Who says Filipinos don’t read?

Contrary to misconceptions that we don’t read, Filipinos actually love to read. In fact, a 2017 Readership Survey commissioned by the National Book Development Board (NBDB) shows that majority of Filipino respondents still read printed books. “In my experience for more than 20 years, Filipinos read. It’s just that maybe that time, books are expensive.Continue reading “Who says Filipinos don’t read?”

How I found diversity in writing

Perhaps, one of the most fulfilling passions I have right now in my life is writing. It is where I find comfort, peace of mind, and freedom to do whatever I want without the fear of being judged. I used to keep my writings to myself by keeping a journal. I was too afraid toContinue reading “How I found diversity in writing”

Virginia Close: The passionate novelist

It’s never too late to follow your dreams even when you’re 50 years old. Take it from Virginia Close, a writer and poet of Filipino descent living in Cairns, Australia who published her very first book at the age of 53. She was living comfortably and happily in Cairns, Australia with her Australian partner. SheContinue reading “Virginia Close: The passionate novelist”