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If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’d know that I love featuring books here by way of reviews or even just news and updates about book launches or ย signings. I haven’t been able to feature one though for the past few months. It gives me great pleasure, then, to tell you that my comeback book-related post is all about Bianca Gonzalez’ book called Paano Ba ‘To? How to Survive Growing Up.


PAANO BA TO, How to Survive Growing Up by Bianca Gonzales


I was so happy to have been invited to the launch and book signing event of Paano Ba ‘To? last Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at National Book Store in Glorietta. First of all, I really believe that, among the local celebrities we have nowadays, Bianca Gonzalez is one of those whom I think is a good role model. Secondly, the theme of her book is exactly what I’ve been looking for to give my two girls who are now 13 and almost 12 years old.



A LOT of people turned up during the event and I was really not surprised. I know a lot of people love and look up to Bianca. It was really exciting to see her and see the reaction of the crowd as well when they were finally able to get their hands on a copy of the book. People couldn’t wait to tear off the plastic cover and start reading.



During the event, Bianca explained that the book idea came from all the questions that young people have been sending her about growing up. She wanted a venue to answer all those questions and thought that putting up a book would be a good way to do that. Bianca was quick to say though that she doesn’t have all the answers and that she rallied other people – friends of hers as well as experts – to give insights on how to handle life’s dilemmas. Bianca dedicates the book to her mom, Ofel, and her family, whom she says are responsible for the way she has grown up.



Paano Ba ‘To? is published by One Mega Group Inc. To give you an idea of what to expect from the book, here’s the description written at the back.


How do I deal with pressure from my parents?

Sobra na mag-selfie ang kaibigan ko, paano ko siya pagsasabihan?

Wala pa rin akong boyfriend. Should I worry?

Magkano ba talaga dapat savings ko?

How do I get clear skin?

How will I figure out my purpose in life?

Paano ba maging mas confident?

Ikaw ba ay nalilito, hindi alam ang gagawin, o di kaya’y nag-aalangan sa next

steps mo? In this book, TV host, editor and columnist Bianca Gonzalez

shares her personal life lessons, as well as insights from friends and experts,

on how to deal with life’s dilemmas – a must-have guide to life for every

young Pinay growing up in this crazy, wonderful world.


Among the celebrities and personalities who contributed stories in the book are Toni Gonzaga, Anne Curtis, Luis Manzano, Ramon Bautista, Tim Yap, Marian Rivera, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, Atom Araullo, Iza Calzado and more.

I’m so happy to now have a copy of the book. I can’t wait to share it with my girls and to you guys too because I’m writing a review of it very soon! Stay tuned!


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  1. I like how Bianca Gonzales is a positive example for today’s youth — the book seems very interesting! ๐Ÿ˜€
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  2. Oh! So lucky of you to have been at the book signing! I love Bianca Gonzalez. One of the people I actually look up to.


  3. Sounds like an interesting book. I’ll definitely check it out once I visit the nearest bookstore.
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  4. it’s nice to read about things that really happened around us. would love to have that book too.
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  5. Sounds interesting ^^ Would definitely drop by National Bookstore to check on this ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the post ๐Ÿ™‚
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  6. Looks like an interesting book and nice gift for teenagers. Hmm, pd na kaya sa 13yrs old. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  7. Thanks for sharing you gave me an idea what to give with my teenage inaanak and pamangkins ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I agree that Bianca is one of those celebrities whom the youth can really look up to as a role model! I really like her and I want to have a copy of her book (as well as Miriam Santiago’s haha!).
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  9. I really love Bianca Gonzales, in fact I follow her in IG and I read her blog. I’m so sad I wasn’t able to come in this event, sabay kasi sila ng event sa MOA eh.

  10. Aww.. sana meron din gan’tong book for my age. Haha.

    Btw, I like Bianca. I follow her in IG. She is married today, so congrats to her. Also, congrats sa launching ng book! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  11. I have to agree. Bianca Gonzales is setting a good example to the youth. Will check out this book ๐Ÿ™‚
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  12. Great gathering indeed and the book seems highly acceptable by everyone present.

    I love the cover page and am sure the content is great as well.

    Keep up the good work.

  13. I admire how Bianca poses as a positive role model to today’s youth. I can’t wait for your review. Actually, I think I should grab a copy myself!
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  14. i read about the book launch and the book from Mommy Lanie and I’m thinking of getting copies for three tweens close to my heart.

    How much does the book cost?
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