made into a musical,Continue reading “6 Pinoy Comics To Love”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Blossom Among Flowers’ by Jay E. Tria

by KB Meniado With the raves I’ve come across online, I had high expectations of Jay E. Tria’s works. So when Blossom Among Flowers started out slow, I couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed. At first, I thought that maybe it was just me, that my brain was on holiday break. (I did read it during ChristmasContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Blossom Among Flowers’ by Jay E. Tria”

5 Books for the Average Guy Who Reads (Or Wants to Read)

by Jess Dimayuga Have you tried typing “guys reading” on Google? These are the top three results: The “official” Instagram account for @hotdudesreading And this was what greeted me when I clicked on the first hit: “Research shows that boys are having trouble reading, and that boys are getting worse at reading. No oneContinue reading “5 Books for the Average Guy Who Reads (Or Wants to Read)”

Bookbed recommends: Filipiniana

ni Nicai de Guzman; mga litrato ni Kat Candelaria Noong ako’y nasa elementarya at hayskul, palagi akong nasa silid-aklatan. Nakakahiyang aminin pero hindi ko talaga pinapansin noon ang Filipiniana section. Nang maging miyembro ako ng Heritage Conservation Society-Youth ay saka ko lamang binigyang pansin ang mga akda ng sarili nating kababayan, partikular ang mga tungkol saContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: Filipiniana”