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What a trip!

We just came back from a long trip (Honolulu, Kiritimati or Christmas Island, Manila, Bangkok, Siem Reap, UK) which took almost two months.  There were lots of mishaps in the beginning including (for me) a 2-hour flight delay from DC to Honolulu, (for us) an18-hour flight delay from Honolulu to Christmas Island, (for me) a dog attack/bite on the beach there, a missed art class in Honolulu I was hoping to attend, and my husband cutting his fishing trip short due to a skin infection.  From Manila, he flew to England to see his parents and was welcomed by rainy, cold, and windy weather.  I was luckier.  It was hot in Manila but not that unbearable.  The Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn in Bangkok was nowhere near the scene of anti-government riots and demonstrations and the street food around there was just delicious.  Siem Reap was a wonderful experience.  The temples were magnificent, the people friendly and gentle.  I stayed at the Golden Temple Hotel and the staff could not do enough for its guests.  I will never forget the traditional Khmer massage I had there.  It was the best massage I’ve ever had. 

Grief on the cover of Leben Magazine

My painting, Grief,  has made it to the cover of Leben Magazine, a journal of Reformation life.  Leben is “life” in German.  I don’t know anything about the magazine but I was informed that they use a variety of subjects and styles for their cover.  Here it is:

 

My new book is out!

I finally finished painting the book cover and the inside illustrations of my children’s book, My Lola and I.   The book is now available in ebook format (Kindle, Nook, iTunes, etc.) through the following links:

Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HE5I3KS

Barnes and Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-lola-and-i-cynthia-angeles/1117740436?ean=2940148830726&itm=1&usri=2940148830726

Booklocker (my publisher):
http://booklocker.com/books/7201.html

Itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/my-lola-and-i/id784953324

Kobo:
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/my-lola-and-i

Illustrating a children’s book

When I finished writing a children’s book months ago, I was challenged by the prospect of illustrating it.  I couldn’t draw in a cartoon style no matter how much I’ve tried.  Because I did not want to pay someone else to do the drawings, I decided to paint the book cover.  It did not turn out too badly.  Next, I painted a few illustrations for the interior.  The results were surprisingly good.  Finally, I started the process of having it published as an ebook (to be available in Kindle, Nook, etc.).  Hopefully, it will be out before the end of this year.  I will keep you posted.

3 Things to Consider Before Donating to Typhoon Haiyan Relief Charities

The images of the horrendous destruction wrought by typhoon Haiyan (aka typhoon Yolanda) on the central islands of the Philippines are heartbreaking.  Luckily for me, my family and relatives live in Metro Manila.  However, we need to reach out to those who survived this terrible calamity and bring help to them fast and furious.
The bottom line: American Red Cross, Americares, Catholic Relief Services, and Convoy of Hope are among the charities recommended by Charity Navigator for the Philippines relief effort.  To read more, below the image is the link:
PHOTO: Philippine and U.S. military personnel load relief supplies onto a C-130 plane for victims of Typhoon Haiyan at Villamor Air Base in Manila, Philippines, Nov. 11, 2013.



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