I was at Purveyor earlier and saw her book. Firstly, I gotta say, her way with words has charmed me in many ways. Then her storytelling made me curious to find out how old she was. I sensed that Rachel is just around my age, but it seems like she has done so much, achieved so much–it’s hard for me not to compare where I am at this point in my life. I feel so experienced.
At the same time, so inspired! I am more driven to go out there and experience more things in life. As I was reading the first few chapters of Rachel’s book, I realized that writers must be really mindful of every moment so they could capture as many details as possible for future output. Maybe there’s the reason why her stories seem to be so rich and interesting.
I think I wasn’t able to tell you that I love your book so much. Natapos ko na basahin (I just finished your book) and your adventures remain in my head. I admire how Rachel stitch words together and how she weave our local culture to her writing.
Her story about pole dancing is amusing! Haha It’s an engaging chapter to read, and the rest of the chapters as well. Rachel is a natural born storyteller and I look forward to reading your future books (hopefully you will write novels)