Sunday, April 01, 2007


Just learned this morning that I won the Photo Blog of the Year award. This is, unarguably, a prestigous win for me!

I'm at a loss for words right now; not to mention that it's only the break of dawn and haven't had my coffee, yet. However, I promise to post a smarter response later on.

For now, let me just say, thank you all for your support!


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posted by Señor Enrique at 4:48 AM


Blogger Francesca said...

yeeeheeey, wohohohooo!

panalo ka nga! balato naman dyan oy!
congrats. Loss of words pa rin ba?

April 01, 2007 5:31 AM  

Blogger Wil said...

Congrats on winning! Must be great to be recognized for your work. Are you going to Disneyland? :D

April 01, 2007 7:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Senor! I was hoping to meet you there last night

April 01, 2007 8:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was looking all over for you last night. I am glad you won . You place so much effort and love in all your photo blog entries. Very well deserved. Congrats!! Hope to see you in future blog events.

April 01, 2007 10:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

No offense, but your blog is really not a photoblog. What were they thinking giving you an award. My sari-sari store, now that's a photoblog!

pop, just burst your bubble.

April 01, 2007 10:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I told you I'd be saying this a lot in the future! Hahaha! Congratulations to you Senor Enrique for bagging the Best Photo Blog Awards! Sana nagpunta ka!

April 01, 2007 10:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

congrats again, sir eric! :D

April 01, 2007 11:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

senor, i know you'd bagged this. congrats!

i tend to disagree with what leny said. both of them are very good photobloggers (and friends). the only advantage is eric is a filipino.

once again, kudos to you! (i felt i won as well hehehe)

April 01, 2007 12:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! :D

April 01, 2007 12:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Told you you're taking home the big salami ! Well done and congrats :)

April 01, 2007 1:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

MEGA CONGRATULATIONS, really deserve the award!!!

April 01, 2007 1:13 PM  

Blogger Lalon said...

hey señor, congratulations! you deserved it.. good job! ^_^

April 01, 2007 1:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Eric. Congratulations! You definitely deserve it. :)

April 01, 2007 2:09 PM  

Blogger Belle TH said...

Congratulations! Your photos say it all. Gleng! gleng!

April 01, 2007 2:40 PM  

Blogger Frank A Hilario said...

You were the winner. May I invite you to my feature story on the Blog Awards? Names and URLs included; here’s mine .

April 01, 2007 3:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! blnavi

April 01, 2007 3:39 PM  

Blogger ladybug said...

Congratulations eric! You truly deserve this award. :-)

April 01, 2007 3:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, sir!

By the way, about the photo-op. I'm looking forward to that. Pero kabado ako, mukang magmumukhang laruan yung camera ko niyan haha.

April 01, 2007 3:56 PM  

Blogger Sidney said...

WoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooW !
I am very happy you won this award since I feel you really, really deserve it. As Noemi said there is so much effort and love in all your entries.
Maybe it is not a 100% photo blog but your dedication to photography is present in almost all your entries.
The difference between your blog and mine is that you are a talented photographer AND a wonderful writer. I am just a photographer and a very lousy writer.
I am happy that I was not allowed to participate since I would have lost against you. Now at least my ego is not hurt! ;-)
Besides,now it is party time and YOU will have to pay for the bottom less San Migs for the whole blogging community! ;-)
Keep doing what you love and I am sure you will bag more awards and prizes.
But for now, relax and enjoy!

April 01, 2007 5:07 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I was rooting for you, Francesca; not because you've become a friend, but mainly because your candid posts about living in France and acclimating to a new culture (not to mention that you are obliged to learn French in the process) somewhat strikes a chord within me. I trust many of your readers earn much from your trials and tribulations, as well as with your joys and aspirations. Perhaps, next year you'll win the big salami :)

Know what, Wil? I was actually thinking of using that line, but I was afraid that the one who posed the question might not pick it up since that TV commercial doesn't run here locally. However, I did get an uncontrollable urge to call a travel agent and inquire about Disneyland (maybe in Tokyo) right after learning I won the award this morning ... hahaha!

I've a feeling Sonnie that we'll end up meeting in person quite sooner than we can imagine :) BTW, I also won a gift certificate from SM from my Manila Bulletin photo challenge win!

Thank you, Noemi. I have always wanted to meet you and feel confident I would at any time since last year ... hehehe. But we will :) And Cathy Babao and Conni V., too. Thanks again!

April 01, 2007 6:01 PM  

Blogger Kyels said...



April 01, 2007 6:03 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I, too, was very much surprised that my site was nominated under the photo blog category, Leny. But then again, since photographs are integral components of my entries, I figured those who nominated me and the judges who finally selected me as the winner, saw something I didn't.

Sidney is a very good friend of mine and I do agree with you, his My Sari_Sari Store consistently feature fascinating photo essays. Regrettably, his being a Belgian national disqualified him for the PBA. However, Sidney is a finalist in the Photobloggies' Best Southeast Asian Photo Blog -- and I am rooting for him.

As for your bursting my bubble? Sorry, nothing doing.

How about just trashing your prejudice against us Pinoys and join us for a brew when we go out to celebrate. PBA is more to draw us together as bloggers, not separate us. There's enough anger out there. Let's work together as a global community to do good with whatever talent we have. Okay?

Peace :)

April 01, 2007 6:15 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks, Ferdz! Now I know what it feels like to win a major award as you had ... hehehe! Hayaan mo I'm sure there'll be more PBS in the offing!

Thanks, again, Corsarius :) I asked Ia to forward to you the Email I sent her this morning!

I had previously responded to a comment, Jeff that I'd gladly defer the win to you, because in the short time that we've become friends, I've learned so much from you, especially in the realm of photography. I still wish that you'll someday come back home for good and set up shop here -- a studio and school.

Many thanks, Jeff. Your kind words mean a lot to me :)

April 01, 2007 6:22 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Jaypee. I'm sure I'll soon get a chance to meet you in person as well. Many thanks for your efforts in helping make PBA a great success!

Yes, BW, and you're right, taking home the big salami is way fun ... hehehe! Many thanks, bro!

Thank you, Dine! I shall work harder now to help bring our blogging community a notch higher.

Many thanks, Lalon! I appreciate it :)

April 01, 2007 6:25 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, Irene! I guess, you can say I've come a long way, huh? Not too many people (those who don't blog) realize that blogging is a labor of love. And with that said, I must once again thank you for being one of the early readers/supporters who visited regularly. I shall always treasure that.

Thank you, Irene :)

April 01, 2007 6:31 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Many thanks, Belle! How's your photography coming along?

Hi Frank! Sure and thank you. I've just clicked on your profile and you have about eleven blogs! Wow!

Many thanks, Blnavi!

April 01, 2007 6:35 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, thank you, Ladybug! :)

Hi Rick! So sorry I couldn't make it to the awards night. As for the mini get-together, don't worry ... I'll bring my point & shoot just to make you feel more comfortable, ok? What's more important is that we all get together and have fun even for a couple of hours.

April 01, 2007 6:38 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

As I've said often, Sidney, thank you for your continuous support in my study of photography and in my other endeavors.

Yes, we will have that party and Leny is invited as well :)

April 01, 2007 6:41 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, Kyels!

April 01, 2007 6:42 PM  

Blogger -= dave =- said...

Congrats Señor E., still on a roll!

Being cited in one of your entries was honor enough for me. Don't worry, I'm working on that list, just that new discoveries have forced me to reconsider my decision (see, it's really difficult, hehe).

April 01, 2007 10:17 PM  

Blogger ipanema said...

Hey Eric, Congratulations! Now, I can post. :)

April 01, 2007 10:46 PM  

Blogger reyd said...


April 01, 2007 11:19 PM  

Blogger pinoymaclover said...

Congratulations, Señor Enrique! :)

April 02, 2007 1:16 AM  

Blogger joe said...

A couple of my faves won! Congratulations Eric! Hope to EB with you, Connie V, her friend Lisa A in Manila or Baguio someday or in NY. Keep clicking & blogging.

April 02, 2007 3:25 AM  

Blogger carlotta1924 said...

huwaw congratulations señor!!!!!!!!!! i'm really, really happy for you!!!!! your pictures are great as well as the writeups (in which i learn a lot of new things).

keep on blogging! woohoo! =)

April 02, 2007 5:18 AM  

Blogger Amadeo said...

Congrats, Eric.

An honor well earned and deserved.

April 02, 2007 10:27 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Dave. Guess I should slow down a bit ... not too good on the heart ... hehehe!

Take your time on that list. There are far too many thought-provoking articles posted by our fellow bloggers. But I'm excited to see what you will come up with :)

Many thanks, Ipanema. I guess you're not the only one befuddled about my site as a photo blog ... hehehe :)

Maraming salamat, Reyd!!!

April 02, 2007 10:45 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks, PinoyMacLover! I'd like to think that my MacBook brough me good luck :)

Hi Joe! Sure! Poughkeepsie isn't that too far from NYC. Actually, autumn would be a fine time to drive up there and take some pics with you :)

Thanks, Carla! I really am hoping that we'll all get together again soon. Maybe I'll ask Ivan to do special architectural tour with a food stop at the end... hmmmm.

Thank you very, Amadeo. Truly appreciate your kind words.

BTW, I finally found that tiny street filled with various food stalls/shops in Binondo near the BPI building. I'll go back to take pics and post them.

April 02, 2007 10:50 AM  

Blogger Nashei said...

oh my god!!!!!you won! you won!

April 02, 2007 5:17 PM  

Blogger Unknown said...

Eric, my heartfelt congratulations! I don't know what else to say except that I am truly happy for you especially because you've always worked hard to share with us your beautiful photos, informative posts and heartwarming stories. So I guess this is a good time too to say thank you for all that you have shared with us!

April 02, 2007 5:56 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Yes, I did, Nashei! Hehehe!

Many thanks!

Darn ... your comment just made me teary-eyed, Bugsy. Thank you very much. I really appreciate your kind words.

April 02, 2007 7:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Astig! :D

Too bad i wasn't able to come to the awards night. *sighs*

April 02, 2007 8:13 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks, Jhay! With that great effort you put into your pre-award night interview entries with the finalists, you were the last person I'd expect not to make it at the awards night. But I'm sure there'll be another next year :)

April 03, 2007 7:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biggest Congratulations to you, Senor Enrique! I've been sick and haven't had access to the internet until today, hence my delayed greeting! It's been mentioned before but your interesting insights complement your amazing photos which just makes the reader's experience a lot more satisfying. Everyday, mundane things just become a lot more interesting. Thanks for all the photos and stories and keep them coming! We appreciate it!


April 03, 2007 10:52 AM  

Blogger Akira Liwanag said...


April 03, 2007 11:58 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I was down with the flu, Gracing, and have been struggling to get back on track 100% since then. Guess, it's the heat as well that tends to make me feel more exhausted than usual.

Those are incredibly sweet words, Gracing. On this Holy Week, your accolades, as well as those of others make me confident that I have done a good deed; hence, making me feel more at peace with myself.

Thank you Gracing! Really, you guys inspire me to do better :)

April 03, 2007 5:53 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, Akira :) I really appreciate it!

April 03, 2007 5:54 PM  

Blogger Maryanne Moll said...

Congratulations on the well-deserved win! :)

April 03, 2007 8:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, eric! i hope this is not too late! kahapon lang nag browse about the winners and i was amazed to see your name tapos biglang naubos ang load ko while making the comment.

i am proud of you. remember, when you were just starting this blog? it seemed like you were still doubtful. your passion had earned you that wonderful award. congratulations!

April 03, 2007 10:43 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, Maryanne! Will you be in Bicol for the Holy Week?

April 04, 2007 7:22 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Many thanks, Bing!

Yes, I remember those days and the time you encouraged me to turn on my comment box ... hehehe. Come to think of it, you were the very first who communicated with me, through email then.

I really appreciate your support, as well as your kind and supportive words, Bing. And I mean that sincerely :)

April 04, 2007 7:26 AM  

Blogger vina said...

aaargh...i've been MIA for too long!

congratulations senor! you totally deserve the award!

and your pictures just keep getting better! :)

April 04, 2007 8:00 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Many thanks, Vina! That's right! Where have you been? Thought you've gotten married and moved to Tuscany to live happily ever after :)

Welcome back!

April 04, 2007 8:55 PM  

Blogger Daisy said...

Mabuhay po kayo Senor Enrique!!!! Tunay kayong pinagpalang photographer. Sana ay patuloy po ang iyong pag post ng magagandang kuha, tao man o lugar. sana ay patuloy kaming matuto sa mga maestrong tulad ninyo :)

April 04, 2007 10:36 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Maraming salamat, Daisy, sa iyong pagbati at patuloy na pagtangkilik. Hayaan mo at lalo akong magsusumikap sa aking pagsusulat at pagkuha ng mga larawan.

April 05, 2007 6:23 AM  

Blogger Unsugarcoated Reviews said...

sobrang late na to pero congrats congrats!

you deserve it :)

April 09, 2007 6:26 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

It's stll highly appreciated, Cyberpunk! Many, many thanks!

April 09, 2007 6:56 PM  

Blogger Ayan said...

Congratulations! I was viewing your blog and I really enjoyed checking out all the pictures and your stories. :)

April 15, 2007 4:20 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you very much Ayan! I did have collected quite a number of posts from all this time of blogging. I'm glad you find them as interesting as I have first posted them. Thanks again!

April 15, 2007 5:07 PM  

Blogger ka tony said...

Congrats Eric,

You indeed did it!!!! MORE POWER!

ka tony

September 22, 2008 6:41 AM  

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