Thank you OMFLit!

By on November 13, 2011

omf win - frontpage

Mark and I are pleased to announce that we won the OMFLit Blogger MIBF Adventure Contest. The latter was OMF Literature‘s creative way of perking things up at the 32nd Manila International Book Fair last September.

We also would like to share this recognition to all the other bloggers who submitted equally wonderful entries as well. I also would like to thank Mark for dragging me into this. With such very good friend as a partner, it never felt like a contest at all.

The books that we got as a prize are new titles from OMF Literature. The variety in this lot shows that the bookstore caters to various audiences with different needs – young adult fiction, relationship, discipleship and leadership, just to name a few. Indeed, this bookstore continues to be relevant through the years.

omf win - book hoarding

Unfortunately, these will also join my long reading list for 2012. Before I got the loot bag from Mark last month, I took a quick inventory of the books that I amassed from the book fair, from my gracious friends and from frequently dropping by various Booksale outlets. I realized that I have been hoarding good books for quite some time already. Two things popped into mind: give away some this Christmas season and have a sustainable reading habit as soon as possible.

At any rate, we would like to once again thank OMFLit for this wonderful surprise. You guys made our MIBF experience very, very memorable indeed. Ad Majorem Dei Gloria.

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    November 15, 2011

    Kuya Bren,

    mag give away ka this Christmas Season? hahaha… pwede ko recipient sa imong books na imong i give away? weee!

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    November 15, 2011

    Wow! Congratulations!

    Hey, if you're giving away books, can I have "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" or "Three Weeks with My Brother"? Bwahahha. Just kidding. Borrow lang ko Bren. Pleaseeee!! 🙂

    I see you have "Say You're One of Them". Bought one a few weeks ago, and I picked it off my shelf just this morning kay mao na akong sugdan basahon. Don't tell me if the book sucks kay basin ako nalang ibutang balik sa shelf to gather dust. Hehehe

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    November 15, 2011

    Hi Mai, text me your mailing address ASAP before I change my mind. 🙂

    Khon, the 3 books you mentioned (which I wished someone would eventually notice actually) are just among the many reasons why I frequently drop by various Booksale branches. Aside from the bargain prices, some titles are not even sold in the Philippines.

    Hmm… I'll see if I can find these titles again. Otherwise, I wouldn't mind lending these books to you. 🙂


Brennan Mercado
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Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

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