I actually am not much for attending events, but when I saw that it was going to be about Fully Booked, I immediately confirmed my attendance. This was also timely, since I have decided that this year, I'm going to re-focus on this blog's roots: nerd and geek culture. After all, my tag line had always been: "A kikay geek's hobby blog. An absent-minded professor's journal."
Upon my arrival, I was given a pretty press kit with the likeness of the equally pretty credit card printed on it.
"...a 10 percent discount instantly with every purchase at any Fully Booked branch, and get cash rebates of up to 10 percent as well as one free book on early purchases and on their renewal period. Cardholders are even entitled to invites to exclusive events, special sales and new arrivals, discount at partner establishments and an installment option of zero percent interest for big-ticket purchases."This is also the very first time I've stepped foot in Fully Booked's official events place, Novamobili Flagship Store.
Oh and this lovely, former MTV veejay hosted:
Then there were some words from Fully Booked's Managing Director Jaime Daez. Actually, it was a good thing I read the press kit beforehand because the thought that kept deafeningly ringing in my head when I saw him was: "Gosh, he's so young!"
Needless to say, I was inspired. How many people do I know have built successful business empires at 30? (Well, for me, building a 5-story structure full of books is already an empire, hohoho.) I kinda envied him...must've taken a truckload of guts and determination. Most geeks are contented with just being consumers of books, gadgets and toys while nerds would be happier if they were left alone with their innovative experiments.
Anyway, found some of my old fashion blogger friends (my stylist sister used to tag me along during fashion bazaars so I knew some of them) and we ended up talking about books. Books. And BOOKS. The discussion covered a wide range: from Angels and Demons to Anne Rice to Ayn Rand...to...ugh, the only book I ever gave up on...50 Shades of Grey. After Twilight, I thought I could read through EVERYTHING. 50 Shades proved me wrong. I actually had a limit.
Anagon's Instagram. From left to right: Paul (whom I met just tonight), Aisa Pax and Anagon. I haven't seen these girls in AGES. It was great catching up. :)
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