Ricky Lee's second novel Si Amapola Sa 65 na Kabanata was officially launched yesterday, November 27, 2011, at the Skydome, SM North Edsa -- and I was there!
|Ricky Lee, his pen is an extension of his brilliant mind.|
Who is Ricky Lee?
Ricky Lee is one of the Philippines' premier and most prized scriptwriters. He has written more than 160 film scripts which earned him countless awards locally and abroad. Most of his films have been shown in Cannes, Toronto Film Festival, Berlin Festival and other foreign film festivals. He has worked with the biggest names in the film industry to produce timeless masterpieces like Anak, Madrasta, and the classic film Himala which was voted as Best Film of all Time for CNN's Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
|Ricky Lee on the hot seat of The Bottomline with Boy Abunda, November 26, 2011.|
According to a PhilStar report, Lee has published a total of 8 books. His first novel, 'Para Kay B (Kung Paano Dinevastate ng Pag-ibig ang 4 out of 5 sa Atin),' has sold 30,000 copies in two years. 'Trip to Quiapo,' a scriptwriting manual, now serves as textbook for MassCom courses in the country. 'Si Tatang at ang mga Himala ng ating Panahon', his classic collection of articles and short stories, has become part of Filipino Literature studies. The pages of my blog is not enough to enumerate the milestones that this man has contributed to Philippine literature and to the arts. For your contentment, you can check out WikiPilipinas for an expanded list of his creative works.
Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata
His second novel originally titled Aswang is a political satire set in the popular hang out T. Morato in Quezon City. The story revolves around Amapola, a gay impersonator, who becomes a manananggal and through a prophecy, was informed that he's destined to save the Philippines. You need to buy his book and find out how Amapola was torn between saving the country and his love for Homer, a (real) man whom he loves and who loves him back.
The Book Launch
The Skydome was packed full of personalities and ordinary people who would like to show support for Ricky Lee. My friend Neriz Cruz Gabelo, also a book author and a seasoned writer in her own rights, was nice enough to invite me to the event.
|Ms. Neriz Cruz Gabelo, Ricky Lee and myself as Mr. Lee signs a copy of our book...|
Just so you know, I never thought that a book launch could be that fun. I was definitely entertained. Details of the event will be posted on the conclusion of this post. Until my next wandering!
*Opening photo was taken from here.
*Information about Ricky Lee were taken from Wikipedia.
*Additional information were taken from PhilStar.
tags: Ricky Lee and his creative works