Tag Archives: National Bookstore

Write Here Write Now By AA

26 Nov

I just wanted to congratulate one of my dearest friends, AA Patawaran, for finally launching his book,

“Write Here Write Now”.

The book launch was held in Powerbooks, Greenbelt 4.

I haven’t seen Arnel in such a long time and I couldn’t wait to see him! So when I was about to line up to greet him, the usher told me to get a number. ย Gasp! I’m number 125! Was so excited pa naman to run up to Arnel! LOL! But I waited for my turn like a good girl ๐Ÿ™‚

My one and only date this evening and all evenings ๐Ÿ™‚ Naks. ย Hehe…

While I was waiting to have my book signed by the rockstar author, I was enjoying their sweets and shots. Hehe!

And enjoying the company of dear old friends just like the good ol’ days, says Hector from Sense & Style Magazine ๐Ÿ™‚

With the super talented photographer and friend, Mitch Mauricio ๐Ÿ™‚

Was so excited to finally say hello to AA! ๐Ÿ™‚ Arnel is actually our Ninong at our wedding and has remained the giver of the wisest advice especially when it comes to raising our son! Hehe ๐Ÿ™‚ Yey! ย It’s almost our turn! Couldn’t wait to give Arnel a big hug!

Arnel and I have been friends ever since I started out as a professional makeup artist. ย Almost all of my favorite and most memorable photo shoots were done for Sense & Style Magazine, together with the awesome team, Hector, Guada, Krizette, Nicole, Jerry, etc! I miss those days!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย And ever since then, we remained really good friends!

To our dearest Ninong and friend, CONGRATULATIONS on your book! Cannot wait to start reading it! ย I know it will help me express myself better through words. ย I am not a writer but I consider myself a storyteller. ย (Sana lang tama lahat ng grammar ko sa post na to. LOL!)

AA, you have always been an inspiration to me like a big brother I look up to! ย ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I am such a proud sister!!! Hehe…

Cheers, Arnel! ย We will make things happen ๐Ÿ™‚


Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto

20 Jan

I finally got myself a copy of “Before Ever After” ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I met the wonderful Sam Sotto during a photo shoot that I did for Preview Magazine. ย I did her makeup at National Bookstore in Power Plant, Rockwell. ย And while Kissa Castaneda, the Lifestyle Editor of Preview Magazine, was interviewing her, I was so inspired by Sam.

Meet Samantha Sotto, author of the novel "Before Ever After". Being photographed by Pat Mateo ๐Ÿ™‚

After its release in the US, it placed fourth on Amazon's Hot List

This is Sam’s very first novel. ย She would take her son to school everyday and while waiting for him, she would be busy writing her novel in a Starbucks in Katipunan Avenue! ๐Ÿ™‚ She used to be a brand manager in Unilever and now she’s a published author. ย You are such a supermom, Sam, and an inspiration to all of us! ย Anything is truly possible ๐Ÿ™‚

With Kissa, Sam and Jerry

"Samantha Sotto fell in love with Europe's cobbled streets and damp castles as a teenager. Before Ever After was inspired by her experiences living, studying and traveling in Europe."

I cannot wait to start reading Sam’s novel. ย I hope to see you again soon, Sam! Please sign my book! ๐Ÿ™‚ Now off to begin Before Ever After… ๐Ÿ™‚