Sunday, October 26, 2014
If you're looking for a place to conduct research that requires references that deal with topics pertaining to the Philippines, then look no further, as a library is in existence that can help you with your needs. Want to indulge on your book-related-sensual-needs? Are you looking for a private collection spanning topics from Filipina heroines to the genesis of post-war Filipino modern art? An extensive collection can help you with that.
A find has been found. An event of orgasmic proportions, that a bibliophile, can experience-yet, I had. My thoughts: Where have you been all along? Finally.
As I gazed and became more lightheaded for the sheer amount of choices, I was overwhelmed, in the best way. To avoid the kid-in-a-candy-shop cliché, let me resort to my own analogy. It was like eating the best cheesecake I can imagine while in a trance-like process of a dream-world realization. A dream come true indeed.
My relationship with books is by now a not so secret affair I've been having since I was a toddler. Just like any other relationships I had my ups and downs but I never gave up, I never gave up on books, I just chose different partners. Once upon a time, I was an addict to books that dealt with planes, then we broke up, I met cities, we broke up as well, and this process went on and on, until one day a pattern emerged from my new book/partner choices (in therapy this would be the "breakthrough" moment) my tendencies revealed itself, it turned out I loved certain books that talked about a matter I was interested in. Taste. The rest is history.
If you want to pay a visit, contact Mario Feir or Stephen Feldman online to schedule an appointment via their FB page MarioFeir FilipinianaLibrary.
Dreams do come true. I have met in person, one of the many people in my long list of those I wish to have the privilege of bearing witness to one day, and perhaps interact for a few moments, and be a fangirl in temporary catatonia resulting from being starstruck. While I was waiting for my turn (125th), I reminisced the moments I experienced in the past, with the Joy Luck Club (the film and book). It reinforced the courage I knew I have and need more of. It overwhelmed me with feelings of gratitude to Amy. I felt the need to tell her how inspiring the story was, and how the film was a life changing event in my life. I did. I'm grateful for her contribution to the world.
|Shocked. Happy. Nervous. Excited.|
|It was nice to see how she interacted with people, she was very friendly, and she looked cute with her husband.|
|Everyone I saw was doing what the woman on the left was doing here, while waiting for their turn.|
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