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Get Lucky Book Launch

MEET THE AUTHORS. Get Lucky – an anthology on Filipino stories and experiences in Singapore, written by Filipino and Singaporeans alike – was successfully launched as part of the 2015 Singapore Writers Festival last Nov 7 at The Arts House. The book – containing 22 poems, nine personal essays and four short stories – was the number three bestselling book at the Festival. In photo: Get Lucky writers and editors.

Get Lucky contributors with Embassy officials and friends from UP Alumni Association (Singapore), or UPAAS, led by its president Raul Rocamora (back,3rd from left).

From left: Host Pamela Wildheart interviews Get Lucky editors Migs Bravo-Dutt and Manuelita Contreras-Cabrera about the inspiration for the book.


Filipino cartoonist and illustrator Miel Prudencio Ma of The Strait Times designed Get Lucky’s cover, as well as contributed illustrations.

Filipino classical guitarist Manuel Cabrera accompanies Get Lucky editor and contributor Eric Tinsay Vallesa as he reads his poem from the book.


Contributors with the PS team and UPAAS officers. Get Lucky is now available at major bookstores in Singapore and on

Pamela Wildheart (forefront) contributed two poems – “Fated in the Lion City” and “Payday (Everyone’s Story)” – in Get Lucky. Here she shares a light moment with fellow contributors.

Contributor Noel Pardigon (in blue) signing books for supporters at the post-launch reception.