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message 1: by Angus (last edited May 29, 2014 12:16AM) (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Hi friends! As early as now, the moderator cordially invites you to the F2F book discussion of:

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf



This will serve as a thread for announcements and other instructions.

EDIT: Venue is now at Borough - The Podium.

Borough is located inside The Podium, a small mall behind SM Mega Mall. It's on the ground floor, near Kanto and UCC. If you are not familiar with The Podium, please check out Google Maps.

Here is their menu. I will be there as early as 1:00 PM to indulge myself with food and drinks (because I wouldn't have time to do that when the discussion is ongoing, and because there's wine). You may place advance orders on this thread and I would happily take note of them. I am not sure how fast their service is, so it is better to be prepared.

Please come on time. Latecomers will be fined Php 20.00. This will be added to the pot money, which will be used for something else.

The online book discussion allows the participants to earn points. These points can be kept or spent during the F2F book discussion.

EDIT: I've changed my mind. Scratch all these. I've decided to just give bookish rewards to everyone who has answered all the questions at the F2F thread. Noisy people, particularly irrelevantly noisy people, will still be fined Php10.00 per instance. Pot money will be distributed among the Top 5 participants. If any of the Top 5 cannot attend, their share will be forfeited and this will be distributed among the remaining topnotchers.

During the F2F book discussion, everyone should be able to answer at least one question. Questions will be asked in a circular manner (clockwise). If a participant is not able to answer, he or she will pay Php 20.00 (to be added to the pot money). The question will be assigned to the next until it is answered. This cycle will go on until all questions are answered.

Let's admit it, some questions are just tougher than the others. But if you can't answer, you don't have to pay. This is where your earned points will come in handy as there are a couple of moves that will hopefully make the discussion more engaging.

Pass - If you choose to not answer the question presented to you, use this to assign it to the next participant. This is useful if you just want to eat or relax or indulge in quiet gossiping. 15 points.
Pick - If you wish to select and answer a question other than the one presented to you, use this. This is useful if you want to contribute to the discussion but need a question that you are most comfortable with. 10 points.
Assign - If you want to not answer the question and assign it to a specific participant, use this. This is useful if you don't want to answer and want to exhaust other participants. 5 points.

Note: Additional answers can still be given by others after the question has been initially answered.

The participant with the most points after the discussion wins the pot money. If there's a tie, the pot money will be split evenly. Any comments and suggestions will be very much appreciated. :)



message 2: by Monique (last edited Apr 27, 2014 06:51PM) (new)

Monique (attymonique) | 2126 comments Meron din bang fine ang noisy/not paying attention to the discussion? :D


message 3: by Tina (new)

Tina (tinamats) | 2665 comments Monique wrote: "Meron din bang fine ang noisy/not paying attention to the discussion? :D"

Note to self: bring duct tape. XD (view spoiler)

(view spoiler)


message 4: by Maria Ella (last edited Apr 27, 2014 07:12PM) (new)

Maria Ella (mariaellabetos) | 1351 comments Point system is tough. Book is a tough read. Tough discussion, eh? We all have to be ready. :D


message 5: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariasm) | 2440 comments Monique wrote: "Meron din bang fine ang noisy/not paying attention to the discussion? :D"

(view spoiler)


message 6: by Monique (new)

Monique (attymonique) | 2126 comments SIS: Ayaw mong maki-share na lang sa Duct Tape of Silence ni Tina? Hingi na lang ako sa kanya eh. :))


message 7: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Because I can feel a clamoring for it and because we want to increase the total winnings in the pot money, we will fine uber noisy participants Php 10.00 per instance. Thank you for that wonderful suggestion! :D


message 8: by Tina (new)

Tina (tinamats) | 2665 comments Angus wrote: "Thank you for that wonderful suggestion! :D "

... Darn it. :P Hahahaha. I will gladly share my duct tape. :))


message 9: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariasm) | 2440 comments Monique wrote: "SIS: Ayaw mong maki-share na lang sa Duct Tape of Silence ni Tina? Hingi na lang ako sa kanya eh. :))"

Habang pinipigilan, lalong mag-iingay. So yeah, (view spoiler)


message 10: by Monique (last edited Apr 28, 2014 12:22AM) (new)

Monique (attymonique) | 2126 comments COUSIN and SIS: Better hand in P500.00 at the door, then, please. :P

BUDDY: Feeling ko dito lalaki ang pot money. Why didn't I think of this in Feb??? XD


message 11: by Arjaye (new)

Arjaye Nitro | 40 comments i really want to experience this. haha the discussion, the pot money, the duct tape, most esp. all of u guys. hope, next f2f, i will be able to attend. :) but im gonna do online, for sure! :)


message 12: by Mae (new)

Mae (jamaeca) | 330 comments Teka, teka, teka. Ano itong fine for noisy participants? (view spoiler)


message 13: by Ranee (new)

Ranee | 1902 comments what is pulubi?
The state of a TFG member on May 31!

What duct tape? I shall find a lighthouse and force it in my mouth. hahahaha


message 14: by Angus (last edited Apr 28, 2014 09:23AM) (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Monique: The tricky part now is how to monitor the noisy people? Hmm.

Tina: Looks like you need at least three rolls of duct tape.

Ella: It's because we are tough. Remember, only the tough examine their own consciousness. Now that you brought up toughness, I think this could be a nice addition to the laslas library.

Maria: Baka maging sakla ang discussion ha! Please bring crisp bank notes, hihi. And coins for change.

Arjaye: Hello there! You are very welcome to join the activities. We are usually lenient to newbies, but if we're talking about money, maybe not?

Mae: They suggested it. Maybe it could work?

Doc: Please don't pollute my mind! XD

Friends, I'll periodically post point updates on this thread just so we don't break the stream of consciousness discussion at the other thread.


message 15: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Points earned as of Apr 30:

01. Bennard - 15
02. DC - 14
03. Veronica - 10
04. Ycel - 8
05. Monique - 7
06.5. Mae - 5
06.5. NYKen - 5
09. Blue - 4
09. Ella - 4
09. Ranee - 4
12.5. Louize - 3
12.5. Mabelle - 3
12.5. Maria - 3
12.5. Tina - 3
15. Tricia - 2

I didn't put the names of those who have yet to earn points. Baka masira ang morale kapag zero? If you have disputes, please let me know.


message 16: by Angus (last edited May 08, 2014 07:28AM) (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Points earned as of May 4:

01. Monique - 68
02. Gwaxa - 25
03. Bennard - 21
04. Blue - 20
05. Veronica - 19
06. DC - 16
07.5. Arjaye - 12
07.5. Maria - 12
09. Mae - 11
10. NYKen - 9
11. Ycel - 8
12.5. Louize - 7
12.5. Ranee - 7
14. Meliza - 5
16. Ella - 4
16. Miles - 4
16. Tin - 4
18.5. Mabelle - 3
18.5. Tina - 3
20. Tricia - 2

If you have disputes, please let me know.


message 17: by Angus (last edited May 08, 2014 07:29AM) (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Points earned as of May 7:

01. Monique - 85
02. Blue - 82
03. Veronica - 64
04. Arjaye - 59
05. NYKen - 41
06. Bennard - 36
07. Gwaxa - 25
08. Meliza - 20
09. Tin - 19
10. Tina - 18
11. DC - 16
12. Kristel - 13
13. Maria - 12
14. Mae - 11
15. Ycel - 8
16.5. Louize - 7
16.5. Ranee - 7
18.5. Ella - 4
18.5. Miles - 4
20. Mabelle - 3
21. Tricia - 2

If you have disputes, please let me know.


message 18: by Maria Ella (new)

Maria Ella (mariaellabetos) | 1351 comments Congratulations for the Top 10! :)


message 19: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Points earned as of May 11:

01. Monique - 151
02. Veronica - 108
03. Arjaye - 96
04. Blue - 82
05. Louize - 60
06. Tin - 58
07. Meliza - 54
08. Gwaxa - 42
09. NYKen - 41
10. Bennard - 36
11. Maria - 24
12. Tina - 18
13. DC - 16
14. Kristel - 15
15. Mae - 11
16. Ycel - 8
17. Ranee - 7
18.5. Ella - 4
18.5. Miles - 4
20. Mabelle - 3
21. Tricia - 2

If you have disputes, please let me know.


message 20: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Points earned as of May 14:

01. Monique - 209
02. Arjaye - 152
03. Veronica - 108
04. Blue - 82
05. Louize - 60
06. Tin - 58
07. Meliza - 56
08. Gwaxa - 42
09. NYKen - 41
10. DC - 37
11. Bennard - 36
12. Maria - 24
13. Tina - 18
14. Kristel - 15
15. Mae - 11
16. Ycel - 8
17. Ranee - 7
18.5. Ella - 4
18.5. Miles - 4
20. Mabelle - 3
21. Tricia - 2

If you have disputes, please let me know.


message 21: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Points earned as of May 18:

01. Monique - 304
02. Arjaye - 205
03. Tin - 174
04. Louize - 140
05. Meliza - 112
06. Veronica - 108
07. Blue - 82
08. DC - 49
09. Kristel - 46
10. Gwaxa - 42
11. NYKen - 41
12. Bennard - 36
13. Maria - 24
14. Tina - 18
15. Mae - 11
16. Ycel - 8
17. Ranee - 7
18.5. Ella - 4
18.5. Miles - 4
20. Mabelle - 3
21. Tricia - 2

If you have disputes, please let me know.


message 22: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Points earned as of May 22:

01. Monique - 450
02. Meliza - 240
03. Arjaye - 205
04. Tin - 174
05. Louize - 140
06. Veronica - 108
07. Blue - 82
08. DC - 63
09. Kristel - 46
10. Gwaxa - 42
11. NYKen - 41
12. Bennard - 36
13. Maria - 24
14. Tina - 18
15. Mae - 11
16. Ycel - 8
17. Ranee - 7
18.5. Ella - 4
18.5. Miles - 4
20. Mabelle - 3
21. Tricia - 2

If you have disputes, please let me know.


message 23: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Points earned as of May 25:

01. Monique - 550
02. Meliza - 318
03. Tin - 292
04. Arjaye - 205
05. Louize - 191
06. Veronica - 108
07. Blue - 82
08. DC - 63
09. Kristel - 46
10. Gwaxa - 42
11. NYKen - 41
12. Bennard - 36
13. Maria - 24
14. Tina - 18
15. Mae - 11
16. Ycel - 8
17. Ranee - 7
18.5. Ella - 4
18.5. Miles - 4
20. Mabelle - 3
21. Tricia - 2

If you have disputes, please let me know.


message 24: by Angus (last edited May 29, 2014 07:39AM) (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Hi guys,

Here's a very important (and distressing) announcement:

I dropped by Bistro Vignette this evening and the stupid manager told me that they are not open during Saturdays. Lesson: in the Philippines, at least in Ortigas, reservations are not 100% guaranteed.

So we're changing the venue to Borough. It's inside The Podium (ground floor). Since it's only a couple of blocks away from the original venue, I thought that it wouldn't be much of an inconvenience. Here is an article and the menu. I haven't been there but I've just taken a leap of faith. I apologize for the really short notice. (view spoiler)


message 25: by Monique (new)

Monique (attymonique) | 2126 comments Anton of Our Awesome Planet has recommendations as to what's good at Borough, too. Here! :)


message 26: by Tina (new)

Tina (tinamats) | 2665 comments *pops in* If I remember correctly, Borough has really good grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. Also, cookies and milk. :D


message 27: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariasm) | 2440 comments ^Sakto lang ang taste ng food sa Borough for me. But I agree on the cookies (so soft!) and milk combo :D


message 28: by Monique (new)

Monique (attymonique) | 2126 comments And pumpkin ravioli and popcorn calamari! (Well according to my boss's daughter, who loves the place. :D)


message 29: by Angus (last edited May 29, 2014 04:44AM) (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments The mezzanine area is not open until 10PM, so I reserved a long corner table, which is across the bar. If you've been to the February F2F, parang ganun ang magiging setup natin. The lights are dimmer though.

Borough is inside The Podium. Nasa sulok siya, beside Kanto and nearby UCC. You just have to walk around the ground floor, which isn't that big.

Just go there if you can and if you want to talk about To the Lighthouse.


message 30: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Top 5 point earners:

01. Monique - 653
02. Meliza - 494
03. Tin - 361
04. Louize - 225
05. Arjaye - 205

Yay! Thanks! Congrats! :)

It's such a shame that only two of these five have confirmed to go to the lighthouse (Mommy L, are you going?).


message 31: by Monique (new)

Monique (attymonique) | 2126 comments Yay! Thank you, thank you. *curtsies*


message 32: by Monique (new)

Monique (attymonique) | 2126 comments Emir Never wrote: "Monique, you're so not noncompetitive. :)"

Sa non-physical contests lang ako ganyan, Emir. Pag physical games/sports na, ayawan na. :D

Just don't make me play chess. :))


message 33: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Call it competitiveness, but I saw it as enthusiasm + support. *applauds*


message 34: by Louize (new)

Louize (thepagewalker) | 1830 comments Angus wrote: "Mommy L, are you going? "

Ayyy, sorry. Opo, pupunta po! ♥


message 35: by Monique (new)

Monique (attymonique) | 2126 comments 80% support, 19% enthusiasm, and 1% competitiveness. O di ba, 1% lang yan. Hahaha! Joke lang. :D

Si Ycel na lang, kumpleto na tayong SCs, hihi. :))


message 36: by Maria Ella (new)

Maria Ella (mariaellabetos) | 1351 comments #EllaSabatera seasoned people are coming yay. Amishu Emir. Let's make a bulungan club. Bawal noisy hehehe. :D


message 37: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariasm) | 2440 comments ^Ay, close kayo ni Emir? Haha!


message 38: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Ella: Hoy Ella! Hindi ka na nga nagbasa, magsasabotahe ka pa!

Mommy L: Yay! Akshelly, naitanong ng roomie ko iyan at napacheck ako ng event invite.

Yung mga early lunchers mga 1PM kami. We are seriously going to start on time k


message 39: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Hey guys, I need to clarify something. You can still join the discussion tomorrow even if you haven't read or finished the book. Hindi naman bawal. Ang ipinagbabawal lang is yung nag-iingay na walang relevance when people are discussing the book. May hohol naman, dun na lang ang chismisan. Hindi ba ayaw natin ng walang nakikinig kapag nagsasalita tayo, lalo na kapag pinag-isipan yung mga sinasabi natin?

If I have been frightening you or if I have been acting like a bitch, well, that's because it's true, hahaha! But don't be frightened! I'm not Virginia Woolf k. :)


message 40: by Ranee (new)

Ranee | 1902 comments wait lang, naguluhan ako, sinu-sino pupunta ng 1pm?


message 41: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Hi Doc, yung mga pupunta ng 1 PM are...

Me (view spoiler)
Monique (view spoiler)
Maria (view spoiler)

Whoops! Did I spoil things? Para lang makakain at para hindi malate sa 3PM call time. ;)


message 42: by Tina (new)

Tina (tinamats) | 2665 comments Good luck, Angus! Ika nga ni Ranee, self-sufficient ang F2F mo. :P Hindi ko na maaabutan yung discussion (apparently, I am giving a sharing for tomorrow's training soooo asa na makapag-halfday haha), pero sana may maabutan pa ako na HOHOL. :D


message 43: by Ranee (new)

Ranee | 1902 comments Angus wrote: "Hi Doc, yung mga pupunta ng 1 PM are...

Me [spoilers removed]
Monique [spoilers removed]
Maria [spoilers removed]

Whoops! Did I spoil things? Para lang makakain at para hindi malate sa 3PM call t..."


With company? So dates? OP pala ako. Haha


message 44: by Louize (new)

Louize (thepagewalker) | 1830 comments Angus wrote: "Mommy L: Yay! Akshelly, naitanong ng roomie ko iyan at napacheck ako ng event invite."

I'd be happy to meet roomie again! :)


message 45: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments

<3


message 46: by Monique (new)

Monique (attymonique) | 2126 comments Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? Definitely not us! :D

Congratulations, Buddy! It was a successful discussion. A thoughtful (albeit difficult, let's admit that) book + opinionated readers ("Mrs Ramsay is the greater tyrant!" Whoa, Benny!) equals an awesome book discussion, indeed. :)

[Guys, kaya pala natin ng tahimik at matiwasay na F2F eh. Sana ganun lagi? :D ]

Twas nice to see our old-timers Emir, Aldrin, and Kristel as well. And, great venue kasi ang sarap ng food! Cookies and milk FTW!


message 47: by Gwaxa (new)

Gwaxa | 350 comments Dane DeHaan is everywhere. Ahehehe. Congrats, Angus! ;)


message 48: by Louize (new)

Louize (thepagewalker) | 1830 comments Congratulations, Angus! ♥


message 49: by Ranee (new)

Ranee | 1902 comments Congrats Angus!


message 50: by Meliza (new)

Meliza (mecawish) | 720 comments Congrats and thank you, Angus! :D


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