Sunday, January 30, 2011

Swell Stuff from Pam Pastor's book launch

I had my copy of Paper Cuts signed. She even wrote a personal message. I also got a kick ass button pin with a teddy bear drawn by the author.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Paper Cuts is a compilation of Pam Pastor's outrageous and side-splitting stories.

I stumbled upon Paper Cuts last wednesday afternoon, after I needed a break from thesis writing. I decided to go to National Bookstore to temporarily rid myself from everything "nursing home design" related. I browsed several magazines and coffee table books but that didn't do the trick. I was still feeling a bit under the weather. I thought to myself, I need something to cheer me up...

My first instinct was to devour any type of comfort food to relieve myself from the cloud of stress hovering above me. And since Jollibee was just around the corner, I pledged myself to an array of delectable meals. Don't get me wrong, like what I've said, I just needed something to cheer me up. A sufficient dose of fries, sundae and hamburger were several images running across my mind.

Before I left the bookstore, I stopped by the Philippine Literature/ Phil. Fiction section. I looked at several titles and read a few back covers. Then I saw this somewhat colorful book with an interesting catch phrase/ by-line. PAPER CUTS... Dodging deadlines, Celebrity run-ins and other stories I told the internet...

I read its back cover and it's as if a ray of comedic sunshine started to appear. For a moment I forgot about "nursing home design" and all of my thoughts of eating comfort food were thrown out of the window. I immediately purchased the book and the rest is history.

Pam Pastor's Paper Cuts is divided into seven chapters of awesomeness. Madhouse- my favorite, On the Job, The Weird files- my other favorite, Backstage pass, Calories, Buzzed and Passport.

Now, whenever I don't feel like writing my thesis or just need a break from all that stress, I turn to Paper Cuts! Thanks Miss Pam! I'm looking forward to Paper Cuts2.

Paper Cuts is now available at National Bookstore and Powerbooks branches.

She WORKS hard for the money!

After going to school, I went straight ahead to Glorietta to shop for a formal attire. The bus came to a complete stop as soon as the traffic light turned red. The bus was jam-packed. Luckily, I was able to sit in front or else I would have been trapped amidst the countless passengers inside.

While the bus was immobile, I succumbed to people watching. Some were undeniably exhausted after a day's work while others happily chatted with fellow officemates as they reminisced about their awesome day in the workplace.

I gazed outside and to my surprise, I saw an old lady asking for alms along Ayala avenue. I was amazed to see her in what seems to be an all black raggedy corporate attire. Her getup may be filthy and torn along the edges but if you squint your eyes, you could definitely see a dated working girl strolling by the busy sidewalks of the business district. She may have felt the need to level up with the Makati crowd as she embodied the essence of power dressing. The light turned green. As our bus moved forward, I looked back at the beggar who has been working hard for her money.