Books In The Philippines
Filipinos got used in a traditional book-launching by either their fellow Filipinos or international foreign author who came here in the Philippines to launch their books in the country, but recently both were merged. That is, a book launching authored by a foreign author but speaking in almost fluent Tagalog language. Is that amazing?
This interesting foreign author is a basketball fanatic named Rafe Bartholomew who just got curious about Filipinos success on sports arena who flew in the Philippines last 2005 wherein he created a book entitled “Pacific Rim”, as a proof of his good stay in the Philippines which supposedly to be only 1 year but becomes 3 years.
His book is about Philippine sports, particularly Philippine basketball, being him as a fan of basketball, which was released, not only in the Philippines but also in New York and San Francisco, wherein his book was greatly appreciated and patronized.
His almost fluent tagalong speech or way of speaking Tagalog language is one of the plus factor why Filipino book lovers were charm and got interested to buy his book wherein his never really disappoint the expectations, thus his book becomes a hit.