Kevin Kwan x Crazy Rich Asians Book Tour at Fully Booked

And how having an image consultant is the new black for new china rich!
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2 years ago, I’ve started travelling to different parts of Asia, which I really love. Visiting different places, started from touristic places, going to the most luxurious places and I’ve very blessed and thankful to experienced it. When I’ve acquired Crazy Rich Asians 2 years ago, it made me more inspired to travel more, and learn the different rich culture here in Asia.

I love that book so much that I’ve wished that someday, I wish to meet Kevin Kwan – the man behind this amazing chicklit book, plus its second book China Rich Girlfriend, which brings most of the social and glamorous ladies worldwide, particularly Asian ladies. It is now the most talked about book of the season: from morning ladies breakfast, to afternoon tea-delights, weekly book-club readings, and sometimes after church meetings (ohh yes!).


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So when Fully Booked announced that they will host the Philippine-leg of his Asian book tour, I immediately cleared-out my schedule and book my whole Saturday of August 15th just for him. If anyone who knows how important this event was, I’m proudly say I am one of those ladies or coined Titas of Manila.  That Saturday is more important that the season’s fashion week, a worth waiting event of the season, which I personally admit I become a little obsessed with his books.


Kevin Kwan book tour, astrid leong, china rich girlfriend sequel, kevin kwan third book

Kevin Kwan book tour, astrid leong, china rich girlfriend sequel, kevin kwan third book


Then the Saturday came and like the other fans, I also wait-in-line (for those who doesn’t know yet, I hate waiting-in-line), but I only give exceptions to people I think they deserve waiting for. After my delicious breakfast at Italiannis, by 9:30AM I arrived at Fully Booked High Street although I know that the store will be open by 10:00AM.


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See these waiting fans! Ohh Kevin you are a total hit! I’ve made some pep-talk to some ladies some of them came as early as 7:00AM (OMG!). These two ladies happen to be sisters are travelled all the way from the North (Bulacan) going to the South just to meet our Man. What a good sister-bonding!

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Just like the main story, it is not soo fun without the bitches on the scene. Pardon moi but, this lady made my day as she gave me, You-Must-Wait-in-Line-I-Came-Here-First-kind of look. This girl is a bitchy in a funny way.

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At exactly 10:00AM Fully Booked opens and the massive fans became so happy and relieved. Gosh, it was a very hot Saturday morning after-all we need to freshen-up! So just like the others, I’ve waited-in-line and got my books registered for NO. 27, Yey!



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Inside Fully Booked during registration.

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Kevin Kwan book tour, astrid leong, china rich girlfriend sequel, kevin kwan third book


Kevin Kwan book tour, astrid leong, china rich girlfriend sequel, kevin kwan third book

Kevin Kwan book tour, astrid leong, china rich girlfriend sequel, kevin kwan third book

You think these two books; Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriends are for ladies only? You bet even some men are also there to have their books signed! 


Kevin Kwan book tour, astrid leong, china rich girlfriend sequel, kevin kwan third book

Since the actual book-signing will starts at 2:00PM, after I finished the registration I decided to dropped-by in the office (3 blocks away) and so my other writing works. Gosh I need to hire an assistant!


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So exactly 2:00PM I’ve returned to Fully Booked and seen these exciting fans already waiting for him!

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Kevin Kwan book tour, astrid leong, china rich girlfriend sequel, kevin kwan third book

I decided not to get my seat because I want to cover the event, and have better captured photos. I could feel my excitement while taking these photos, hahaha I’ve a real fan!


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And Kevin Kwan is finally here! Ohh I could feel the chills on my bones (in a good way) because of my excitement! He had entertainment some Q&A’s about the books and its upcoming movie.

Ohh I would definitely not miss it!

 You may check some of his short video clip via here, here, here. Etc. 




And being an avid-fan, I grabbed the once in a lifetime opportunity to ask him this:

Do you believe that having an Image Consultant is a new Black?

I think he was impressed with my question, and his response is:


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“I think there are a lot of people who’ve been working to image consultants in secret far long more than you would think and it was fascinating in the world. I am speaking in what happen in the book two where a character hire someone to help her to climb high in social ladder. It is the personal being for the new China rich, they want to be accepted, they want to be top in the social ladder and they gonna pay and spend and do anything it takes to get there.”


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He’s very humble and witty, obviously a well-traveled man and grew-up to a well-off family from Singapore. During the Q&A, he also shared that most of the facts in his books are true, except the love story of Rachel Chu and Nicholas Young.

After the entertaining our Q&As, Mr. Kwan read us a short except from the second book, China Rich Girlfriend, co-incidentally it is about Kitty Pong, an ex-porn star married to the richest man in Hong Kong, when she hired an Image Consultant, to become accepted to the society of rich and famous.


You can read the chapter about Corinna and Kitty on page 206 - 213. Oops! Spoiler-alert :D

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Okay okay let’s go to the most exciting part… Book Signing!

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Kevin Kwan book tour, astrid leong, china rich girlfriend sequel, kevin kwan third book

Of course, I didn’t miss the chance to have my books signed, plus have a nice pep-talk with him, plus have this photo with him! OMG, #DreamsDoComeTrue!

It was one very memorable Saturday of August, and I am very thankful for this day! Yup when you wish and dream of something, eventually you’ll get it. Just have patience, lots of patience and prayers plus you must work on it!

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Look how massive these books are! Kevin had diligently signed each copy for his loving fans!


Are you still having hesitation to grab these books? Ohh no no sister, you must buy it now!


Paperback copies for Crazy Rich Asians is only Php299.00 and Php798.00 for China Rich Girlfriend and are available at all Fully Booked stores nationwide, and online their store online.



Ohh we are not yet done..

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Kevin Kwan book tour, astrid leong, china rich girlfriend sequel, kevin kwan third book

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Stay tune on our full book review!




xoxo, Blair


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44 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. So many people have been raving about this book! I should probably read it haha!

    The North Kid by Pam de Guzman

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    1. Hi sis, yeah you must have your copy of these two books! You'll laugh on how outrageous super rich Chinese could do to run their lives :)

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  2. I need to read these books too! Seems interesting!

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    1. Hello Claudia,

      It is VERY INTERESTING and I honestly obsessing it. Though I truly admit I overlooked to make a review of these books, but better late than never right? :)

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  3. This is so amazing! Looking forward to read and own this book.. :)

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    1. Hello Kylie,

      These books are available in Kindle form in amazon.com or I suggest you buy the paperback copy instead. Its a must read :)

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  4. Isn't it strange for a guy to author a chicklit book? I love reading and something light like this would be great. Thanks for recommending.

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    1. Hello Emily,

      Yeah it is strange and rare actually, and Crazy Rich Asians is Kevin Kwan first ever book released and it became an instant hit. Then comes the China Rich Girlfriend book, and I am obsessed.

      Just this morning, I've heard that his 3rd book, Rich People's Problem, a third installation of the series is going to released this summer! OMG I want to have a copy :)

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  5. Ok. Now I know what book to get for my next shopping. You must be giggling like a little school girl when you met him. Hehe

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    1. I AM!

      It was one of the best moment of my life. I rarely like books, and I took some effort to attend his book signing event. I felt like in heaven.

      You'll going to like it. And maybe intrigue too about the life of Asia's opulent people.

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  6. That's amazing that you got to meet him! That book looks just like my kind of book, I love a good chick lit book. Nikki x

    www.twentysomethingmuddle.com

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    1. Hello Nikki,

      Yeah I am so lucky!

      I've read so many chicklit books, but Kevin Kwan's books are different. It is like reading his life and being in it. All the scenes in the story are based on real life and just change a little (including the characters per se) to protect the real people.

      These books are like GOSSIP GIRL here in Asia!

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  7. I LOVED this book. I felt like it opened my eyes to a whole different culture and socioeconomic status that I have never experienced. SO interesting. And addictive. I couldn't put it down.

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    1. Hello Divya,

      I agree! And I can't wait for its 3rd book! I think the third book is available now on Kindle form, but I prefer the paperback copy.

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  8. How cool! I need to read this book. I think I've seen it in the library and it sounds like one I'd enjoy.

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    1. Hello Dear,

      YOU MUST EAD IT!

      It's like you travel in Singapore and in other parts of Asia, and be part of the characters. Characters are so fun and intriguing.

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  9. Hello Blair,

    Thanks for sharing such details about the book as it is really intriguing and definitely feels like a good read! I am gonna check out our local book stores for this!

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    1. Hello Everest,

      Thank you for dropping-by and be sure to look for these books. They are my recommended books!

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  10. This looks like a wonderful experience. I have to look into getting a copy of these two books.

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    1. Hello Tasheena,

      Oh dear, please grab a copy and be part of the growing club!

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  11. oh yeah... I read this two books and they are just so awesome.... Jackie Collins Asian style for sure.... make my eyes water and nose want to bleed with how they act... hahaha

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    1. Hello Miera,

      I know right! I'm excited to get the third book. I've already phoned the Fully Booked store and pre-ordered a paperback copy :)

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  12. Eh, I hate waiting in lines as well but I will do it on certain occasions. What a great turnout Kevin had! Nice.

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    1. Yeah, for things and people that I truly like, I will wait in line with a smile!

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  13. I have never been to a book signing or met an author in person. Of course I have read books that I would like to meet people just haven't yet. I hated waiting in line to but it was well worth it. Glad you had a good time.

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    1. I did Rose and thank you! Hope you could read these books soon :)

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  14. The crowd was awesome! Really happy to hear that people still love reading! I wanna check out this author too after reading your post here :) cheers, SiennyLovesDrawing

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    1. Thank you Sienny! You'll gonna love them too!

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  15. I've never heard of these books but I enjoy reading about Asian life fiction or non-fiction. I'll do some research on the reviews. Thanks!

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    1. Oh better buy the book and explore. It's like reading the opulent people's diary!

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  16. I love going to book signings! Thats so cool that you went and actually met the author. Seems like you had a good time.

    Isaly Holland | http://www.memoriesbyisaly.com

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    1. Yes I did Isaly! And now am so excited for his third book! I wish that he will visit again here in Manila. Oopps! Did I mentioned that these books is going to have a movie?!

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  17. I never read his book before I guess I am not a book lover! haha But I can feel your excitement like a fans too hehe =D

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    1. Hello Sharon,

      Don't worry because soon their will be a Crazy Rich Asians The Movie! and I am sooo freakin excited :)

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  18. wow a very happening book signing event. hope to read the book one day

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    1. Oh you better but it lah! You might be surprise that one day Kevin Kwan will visit Malaysia too!

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  19. Wow did not know he is so popular until i read your post, will check out more about his books.

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    1. Hello Sunshine,

      Yes he is uber popular but knows how to be discreet. He is actually from Singapore!

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  20. My husband loves books. This kind of tour is something that I think he would be interested.

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    1. Oh you better by him these books! He will like it :) And learn the lifestyle of rich Asian families.

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  21. looking forward for your review. didn't know he's that big until i read your piece :D

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    1. Thank you! Yes he is a hit, and considering these are his new books... and I can't wait for the movie :D

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  22. i can see your little fans faces!
    so happy and excited!

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    1. Yeah I got so lucky to have a photo with him! I thank Fully Booked for organizing this event.

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