From the bottom of the deepest chambers of my heart, thank you so much to those who availed Bittersweet during its PRE-ORDER period! I hope that you’ll find your own story through the pages of prose and poetry that I put together. I poured my heart and soul into it. Hope you enjoy! 🍰🍭🍨
Trivia Time 🍰🍭🍨
BITTERSWEET’S BOOK COVER was done by the fabulously talented, Kaed Paras.
After trying different color palettes to my liking, we finally ended up with the light blue and slightly greenish colors and incorporated light pink as well for the font.
We decided that the theme will be minimalist and will show something like a tea party as I wanted to convey how you can get the best out of this collection by reading it while sipping tea or anything warm ☕️ The combination of the two will spoil your heart 💙
It was also my Momma’s wish to put a cake on it hahaha! And since I love her so much, I agreed! She even instructed me of details like it should be just a slice and she’s also the one who suggested to put those things in the table as well as the fabulous chair.
Momma and especially Kaed have made this beautiful. Kaed has always been this good. We worked on small projects before and this is our first big project together. I hope we can collaborate again in the future.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
Kaed Paras is a young multidisciplinary creative with countless pursuits in life. She graduated as an Advertising Major from De La Salle University – Dasmariñas and is currently working as a freelance illustrator and graphic artist. Most of her works focus on self-love, body positivity, and feminism. You may check more of her works on her website, www.kaedparas.com
And I said to myself, “I won’t write about him.” Because all the people that I’ve written about before, I lost them all. Some I lost gradually. Some I lost in an instant. And I can’t stand to lose him. So I kept myself from writing a piece of poetry or a line of my musing of him. I tried hard not to grab a pen and make him immortal in papers. But still, the day came when I lost him. Now, I can’t blame anything or anyone for I didn’t write. I thought that we escaped the curse of my writing, but it turns out that I’m destined to lose people anyway.
Words by MV Sorima
Art from Pinterest (credits to the rightful artist)
My former classmate/blockmate who transferred schools when we were freshmen contacted me about this segment they’re doing in a radio station as for internship requirement. 92.7 Brigada News FM Lucena is part of the big family of the Brigada News FM- having their main station in Mega Manila. This segement is called Lovelines and they’re going to feature spoken word poetry and love letters. She asked me to feature one of my Tagalog poem and I gave her my “Paalala ni Mama”.
See the poem here: ‘Paalala ni Mama’
Thankiee for the ever fabulous CJ Tayaban for the sweet gesture of remembering me and giving me this great opportunity☺️Chance to widen my audience a bit haha ❤ I’m happy to help you too! To those outside Lucena, join me in listening later at 1-3 pm thru this link: http://onlineradiobox.com/ph/dwkl/?cs=ph.dwkl&played=1