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This is a crazy planets and I am a happy girls

I first knew of Lourd de Veyra when some friends told me about his TV5 segment, Word of the Lourd. I thought it was a pretty cool pun but didn’t pay attention to it, until I watched an episode on Youtube. Then I was hooked, staying up until 3AM to watch those funny, informative, and delightfully sarcastic 3-minute clips. I also started reading his blog, This is a Crazy Planets, which I found equally hilarious and insightful.

When I found out there was going to be a book compilation of his best blog posts, I got excited and bought a copy immediately. Just imagine how ecstatic I was when I found out there was going to be a book signing on August 20!

The book signing was held in National Bookstore Trinoma. To my surprise, it was already quite full when I got there. Even Lourd himself said, “Akala ko mga sampu lang pupunta eh.”

Here he is before the signing, reading out “Sa Ikaaayos ng Mundo, ‘Wag Mag-Sando!

The line was long, but I waited patiently to reach the table where Lourd was signing books. I attempted to take candid photos of him but my hand was shaking, I was so nervous! #fangirl

I think I need to be upgraded to #fantard, because I mentally recorded our conversation. Thankfully, I don’t think I embarrassed myself.

L: Musta?
E: Okay naman. …… Natuwa ako nung nalaman kong UST graduate ka.
L: Bakit naman?
E: Nakakatuwa kasi inisip ko eh nabibigyan mo kasi ako ng ibang perspectives. Wala lang, nakaka-proud maging UST-AB.
L: Si Piolo din naman UST-AB ah.
E: Eh! Ayoko dun! Sabi ko nga eh sana ikaw na lang yung nasa Quattromondial Statue.
L: Naks! *pokes my belly fat*
E: *trying hard not to pass out from holding back my squeals*

BEST. PHOTO. EVER.
I also bought one of his poetry books, Insectissimo!

You guys should totally get a copy of This is a Crazy Planets. For only PHP195, you’ll laugh, nod your head in enthusiastic agreement, and gain new insight on life in the Philippines.

P.S. This is not a paid post lol I am just such a huge fan!!! Exclamation points!!!

Ela is a twentysomething who is constantly getting stuck in self-destructive behavior and bouts of low self-esteem. She struggles with depression and writes to relieve herself of her feelings. Sometimes she even blogs about other things like makeup and positivity. One of her pieces was published in the Inquirer Young Blood in October 2017. She likes cats, dogs, and sometimes even people.

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