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What is your book of the year? Convince us of its greatness, and win The Bone Clocks.

November 28, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Books, Contest 3 Comments →

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What was our favorite book of the year? The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell, of course. No, wait, in How To Be Both, Ali Smith did things other writers don’t dare, while zeroing in on the very nature of art. And The Children Act may not be as filling as Atonement, but it is the best Ian McEwan we’ve read since On Chesil Beach. Aargh, was it just a few months ago that we read Life After Life by Kate Atkinson and felt like we’d died and been resurrected many times in the course of the novel? Then we had to read every Atkinson book we could get our hands on, and she writes detective novels that manage to be both grisly and warm-hearted. Not to mention HHhH, My Struggle volume 1, the stories of Mavis Gallant, discovering Penelope Fitzgerald and rediscovering Isak Dinesen. . .

2014 has been one of our best reading years, and there’s still a month to go. While we’re racking our overheated brain, tell us what your favorite book of the year is, and convince us to read it. (The book need not have been published in 2014, you just have to have read it in 2014.) Post your answers in Comments.

The winner will be announced on 5 December, and she or he will get this hardcover first edition of The Bone Clocks (or if they already have The Bone Clocks, Php1,000 in National Bookstore gift certificates).

This contest is brought to you by our friends at National Bookstore.

Get 4 tickets to CinemaJam in today’s raffle

November 25, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Contest, Movies, Music, Sponsored 8 Comments →

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Last year’s CinemaJam. Photo from gmanetwork.

Do you want four tickets to see Bamboo, Franco, Pedicab, Itchyworms, Urbandub and other top bands at CinemaJam on Saturday, November 29 at the Greenfields District Central Park in Mandaluyong?

Post your name in Comments to join our raffle. The winner will be announced tomorrow.

The concert will cap a full day of activities, art installations, and open-air screenings of Now You See Me and Letters to Juliet. The gate opens at 10am.

Tickets to CinemaJam are now available at Ticketworld. Call 891 9999, or go to www.ticketworld.com.ph. Part of the proceeds will go to World Vision.

CinemaJam is a project of Crizal Transitions, which has partnered with Essilor to develop Crizal Transitions Signature lenses, which provide more natural vision and true color perception in a variety of light conditions.

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The winner is Aida Cruz-Guinto. Congratulations! Please email saffron.safin@gmail.com to claim your four tickets.

“Just use a viler cheeriness.”

November 24, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Contest, Language No Comments →

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Medieval rocket cat via io9.

The title of this post is not just an anagram of “Jessica Rules the Universe”, it also sums up our world-view. Anagrams, we love them, they point out hidden meanings. We thought of doing an anagram LitWit Challenge, then we remembered how many free anagram generators there are on the net. While wasting time on the Internet Anagram Server, we discovered these anagrams for the name of our site:

A recessive sleuth injures
Eviscerates slushier June
Injures shirtless evacuee
Ace heresies sliver unjust
Jet uses sushi irrelevance
Eeriest slur shuns jive ace
Ace juvenile hires trusses

You can come up with band names this way. We found over 50,000 anagrams for our cat’s name, Matthias Urban, including Maharani Butts and Trauma Absinth.

We’ll have to think of another LitWit Challenge so we can give away this fresh new hardcover of The Bone Clocks.

We’ve also updated our official bio.

Win tickets to see Urbandub, Bamboo, Pedicab and other top bands at CinemaJam on Nov 29

November 21, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Contest, Movies, Music, Sponsored 9 Comments →

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Catch Urbandub and other great acts at CinemaJam 2014.

Bamboo, Franco, Pedicab, Itchyworms, Urbandub and other top bands will perform at CinemaJam on Saturday, November 29 at the Greenfields District Central Park in Mandaluyong.

The concert will cap a full day of activities, art installations, and open-air screenings of Now You See Me and Letters to Juliet. The gate opens at 10am.

Tickets to CinemaJam are now available at Ticketworld. Call 891 9999, or go to www.ticketworld.com.ph. Part of the proceeds will go to World Vision.

You and a friend can go to CinemaJam for free by joining our raffle. Just post your name in Comments. The winner gets two tickets to CinemaJam 2014. The Winner will be announced tomorrow.

CinemaJam is a project of Crizal Transitions, which has partnered with Essilor to develop Crizal Transitions Signature lenses, which provide more natural vision and true color perception in a variety of light conditions.

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The winner is Rani Uy. Congratulations! Please email saffron.safin@gmail.com to claim your 2 tickets.

Win 2 tickets to CinemaJam 2014 in our raffle

November 19, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Contest 6 Comments →

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Pedicab will perform at CinemaJam 2014.

You and a friend can watch the movies Now You See Me and Letters to Juliet in the afternoon, and performances by Pedicab, Itchyworms, Urbandub, Bamboo and other bands at night.

Mark the date: Saturday, 29 November, from 10am to the wee hours at the Greenfield District in Mandaluyong.

To join our raffle, just post your names in Comments. The winner will be announced at midnight.

Tickets to CinemaJam are now available at Ticketworld. Call 891 9999, or go to www.ticketworld.com.ph. Part of the proceeds will go to World Vision.

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The winner of two tickets to CinemaJam is Lanilyn Besa. Congratulations! Please email saffron.safin@gmail.com to claim your prize.

The next raffle will be held on Friday.

The Final Question at Midnight

October 01, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Contest, Sponsored 33 Comments →

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For a shot at the Villa del Conte chocolates, the Dove hair and skin care package, AND the three-day stay at Sun Resorts in Boracay:

What is your 10-year plan?

The realistic one that does not involve winning the lottery or marrying into the British royal family.

Post your answers in Comments before 11.59pm.

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The winner, chosen by our volunteer publicist and proprietor of Sun Resorts Edd Fuentes iiiiiiissss…

scientist. Congratulations. Email saffron.safin@gmail.com to claim your prizes.