Posted by: minz | November 22, 2008

Basking in the “newness” of Mommyhood, Bob Ong and…Twilight

Sofia and I are sitting lazily in her bed as I write this entry. We spent the day walking around the Mall of Asia, shooting hoops at Power Station and catching half of Madagascar 2 (she has yet to finish a full-length movie in a cinema, too dark she says). We also discovered another family activity to indulge in beside Power Station where kids and their parents can color away for hours. I am reserving a separate post for that complete with pictures. I’ve definitely added it to our regular MOA stops in the future.

One  thing I love about being a Mom is  that it is continuous hunt for things to do, places to go, shows to watch by which we can bond  with our kids. I can’t imagine my schedule without Dora shows, Pixar movies, Timezone and out-of-town trips penciled in it. Honestly, I can’t imagine not being a Mom anymore. Everyday offers something new and I get to see it through the eyes of my ever-so inquisitive and energetic daughter!

Having said that, it’s easy to be out of the loop in terms of what’s happening outside of Mom world. I got a quick reality check when I swung by Powerbooks while Sofia was busy coloring Mickey Mouse with her Dad. I can’t remember the last time I bought a book. That somehow bothered the bookworm in me so I hurriedly scanned the latest titles they had out. Before I got lost in the list, I asked if they carried any Bob Ong books and was surprised that they had the complete set. I didn’t think twice in purchasing all of his five books.  They came strongly recommended by critics and readers alike and also sold for a measly100 pesos each.  However, I can almost hear my sorority sisses (who collectively posted quotes about Bob Ong in facebook) teasing me on how it’s so five years ago. What can I say? So many things have happened to me in the last five years that somehow Bob Ong did not fall into my radar. Pwes, he’s now in the center of it. I will get to know him inside and out in five days. (Except that Bob Ong is a pseudonym and nobody really knows who he is! That seems to be a part of his mystery.)

After paying for the books, I wandered into the fiction section and saw a huge table with Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series advertised on it. Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and the latest, Breaking Dawn. I’ve heard all about this vampire novel from blogs, mostly. Hardly a fan of literary vampires and the like, I wasn’t sure if it was right down my alley. Some claim it is next best thing since Harry Potter. Others say it’s over-rated. Anne Rice meets Sweet Valley High. I say I need to find out what the fuss is all about before I comment on it any further. Plus, the movie is coming around in a few days and I always make sure I finish the book first before watching its movie counterpart.

Unfortunately but not unexpectedly, it wall sold out in Powerbooks so I had to make do with pre-ordering the whole set. I was bummed out at the prospect of waiting until God knows when  before I can take a bite on it, no pun intended. It’s just that catching up on my reading has  turned out to be number one in my to-do-list-outside-of-Mom-world.

The vampire gods must have gotten wind of my desire to meet Edward that when we arrived in  my parents’ house to spend the rest of the weekend, I found out that my sister has the entire set right on her book-shelf. Now, I am all set to devour the first one while waiting for the little girl to doze off.

Methinks Stephanie Meyer trumps Bob Ong tonight. Twilight beckons!

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  1. naintriga tuloy ako kay Bob Ong. His name keeps popping up. Wish there was a way I could buy his books here…

  2. Hi leah!

    Magaling cya, google mo. His fans abroad have set up a website through which they can keep up with his latest books–there might be away you can order from Australia:)

  3. thanks Mina! I went to bobongbooks.com pero puro out-of-stock na eh. siguro hintayin ko na lang pag uwi namin next year. 🙂

    syangapala… Here’s a little award for you: http://leahjoseph.com/2008/11/24/new-idol/


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