This blog is a repository for all my unique and memorable experiences. The book launch I attended a couple of weeks ago definitely counts!
Princess Liv and the Strange Creatures is a children’s storybook. It is also a creative work made out of love and family.
The story is very simple, as most children’s stories should be. It’s the journey of a princess who makes friends with “strange creatures” and who learns she can have fun with different types of people (not just fellow princesses!).
The drawings featured in this quirky book were drawn by Liv Limchoc when she was 2 to 7 years old. The real-life Princess Liv is now a very old 9, and she seems to be as spry and creative as ever.
Her stories were stitched together into a story by her mom, Kat Gomez-Limchoc, and designed into a book by her dad, Joel Limchoc. The creative process must have been quite the journey.
Part of the proceeds went to the Unang Hakbang Foundation, which supports children attending public school. I think that’s great. Every child should have the freedom to be as creative as they want to be.
I came to the book launch with my mom, who knew the parents, and I mostly enjoyed the food and the ambiance at The Mess Hall. Because the story was a children’s story, there were plenty of interactive stations for kids in the venue. Honestly I wanted to paint with the kids… but I am unfortunately a very old 22.
I probably won’t be attending any more book launches in the near future, so this was a pretty great experience for me!
In the mean time, I’ll be serving as a member of the Num Nut Society (headed by Princess Liv).