Must be fate then. Read on.

It Looks Like A Book!

| February 17, 2011

A friend asked for a copy of my yet-to-be-published novel. He then converted it to an iPad readable format and took a picture of the first page. Ecstatic!!

It’s a go!

| July 28, 2010

It seems like I’m going to be a real novelist soon. I finally got word from the Academic Publications Office, informing me the result of the evaluation. Below are the recommendations from the two evaluators: [Recommended for Publication without Revision] 1st Referee I recommend for publication without revisions the novel “In My Mother’s House.” It [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (June 13 to 19, 2010)

| June 21, 2010

Please refer to my previous post. *does the Joni-dance 请看我上一个的条目。 *跳 Joni 的舞。

Almost Graduation

| June 19, 2010

I did not go to the actual graduation ceremonies (which is starting right about now…). Instead, I attended the recognition rites given by both the college and the university on June 16, 2010. Here are my pictures of the events:

You know you should’ve graduated long ago when…

| June 17, 2010

…you don’t know any of the other graduates. …you’re on first name basis with many of the profs. …you’re on kumustahan basis with many of the secretaries, from different offices. …you share fond memories of yesteryears with the gardener.

My Thesis Defense!

| May 25, 2010

Now that I have uploaded all of the pictures from my Shanghai trip, let me now delight you with pictures from my thesis defense. My Thesis Defense Degree: Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Thesis Title: Finding My Way Back to My Mother’s House Venue: Dr. Cirilo F. Bautista’s residence Date: March 19, 2010 [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (May 2 to 8, 2010)

| May 9, 2010

I am graduating! Finally, finally, FINALLY! Yes!! And with an outstanding thesis too! *does the Joni dance, the one with long skinny limbs flying about so watch out

Weekly Gratefulness List (March 14 to 20, 2010)

| March 21, 2010

Could there be anything I would be more grateful for than finally finishing my novel, successfully defending it, and having it recommended for the Most Outstanding MFA Thesis Award? I suppose not. Oh, one more will make it complete: when I finally do get the award. *waits (Photos as soon as I get to access [...]

The Joni Shoes

| March 16, 2010

Two Sundays ago, I met up with HS BFFs Anna and Nels + Wesley for lunch and a movie (Alice in Wonderland). After, Nels looked around for work shoes, while I just looked around and found and couldn’t resist these Joni Shoes: To placate my guilt, I told myself they’re my reward for finally finishing [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (March 7 to 13, 2010)

| March 13, 2010

Two major things for this week: – all technical stuff leading to the defense taken care of March 19 is the Defense Date. I am both excited and very nervous. Finally, finally, finally! – most details for Shanghai trip ironed out I think I am most looking forward to the xiao long bao.