One Snap Happy Weekend

Pachuvachuva is happy to have met for the first time the talent behind, Blooey Singson, on one sunny weekend in Cebu.

sumthinblue for some sunny weekend
Flippers smiling. Pachuvachuva and Blooey gamely posed to mark the meet up. We’re both members of Flips Flipping Pages, an online community of book lovers and readers. ^_^

1 Cebu Expo

Blooey flew all the way from Manila to cover the event, Pasigarbo sa Sugbo, so while exchanging adventures and book stories, we toured the exhibit areas in the Cebu International Convention Center.

Above pictures feature accessories from Avatar Accessories Inc. which I must say are really nice and a favorite stopover by the women and ladies.

Other displays included cute pillows made from native materials and a wedding dress for the Association of Sugbu’s Wedding Planners and Coordinators (ASWPC) which was coincidentally holding an exhibit showcasing Cebu’s finest homegrown artists.

My bad I’ve forgotten to take note of the names of the companies putting on the display though. Hehe

Despite the heat and the constant brushing against other people’s elbows (some area displays were cozy..hehe), it was a fun day alright. It was great being away from school even for a bit. Thanks for the invite, Blooey. Was fun meeting you! And next time I’ll show up earlier so we can go book hunting! Hehe

Snap Happy. Pushing my luck as I went from booth to booth taking pics hoping I wouldn’t get “no taking of pictures, please” admonitions. 😀
Images were taken using Chen’s Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 with minor editing done in Photoshop. Copyright by this author. ^_^
Pachuvachuva is currently on a hiatus from producing new entries due to midterm exams. (Boohoo! Hehe) Promise to be back soon. 😉

Here, Kitty Kitty!

Cat + Book lovers unite!!!

My friend Blooey, certified cat lover + book junkie + talented writer + fellow Flipper, is giving away a copy of Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot.

old possum's book of practical cats

The rules are simple. All you have to do is comment on Blooey’s post at and express your interest to win a copy. That easy.

    +1 entry if you include a cat story of yours in the comment form
    +1 entry if you become a new follower to my blog
    +1 if you add me to your blogroll or if I’m already on your blogroll
    +2 entries if you have been following this blog prior to this entry
    +3 entries if you blog about the contest and why you want to win this book.

Local and international entries welcome! Deadline for joining is July 30th.

Blooey is hosting this contest in honor of Tomas (a.k.a. Tomasino), her well-loved orange tabby who passed away last year. Well, Tomas, wherever you are, I’m sure Blooey misses you. Hope you like my representation of you. Blame Photoshop for anything amiss on this pic. 😉
in memory of blooey's tomas
A friend got into a squabble with another Tomas — about 5’11”, blond, blue-eyed, and as a friend would say, “the typical surfer dude-looking kinda guy who would charm you off your feet if you’re both stranded on an island” (if you can swallow his abrasiveness as rough as desert sand) — over the weekend. Though he’s certainly no feline, he was as prima donna as they come (sorry, Blooey..hehe). He’s lucky the rest of us weren’t there or he wouldn’t have known what hit him before you can say “RAWR”. (LOL)
Book image courtesy of Blooey at


That rare condition of hoarding hardbound (HB) books or upgrading your paperbacks to HBs (but the latter is better known as “going blooey“). And this post is dedicated to my illustrator friend Blooey who makes killer book reviews on here.
new book purchases on shelf

Without meaning to, I “went blooey” yesterday as I splurged at Booksale Emall. LOL if you can call spending P155.00 for 7 hardbound books as splurging). I don’t think I have that fixation yet but who knows I might soon.;)six and deadly
Six and Deadly. Not in the picture: A Jar of Dreams.

1. A Hole in the Universe by Mary McGarry Morris – P20
2. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday – P35
3. Wormwood by GP Taylor – P35
4. As the World Churns by Tamar Myers – P35
5. Seven Houses: A Novel by Alev Lytle Croutier – P20
6. The Kalahari Typing School for Men (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency) by Alexander McCall Smith – P10
7. A Jar of Dreams by Yoshiko Uchida – P20

kalahari typing school for men cheap at P10
2 hb books cheap at P20
3 hb books cheap at P35

These are such a steal with their being hardbound books and in mint condition at that plus considering their original prices:
price tag
price tag
This grin 😀 is going to last for a long while. Hehe