. . .or Smug, Smugger, Smuggest. There’s a special sale for Powercard holders at all Powerbooks branches, 30 to 80 percent off on selected titles.
Happy: Ernie got a copy of Taschen’s Art Now book at P699, original price P2309.
Happier: I got Spy: The Funny Years, an anthology and history of the late lamented Spy magazine, for P499, original price P1445.
Happiest: Bert got Visionaire, the Van Cleef and Arpels issue, for P999, original price P11,099.
I told myself I would only spend what I had in my wallet, so there goes my Globe bill haha. I found Tim Willocks’ rollicking medieval epic The Religion–regular price P695/ sale price P249. Then I got The Sailing Fanatic (P635/299) because I’m editing a book about sailing. After much agonizing over the wide array of language courses on CD, I decided on Basic Russian (P1205/499) because I bought Advanced Russian by mistake years ago. Someday I’m going to run into Marat Safin and I can tell him in his own language: “Ano ka ba, sira-ulo ka talaga, ang galing-galing mo, ang tangkad-tangkad mo, ang ganda-ganda mo, hindi ka man lang maka-second round, kahit siguro ballboy magpapatalo ka!”
So much for our resolution to buy only one new book for every five books in our backlogs that we actually finished.