Monday, January 22, 2007

All aboard M/V Doulos

And some quarters say Pinoy readers are a vanishing breed. You wouldn't know it from the thousands of people who braved the Sunday afternoon sun and hours-long wait, foregoing the comforts of the mall for a chance to board M/V doulos. The world's largest floating library, Doulos was docked at the South Harbor for the good part of this month. I nearly passed up the chance to visit yesterday but it was a good thing I didn't. Even if only to provide support to the very worthy cause of this traveling organization -- that is, to provide a bridge for man to God. Not to say that the book selections were not satisfying. On the contrary, if I had more money with me, I would've brought home lots of books and stuff, inexpensive and some are even rare. It was also a nice gesture for the youthful duo manning the info desk to allow me to take photos while onboard (there were signs saying otherwise near the entrance). 

When I arrived at a little past 2pm, over half of Chicane's Behind the Sun album played on my iPod before I got on board. The lines were even longer when I left at 5pm, extending to the passenger waiting shed of the Macapagal Harbor! Guess I'm one lucky dude after all. Anyway, visit for more info.


Anonymous said...

buti ka pa pre, nakapunta ka. ako hindi :(

lagal[og] said...

suwerte lang bai! nearly chickened out because of the long, long lines but am glad i didn't :-D


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