Who’s the rock star? YOU are.
I doubt my ability to describe just how much my readers and fans mean to me. Ever since September 5, I’ve been contacted via all mediums by people who tell me that they’ve been reading DCF for years and that – finally! – I had come out with a book. I was tagged on my Instagram and Twitter feeds, and I saw photos of my book skillfully styled with The Lori Sundae from BONO Gelato or the Dessert Comes First cupcake from Cupcakes by Sonja. There were also many “selfies” with the book and plenty of messages from people who had tried the various recipes in it or just wanted to express their sentiments.
I love hearing from my readers but there’s nothing quite like meeting them. People who read DCF are an energetic, exuberant and HUNGRY lot and that’s what the crowd was like last September 21 during Dessert Comes First Fans’ Day. There was much to eat, many books that were signed, a few tears shed, but most of all, there was a love for food and people who are linked because of it.
My heart is fat and full with the outpouring of appreciation shown to me. In private, I have wept a few times because I’m so taken by people – YOU – who have read the blog, bought the book, made the recipes, come to my events, emailed/tweeted/Instagrammed/tagged me … the list is endless and so is my gratitude.
So, in supreme thanks, I dedicate this video to YOU, the Readers & Fans of Dessert Comes First, the blog and the book. You are my rock stars and I wouldn’t be where I am without you.
Thank you to everyone who was part of the Dessert Comes First Fans’ Day, everyone from my sponsors to my purveyors to my guests, and of course to Fully Booked.
Enjoy the video, a remarkable retelling produced by my exceptional video crew led by Bong Fernandez of BongVideos. The video will stream in HD from this website but if you prefer more viewing options, click here to be redirected to Vimeo.
The following are blog posts by my reader-guests. Thank you for sharing your experience and words with me. If I missed your blog post about the event, please let me know and I’ll happily add your link here.
Guia Bautista-Obsum: DCF: From Blog To Book
Nica Cosio: Weekend Snapshots Sweet And Savory
Sheenah Tan: The Dessert Comes First Fans’ Day: A Fangirl’s Sweet Experience
Je: Dessert Comes First: Book Signing and Food Bazaar