Friday, August 26, 2016

Literary Festival

One of the rarest occasions in the country where a festival for readers and writers is organized, but in as much as I wanted to attend I am stuck right now with tons of editing stuff for my debut novel. I need to finish this task before the end of this month so I am home-bound for the whole week :-D 

I am also working for the new editions of my two books, Tragedies in the Royal Court and Timeless Charm of Saigon and Vietnam, so it's impossible for me to go out even for one day. So sad to miss this very rare opportunity.



For everyone who may want to attend, Philippine Readers and Writers Festival will be held at the Raffles Makati from August 26 to August 28, 2016, admission is free. Registration is at 8:30 AM, Books of guest authors will be available onsite during the event. Hopefully, next time I can attend the event, not only as a reader but as an author :-D

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Navigating a Stormy Sea

...Is how I described my current life now.


But like most folks who bathed themselves with the sunshine of positivism, I am now seeing things differently, more on the brighter side of life. Life has twists and turns and it's impossible not to fail at something in life. And just like the old adage about "wine". We are tougher as we age. Positive people get better with age. So, I don't need to worry too much. 

I should not spend each day wondering why things turn out badly or why a certain aspect in my life is not as rosy as the sun-kissed beach in French Polynesia. Everything happens for a reason. I should not let negativism and failures ruin the prospect of success. There's always a perfect time of everything. There's no reason to be morose. It's time to rework things, rebuild shattered dreams and restructure plans. I know I am getting there. I only need patience. 

Catching the tide of success and fulfillment is like maneuvering a boat in a stormy sea, we have to constantly grip on the rudder to secure the boat and fight the windy ocean. The journey could be perilous but as long as we secure the rudder with our strong hands and faith, we would never be tossed away to the dangerous sea. And will arrive in the seashore unscathed.