Time for me to rest at home and work on some of my private ends. By the way, tomorrow I'm posting my take on the unusual reasoning the Bureau of Customs has put about incoming book shipments, imposing as much as 5 per cent taxes on books that are not educational, scientific or cultural according to their definition. Fellow blogger Robert Hemley calls it The Great Book Blockade of 2009 in his Dispatch from Manila over at McSweeney's, and he is very critical to it. Laying heavy taxes on books is really very contradictory to the promotion of knowledge, which as an agency of the government the BoC must support. MLQ3 on his updated entry at The Daily Dose has illustrated its extreme polar contrast to Malaysia which is very supportive of books and electronic literature that they are imported in their country duty-free.
That's for tomorrow. For now I'm going to engross myself on some few chapters of a novel which I intend to publish pseudonymously. Cheers for the rainy season!#