EVENTS: A Talk on Creating Memorable Experiences in Events
Learn what elements bring memorable qualities and create lasting impressions in your events.
Cynthia Reantaso Bernabe the author of EVENTS will share from her over 20 years experience how events need not be big in scale or budget to achieve this.
Join us on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 4:00-6:00pm at the U-View Theatre, Fully Booked Basement, Bonifacio High Street.
A book signing immediately follows after the talk. Limited seats only. Registration is required. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with the subject heading EVENTS, include your full name, company name and contact numbers. Bring your EVENTS Book and secure a book pass at the customer service or present your book and receipt at the U-View Theatre registration area for FREE ADMISSION.
"I recently finished some Umberto Eco. I'm finishing The Unbearable Lightness of Being [by Milan Kundera]. It's really deep, profound. A lot of metaphors. The books I've been reading are the literary 'winners'. I wasn't a big reader before, but my friend has been getting me to read them."
"Have you been enjoying yourself?"
"Is she a girl?"
This is a funny time of year in Manila. It's not quite rainy, but it's also not quite summer. You're no longer in the beginning of the year, but you're not quite in the middle of it. And of course, graduation. That scent of accomplishment, hope and promise in the air fills every HR department in the city. Looking back to when I graduated, I can't help but wish that school had prepared me a little bit more for some of the harsher realities — not only of entering the workforce — but also of life in general.
Thankfully, over the years a good amount of soul searching and reading has brought me to the very contented and fulfilled place that I am in now. I can only be grateful for that. But I can't help but wonder what kind of leg-up I would have had if I had known just a couple extra things before I started my professional career. So with that in mind, I present you with part 1 of my 10 books I wish I had read in the summer after graduation:
"I'm reading Spider Man, Deadpool and some Avengers. Comics take me to a place where my imagination just runs wild. The one thing I like with comics today is that they make the worlds so big, the universe is so big. What's also great about comics these days is that they make the heroes super, but also human."
"This is my toy camera. I'm into fashion photography. Di kasi ako magaling mag-drawing, so nag-photography ako. A book that I enjoyed... For One More Day by Mitch Albom."
Nobody likes a movie tie-in. I've handled the Fully Booked social media pages enough to feel the rejection that movie tie-ins get when they're posted, promoted, and denied. In the comments, some people talk about how excited they are for the film, while others express their disapproval for the book's cover.
Why are tie-ins hated so much?, I wonder. Is it because we don't like the movie artwork? Is it because of the preconceived notion that adaptations are inferior to the novel? Maybe a little, but I think we've had enough good adaptations (and an open enough mind), for this not to be the case.
Baby Signs Program Orientation
Discover the joy of communicating with your baby before he can talk! Join Sharon Agoncillo-Galang, Independent Certified Instructor of Baby Signs Program, as she gives you a glimpse into a world of babies through baby sign language.
Meet and Greet with Beebo the Bear
Join Sharon and her signing buddy, Beebo The Bear, in an afternoon of stories, songs and games! Meet parents and other babies who are also starting their signing journey.
First Session: March 08, 2014 / 2:00 – 4:00 PM / Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street
Second Session: March 22, 2014 / 2:00 – 4:00 PM / Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street / Session fee: P800**/ family (Mommy, Daddy and yaya)
*Only 10 families per session / **Inclusive of handouts & Quick Reference Guide.
"My favorite poem is 'A Lover's Past'. I simply can relate to it. I've been reading Lang Leav since before this book was even released. I pre-ordered it!"
Ladies and gents, it's time for The Oscars 2014!
So, in anticipation for film's biggest day of the year, we your friends at the Fully Booked team have huddled around to deliberate and debate about our favorite movie adaptations. Understanding that books and movies are very different art forms, we realized that this process of choosing the 'best' could get very convoluted. And so, we have kept the criteria ultra-simple, asking ourselves 'Which of these adaptations is just an enjoyable movie, period?' Instead of claiming the title of 'best', we have simply gone with our own 'favorites', and we'd like to hear about your favorites, too!
Here's what we came up with:
In February 2014, Lang Leav graced the Philippines with her presence in a series of poetry events around Manila. Her book, Love and Misadventure is the first poetry book to be a top-seller at Fully Booked, which explains how well-attended all of Lang's events were. Here on the blog, we present a video interview we did with Lang Leav, followed by the complete transcript of our discussion: