Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Yellow and Purple Flowers

These beautiful yellow and purple flowers match my book so perfectly! My wonderful DDI Family gave me this after the National Children's Book Day awards ceremony. I'm so thankful that they are so very supportive, especially my boss, and that they allow me to pursue my other non-work related dreams.

I haven't received too many flowers in my lifetime... and these bright yellow lilies and purple I-don't-know-what-they're-called-but-they're-such-fun-flowers really touched my heart. Maraming salamat!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

National Children's Book Day

Did you read a book today? The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) celebrates National Children's Book Day on the third Tuesday of July, in commemoration of the first published children's story of Dr. Jose Rizal of The Tale of the Tortoise and the Monkey in the July 1889 of Trubner's Record: A Journal Deveoted to the Literature of the East. National Children's Book Day is also the day that the Board awards the Grand Prize for the 2005 PBBY-Salanga and PBBY-Alcala awards.

Just wanted to share some of the highlights of this happy Dream-Come-True-Day. National Artist Virgilio Almario (a.k.a. Rio Alma) presented the award to May Ann and I. Alitaptap Storyteller Charlyn Chua, dressed up in yellow and purple spots, read my story and it was a hit with the kids! We were also interviewed by Art-is-Kool and Jr. Inquirer. To Papa and Mama, Cricket and Kevin, Jana, Cecile, Gang, and Glenn - THANK YOU so much for being there with me on this special day. Hope this is the start of a great adventure!

Click here for a short article featured in on National Children's Book Day.