Saturday, September 30, 2023

Inktober for Art as Therapy Week 1

 It's Oktober and you know... Inktober!

I made my own Inktober sketch prompts for Therapeutic Arts or Art as Therapy. Feel free to download or share. I hope it helps you. This is week 1. If you need to schedule sessions with me, PM is the key or email for inquiries.

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Gumalang IP Day

 On August 23, 2023, the people of Barangay Gumalang came together to commemorate the seventh annual Indigenous People's Day (IP Day). Gumalang, a barangay in the Baguio District of Davao, is a living symbol of the rich cultural diversity that makes up the Indigenous population of the area. When compared to its adjacent barangays, Gumalang stands out due to its long tradition of acceptance and tolerance. At the turn of the century, Datu Moncay Maylan Lindasan and his people—including Obo Manobo, Bagobo Klata, and Ata—called this area home. Datu Moncay Lindasan's openness to different cultures allowed the Tagabawa, Tagakaolo, Tausug, and even the Ilocanos to settle there throughout time. These many communities have created a blend of contemporary Gumalang, creating links that represent the very definition of diversity in unity.

Traditional dances and other cultural performances stunned guests as the celebrations began. The people of Gumalang see this day as more than simply a reason to party; it is also a confirmation of their membership in the "tribu," a term that describes the community's common heritage and ideals.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Pen Promo Extended for MIBF!

This promotion is not connected to 8Letters, NBDB, PBF, SM or Tiktok.

To promote my books, all you have to do is make a Tiktok or Instagram Reel, share it and tag me @maitarue or @babymoonmaita and get a free 6-colored pen.


  1. The video must be shared public and tagged.
  2. Pens are limited so first come, first serve.
  3. One person per pen only. We appreciate it if you want to make a lot of videos. We may offer you a pencil pouch if there is still stock.
  4. Videos must be substantial or have value. Min 15 seconds, no need for voice but a review is appreciated. Must contain pictures or clips of my book. Physical or Amazon. (Please purchase any, the point of this promotion is to sell more books)
  5. May only be claimed during MIBF, Sept. 14-17, SMX, at the 8Letters Booth via Maita Rue (Me). To make sure you find me (because I love running around bookfairs!) message me via or
Good luck!

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Book Signing during Manila International Book Fair

 Look for me in the 8Letters Booth, Aisle I Booth266, during MIBF.

Freebies galore for those who say Hi, make some Reels/TikTok, or have books signed!

See ya!

Here's a free ticket!