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Contest Winner for ‘Lies My Yaya Should Have Told Me’

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Congratulations to Yapi for her winning entry to RJ Ledesma’s book launch contest! She wins a free copy of RJ’s new book, ‘Lies My Yaya Should Have Told Me.’ Since Yapi is currently in China I received the prize on her behalf and will figure out a way to get it to her.

If I don’t follow what my yaya says, her evil twin will come and kill me. And when I don’t listen, she will hide, then re-emerge with an evil look on her face, and say, “Sabi ng kapatid ko may masamang bata daw dito.” [winning entry]

Eli, Yapi’s sister has written a little something about Yaya Remy because of this recent win:

Yaya Remy came to us when Yapi was four years old. She was primarily assigned to take care of Yapi, and like all children of a certain age, Yapi took to her like the proverbial moth to a flame. You may even say that Yaya Remy was one of the most influential people in Yapi’s early childhood development. Hence. If you know my sister, that statement could be very significant to understanding her.

Yaya Remy was heavily into showbiz and she poured all her frustrations on the two girls. An avid Eat Bulaga fan, she once entered Yapi into Little Miss Philippines lip-synching “Somewhere Out There” (yes, beneath the pale moon light). Yes. Yapi the Goth was once a candidate for Little Miss Philippines. I’m sure there are less horrifying things in the world. [read the rest of the story here]

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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