For His Love of Mother Tongue: Jerome Herrera on Translating ‘The Little Prince’ into Chavacano

by Nove Patangan I spent most of my teenage years back in my hometown in Dipolog City in Zamboanga. There, I met different people who spoke different languages, of which Chavacano is one. Although I can only speak a few Chavacano words, this language speaks to me a volume of the people’s culture and identity. So when I came across of a news about the newly-released Chavacano-translated version of The Little Prince, a 1943 novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, I was curious of the man behind this endeavor. Jerome Herrera is a Chavacano enthusiast from Zamboanga City, Philippines. He translated…

8 Nail Art Designs Based on YA Book Covers

by KB Meniado I wanted to do something to personally celebrate Bookbed’s eighth year, and my initial idea was to dress up like book covers or characters for eight days. (I watch too many Buzzfeed videos, I know.) I couldn’t afford to do so, lifestyle-wise, so I opted for something that was more practical but also more challenging. Therefore: nail art designs based on book covers. I never do anything to my nails except to occasionally cut or bite them and I’m not a nail technician by any means, but I assure you I tried my best. This project ran…

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

by Kristel Cruz “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” … goes one of the most remarkable lines in literature. “What is essential is invisible to the eye” rings true indeed, but makeup never really did hurt anyone, right? This is why I chose this book—The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, my favorite book of all time and a big driving force in my life—to create the first look for this FaceBookIt comeback! Far from being fancy-schmancy, I made a look…