Big Shock of the Day, Part Deux

Dearest Mum presented at Mall of Asia, with self’s eldest brother!!

She bought 15 copies of self’s book!

Phone rang at around 5 p.m. California time.  It was Dearest Mum!

She said, “I don’t care about what other people say, that it wasn’t so good . . . ”


“The Book Fair,” she said, with an air of purest certainty. “I liked it. I had fun!”

“Oh,” self said. “I thought you were talking about my book!”

“And,” Dearest Mum continues (much like a rushing river, without pause), “Sister xxxx wants you to give a reading in xxxx in Antipolo.”

“But, Mom!” self begins. “My stories, you know, they’re pretty violent, and — ”

“You can read that one about the colegiala who has an affair with the Ateneo professor!” Dearest Mum says. “That was good!”

@@!!## (Pause) @@!!##

“Whaaat? To high school girls? I don’t think so!” self blurts out.

“Why not?” Dearest Mum says. “People might like to read about themselves for a change!”


At this point, self will give dear blog readers a rest from this exchange. Besides, she has to start the sprinklers, since it’s extremely hot today. Stay tuned.


  1. Charles Tan said,

    September 22, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Well, there’s a reason why my parents don’t know I’ve been published… =)

    On a side note, 3 copies are headed your way… (probably it’ll arrive by end of the week)

  2. September 22, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Tee-hee! Yes, much better if they don’t know (But if they did, they’d be proud I’ll bet)

    K, I owe ya! Big time! Gonna e-mail you now …

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