I celebrated St. Clare’s feast yesterday by dropping by her monastery. I braved the rain and offered eggs in her honor.
Her feast day is just a couple of days before my birthday, which is why I have a special devotion to her. She has been a powerful intercessor through the years.
It was also inspiring to be with other devotees on this special day.
I got home to my new Renegade Folk shoes in Timeless. This is my third pair from the Marikina-made shoe brand. They create shoes which are perfect for my style. Also, I can walk in them comfortably, and I love supporting local!
I later visited the annual Philippine Readers and Writers Festival at Raffles Makati.
This year’s festival featured author talks and signings, as always.
But I was delighted that this year’s festival pass contains free entrance to next month’s Manila International Book Fair!
I enjoyed browsing through books...
...saying hello to history bae Jose Rizal...
...and playing with the photo booth!
In the end, I purchased four local books, and I can’t wait to read them all.
As a Youngblood baby, I always find myself attending their workshop at the festival. Pam Pastor’s wit never gets old.
After the workshop, I proceeded to National Bookstore’s booth, where I won an advance reader’s copy for Ghosted by Rosie Walsh.
I had a lovely afternoon at the festival, and I am excited to be back next year!
As a bookworm, blogger, devotee, and lover of all things local, I can say that my Saturday was quite eventful! Here’s to braving the rain and participating in more activities that will remind me of how blessed I am, and how I can write about them all on my blog.