I was crazy happy when I found out that Kevin Kwan was coming to Cebu for a book signing event. I really enjoyed the insane whirlwind that was Crazy Rich Asians and I’m currently enjoying the sequel, China Rich Girlfriend.
It’s been ages since I attended a book signing event (the last one was E. Lockhart, I guess), so I was stoked to attend the event organized by National Bookstore.
Now, what I love about the books is that they’re too funny. These Asians have lifestyles so lavish, it’s ridiculous. I love how Mr. Kwan pokes fun at the crazy rich while hooking our attention with their jumbo jets, fancy afternoon tea, and Mother-Of-Pearl inlaid walls. 😀
Another thing that I’m excited about is the movie adaptation! It features an all-Asian cast including Constance Wu from Fresh Off The Boat as Rachel and Michelle Yeo as Eleanor Young, with Kris Aquino playing an unannounced role. I can’t wait to see the awesomeness that’s Astrid Leong. She’s easily my favorite character in the series.
With all this excitement, can you imagine my pure and utter joy when I had the opportunity to join the presscon the day before the event? But then here comes the plot twist: my dog gets sick and I had to rush him to the vet on the same day! Nothing can be more crushing than to choose between your pet and a book signing. In the end, my doggo won (he had high fever, the poor thing). Anyway, two of my sisters were able to make it, so here are some photos of the event. Enjoy!
Here’s to more book signing events in the future! Were you at the book signing? Let me know in the comments below!