25 January 2011

The Heart Knows.

It was October when CDN Asst Lifestyle Editor, Niza M left me a message on Facebook telling me to let her know when I'm in Cebu so they could feature me. "Really?" I asked in utter surprise. You know how sometimes you question yourself why they'd be interested in you when there are more interesting people out there? I was in that space. And then I told myself that maybe, they saw something special in me and my work.

When the article finally found print last Sunday, I texted Niza and Jonas (the one who wrote the piece) and thanked them. Niza replied: "Thank you for saying Yes." And Jonas texted back: "We are honored to have you in our pages." They are very sweet. And I must mention that they were very supportive of D, too, when she was inside the PBB house. They wrote articles about her, lifting her up, when many were pulling her down.

They are such positive people, it is evident in the way they write. I am very grateful.

Grateful, too, to everyone who are genuinely happy for me (operative word: genuinely), and to everyone who texted and called and emailed and sent me good wishes. I am deeply moved that many of my friends grabbed copies. Kaith grabbed 8 so she could give copies to our friends. I am touched. Thanks, Kaith! Even my Mom's friends and colleagues grabbed copies, too.

I once dreamed and wondered how it is to be featured in a newspaper or in a magazine. I just never thought it would ever happen. I am too shy to even put myself infront of a camera, much more in the pages of a newspaper.

But as Kaith and my sister Dionne said: "Karon pa ka mauwaw? Awahi na." LOL.

I got my copy today and photographed it. My apologies, these are SOOCs because my laptop is still dead and I've no photoshop.

Again, thank you. As I said in FB, I am a big ball of gratitude today.

Makeup and photos by Dionne.









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Tita Lou January 25, 2011 at 9:29 PM  

Congratulations Ai! So well deserve. And I love the writer - how she well described you in words as youmight have captivated yourself in a photo. Soon I can say "I knew her and met her once" because I know you will go far and we might be left behind but that's okay, we will watch you no matter how fast you go.

Chelo January 25, 2011 at 10:01 PM  

i am forever enchanted by you..article, or no article feature..your work is an endless testament that stories will live forever because you captured that moment..

PS> and thank you for mentioning me..i do not deserve it. but i am forever grateful.x

julai January 25, 2011 at 10:38 PM  

Wowwww congrats Ate Ai. I am so happy and proud of you. Natinood na jud ang panagna namo nga imong mga fans Ate that you will be famous one day. aww super famous diay ky famous naman daan. weeeee. I´m sure naa pa daghan mo feature sa imo in their pages ate. Keep up the good work!

Mommy Blogs January 26, 2011 at 12:47 AM  

Yehey!!! I can't wait to have a copy! Traveling CDN? Hehehe!!!

CBB January 26, 2011 at 1:13 AM  

"I once dreamed and wondered how it is to be featured in a newspaper or in a magazine." >You'll find out for real in a matter of days when you fly to Cebu!

JoPiE January 26, 2011 at 3:42 AM  

CONGRATS, AI! This feature has been a long time coming. You truly deserve this! I seriously wish I had a copy in my hand right now.

More more more good things for you in 2011! :D

konsuy January 26, 2011 at 4:42 AM  

Ga-ambak ambak ko sa kalipay. Nganong delayed man kaayo ni ang CDN, dugay naman ka dapat nila i-feature.

Nabitin ko sa photos. =( CDN should get this article on a website so we can grab the whole piece.

Proud kaayo ko nimo Ai. I'm sure this will not be the last time. International news sunod.

Mimi January 26, 2011 at 8:56 AM  

congrats, leen! i am GENUINELY happy for you and GENUINELY proud of you and how humble you are despite your accomplishments.

i'll get my copy from Kaith within the week.

Cindy January 26, 2011 at 11:15 AM  

So very proud and happy ... way to go Ai!!!

Badeth January 26, 2011 at 2:01 PM  

Bitin! I love to read more of you. More, more please...

I am super-duper happy that I personally know THE AILEEN SIROY!

Inggit na lang yung iba dyan saken yayayayaay!

Aileen Siroy January 26, 2011 at 5:25 PM  

Tita Lou said...
Congratulations Ai! So well deserve. And I love the writer - how she well described you in words as youmight have captivated yourself in a photo. Soon I can say "I knew her and met her once" because I know you will go far and we might be left behind but that's okay, we will watch you no matter how fast you go.

. . . . .

Wherever I go and wherever life takes me, you will always be my Tita Lou. Thank you for all the inspiration, for the friendship, and for taking this journey with me. :)

Aileen Siroy January 26, 2011 at 5:27 PM  

Chelo said...
i am forever enchanted by you..article, or no article feature..your work is an endless testament that stories will live forever because you captured that moment..

PS> and thank you for mentioning me..i do not deserve it. but i am forever grateful.x

. . . . .

Thank you, Chel! You deserved to be mentioned and I meant every word I said.

Aileen Siroy January 26, 2011 at 5:31 PM  

julai said...
Wowwww congrats Ate Ai. I am so happy and proud of you. Natinood na jud ang panagna namo nga imong mga fans Ate that you will be famous one day. aww super famous diay ky famous naman daan. weeeee. I´m sure naa pa daghan mo feature sa imo in their pages ate. Keep up the good work!

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Hahaha! You are funny gyud, Jul! But thank you. And thank you for always being here. :)

Aileen Siroy January 26, 2011 at 5:32 PM  

Mommy Blogs said...
Yehey!!! I can't wait to have a copy! Traveling CDN? Hehehe!!!

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Haha. Why not? :D

Aileen Siroy January 26, 2011 at 5:38 PM  

CBB said...
"I once dreamed and wondered how it is to be featured in a newspaper or in a magazine." >You'll find out for real in a matter of days when you fly to Cebu!

. . . . .

Haha. I dread.

Filipinas January 27, 2011 at 4:13 AM  

Thank you for making the pink Holga a stariray! I feel like I was there as well. I love you! :D SOO PROUD OF YOU!

Meikah January 27, 2011 at 9:43 AM  

Ai, proud and happy for you, too! Congrats! Soar soar my dear friend... :)

Aileen Siroy January 28, 2011 at 11:54 AM  

JoPiE said...
CONGRATS, AI! This feature has been a long time coming. You truly deserve this! I seriously wish I had a copy in my hand right now.

More more more good things for you in 2011! :D

. . . . .

Thank you, Jops! I wish i had a copy left, I'd share it with you. :) More good things for you, too, this 2011! :)

Aileen Siroy January 28, 2011 at 12:07 PM  

konsuy Ga-ambak ambak ko sa kalipay. Nganong delayed man kaayo ni ang CDN, dugay naman ka dapat nila i-feature.

Nabitin ko sa photos. =( CDN should get this article on a website so we can grab the whole piece.

Proud kaayo ko nimo Ai. I'm sure this will not be the last time. International news sunod.

. . . . .

Thank you so much, Chi! I agree, I wish this was available online. I miss you, Chichi!

Liza January 30, 2011 at 12:13 PM  

Nobody is more deserving of this than you. Congratulations, Ai! More to come...

How I wish I can get my hands on a copy of this too.

Liza January 30, 2011 at 12:23 PM  

By the way, your SOOC photos are already so good. Di na kinahanglan i-edit. =)

Aileen Siroy February 3, 2011 at 7:40 PM  

Mimi said...
congrats, leen! i am GENUINELY happy for you and GENUINELY proud of you and how humble you are despite your accomplishments.

i'll get my copy from Kaith within the week.

. . . . .

Thank you for being happy and proud of me. :) There's no reason to be maghinambog. And if there's one thing I do practice everyday (apart from my photography), it's humility. :)

Aileen Siroy February 3, 2011 at 7:56 PM  

Cindy said...
So very proud and happy ... way to go Ai!!!

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Big big thanks, Cinds! :)

Aileen Siroy February 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM  

Badeth said...
Bitin! I love to read more of you. More, more please...

I am super-duper happy that I personally know THE AILEEN SIROY!

Inggit na lang yung iba dyan saken yayayayaay!

. . . . .

Hahahaha! You are so funny, Badeth! I will bring a copy when we meet each other for our next Gelato date. :)

Thank you. I know you'd be happy for me. :)

Aileen Siroy February 3, 2011 at 8:02 PM  

Filipinas said...
Thank you for making the pink Holga a stariray! I feel like I was there as well. I love you! :D SOO PROUD OF YOU!

. . . . .

The pink Holga is one of my fave things. Thank you, Fil. It certainly did feel like you were there with me. Thank you for loving me. Love you, too! You know that already. :)

Aileen Siroy February 3, 2011 at 8:04 PM  

Meikah said...
Ai, proud and happy for you, too! Congrats! Soar soar my dear friend... :)

. . . . .

Thank you, Mei! I appreciate it a lot! :)

Aileen Siroy February 3, 2011 at 8:07 PM  

Liza said...
Nobody is more deserving of this than you. Congratulations, Ai! More to come...

How I wish I can get my hands on a copy of this too.

. . . . .

You are very sweet gyud, Liz. Thank you! :)
If only I have another copy, I'd send you. But wala na. :(

Aileen Siroy February 3, 2011 at 8:08 PM  

Liza said...
By the way, your SOOC photos are already so good. Di na kinahanglan i-edit. =)

. . . . .

Thank you! I guess, I've become so used to editing my photos before posting them. :D

HENRE February 3, 2011 at 11:41 PM  

as they always say "huli man daw magaling pa rin" haha...grabe im so excited na to grab an slr and become grasshopper to aileen siroy!

chin February 7, 2011 at 2:38 PM  

Congratulations, Siroymylab! Yes, the heart is fickle, but yours is one of the bravest, funkiest, and most faithful that I know. Keep being an inspiration!

Travel mates again, soon?

Aileen Siroy February 7, 2011 at 5:23 PM  

HENRE said...
as they always say "huli man daw magaling pa rin" haha...grabe im so excited na to grab an slr and become grasshopper to aileen siroy!

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Yes, it's time to get a DSLR! Let's shoot together! :)

Aileen Siroy February 7, 2011 at 5:30 PM  

chin said...
Congratulations, Siroymylab! Yes, the heart is fickle, but yours is one of the bravest, funkiest, and most faithful that I know. Keep being an inspiration!

Travel mates again, soon?

. . . . .

Thank you, Chinmylab. I appreciate how much you see me beyond this ball of fats (haha) and beyond this blog. Very very grateful. :)

Let's go travel again! Where to? :D

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