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Happy Endings (Philippine Writers Series)

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Philippine Writers Series, 102 pages
Published 2000 by University of the Philippines Press
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Anne
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
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3.7 stars

Renegade Eyeballs: 3/5 stars
Poscards: 3.5/5 stars
Happy Endings: 3/5 stars
Birthday: 3.5/5 stars
What the World is Waiting For: 5/5 stars
Away: 3/5 stars
Document: 4/5 stars
Kara's Place: 4.5/5 stars
The Rain, Rachel, and a Wednesday Afternoon: 3.5/5 stars
The End: 4/5 stars

I really, really like Katigbak's writing style. The way he breathes life into his characters was admirable, which becomes even more prominent when he tells their stories through first-person narration. There's a certain wryn
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Sep 06, 2013 rated it liked it
"With really special people, something else happens underneath all the sharing of true-life anecdotes and stories. Of course, usually that's just flirting. But once in a while it's something else: a real connection, a rapport. It's hard to define without sounding like a sap. It's just that there are people who almost convince you that the concept of soulmate isn't as hokey or as ridiculously New Age as it sounds." ...more
Jay Salvosa
May 17, 2016 rated it liked it
I've just realized that relying much on pop culture references could make a story feel trapped in its own time (laser discs! Nintendo!). The stories are okay and a little too safe.

I still like Katigbak's non-fiction pieces.
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Luis Joaquin M. Katigbak is the Associate Editor of Esquire Magazine (Philippine edition). He has won numerous honors for his writing, including four Palanca Awards, a Philippine Graphic prize, and a Young Artists’ Grant from the NCCA.

Luis has come out with two books so far: THE KING OF NOTHING TO DO (Milflores Publishing, 2006), a collection of essays, and HAPPY ENDINGS (University of the Philip
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