Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Lit News: Moymoy Lulumboy Book 6 and Two More Children's Books Released by Lampara Publishing House, Inc.

With ABS-CBN exclusive rights to build up the hit fantasy series Moymoy Lulumboy into a multimedia franchise, It became one of the most anticipated releases on annual Manila International Book Fair (MIBF).

The 6th book titled "Ang Ugat at ang Propesiya" was released last Friday of September 13, 2019, during the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF 2019) at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasig City, Philippines. Following Moymoy Lulumboy's adventure as a heroic character who keeps on pondering the complexities of adolescent life, Lampara Publishing House succeeds in debunking the biased conception about aswang by going beyond its role in pop culture.

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Moymoy Lulumboy book 6 (front cover)

Fueling Moymoy's adolescent issues, the book marks the kid's return to his descendant's world of Gabun where he will be again facing another errand to save his loved ones, his brother Alangkaw and his childhood sweetheart Hasmin away from undesirable entities.

During the Q&A portion at the book launch of Moymoy Lulumboy book 6, when asked about the novel's path towards to a more young adulting direction, Segundo Matias, Jr. (author) pointed out his interest in writing characters that would tackle an imperfect life: “Gusto kong gumawa ng isang YA novel na gaya ng Mga Batang Poz. Yung buhay ng isang teenager o young adult: nag-e-explore, madalas magkamali at pagkatapos ay natututo sa buhay.”

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Segundo Matias, Jr. (author) being interviewed,
on his side, Jaime Bauza, illustrator of Angelica: Ang Multo ng Balete Drive

As for Segundo Matias, Jr. other titles also released during the Moymoy Lulumboy book 6 launch, "Angelica: Ang Multo Ng Balete Drive", whose courageous woman disrupted the ghost rules just to save a human life; and "Moñito: Ang Mabait na Demonyo", a demon kid born without a horn and a tail unlike his parents, they'll be likely enjoyed by children and adult readers as well.

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Segundo Matias, Jr. New Books: Moymoy Lulumboy 6, Angelica, and Moñito
Photo credits: our brother blog site Literateknolohitura.com
Completing the event's showcase, Segundo Matias, Jr. presents also his "Mga Batang Poz", a daring 2018 young adult novel which was adapted into a digital series already in iWant TV. Pushing for awareness in understanding the lives of people living with HIV-AIDS, the book accumulated positive reviews from critics and other kinds of publications, with Philippine Star Supreme commending the material for pointing out a subject that has for some time been ridiculed by religious conservatives.

[ Related read: https://www.literateknolohitura.com/2018/10/mga-batang-poz-book-launch.html ]

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Mga Batang POZ (front cover)

The new books "Moymoy Lulumboy 6: Ang Ugat at ang Propesiya", "Angelica: Ang Multo Ng Balete Drive", and "Moñito: Ang Mabait na Demonyo" will be first available on Precious Pages bookshops, and soon to become available in the coming week on National Book Store, Pandayan book shop and leading books stores nationwide. Whilst "Mga Batang Poz" book is already available on most bookstores.

For inquiries, you may contact: inquiry@lamparabooks.com.ph

Or visit and like their page @ https://www.facebook.com/lamparabooks/


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Thursday, April 04, 2019

Precious Hearts Romances (PHR) Continuous to Give You More Love Stories

Precious Hearts Romances (PHR) has given a party to their faithful readers last March 30, 2019. The event titled "Dito Ka Masaya Grand Fans Day 2019" forged a strong relationship with avid fans. The event brought fun activities, meet and greets, and exclusive performances.

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For quite a long time as far back as it began, PHR has always been committed to bringing stories that catch the Filipino's heart. Time passed, that Filipino taste develops as more youthful readers inclines toward an alternate method for storytelling.

Instead of meeting the dead-end, PHR saw more opportunity. Wattpad, a mainstream online stage for authors, has given an avenue for the discovery of talented writers in the country. Since Wattpad is very diverse, PHR created Booklat, an alternative venue open for local writers, especially Gen Z and millennials. PHR has scout over these platforms to find talented writers regardless of the number of their followers or reads. With their new writers, PHR stands strong and still on the game of giving you new exciting stories that you can relate.

PHR helps and guide their authors to create their new masterpiece. Yearly, PHR offers a two-day brainstorming session to generate new ideas for their writers. On top of this, their creative group are also there to give their inputs for their writer's use (eg. suggesting plots, characters, etc.). Once in a while, writers are commissioned to write them. Their writing workshops are offered at no cost to aspiring authors.

PHR's endeavors to connect with the next potential Vanessa, Rose Tan, Sonia Francesca, or even the legendary Martha Cecilia are unending. If you have the guts to be part of something bigger, a best-selling Filipino romance author, you may send your manuscript @ ed2rialstaff@gmail.com

From here on, PHR ensures that readers can just anticipate all the more great stories from their homegrown writers.


#MakeItPrecious #DitoKaMasaya #PreciousHeartsRomances #PHR

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tinig Concert by Good Neighbors | Free Concert for a Cause - Child Rights

An Advocacy Event For Child Rights

The Tinig Concert was held last Saturday of January 26, 2019. It's a free concert sponsored by Good Neighbors International Philippines (GNIP), an international non-profit organization who aims to implement and develop programs for the community with projects on Education, Health; Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH), Income Generation, Energy, Environment, and Child Sponsorship. With Tinig Concert, GNIP focuses on Child Rights where they encourage attendees to help prevent and solve the problem by funding the cause.

The event had a blast of rock and roll with the performances of following bands and solo artist: Autotelic, Mayonnaise, Noel Cabangon, Silent Sanctuary, and Sandwich.

Here's the partial coverage of the band performances in the #TinigConcert (see YouTube video below):

The event tackles child rights. The right to education, and the right against these abuses: child labor, domestic abuse, bad parenting, and so on. And how you can help to prevent this growing problem inside of most homes here in the Philippines.

Watch Monty of the band Mayonnaise on the following YouTube video for his statement against Child Labor:

Credits: Ground Zero Live

See event flyers below:

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Please support this cause, fight for Children's Rights. You can contact GNIP for more details on how you can help (check below):
- Tel. # (+632) 442-7936
- E-mail: info@goodneighbors.ph
- Website: http://www.goodneighbors.ph/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GNI.Phils/


Monday, November 05, 2018

Food & Restaurant Review: Agave Mexican Cantina @ Ayala Circuit Mall, Makati

agave mexican cantina ayala mall circuitI and my family dined here yesterday to try their Mexican foods. I'm only familiar to Chimichanga, one of the food Deadpool eats on one of the Marvel comics issues.

Their interior is still designed with Halloween props, a post-Halloween celebration, I guess (see left photo). I heard their specialty is Margaritas but that's not what we've tried. Continue reading for the rating and experiences.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Moymoy Lulumboy Continues His Adventure on the 5th Book - "Ang Lihim Ng Libro"

Lampara Books' epic fantasy novel Moymoy Lulumboy comes back with its fifth installment. Titled Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Lihim Ng Libro, the Young Adult novel takes readers to the mythical place of Gabun where mythological creatures like aswang, duwende, manananggal, kapre, and tikbalang co-exist with one another and battle for collective peace.

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Q&A portion during the Moymoy Lulumboy 5 book launch with Segundo Matias, Jr. (left) and Jomike Tejido (right)

The latest book continues with the adventure of Moymoy Lulumboy as he battles to adapt up with the passing of his mother Liliw and fight with his legacy as the hero that will spare Gabun from evil. Moymoy Lulumboy, whose shape-shifting power like of an aswang, is gradually changing into a hostile character due to aggression in his soul. Yet whose kindness and empathy remains throughout the coming-of-age.

The Young Adult series has gotten positive reviews from book critics and readers, with Philippine Daily Inquirer including it in their Top 10 books of 2014 and commending its "solid efforts at
further modernizing our own myths." Interaksyon's Romsanne Ortiguero likewise raved about the
series, especially the fourth book, Moymoy Lulumboy: Mga Dulot ng Digmaan for taking the readers into a "gripping reading experience as new characters and challenges were introduced."

With the growing talks about the book, ABS-CBN recently acquired Moymoy Lulumboy with plans of developing it into a TV series, and expand the brand to a merchandise.

Palanca-awardee and known author of Children's books Segundo Matias, Jr. have recently released the 5th book last September 14, 2018, at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasig City. The book launch was held and one of the sought-to-attend event during the Manila International Book Fair 2018.

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Segundo Matias, Jr. or also known as Kuya Jun

An expert in storytelling focused on the younger audience, Segundo Matias, Jr. or also known as Kuya Jun strings a coming-of-age story skillfully while opening the reader's soul to an engaging genre that is naturally Pinoy at heart. To date, he has distributed more than 1,500 books by means of his two distributing imprints, Precious Pages Corp. and Lampara Publishing Co.

On the 5th book of Moymoy Lulumboy, he teams up with Jomike Tejido - a productive architect, artist, author, illustrator and painter whose convincing combination of unorthodox styles has prompted solo exhibitions in the Philippines, Singapore, France, Japan, and the U.S.

Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Lihim Ng Libro will be available in the coming weeks on Precious Pages retail outlets, National Book Store, Pandayan book shop and leading books stores nationwide. For inquiries you may contact: inquiry@lamparabooks.com.ph

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Food & Restaurant Review: The Burgery - The Bad Boys of Burger

Lazada Philippines

the burgery the bad boys of burger facadeWe have dined at this burger restaurant a couple of times already and that's when they're offering a 50% off promo. You can buy their "Bad Boy Burgers" meal for 50% off every Tuesday, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The 50% off only applies to "Bad Boy Burgers" only, the non-burger meals are at their regular price.

Promo ends at an unannounced date so before visiting their restaurant, kindly check their Facebook page for the latest announcement. Here's their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theburgerybf/

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Practices on How to Conceive a Baby Boy

In the event that you might want to get pregnant and you want a specific gender, say a baby boy, at that point, there are different practices you can viably hone which will increase your odds.

Amid ejaculation, the male and female sperms are delivered in amounts that are generally the same, so a method for expanding your shot of getting pregnant and have it as a boy is by looking at the sperm attributes and guarantee that the male sperm is in a superior position to reach the egg than the female sperm.

Known Pregnancy Practices to Conceive a Baby Boy

The following are ways which will expand your shot of getting a baby boy:

DISCLAIMER: these methods are collected beliefs from women who claimed to conceive a boy at their pregnancy while practicing them. There is no solid scientific evidence they really work or perhaps, they're still under the study of being proven. These methods may not do any harm. There's no harm trying them.
  • Decide your ovulation period - when you are trying to get pregnant, either wanting a boy or a girl, you will need to know your ovulation period. There are different approaches to foresee when you are ovulating, and a standout amongst the most generally known systems is to utilize an Ovulation Unit (OPK). Likewise, you can do a speedy look over the web for various tips on ovulation.

  • Engage in Sex Close to Ovulation Period as Possible - it is notable that the male sperms are quick swimmers than the female sperms, yet can't last long. The female sperm will take additional time getting to the egg and can remain around for a more extended period. By having a sex near your ovulation period, the male sperm will have the advantage of racing to the egg first. This is the reason why you should learn how to track your ovulation period.
  • Cough Syrup - contains an ingredient called guaifenesin which helps a woman's chance of getting pregnant and bear a baby boy as the said ingredient thins the cervical mucus which helps the sperms to get through. At that point, It may enable the male sperms to break through to the egg. Cough syrup can be bought over the counter and easily accessible for use.
  • Make your Male partner take a Cold Bath before having sex - It is additionally expected that having a chilly shower before engaging in sex will strengthen the male sperm because they're comfortable in a cold environment.
  • Have your male partner wears boxers - let your male partner wears boxer, particularly when he is into the more tightly briefs. Keeping the private parts of your significant other cool and windy makes their male sperms more active, while the female sperms may likely get inactive. Your hubby may not feel smarter in a boxer, but rather they don't don't tighten the testicles close to the body and make them overheat. It makes the testicles cool and breezy which will decrease the quantity of sperm created by the male organ, which at that point enhances your possibility of getting pregnant and conceive a baby boy.
  • Get your Male Partner to Drink Coffee - there are a few claims that you can expand your odds of conceiving a baby boy when your male partner drinks a coffee before engaging in sex. They said that the caffeine helps in giving the male sperms more active and makes them swim faster. Some espresso, chocolate, or a caffeinated drink before sex won't do any mischief.
  • Avoid the Missionary Sex position - at the point when couples are attempting to conceive a boy, it is prudent to abstain from having intercourse in the Missionary position. You should have a go at having intercourse in a position will enable the male to enter the female deeper. These best sex positions for getting pregnant incorporate cowgirl style, standing sex, or doggy style. You should take note of that the male sperms are extremely fragile, which is the reason you ought to ensure that the time between the release of the sperms and introduction to the egg is short and quick. It is believed that deep infiltration of the sperms will take them nearer to the uterus. Along these lines, it will give the male sperms the benefit of getting to the egg quicker than the female sperm.
  • Eat Big Meals - the male sperms incline to an alkaline environment, which means a domain that is less acidic. It is the reason why fertility experts prescribe that you ought to eat more salty foods, soda, and red meat. So on the off chance that you wish to get pregnant and wanted a baby boy, you should consider having a big supper and eat like a man.
  • Using the Chinese Lunar Calendar - this sex foreseeing technique has been around for quite a long time and is claimed to work out by numerous women. This system utilizes the age of the lady and the month in which she got pregnant to decide the sexual orientation of the infant. In this way, when you wish to get pregnant with a kid, you ought to consider utilizing the logbook to anticipate the month to conceive, keeping in mind the end goal to get the baby's gender you wish to have.
  • Have an Orgasm - it has been found that having intercourse with the climax (orgasm) is a technique that expands your possibility of getting pregnant and have a baby boy. The alkaline secretion discharged by the female orgasm causes the boy sperms to survive longer since it makes a less unfriendly environment, implying that the boy sperms are assisted in racing through the egg first. It is also assumed that when you climax before your male partner, it increases the shot of getting pregnant and conceive a baby girl. It is on the grounds that the climax of the woman gives the male sperms a more prominent possibility of reaching the egg, successfully sucking it up to the cervix.

While there have been claims that these procedures work, there's no guarantee that this work with all women. Note that the main method that is experimentally demonstrated to influence the chances somewhat is the planning of intercourse. The rest are more old wives' stories than whatever else.

All things considered, you can have a good time while conceiving a baby, and regardless of the sexual orientation you wind up conceiving, the result is the same - a healthy and happy baby and an exceptionally welcome addition to your family.