Saturday, April 19, 2008


It was confirmed by an editorial staff member a couple of months ago that the photo and accompanying text from my blog entry "A Smile as Bright as Sunshine" was to be published in Baby magazine's March issue. I was to be sent a promotional copy, she added.

March came and went, and haven't received anything; hence, I forgot all about it. That is, until my nephew called to say that he had bought a copy, and offered to bring it over so I could see it. You see, it was his daughter Alexandra's photographs that I've taken and posted in that particular blog entry; one of which was published in Baby magazine.

He bought another copy to be put away for safe keeping. When Alex gets to be old enough, he plans to give it to her as a birthday gift. I shared his excitement. However, in my case, it was because this marked the first time that an entry from my blog was picked-up by a glossy magazine to be published.

It was featured under the heading, "How to take the best shot of babies."


posted by Señor Enrique at 8:35 AM


Anonymous rhodora said...

Wow, Alex is big na!

Congrats again, Eric!

I hope Baby Mag staff reads this post and realize their oversight.:)

April 19, 2008 9:07 AM  

Anonymous rhodora said...

Oopss.. I thought that's Alex on the cover of the mag, I realized, di pala. Na-excite ako. hehehe.

But I presume she's big now, right?

April 19, 2008 9:10 AM  

Blogger mimi said...

ang cute! congrats po!

April 19, 2008 11:15 AM  

Blogger Lola said...

Goodness gracious Eric, you're becoming very famous indeed. Congratulations!

The baby is so cute and so very cuddly.

April 19, 2008 11:32 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks, Rhoda!

Yes, she's walking now and getting to be quite "makulit" just like typical toddlers her age ... hehehe :)

April 19, 2008 11:53 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Maraming salamat, Mimi :)

April 19, 2008 11:53 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Not really, Pat ... hehehe :) Thanks!

She's getting quite big and had recently started walking around unaided. She also tends to grab anything along her way and sometimes puts it in her mouth so, she really has to be be watched over.

April 19, 2008 11:56 AM  

Anonymous lino said...

wow! congrats! another feather on your cap.... :)

April 19, 2008 1:16 PM  

Blogger Tina said...

hi eric congrats. forget my other comments ... but i still think they should,ve sent you a copy if not pay you a fee.

April 19, 2008 4:29 PM  

Blogger nutart said...

Another pat on your back, Eric!

That's a very natural picture of your very cute apo (na po! :-D). Kasi what is the most cozy place for a baby to be but in the warmth of the arms of a doting adult! Nice warm tones too!

April 19, 2008 5:39 PM  

Blogger jon go said...

congratulations eric!!! that is very cool.. i wish one of my poems would get published one day... :)

April 19, 2008 6:21 PM  

Blogger kyels said...

That is wonderful! Congratulations Eric. I'm sure Alex will grow up to be a beautiful girl; love her smile in the photo!


April 20, 2008 12:46 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Many thanks, Lino!

Looking forward to seeing your winning photos from this year's upcoming Aliwan Fiesta :)

April 20, 2008 7:40 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hi Tina!

After I've sent them an email inquiring about my promotional copy, I was told that they ran out and will wait for returns from which they will grab one to send to me ... hahaha!

Yes, a financial remuneration at this point would be a decent gesture on their part.

April 20, 2008 7:42 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Oo nga, Bernadette, apo na naman ito ... hehehe :) Time surely flies!

Many thanks :)

April 20, 2008 7:43 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hi Jon!

You do write wonderful poetry! Wish I could.

Keep on posting samples of your work on your site and someone will surely take notice. You may even consider making one day of the week as the day to post a sample of your poetry on a regular basis. Also, join some online poetry clubs and invite them to check out your site.

Philippine Star, I think, also publishes poetry from those submitted by its readers. Check it out :)

Goo luck!

April 20, 2008 7:48 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

She is a pretty girl especially when she's not being too "makulit," hehehe.

Many thanks, Kyels!

April 20, 2008 7:50 AM  

Blogger Sidney said...

That is cool! Always fun to see your own pictures published!
She an adorable baby and you captured her big smile!

April 20, 2008 10:05 AM  

Blogger Photo Cache said...

there's no stopping you now, senor. so happy for you. more is coming i know. congrats.

April 20, 2008 12:24 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

It's fun when photos get a second life or added mileage, as they say. Took the shot and posted it months ago, and then got picked-up by this magazine.

Thank you, Sidney!

April 20, 2008 12:49 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Truly appreciate your kind and encouraging words, Photo Cache. Thank you very much!

April 20, 2008 12:52 PM  

Anonymous bingskee said...

congratulations, eric! so happy for you. :-) malayo na ang narating mo..

April 21, 2008 12:19 AM  

OpenID niceheart said...

That's wonderful, Eric. Congrats. I guess that will get you more inspired to continue on taking more wonderful pictures. :)

April 21, 2008 5:51 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hello, Irene!

Thank you very much! Yes, such features inspire me to home my skills because I realized that not only do I enjoy photography, but I also make some folks happy -- like the parents of Alex. And perhaps, Alex, too, someday when she's all grown up and sees this copy of the magazine :)

April 21, 2008 8:56 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Maraming salamat, Bing!

I've always appreciated your encouraging words from the very beginning -- since the early days of my blogging efforts!

Thank you very much :)

April 21, 2008 8:59 AM  

Blogger luna miranda said...

Wow! Congrats, Eric! Papa-autograph ako sa 'yo one of these days! hehehe

April 22, 2008 12:31 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

This was merely a minor inclusion, Luna, not a full-page feature of my work ... hehehe.

But just the same, my nephew was very happy kasi anak niya ang naka-feature :)

Maraming salamat, Luna!

April 23, 2008 7:12 AM  

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