We all know of Narcissus, the guy who fell in love with his own reflection. Greek Mythology presents us with another absurd love story. Pygmalion creates this incredible ivory statue of a woman and names it Galatea. Apparently, she was so beautiful that he fell in love with his work of art. Aphrodite, being the goddess of love, then decides to animate her. The statue becomes a real woman (Hello, Pinocchio!) and ends up becoming the sculptor's wife. While the word itself means "she who is white as milk," Galatea can be used in the context of an artist falling in love with or being consumed by his work.
"Hey, do you guys still have a music section?"
"Yeah! The big selections are generally in the Fort and Alabang, but I'm pretty sure Greenhills has one too. What are you looking for?"
"Yeah? How'd you get into that?"
"I play guitar. And I read in Guitar Magazine that the jazz guitarists, they were greatest. Wes Montgomery, John mclaughlin, Pat Metheny. Those guys. Listen to them."
"You have a favorite record?"
"(Miles) Davis' Kind of Blue and — Whats that Brubeck record? Time Out!"
"So you're in Ateneo now."
"Where were you before Ateneo?"
"Ateneo! High school. So I've really just grown up in this area. It's nice to see a place grow with you, but sometimes I don't know if I should trust my own memory. Like, I just cannot remember what this block was before it became Regis!"
They are easy to remember, quick to tell, and have great moral value. A pretty famous one would be the story of The Tortoise and The Hare. Slow and sure trumps fast and reckless. What's your favorite fable?
On August 21st, Fully Booked held its first session of the Revisiting Required Literature Club (RRL). Book lovers from different walks of life made their way to the Bonifacio High Street store's Forum to discuss a well-loved classic, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Here's a peek into what happened.
These entries for Lit Gloss were fun to produce, are simple to pronounce, and for you to deduce. I'll send you a letter and fill it with clues? Or easier yet, read on and peruse! After the break, some E words await you.
"I was given an ultimate edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy years ago by a dear friend who was aghast that I hadn't actually read it at that point. Eventually, I caught up and found out what all the fuss was about. With colorful characters getting into ridiculous situations in a star-spanning narrative over a six part 'trilogy,' what's not to love? These days, I find that a reliable gauge of how well I'll get along with someone is their affinity for the absurd, and things don't get much more absurd than The Hitchhiker's Guide."
Anjo Bolarda (@anjobolarda on instagram) calls himself a visual artist. Cutting his teeth as an illustrator and designer in the fashion sector, Anjo's unique mash up of Japanese pop culture and western street art has been making waves in the art scene regionally in a way that's allowed him to pursue art full-time. In a previous interview with Fully Booked, Anjo told us his favorite books. You'll be surprised to find that they're primarily motivational/business titles such as The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin and It’s Not How Good You Are But How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden!
But getting back to art, we asked Anjo to pick out a Nuuna notebook and he selected this great design with a Pablo Picasso quote on the front. Now that he's been using it a while, he told us that he found that the Nuuna's paper held different kids of ink and paint well, without bleeding through to the next page. That allowed him to work with materials such as gouache.
So check out Anjo's notebook in more detail below! And if you have time on August 27, 2014, you can visit his show at the new Vinyl on Vinyl.
"How did you start as a writer?"
"Harry Potter. I wrote fan fiction because I wanted to experiment with the characters I already love, but I wanted to see them in new situations. I don't have it anymore. I buried it."
"Like, you hid it it your computer?"
"No, I literally buried it! I wrote them in notebooks and I buried the notebooks in the ground."
There are a few new members of the Fully Booked family! Have you met them yet? :)
Do you remember your first encounter with Tintin? Was it from the comics when you were younger? Or from the cartoon that was on TV? Or from the Spielberg-directed film that came out a few years ago? Fans of the Belgian comic book hero can now enjoy a full space dedicated to his adventures. There are figurines, posters and artwork for collectors. For young ones who love to reminisce, there are stationery items, keychains, mugs, and t-shirts as well!
With Guardians of the Galaxy coming to Philippine theaters this Wednesday, we wanted to help set the stage for this rag-tag group of... heroes? What has us excited, why, and — most importantly — what can you read to complete your Guardians of the Galaxy experience.
Here are 5 Things to know about the film.