Promotions for my book already ended last March, and it hurts to write this entry, let alone publish it with the announcement that this was my last official book signing. Perhaps some interested groups out there can organize these kinds of events for me in the future – I still have yet to visit places outside Manila! /cry
Until now, I’m still not over the amount of love and support I’ve received these past 6 months. Creating this book was not an easy task – it involved a lot of blood, sweat and tears. I can’t remember anymore how many times I doubted myself during the creation process. Thankfully, Summit Media (my publisher) believed in me more than I believed in myself, because I constantly feared the possibility of nobody supporting my book. Honestly not a very “me” thing to be afraid of. When I realized that I was starting lose myself, I did my best to remember why I do what I do (my no-fail way of keeping my feet on the ground). I always remind myself that I’m the same person as slumberdoll, that art student/college kid from deviantART who simply loved to share her creativity on the Internet, take photographs of life’s best moments, and… well, just “be”. No frills. All me.
I’m really thankful for the encouragement that you guys have given me throughout the years. No amount of worries or fears can ever top the positive energy that I get from my followers. ;_; My book signings proved that it was never about the numbers for me. It was always about doing what I love, and (eventually) the fulfillment I get from knowing that I changed or influenced someone’s life in one way or another. This book was a way for me to try to be a “mentor” to those who, like me, had no idea where to start with fashion.
So surreal to see people cry, shake and stutter in front me, because I’m exactly the same! I get overwhelmed easily when confronted with someone I look up to, so being “that one inspiring person” for you guys is always a weird (in a good way) thought for me. Hopefully, in the near future, you can also be “that one inspiring person” for someone else. Keep on believing! Keep on achieving!
Anyhow, enough drama for now. Picture-heavy post ahead!
Thanks as well to CANMAKE for always giving my book signing events your kawaii blessing!
I coincidentally bumped into the CANMAKE girls, Sachie-san and Eri-san before my book signing. They always ask me how my Nihongo’s doing and I always say とてもへたですよ!!! and they’re always like じょうず!じょうず! HUU, thanks for always encouraging me to study harder!
What a surprise! One of my oldest friends and earliest models during my photography days, Janeena Chan, hosted my last book signing! I’ve known her since she was about 14 or so! She’s in college now and I totally feel old.
First batch of people who arrived that day. Full house! I didn’t expect anyone to go because this was already my nth Manila book signing and I thought nobody was interested anymore, huu. (I have low expectations in general!)
Extra photo because this lovely girl cried after I signed her book so I also wanted to cry because she cried, then she started crying harder and I was like omg okay I shouldn’t cry so she’ll stop crying!
I gave her a really tight hug. <3
Everyone! Pretty inside and out! I made sure to talk/interact with almost everybody so I can definitely attest to all the prettiness. “Happy girls are the prettiest girls!” Right you are, Audrey Hepburn.
To those who still haven’t gotten their own copy of my book, 150 Style Essentials for Every Girl by Tricia Gosingtian should still be available in most National Bookstores nationwide. If you can’t find any or if you don’t live in the Philippines, it is digitally available for purchase in Buqo. In a way, this is also quite convenient because you can access it any time from your phone/tablet/etc.
One big THANK YOU VERY MUCH to all those who supported the #TriciaGosingtianStyleBook.
Until the next book!