Friday, October 30, 2009
In Another Dress by AnnaManila
When she's not nagging me and texting me "Wtu?" (her acronym for what time uwi mo?)
she's cooking and baking, reading her favorite Anne Tyler book, shopping in the afternoon or taking short walks in the neighborhood.
Elsewhere, she's at home, updating her blog and amusing (and touching) hundreds of the readers of Ode2Old.blogspot.com -- with the tagline "the best is yet to be." She's AnnaManila, a 66-year old amazing woman. And she's my mom.
With her first book entitled IN ANOTHER DRESS, AnnaManila tells the stories of a young Anna, who pined for her father's love; how an awkward kolehiyala loses the friendship of a special girl; and about the quirks of a paranoid mother whose ways can be outlandish, but often times endearing.
But mostly, she shows how life at sixty plus can be a fresh beginning and an adventure at discovering who you really are and finding deeper and more profound love in the world.
A cross between chic flick, essay collection sans autobiography, IN ANOTHER DRESS is the first book in the Philippines to feature a blog space, centering on life at old age.
And yes, did I mention that my mom facebooks, twitters, plurks, YM chats, and plants, ploughs and harvests in FarmTown?
Can you believe she even has more Facebook friends than me?
Really, I'm one proud daughter.
In Another Dress will be launched this end of November at UPISSI, Diliman. The book is published by Extempo Publishing House.
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