SPOT.ph hit blog This is a Crazy Planets by Lourd de Veyra now a book
Lourd Ernest Hanopol de Veyra is many things at once: front man of the band Radioactive Sago Project, TV personality, poet, award-winning writer, blogger, and now, author. His two-year-old blog This is a Crazy Planets has gained a large following on SPOT.ph, and his best works are now compiled in a book of the same title.
"As we expanded the website's coverage to feature the latest in Manila life, culture, politics, and entertainment, SPOT.ph plus Lourd made the most natural "Only in the Philippines" combo, like champorado and tuyo, tuyo and suka, suka and sili," says Myrza Sison, editor-in-chief of SPOT.ph and editorial director of Summit Media.
FHM editor-in-chief Allan Madrilejos, who was instrumental in getting Lourd to blog for SPOT.ph, also adds, "The idea was to get someone who could write insightful, humorous, irreverent commentary on Pinoy pop culture... He was the unanimous choice-sukat na sukat ang kabaliwan niya para rito."
With Lourd's various entries on everyday life's absurdities, This is a Crazy Planets mirrors Filipino pop culture in a way that is both humorous and endearing. "Lourd is able to say what we're dying to say, but can't-or can't articulate well enough," says Sison.
The book This is a Crazy Planets compiles Lourd's best blog entries and includes some unpublished works. A book launch was recently held last June 23 at Route 196, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City and featured a reading by the author, a book signing session, and performances by Radioactive Sago Project.
This is a Crazy Planets is available in newsstands, bookstores and supermarkets nationwide for only P195. Visit Lourd's blog This is a Crazy Planets on SPOT.ph.