Shawn Yao, Kate Torralba, Gang Badoy + more at Lourd de Veyra’s This Is A Crazy Planets book launch

Lourd de Veyra at the launch of his blog-turned-book This Is A Crazy Planets. Click for more.

( All roads, flooded and otherwise, led to Route 196 on Katipunan Avenue on the dark and stormy "Falcon"-blessed night of June 23 for the book launch of The Best of "This Is A Crazy Planets" by blogger, satirist, poet, four-time Palanca award recipient, Radioactive Sago Project vocalist, TV personality-and just recently,’s No.1 Sexy-Ugly Hottie-Lourd Ernest H. de Veyra. The book features 30 of his best blog entries (plus some never-before-published pieces) that dissect the nitty-gritty of life in Manila and Pinoy pop culture the way only Lourd can.

After guests were shown a special video montage highlighting art director Warren Espejo’s zany collages  featuring Lourd’s now-iconic mug in various silly states and situations, Lourd read his hit essay "Umasal Lamang Nang Ayon sa Ganda." Afterwards, Lourd led his spoken word-jazz-rock band Radioactive Sago Project to regale the crowd with their top hits like "Astro Cigarettes," "Gin Pomelo," "Wasak na Wasak," "Gusto ko ng Baboy," "Hello Hello" and "Alak, Sugal, Kape, Babae = Kabaong." Lourd acknowledged "the special participation of Gang Badoy on cowbell" at least five times.





This Is A Crazy Planets teaser featuring Warren Espejo’s zany collages for Lourd’s essays


Making a veritable pilgrimage to honor Lourd through hell and high water that night were Lourd’s TV5 colleagues Shawn Yao and Mike Templo, his Rock Ed Radio co-host Gang Badoy, singer-designer Kate Torralba, the UP Film Institute’s Yason Banal, Gabbie dela Rama-Talan, Tek Templo, editors-in-chief Allan Madrilejos of FHM, Peejo Pilar of Men’s Health, Erwin Romulo of Esquire, Zo Aguila of Cosmopolitan, Yvette Fernandez of Town and Country, Summit Media president Lisa Gokongwei Cheng and publisher Aueeie Mangubat Suarez. MYX VJ Janine Ramirez hosted the event.

This Is A Crazy Planets is now available at National Book Store (The Podium, Galleria, Rockwell, Market! Market!, Robinsons Forum and Ortigas) and Fully Booked (Serendra, Rockwell and Shangri-La) at P195. Watch for copies in more bookstores and newsstands nationwide soon.


Photos by Ryan Ong.

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