I'm a mom of 3 wonderful boys and wife of an equally wonderful man. So at home I am the only Rose (literally & figuratively).
I was an investment banker before I decided to be a full time mom. I ended up writing my first book Raising Pinoy Boys because I wanted to share what I learned after over 2 decades of parenting boys and probably my reaction to midlife! The project got bigger when I decided to interview the parents of successful Pinoy men like Lance Gokongwei, Tony Meloto, Tony Tan Caktiong, Bo Sanchez, Brothers Nestor, Raul & Lorenzo Tan, and Chris Tiu. It continues to get bigger as I now go to schools, offices, radio & TV shows to talk about parenting and increasing our children's and our own FQ (Financial Intelligence Quotient, a term I coined in the book).
I'm currently enjoying this new phase in my life - whole new set of people and experiences. It was a thrill to see my book being bought and read - first from the local bookstores, and now available all over the world via Amazon kindle, Apple iTunes iBookstore, Barnes & Noble nook, and of course our very own Flipreads (a Filipino online eBookstore). Receiving feedback from readers is really a profound experience especially if they share how your thoughts affected them. I learn from them too.
I met one of your members in this month's MILF (nope not the leftist kind but the "write-ist" one - the Manila International Literary Festival) and was invited to check out this community. Congratulations to ReadPhilippines for its strong growth! I look forward to learning from all you Pinoy readers. I encourage everyone to continue reading, it's the best preparation for writing. And with the way digital publishing and eBooks are coming in a big wave, I won't be surprised to see you launch your own books soon!
We should really come together and increase the Pinoy readers tribe. This is our contribution in increasing the Filipino literacy for a better Philippines!
I also invite you to my site http://www.RaisingPinoyBoys.com. If you want to see my book launch and some dances from my sons, visit http://www.youtube.com/user/RaisingPinoyBoys