Last sunday, September 24 I attended the book launch of Multi-awarded host Boy Abunda in Shangri La Plaza. I almost forgot about the launch since I was enjoying my weekend so imagine my panic during lunch time to drive back from Bulacan to Manila. Nevertheless, I made before it started. The event was hosted by Bianca Gonzales. It is about an inspiring book about Boy Abunda’s nuggets of wisdom, quotes and life-affirming essays in “It’s Like This: 100+ Abundable Thoughts.
True to its promise, the book will make us think and rethink what we’ve always thought about your life. The book is made possible by ABS-CBN Publishing. Some of the panelists in the book launch who shared their favorite lessons from the book are Gelli De Belen, Bossa Nova artist Sitti Navarro, Nini Borja, Rhodora Morales, Flor Santos, Paolo Lorenza and Leo Consul.
As I have mentioned before, Boy Abunda’s wisdom and story, for me is every powerful and moving. His charisma to talk about learnings in life and his endless public admission about his love for his mother is the main reason why I adore him.
I can listen to Boy Abunda,phD all day long about life. #itsLikeThis
The new manual highlights important lessons from Asia’s King of Talk as he shares his life filled with love and abundance, while recalling friends, experiences and changes that brought him to where he is now.
“It’s Like This” covers some of the author’s unforgettable encounters as a young boy raised in Borongan, Eastern Samar, as a student inside the seminary, as a probinsyano who went to study at Ateneo, and as a fledging actor in theater. The “Tonight With Boy Abunda” host also shared bits of insights on how he faced heartbreaking moments in his life, such as the death of his father. He wrote, “when Tatay died, I was forced to live.”
I really waited for my turn to have my book signed by Boy Abunda himself and I liked how he looked at everyone’s eyes to simply say “Salamat”.
Boy’s latest offering will not be complete without disclosing inspiration he got from his mother who he calls “the center of my universe.”
The book likewise includes his story on how he finally got an offer to be on television and the learnings he discovered as a talent manager. He penned, “when a star becomes the boss, what does the talent manager do? The dynamics between talent and celebrity changes. New rules are invented.”
Some of the lessons readers will pick up from the book are:
- Laugh and live with your successes and failures, knowing that all are fleeting.
- Everything and everyone has a dark side, embrace it.
- Gay love is equal to all forms of human love.
- Love your mother, return phone calls, fight only when you need to, read books and the best spa is at the feet of God.
- Always play for the crowd, and remember that they won’t always be there.
“It’s Like This: 100+ Abundable Thoughts that will make you think and rethink what you’ve always thought about your life” is now available in National Book Store and Powerbooks for only P275.