For the past month the weather has always been either rainy or just plain gloomy. Perfect bed weather, the warm comforters or thick blankets, and most especially the hot soups and bowls of noodles make the rainy days a little bit cozier and warm. Just like any other day, today was just as gloomy, despite being a Muslim holiday, the day wasn’t particularly festive but it was the perfect opportunity to buy a piping hot bowl of noodle soup. Not wanting to go down south, Tricia and I decided to meet in the middle at the swanky SM Aura to try Ramen Nagi.
Continuing on with the list of my top books in my bookshelf, I present to you the top 5 graphic novels that have the privilege of having a coveted space in my bookshelf. Check it out.
I realized when I started out this blog it was going to be about books and travels, hence the full name The Manila Traveler AND Bookworm. Unfortunately (or is it fortunately?) I got caught up in the traveling part and now I'm making up for it by creating this list of my top 10 books. There are actually a lot of books on my shelf (about 120 or so) but there are just a few that have withstood the test of time and favoritism, so here goes and I hope you'll enjoy.
Fresh from her success with The Cuckoo’s Calling last year, J.K. Rowling follows up her immensely popular Cormoran Strike series with “The Silkworm”. Using her pen name, Robert Galbraith, she once again thrusts us readers into a different world of intrigue and whodunit mysteries.
I've always been interested in musical plays, I remember my childhood watching a lot of musicals on either (wait for it) laser discs, VHS's and I think on one occasion a betamax player. Those moments were always fun: brightly colored costumes, wonderful set designs and catchy songs never failed to keep me up and about. As I grew up, I wasn't as exposed to musicals as much, maybe it was the fact that the movie industry wasn't producing as much. Later on, there would be a revival of some sorts, starting with Chicago on the big screen and the teeny-bopper romance known as High School Musical, welcomed me back. Later on, I would have the opportunity to watch local musicals like "Sandosenang Sapatos" and the widely-acclaimed "Rak of Aegis".
My name is Alfonso your nerdy history teacher, bookworm and lover of all things cultural and exciting. You can find me in a weekend market, in a bookshop, or eating in Japanese restos during the weekends.