What makes Arnel different? He is literate and articulate, he is sensitive and imbued with a world view grounded in a lifetime of reading.

                                                   JULLIE YAP DAZA, Medium Rare, Manila Bulletin, Nov. 30, 2012



(JANUARY 2013)

National Book Store Bestsellers List

PowerBooks Bestsellers List



Philippine Daily Inquirer “New Title is Handy Book on Writing English for Filipinos by Alex Y. Vergara (Dec. 10, 2012) “Write Here Write Now” by Hector M. Reyes (Dec. 10, 2012) “AA ‘Arnel’ Patawaran — Right Here Right Now” by Alex Y. Vergara (Dec. 9, 2012)

Manila Bulletin “Iced Tea, A Tea, Personality” Medium Rare by Jullie Y. Daz

Manila Bulletin “Toasting to the Written Word”

Manila Times “Precious Gifts of Style and Glam” (Dec. 16, 2012) “An Ode to a Much Loved Mentor and Friend” A+ by Apples Aberin (Nov. 27, 2012) “Write Here Write Now by AA” by Cathy Cantada Dizon (Nov. 26, 2012) “12 Reads You’ll Love This Month”

Sense&Style Magazine “Not A Few Words from Our Very Own Style Dictator” (Dec2012/Jan2013)

GoodReads “8 New You Tools for the New Year” by France Pinzon (Jan2013) “10 Things We Are Loving Now” (Jan2013) “What We’re Reading Right Now”

Style Weekend “Writing with Style” (Jan. 25, 2013)

GoodReads Review “A Gem in Filipino Publication” by Sarah May (Jan. 14, 2013)

Turtle Keziah (wordpress) “Wrapping up 2012” by Kriz Talladen (Dec. 31, 2012)

The Busy Streets (wordpress) “The Mandatory Year-End Entry” by JannelC (Dec. 31, 2012)

The Queen’s Doll (blogspot) “AA Patawaran’s Write Here Write Now Motivated Me to Write Here Write Now” by Mariz Ponti (Jan. 17, 2013) 

GoodReads Review “I’ve never read a Filipino author who’s so deeply and passionately in love with words” by Angeli (Feb. 2, 2013) “Vitamins for the Wordsmith” I’m sure students of the English language will see this worthy on their shelves, on the pedestal with Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style and Stephen King’s On Writing. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Candy Magazine “An aspiring writer? The key is to find a good mentor. Lucky for us, AA Patawaran has finally released his debut collection of essays, and the critics are all for it.” (April2013)

Tumbler “Aspiring lifestyle writers should train under this person. You can’t go wrong with an editor/writer who remains such a staunch advocate of the Oxford comma (while still being familiar with club tunes I haven’t even heard of).” By Klaris Chua (Feb2013)



Vimeo “Write Here Write Now: Standing at Attention Before My Imaginary Style Dictator”

by De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde



To many of his colleagues, Patawaran is simply a consummate writer whose sentences flow seamlessly and teem with just the right words, making his individual pieces such a joy to read.

                                             ALEX Y. VERGARA, Arts&Books, The Philippine Daily Inquirer, Dec.10, 2012


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