Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Avalon.ph's Moleskine Star Wars Giveaway

I know, I know. I haven't had a book review here in weeks. First, there was that trip. Then, there was this.

I was fresh out of college when I first heard of Avalon.ph (under a different name then, if I remember correctly). I'd buy books from Jasper and other members of the auctions community. I would even meet up with him at Megamall (I lived in Muntinlupa then). I got a lot of fantasy books that way, including a signed hardcover edition of Neil Gaiman's Stardust that was the pride of my collection before he started visiting the Philippines. I think if I dig really hard through the mess of my room, I can still come across old deposit slips made out to Jasper's name.

Now that Avalon.ph is already on its thirteenth year (thereabouts), it's giving away this lovely Star Wars Moleskine. It's enough to make my fangirl heart swoon. I first heard about Star Wars when my uncle took me to see The Empire Strikes Back. It was the second movie I ever saw at a movie theater (if you're wondering, ET was the first one, and Ladyhawke was the third.I had to watch all these in Laguna and at that time, I think it was safe to assume that we got our movies really, really late). I've been addicted to Star Wars ever since -- put posters up in my room, collected Kenner figures, followed the canon and EU, and of course, stood in line and watched the movies religiously. I actually paid the lost book fine at our school library just so I could keep their copy of Empire. The lengths I'd go to...

And in case someone knows anyone selling Malla and Lumpy merchandise? I'm in.

5 comments:

Tin said...

Oooo! Very cool! I enjoy Star Wars (but I have only watched the recent movie releases) but I'm not really a die hard fan.

I also remember the first movie I saw in a movie theater. It was Jurassic Park! The second, I'm not sure, I think it's Three Musketeers. The first time I went inside, I wanted to go home already because I found the place too dark, more so that the movie we were watching has man eating reptiles in it. But I eventually got comfortable and settled in. :)

I drooled over the Le Petite Prince Moleskin edition and the Peanuts edition too. :) And I envy you for having a Gaiman signed copy. I have yet to have a signed book.

Anne Jacinto Tamondong said...

Awwwww... Moleskine!!! Inggit aku!

dementedchris said...

@Tin
I'd love to have a Le Petite Prince Moleskin. It's one of the first books I remember reading as a child. :D (Looking at the first movies you saw in a theater makes me feel my age hahaha!)

@AJ
I would looove to have this! Sana swertehin!

Tin said...

Hahaha! That's okay, basta young at heart. :D Whenever my 16 year old cousin rambles about some new teen trend or a new Disney star and I'm clueless about them, she blatantly says: "It's because your old!"

dementedchris said...

@Tin
A friend just reminded me a couple of days ago that we used to edit our college school projects using VHS players. Hahaha! How ancient, but I'm not going to say I miss it! XP