We’ve been going to the Manila International Book Fair as a family for three years already. It is one of the big events that we look forward to each year. My husband and I love reading and thankfully, our children are equally delighted in books. This is why we allot time and money for large-scale, annual book fairs.
For the love of books, and not wanting to miss the great selection of books at amazing discounts, we made a last minute decision to go to this year’s Big Bad Wolf Book Sale (#BBWManila) at The World Trade Center in Pasay City. Our kids were more than thrilled and jumped for joy, literally, when my husband and I told them to dress up and get ready for Big Bad Wolf. We left at 12:30am, Sunday, and was inside the BBW Manila premises at 1:30am. As a safety precaution from the NCov, all of us were wearing masks, jackets, and pants. It’s a good thing that the BBW team were taking safety measures, too. At the entrance of the building, the security group, checked the body temperature and sprayed the hands (with alcohol) before allowing people to enter the halls.
Ever since I was a kid, I delight in reading. I took pleasure in perusing hand-me-down textbooks from my cousins; reading the Youngblood section of The Inquirer; and would get giddy with the non-school related books that my parents would occasionally buy for us.
I am so glad to be married to a man who loves reading, too! Though, we have different reading styles — he would jump straight to the parts that interests him while I am more likely to savor every page of the book, even taking the time to read the copyright and dedication pages. Lately, I have adopted his method to prioritize on the sections with content that I need to have a grasp on and speed up reading on the many books that I am currently reading.
We just got home from the 40th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) and we’re so blessed to have bought the books that we wanted for our children! We got there at almost 12 noon and went straight to the second floor to where the booths that sell children’s books were located. We’re so glad we went there first because there’s no line at the registration area. We were supposed to have printouts of MIBF passes from National Bookstore’s FB page but I have taken it out of my bag by mistake before leaving home. It’s a good thing that the fee is minimal — Php35 regular rate and Php20 for students (my son’s student ID is always on my bag). My toddler got in for free.
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