the day i bought my copy of the austere academy at national bookstore in robinsons pioneer, i inspected the children and young adult sections before paying for the book in the hopes of scoring another book or two. while i was browsing the shelves, i noticed this sign and was shocked, my being exaggerated notwithstanding. i couldn’t believe i’d see this in a bookstore of all places. and considering the section where it is posted, i felt like i had to ring some kind of alarm.
so while i was paying up, i asked the cashier if they had a suggestion box and to my horror, they did not. when she asked why, i told her plain and simple and nicely that they spelled the word “fantasy” wrong and that they should do something about it before every child think that it’s the correct spelling.
life’s ironies. ugh.
latest acquisition: who put that hair in my toothbrush by jerry spinelli. 30 pesos on booksale farmer’s plaza.
after exhausting ourselves in pup, my sister, janna, and i pushed the envelope a little further and walked around cubao. the aching of my legs and being a good family member (hahaha!) was rewarded when i found this book. i’m not sure if this is still available in the local bookstores here so i’m really happy i was able to buy it for a very low price :D
27 january 2013. sunday.
today, i accompanied my sister and her niece, janna, to pup for the college entrance test. it’s been a long while since i last went there. in fact, i tried to recall the last time i stepped foot in the main campus while taking a freezing shower, to no avail. i was excited when i learned janna was taking the exam that i actually volunteered to go with her. i thought it would be a great chance to indulge on street food and chaotic ambiance put together.
when we got there, the line was crazy already it practically reached the end of the fucking world (exaggeration alert!). but it was nice being there once again albeit feeling so old in the midst of young and innocent faces. it was amusing how the kids were trying to look like grown-ups with their clothes and juvenile confidence. it makes you want to travel back in time, fall in line, take the test, and just go back to college again.
and here are some of the photos i took :)