"No Lipstick" on Front Page?!

Anything and everything Kris Aquino does make the headlines. So when she chooses to read my book, “No Lipstick for Mother,” to children at the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Read-along, the book lands on the front page.

Now I can say I am in the same league as Manny Pacquiao, the Senate, the pushers and users of the Con-Ass, the First Gentleman, and Kris Aquino. Oh, the company I keep!

Seriously, when I start to get cynical, I pray hard for a grateful heart.

Early last Friday morning, as I scan (a daily ritual) the front pages of about five newspapers—before reading the details and columns and digging in the crosswords—I find this!

I text Aleks of OMF. He is just as surprised. Before I could finish one puzzle, he e-mails me the scanned front page and the e-versions of the same news.

My heart bubbles over with gratitude for all the surprises the God of grace continues to spring on me. This latest one is the headline on the front page of my mind.

(Photos by Philippine Daily Inquirer)


Moonlight-Mom said...

Congratulations! :) It must be awesome to land on the front page of a national newspaper... with or without Kris Aquino's help. ;)

Glad to have found your site on linkreferral :D

Grace D. Chong said...

Awesome indeed! Will drop by your site in a sec. Thank you very much for the visit.

Anonymous said...

FRONT PAGE? WOW!!! SOOOO very proud!!! "no lipstick..." is one of my favorites,too.
More stories--- Please.

Abigail Carter said...

Wow, the front page. That is a huge honour - I'd just love for one of my books to be published.

Abigail aka Kathryn White.

Grace D. Chong said...

Hi, Mabelita,

How was Spain? Tell us all about it! Great to be on front page indeed! An unexpected bonus.

Grace D. Chong said...

Hi Abigail! Yeah, this is one of those unexpected manna in writing! Keep writing.

Cheryl (aka Chen) said...

wow, when it rains, it really pours! it seems you (or your works) are everywhere lately!

Grace D. Chong said...

Thanks Chen. It's grace, it's all about grace.

sterndal said...


keep it up!

Grace D. Chong said...

Thank you, Sterndal.