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We are happy to be back at Stone House. Remember our patio? Some strange weather brewing.


This is the staff at Star Tavern, Stone House resto. It’s so good to see everybody again.


Origin8 has organized a press con (Filipinos like to abbreviate) at Dolcelatte. Joel was so hoarse from his party he could barely whisper his answers. Bembol pitched in.


Here I am at the Fully Booked press con with Erwin Romulo whom I have not seen since we met at a party Joel organized for John and me exactly two years ago. I now realize that Erwin is a Romulo which means he is Maritina’s second cousin, among other of his relations I have gotten to know. And Erwin is the new Editor of ESQUIRE Philippines. Wow. Lots of journalists with good questions for John. Answer me this: Why doesn’t the Philippines have its own crime fiction?

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