11 May 2011

Reasons why I'm Glowing & Grateful.


I have CBB in my life. Period. :)

Got my copy of CDN today. Mom and my aunt searched for copies so they could send me some.

Even before my Coron piece was published, Lifestyle Asst. Editor N already told me to prepare my Batanes article. I thought she was kidding, so I didn't write it. Haha. But the week before I left for Donsol, she texted me that she's still waiting for my article. Despite so many amazing writers out there, I am grateful that they invited me to write for them. And they made really beautiful layout of my articles. I dare say that CDN is the number one paper in Cebu, so I'm grateful. :)


It still feels surreal for me to see my by-line. But my friends keep reminding me: "It's high time!"

Speaking of friends, I got the sweetest text from M one morning. She said:
When I start to feel small, I think of you. You make me feel big even though I am not. You make me feel empowered though deep down I am lame. You make me look beautiful especially in the photos you take of me though you know how hard this bruised and broken lady tries to look good. I want you to know I'm thankful for being the kind of pillar that you are to me. Thanks for taking me as I am.
For me, friendship is about this -- total acceptance, unquestionable love, basic respect. I am not a perfect friend, but I always try to be a good one.

I have friends who collect clippings of my work. I have friends who go out of their way to get copies. My friends are my constant cheerleaders. They are happy for both my little and big successes. Yes, I have a tribe of stage-friends. How lucky can I get? :P


I had the most amazing Donsol/Legaspi trip. I'll blog about that soon. But what I just want to say right now is that yes, it truly helps to learn how to dance with the waves.

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Mimi May 12, 2011 at 11:29 AM  

basta, I'm blessed to have you as one of my real friends!

maayo gyud ka, leen mao nang daghang mokopya nimo =)

julai May 12, 2011 at 9:32 PM  

I bet Ate Ai, CDN will ask you to submit an article about your Donsol trip soon. So, when they ask you that, don´t doubt it anymore, just write.hehehe. I am so blessed to have known you Ate ai. You are such an inspiration! God bless u always.

julai May 12, 2011 at 9:42 PM  

oyyy ate naa koy nakalimtan.hehehe. na confirm na jd te ang ahong guess ug kinsa ang imong secret hubby. ug sakto ang ahong guess.hehehee. I am soo happy for both of you ate. Keep the fire burnin´!

Patricia May 14, 2011 at 7:09 PM  

yay, another article!!!! =) cdn really has good taste. it's the only newspaper in cebu that i trust.

kookooforcocopuffs May 19, 2011 at 11:16 PM  

congratulations,Ai..you deserve that;-) i cant wait one day, you will have your own weekly column;-) im sure that'll happen;-)

Liza May 20, 2011 at 8:42 AM  

Congratulations, Ai! You should do more of these--write more, travel more and share more of your travel experiences. You may not have realized it, but you are promoting the two things that our country should be known for--its beauty and its talented people. Bravo to you!!!

Aileen Siroy May 23, 2011 at 9:07 PM  

Mimi said...
basta, I'm blessed to have you as one of my real friends!

maayo gyud ka, leen mao nang daghang mokopya nimo =)

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I feel grateful when friends say I am a true friend to them. :) I feel blessed to have you for a friend, too, Mi! :)

I don't mind being copied, as long as dili ko libakon after copying. LOL.
Seriously, we do take inspiration from other people. If others find their passion in the process (or by my example), then that's wonderful. :)

Aileen Siroy May 23, 2011 at 9:10 PM  

julai said...
I bet Ate Ai, CDN will ask you to submit an article about your Donsol trip soon. So, when they ask you that, don´t doubt it anymore, just write.hehehe. I am so blessed to have known you Ate ai. You are such an inspiration! God bless u always.

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You do know how to make me less scared about writing, Jul! Thank you! :)
I am so blessed to know you, too. You are such a strong and inspiring young woman. :)

Aileen Siroy May 23, 2011 at 9:13 PM  

julai said...
oyyy ate naa koy nakalimtan.hehehe. na confirm na jd te ang ahong guess ug kinsa ang imong secret hubby. ug sakto ang ahong guess.hehehee. I am soo happy for both of you ate. Keep the fire burnin´!

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Hahahaha! You are funny, Jul!

Aileen Siroy May 23, 2011 at 9:15 PM  

Patricia said...
yay, another article!!!! =) cdn really has good taste. it's the only newspaper in cebu that i trust.

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

Aileen Siroy May 23, 2011 at 9:24 PM  

kookooforcocopuffs said...
congratulations,Ai..you deserve that;-) i cant wait one day, you will have your own weekly column;-) im sure that'll happen;-)

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Thank you, Chel! About the column, if it happens (or not), I'd be happy. :)

Aileen Siroy May 23, 2011 at 9:26 PM  

Liza said...
Congratulations, Ai! You should do more of these--write more, travel more and share more of your travel experiences. You may not have realized it, but you are promoting the two things that our country should be known for--its beauty and its talented people. Bravo to you!!!

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Thank you, Liz! I really do not know if I want to write more, but I certainly would love to travel more! :D

joselle February 25, 2013 at 5:38 PM  

Hello po! I stumbled onto your blog by accident. I actually do not remember how I got here! But I am so happy that I am. I love your work! It's my first time seeing them and I cannot get enough. I've been on the constant lookout for inspirations and I think I've found another one in your works. Your photography is personal, calm, and reflective, and your travel photos rock! Looking forward to seeing more of your works here and everywhere!:D

Aileen February 25, 2013 at 9:10 PM  

joselle said...
Hello po! I stumbled onto your blog by accident. I actually do not remember how I got here! But I am so happy that I am. I love your work! It's my first time seeing them and I cannot get enough. I've been on the constant lookout for inspirations and I think I've found another one in your works. Your photography is personal, calm, and reflective, and your travel photos rock! Looking forward to seeing more of your works here and everywhere!:D

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Hi Joselle!

Oh wow! Thank you! You are so nice! Visited your blog! You have awesome pictures, too! Keep going! :)

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