The Panem Statement: November 23rd

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Scholastic Asia, in cooperation with National Book Store, Powerbooks Store & Hunger Games Philippines will be launching Catching Fire Movie Tie-In Edition and Catching Fire: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion on Nov. 23 with The Panem Statement: A Catching Fire Book and Fashion Event.

The event activities include:

– Capitol Costume Contest and Fashion show. (For mechanics and prizes:
– Capitol inspired Fashion exhibit showcasing young designers
– Photo Booth
– Mockinjay tattoo booth
– Raffle
– Catching Fire Film Trailer Screening

This event is FREE for everyone!

*All activities are free and open to everyone. However, only those who will purchase any Hunger Games title at Powerbooks Greenbelt4 on the day of the event, will be entitled to join the raffle. (1 purchase= 1 raffle stub).

Join the contest and raffle as amazing prizes await you! Including official Hunger Games merchandise and prizes from Pioneer Films & The Hunger Games by C-Interactive Digital Entertainment

Hope to see you there!

I’m sad that I’m going to miss this. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But I wish Scholastic and HGP a smooth, worry-free event! Do well, guys! ๐Ÿ™‚


I Spy: “Catching Fire” in “Wild Romance ๋‚œํญํ•œ ๋กœ๋งจ์Šค”

This is the result of me being unable to start on my review of “The Rithmatist” because I have to finish writing my story on Sungha Jung’s concert for publication. ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s been difficult to even start writing it because:


Now that I have my alibi, let’s get down to business. So here’s what I Spied recently:

Screenshot from the Korean drama "Wild Romance ๋‚œํญํ•œ ๋กœ๋งจ์Šค"

Screenshot from Episode 9 of the Korean drama “Wild Romance ๋‚œํญํ•œ ๋กœ๋งจ์Šค”: “Catching Fire” (Korean Edition)

Or to be more accurate, that’s what my friend Rainecaphriel spied recently. (Thanks, Lea!) ๐Ÿ˜‰ She said the book didn’t play a particularly significant role, it was just among the things that one of the characters (a guy who is suspected to be the main male character’s stalker) had. Well, what do you know? Suspected Stalker-types read YA books! Kidding. ๐Ÿ˜›

“Wild Romance ๋‚œํญํ•œ ๋กœ๋งจ์Šค” was shown during the first cycle of dramas in Korea last year (January-March). It’s a romantic comedy/suspense drama that explores the relationship between a star pro baseball player (Lee Dong-wook) and his lady bodyguard (Lee Si-young). It didn’t fare too well in the ratings there because it was up against the juggernaut that was “The Moon That Embraces The Sun ํ•ด๋ฅผ ํ’ˆ์€ ๋‹ฌ”, but apparently the drama had a small, loyal following.