My book launch party for A VILLAGE IN THE FIELDS this afternoon at Eastwind Books of Berkeley was beyond my expectations. Associate Professor Dawn Mabalon of San Francisco State University gave a warm and generous introduction. I was honored with the attendance of Filipino-American author Vangie Buell and Myrna Zialcita, founder and director of the San Francisco Filipino-American Jazz Festival. Dear friends, students, and new faces came, making the book launch a standing-room only affair with overflow out the front door. Filled with gratitude and sharing the moment in a pictorial.