My first book release at

I wrote about not too long ago and I finally did my first book release last night — THE MERMAID CHAIR.  (See journal entry here.)  I announced the drop off an hour before I left the office and came to a Starbucks full of tourists and those who were on their way home.  It was a convenient drop off because it was by the corner where I wait for the express bus to my part of Queens.

I cassually walked in through the back entrance and lay the book on the condiments section. I didn’t linger.  I walked away and I’ve been monitoring if the book has been picked up.  I am no lining up the books I will be releasing into the wild in Paris this time.  I want to see which books are picked up by people who actually will take the time to tell us the book has been picked up.

It’s really all very simple — there is a unique Book Crossing ID number on the book which will allow you to access its original journal entry on the site.  You can then leave a comment for the person who released it so they know you have found it.  It’s your choice to re-release the book into the wild or keep it.  We also have the option to get release alerts and there are a ton being released in New York — it’s just that they’re in the most uncanny places and difficult for me to run after.  But one day soon, I hope to catch one.

Bakit ngayong ka lang


Here’s the latest update from Fountainhedd:

Performance night saw Jan doing his own Mini-Movie on being a two-timing husband, in prep. to sing Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang by Ogie Alcasid. Judges, including guest judge Lea Salonga said his notes were perfect, but bashed him for his stage movements. She said that he was allegedly awkaward – which isn’t really the case, esp. on TV. Pilita said I still love you anyway. Ryan said that upon talks with some music teachers- Jan is the most improved. Perfect notes na say. ( I say Boo to Lea – she did pronounce on air that she KNOWS Gian!)
Lea reiterated the awkward comment, but commented on perfect singing for Corner of the Sky. She said Gian was best! Ha-Ha
Eliminations night – the 3 people called to the Bottom 3- Pow, Miguel and Jan. Again, Jan? Jan was first called to the safe spot. Then it was Miguel and Pow. Pow said she would go back to doing gigs if she were to be eliminated. Well, she should go back, because a tearful Pow was eliminated that night.
The Eliminations Night saw all 5 Idols singing Circle of Life, with the San Miguel Chorale (?) and San Miguel Philharmonic. Later on, Lea sang Tomorrow.
We move to next week were 4 Idols will be singing Big Band Hits. Jan will be singing Somewhere Beyond the Sea and The Way You Look Tonight.
Wheeew. Another Bottom 3 night. –


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