A few weeks ago, I went to the Floating Book Fair in Manila. A ship called Logos Hope was docked at Pier 15 of the Manila South Harbor. It is open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday, and it will remain here in Manila until March 30.
From taft, I rode a jeep to Quiapo, and the jeepney driver let me off at a road where jeeps that went to Pier 15 passed by. When I was riding the Pier 15 jeep, I thought that once I passed by the harbor, I would see it, so I didn’t ask the driver to tell me if we were at Pier 15 already. It was a long jeep ride until I finally asked the driver “Malayo pa ba ung Pier 15?” and he said, “Naku, lampas na. Sige iikot naman tayo.”
When I arrived at the right stop, I had to walk quite a bit to get to the ship. There’s a P20 entrance fee and a briefing about the ship. I went inside the main bookstore, but I didn’t find any books I liked. Disappointed, I went past the cashier, and proceeded to the exit. Then, I discovered that there were more books! There were piles and piles of really informative textbooks that was 3 for P500. I bought six. They are all super thick, and some of them have CDs. Here are the books that I bought:
1. The Dynamics of Mass Communication: Media in the Digital Age by Joseph R. Dominick
2. Music: An Appreciation by Roger Kamien
3. Living with Art by Mark Getlein
4. The Theatre Experience by Edwin Wilson
5. Retellings: A Thematic Literature Anthology by M. B. Clarke and A. G. Clarke
6. The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues Across the Disciplines by Gilbert H. Muller
I haven’t read any of them yet, so I’m going to update you guys about them soon.
 Malayo pa ba ung Pier 15=Are we still far from Pier 15?
 Naku, lampas na. Sige iikot naman tayo.=Oh no, we passed by it already. Don’t worry, we are going to go around again anyway.
 P500=$11.64 (current exchange rate 1 USD = 42.96 PHP)
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