Pinoy Manga: SLASH (Plus Giveaway! :D)

Many Pinoys know,  including me, that mangas are made and distributed exclusively by Japan. By origin, yes,  they truly are from Japan, but not anymore today.

In the West, manga is equivalent to comics, only that the former was originally written in Japanese or by a Japanese author.  After the World War II, mangas reached out to a wider audience, particularly men and children. Many of the cartoon television shows we see at present are adapted from mangas.

Their popularity and massive following inspired Filipinos to create their own. These creators  gather in an annual event called Komikon. In that event, comic artists display their works and they also get the chance of garnering awards for their work.

My friend and former officemate participates in this event. He is the artist of the Pinoy manga Slash. Below is the manga cover.

SLASH (SOUL-LINKED AEGIS SUPPORTING HEGEMONY), is a mysterious power that prevents a person from being harmed or killed, an enhancement for combat and is used to enforce authority among the weak. It can determine one’s social superiority to one who possesses it. Not all may have it. Alizeti ekilore, a rich innocent girl from trifang mansion, suddenly discovered she has it since she survived a strong explosion that killed all her family. Now that she had survived and obtained such power, Alizeti decided to pursue the murderer of her family using her SLASH. Clash, a veteran slasher(SLASH user), will help alizeti use and strengthen her SLASH in order to find the culprits. Will they succeed in getting justice for alizeti’s family if the killers are the government‘s strongest Slashers? Will alizeti and clash be able to fully understand and utilize their SLASH to counteract their pursuers? In a society where SLASH enhancement and slashers are made, alizeti and clash will experience the inevitable.

Are you a fan of mangas like this? You can read this online by doing the following:


2. Then GO to You will see the Slash cover by wadevesecha. Click ADD TO FAVORITES.

3. And you are ready to read!



Are you interested to get a copy? A fan or two will get to win a copy of Slash, courtesy of wadevesecha himself if you add his work to your favorites. Furthermore, if you are a girl, pa-girl (or you simply want to get something for your loved one), you may win an item from Zeros and Fives‘ Pre-owned album set here. Your choice of item!

UPDATE: Wadevesecha is so generous that he’ll give out the following:

A.) SLASH (1&2)




All you have to do to qualify are the following:

1. Register and add Slash by wadevesecha as favorite. See steps 1 to 3 above.

2. Follow me on Twitter.

3. Tweet this:

“Follow @dafnyduck and win a copy of Slash manga and a clothing item!!! Visit for details.”

4. Comment on this entry with your Mangamagazine username and Twitter name.


NOTE: Only those who have religiously followed the instructions can qualify in the giveaway. Promo ends on February 29, 2012 and is limited to Philippine residents only. Winners will be chosen via

That’s it! Gora na! 🙂

Goodies for the Mind x The 32nd Manila International Book Fair

One of the perks of working in a publishing company is you get to attend book fairs. Yay! I’ve always loved books since grade school (thanks to my father) to the point that I plan to build a library in my own house someday. Don’t you just love the smell and feel of book leaves–some are worn out due to over-browsing, while some are crisp and clean. And there’s nothing more beautiful than organized shelves. Oh I sound so geeky.

Anyhoo, yesterday I went to The 32nd Manila International Book Fair held at the SMX, Mall of Asia in Pasay. All the country’s publishing companies participated and you can just imagine my excitement at the sight of on-sale books and magazines! The following are the stuff I got and bought. Just sharing:

I got Discovery Channel Magazine, Newsweek, and Reader’s Digest for free yo! And yes, that is The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. I have this affinity to classics so I figured it was high time to buy and catch up on my lit. And hey, I’m studying Anglo-American Literature so it’s pretty much justifiable. I don’t mind being nerdy at all though. 😛

One of the publishing companies I went straight to during the fair is dun dun dun — SUMMIT! There’s gotta be Preview magazines on sale. And lo and behold, meron! 😀 Right then and there, I grabbed three recent issues I missed buying at a very, very low price! *wide grin*~~

 Nope, that is not a book or book case (if there is such a thing :P). Sorry, I couldn’t resist this adorable floral pouch/purse from EGG (Exciting Gifts + Goodies) when I passed by their store at the main mall. I think I’m gonna go back, they have the cutest design. Some are quite pricey but we’ll see. I’ll let you guys know. 🙂

Well that’s it for tonight. Happy fiesta to Naga! Viva la Virgen!

Dr. Lydia Venzon Celebrates Her 84th Birthday!

If you’re a nursing student in the Philippines and you do not know Dr. Lydia Venzon, I pity you. No, really. It’s like a must that you know her because she is just one of the founding members of the largest nursing associations in the country. Plus, her three books (which I helped edit, btw. Ehehe.) are most probably your textbooks at school. Are these familiar? (They may look a little bit different because the new editions just got released.)

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My Life as an Editor

I get iffy whenever people ask me what my job is. And when I say I’m an assistant editor, they wow at me like it’s super cool (I’m not saying it’s not though). I’m just really not the kind of person who announces to everyone (personally, at least) what my job is and the kind of work I do. There are cons when I do, and I want my “personal writing life” to be set apart from my job. Do you get what I mean? Read more.