Saturday, January 28, 2017

Manila Philippines: Friends and Chinese New Year of the Rooster

Dear Readers, here in Manila wifi is very slow and I can post brief updates of my Philippine visit in Facebook.  Please visit my FB site, thanks.

Today I'm able to post a couple of pictures with friends. The picture above show Guia Lim and me having dim sum at Chang Palace at Shangri-La hotel in Makati, to celebrate Chinese New Year. The picture below shows my high school frineds from St. Theresa's College (San Marcelino) having dinner at Tutti Belli also in Makati.

Stay tuned, dear Reeaders!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Cebu Philippines: Book Launch of Cecilia Brainard's novel Magdalena

The Philippine edition of my novel, Magdalena, will be launched in Parkmall, Cebu City, Philippines, on February 11, 2017, at 5 p.m.

Friends have organized this literary event which includes Readings from my novels, Magdalena and The Newspaper Widow. There will also be an Open Mic Reading after the launch.

I hope some of you can make it.

Here's information about my novel, Magdalena. The following is based on the US edition. We're launching the Philippine edition published by UST press.

To order directly from UST press in Manila:

Latest release:
by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard 
160 pp.; Php 350.00
* For inquiries and orders, please email, or call up 4061611 local 8424 and look for Paul, Val or Carlo.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Manila in January

I'm visiting the Philippines right now. Sometimes Wi-Fi is really slow but I'm able to post in Facebook, so check my page there for updates.

These pictures were taken at the Manila Pen with Maryknoll friends Marily Orosa and Maribel Paras.

Stay tuned!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Indian Wedding Part 2: #AndrewLovesSwapna

Hello! This continues the Indian Wedding of Andrew and Swapna. To see other pictures of this Indian wedding, please visit this site.

This site has pictures taken on the actual wedding day, including the Hindu wedding ceremony.  Click on the picture to make it large.  There are very many of them, and I hope you enjoy them.

The actual wedding day started with the Baraat, the groom's wedding procession toward the wedding venue. Andrew rode a horse  and we made our way from the gate of the resort to the wedding venue. Usually it's the groom's relatives and party that join the procession, but in this one, Swapna's family helped us out with the dancing and singing. (They had great Bollywood moves!)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Indian Wedding Part 1: #AndrewLovesSwapna

They had their Indian wedding last December, which was why we visited India.