Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Many thanks to, the official website of the City of Manila, for having picked my photo essay -- The 63rd Commemoration of the Battle for Manila.

I'm truly honored to see it
featured quite prominently on its Historical and Heritage Commission page.

Maraming salamat po!


posted by Señor Enrique at 10:19 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

With amazing photos and well-thought off write-ups, hey you deserve it. Congratulations Senor Enrique!

April 16, 2008 11:43 AM  

Blogger Unknown said...

congrats, eric!

April 16, 2008 11:58 AM  

Blogger armovil said...

Senor, Congratulations! Mabuhay ka!

April 16, 2008 12:37 PM  

Blogger pusa said...


well deserved :D where's the blowout? hehehehe

April 16, 2008 12:39 PM  

Blogger Sidney said...

Well deserved! You got the best blog about Manila.

I agree with Pusa... where's the blowout !

April 16, 2008 3:41 PM  

Blogger nutart said...

Uuy! Congrats, Eric!

April 16, 2008 5:45 PM  

Blogger Tina said...

well done eric i'd say congratulation!

April 16, 2008 7:59 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you very much for your kind words, Traveler :)

April 16, 2008 8:03 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Luna!

April 16, 2008 8:03 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Maraming salamat, Arlan!

April 16, 2008 8:04 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

We should plan on having one in the very near future, Pusa ... hehehe. Many thanks!

April 16, 2008 8:05 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, Sidney, but I don't know about having the best blog about Manila.

I think it's exciting to see many of our fellow bloggers keep sharing their love for the city. I remember when I was still living in NYC, there was hardly anything about Manila. We should continue on documenting as much as we can about this historic city of ours.

April 16, 2008 8:08 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Bernadette!

It does seem like a shameless self-promotion, but it feels good that my love affair with the city is somehow recognized by the City of Manila, though online only. I wonder if the mayor will someday give me the ceremonial key to the city? ... hahaha.

April 16, 2008 8:12 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Tina! Thanks much :)

April 16, 2008 8:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biba compleanos, Senor Enrique!

April 16, 2008 10:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

uy congratulations Eric! I think it's a well deserve one, to extend the effort of writing and photographing the city of Manila... =)

April 16, 2008 10:19 PM  

Blogger pelotario said...

Congrats! Im so proud of you! "talagang walang gagaling sa dati ng magaling"

April 16, 2008 10:53 PM  

Blogger Photo Cache said...

Let me join the queue of well wishers. Cheers! The first of many to come.

April 16, 2008 11:51 PM  

Blogger Daisy said...

Senor Enrique


mas nakakatuwa to refer to you as Senor Enrique than Eric :)

Please continue to write and post great sharings and insights about Manila :) I learn a lot!!!

God bless

April 17, 2008 12:01 AM  

Blogger Lola said...

Congratulations Eric!

Inside joke - Hayan marunong na ako. Had to get my grandaughter to teach me.

April 17, 2008 12:10 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Is that you, Pat, behind the name Lola? Hehehe. Thanks and congrats to you, too, for finally learning how to communicate with all of us!

By the way, there's this neighborhood in Quiapo that I frequent and do some street photography. And the little kids in the area call me Lolo ... hahaha!

That is because, "pinagmamano ko silang isa-isa sa akin," and they love doing it.

April 17, 2008 6:59 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks, Daisy!

If you're someone who happen to love Saturday Night Live, Monty Python & the Flying Circus, and David Letterman, to name a few, you'd see the sense of humor behind my Senor Enrique pseudonym, which I have to admit was also partly inspired by Parokya ni Edgar's "Mister Suave" -- the novelty song that dominated the airwaves when I fist came to Manila for a visit after a long absence.

Sadly, there were/are many locals offended by the term "Senor," equating it to an attempt to present an ilustrado image ... hahaha!

In NYC's hispanic communities, senor is just an ordinary term as mister; totally devoid of elitist connotation :)

Thank God for many other local folks like you, Daisy, who intuitively picks up the sense of humor behind my use of Senor Enrique.

Many thanks and God bless as well!

April 17, 2008 7:09 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Many thanks, Photo Cache!

Incidentally, wished I were in San Francisco to cover the protest against the Olympic's torch bearer.

April 17, 2008 7:11 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hindi naman ako dating magaling, Pelotario -- gumagaling pa lamang ... hehehe!

Many thanks, primo :)

April 17, 2008 7:13 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Jervis!

Long time, no hear :) How are you?

Thank you very much!

April 17, 2008 7:14 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Muchas gracias, Senor Mandaragat!

April 17, 2008 7:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm fine, thanks for asking. 'been too busy at work, so busy and tired that it took my time to take photos, too, which is a bad thing =( But I learned my lessons now. And here I am, appreciating your stories and photos again :-)

April 17, 2008 8:14 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

You're still young enough to absorb the rigors of career marathons, Jervis, but you must stop and smell the coffee sometimes ... hehehe!

Welcome back!

April 17, 2008 9:01 AM  

Blogger  gmirage said...

Well deserved! Congratulations!

April 17, 2008 7:57 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Many thanks, Mirage2g!

April 18, 2008 7:58 AM  

Blogger princess_dyanie said...

Congratulations!!! Cheers! :) You deserve it! :)

April 18, 2008 3:07 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks so much, Princess :)

April 18, 2008 9:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, another blog post of yours featured. Ang galing mo naman eric. Congrats once again. :)

April 21, 2008 5:58 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Di naman, Irene (blush) ... hehehe :)

But I guess, my love for the city does reflect on my photographs.

Maraming salamat, Irene!

April 21, 2008 6:38 AM  

Blogger reyd said...

Dagdag mo na rin ang congratulations ko sa iyo and many more to come. Ok lang kahit lumaki na ang ulo mo(sa taas), you really deserved it.

Keep on sharing with us your thoughts and imaginations....

April 26, 2008 5:27 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Many thanks, Reyd. I really appreciate your support and well wishes :)

April 26, 2008 7:55 AM  

Anonymous robert said...

Good Day Senor!

This is the webmaster of Manila, the one who picked your blog regarding 63rd Battle for Manila and placed it to our MHHC page. Sorry for not informing you by that time, the story is while i was browsing the net, i found your blog very informative with regards to our Manila History. So i picked it and placed it in our site since i am just a beginner designing the website. =)

Anyway, just what they said, You deserved all the credits and awards!!! Kudos to you and More Power!!!

February 17, 2010 4:27 PM  

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