Johnny-come-lately

I’m in Cebu Journalism and Journalists 2, a glossy magazine that comes out during the Cebu Press Freedom Week celebration. The magazine’s purpose is “to put between its covers people, institutions, and activities that have helped bring Cebu journalism to what it is now: dynamic and thriving.” Cebu Journalism and Journalists

I wasn’t initially picked to be among the journalists featured in the magazine. I was, in fact, the last to be included in the volume.

A few days before the magazine was to be sent to the printer, I arrived at the office in my usual getup: jeans and shirt with scruffy hair on a face untouched by razor for a few weeks. I was surprised to be told to fix myself up, borrow a polo shirt and have my picture taken.

I was then told to write something about myself and, being the hardcore blogger that I am, I couldn’t resist including my weblog URL in the text. My late addition caused the relegation of a big-shot Cebuano broadcaster from a full-page treatment in the magazine into just half a page.

Max Limpag My half-page of fame in the Cebu Journalism and Journalists magazine. Click to enlarge.

The journalists included in the magazine were also featured in a photo exhibit in Ayala Center Cebu. I wasn’t able to visit the exhibit, which ended last night, because the past few days have been hectic for me and my family. As expected, I got ribbed for the drop in sales at the mall as my picture was scaring shoppers away.

7 Comments

actually one of my dreams ay ang mafeature sa magazine at sa ibang mga shows. It’s just unfurtunate na wala akong talent para ma-feature.

Hanga ako sayo sir!

Wow! Hats off to you, Max. I’m so proud of you. 🙂 Sayang wala na diri ang magazine – ako unta gipahambog… hehehe 🙂

Max, I’m sure you deserve it, as you are active not only in print, but also in the cyberworld. HOpefully, some good bloggerswill be recognized as journalists as well.

btw, i noted that my comments immediately go to your comment site. what are you doing to prevent comment spam?

I have been inundated with spam, and posted my solution on my blog, but noticed that you are not actively using one?

Hi sir,
Thanks for the kind words. I use Akismet and set my comments for moderation. Your comments were immediately posted because you already posted a comment (using the same e-mail address) that had been approved previously.

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