so he could give me a free copy of his new book. He was promoting his new book which will officially be launched in February 7 2008 at 6:00 PM National Bookstore at Rockwell with special guest readings by Tim Tayag, Mo Twister, Giselle Sanchez, Jojo Alejar and Gary Lising.
RJ LEDESMA has been living many parallel lives, all of which converge into one universe. It’s either that or he’s schizophrenic. Still unsure if he has ADHD, RJ used to hawk an orange soft drink in the late eighties, was a one-time college professor in Public Speaking and Economics at his alma mater, De La Salle University-Manila, worked as a brand manager for a multinational company, and was a frenetic television host for ABS-CBN’s Magandang Umaga Bayan Weekends.[Slushpile Walker]
RJ was so kind to not just send me over a copy, but to run a contest as well for my readers! All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post answering the question,
“What is the most important thing you learned from your yaya?”
The best answer wins a signed copy of RJ’s new book Lies My Yaya Should Have Told Me: RJ’s Imaginary Guide to Whine and Women. This contest is only open to residents in Manila and will be judged by RJ Ledesma himself. Comment entries will be accepted till February 6 2008. Please make sure you leave a legit email address on your comment form.
Although I’m obviously disqualified from this contest, the most important thing I learned from my yaya is that if I don’t go inside the house before 8:00 pm, the mumu will come and tie my intestines to a tree, then eat me. With lechon sauce.
Lies My Yaya Should Have Told Me:
RJ Ledesma’s Imaginary Guide to Whine and Women
Nota Bene A “yaya” is sort of like a babysitter but with a closer relationship to the immediate family. It is cultural for young kids in the Philippines to have grown up with a yaya.