This is our gene pool—our nieces, from left: Eowyn (Yes, Eowyn) the perpetually cheerful, 9 months old; Daenerys (Yes, Daenerys) the cranky and picky one (Yesterday at lunch in a tonkatsu restaurant she only wanted miso soup, lots and lots of miso soup), 2 years old; and Mika the politician (is on beso-beso terms with the mothers of her classmates; did not take after us), 7. We are the Bene Gesserit chapter of Makati (We could also be hair donors).
Jules is getting her kids started on reading early. No, they are not twins.
Lucky we did not wear the exact same shirt Paulyn is wearing. Argh, we even shop at the same place.
Kurt has lost so much weight since our last blog event.
Jeannie is wearing a Peanuts shirt. We all read Peanuts as kids. It stars a depressed child.
Doctors! Doctors! Not there to check if we were warging again.
The survivors of our writing workshop, in random pairings. From left to right, first row: Angus, who runs a reading group; and Deo, who’s read nearly everything; Reg and PJ, who are working on a Lifestyle Asia portfolio which features us with our Jedi master; second row: the two Mikes, science-fiction Mike whose novel could be adapted for film, and disappearing Mike because he had chikungunya during the workshop; Momelia, whose tattoos come to life, and Lloyd, who told us of his adventures looking for a WC in the banlieue of Paris; third row: our tireless Minister of Propaganda Allan, and newly-appointed Minister of Teleportation Evan, whose job is to usher away the makulit (so they don’t feel too bad, cause they’ll be thinking, “Hey, it’s…”); and Jaime who has hopefully gotten to page two of his novel, and Noel, author of Crime-Fighting Call Center Agents.
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Thanks to Cibo for the terrific venue and the free iced tea and chips for everyone who had their books signed. See you on Saturday, 2-4pm at Cibo in Shangri-La Mall in Mandaluyong.