Monday, September 22, 2008


to all the winners of the
2008 Philippine Blog Awards!

And thank you for the
Best Single Post Awards!

Me and Tia Inez

Manila's Movie Theaters

Ang Tibay Naman

Of most importance: many thanks to all of you
my friends and readers
for inspiring me each and every day.

Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat!

I dedicate these three 2008 PBA trophies
to the memory of my brother Taba.

* * *


posted by Señor Enrique at 5:46 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

congratulations eric!! :-)

September 22, 2008 7:10 AM  

Blogger ka tony said...

Congrats Eric!!!

What a way to dedicate these three PBA Trophies to your late brother TABA, whose birthday is today, the 21st of September!

More power Eric!
ka tony

September 22, 2008 7:37 AM  

Blogger JayAshKal said...

Ditto and much Kudos Eric for the much deserved awards!


September 22, 2008 7:53 AM  

Blogger EM said...

Congrats!!! Truly deserving and more!

True enough! You kept throwing out there what you love to do ... and the universe has reciprocated accordingly!

So happy for you Eric... may you have many more love to share ... and may you find the same love in return.

i hope to have your authograph, when time and place permits. I'm now officially one of your fans ;)

September 22, 2008 8:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You deserve a lot more and Congratulations!


September 22, 2008 8:37 AM  

Blogger nutart said...


September 22, 2008 8:48 AM  

Blogger nerdluck said...

You rock, Sir Eric... you know that?
We hope you never get tired of doing what you do.

September 22, 2008 9:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You truly deserve the win :)

I was there, actually. Gusto ko na sanang tanggapin on your behalf..para makaakyat man lang sa entablado..hehehe :)

September 22, 2008 9:33 AM  

Blogger Janette Toral said...

Congratulations Eric! More power to you!

September 22, 2008 11:50 AM  

Blogger NOYPETES said...

Congratulations sa iyo Eric!

Nakakatuwa naman at talagang tinangkilik ng marami ang talino mo!

Tuloy ang ligaya Eric!

Ano naman ang napanalunan mo? May libreng laptop ba?

September 22, 2008 1:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Congratulations Señor.

September 22, 2008 1:45 PM  

Blogger BCS said...

Congratulations Eric! And thank you for educating me. :)

By the way, I suppose you've been to Binondo recently (judging from the image you posted here)? :)

Again, congratulations! May you not tire in maintaining this blog of yours. :)

September 22, 2008 1:48 PM  

Blogger pusa said...

congratulations!!! i still think you deserve a much better award than just those 3 specific post

September 22, 2008 2:05 PM  

Blogger domho said...

senor, i was at the PBA 2008 last night and i was so happy when i heard your blog mentioned three times as an awardee.


September 22, 2008 2:36 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Palma.

And you keep the faith, 'ya hear? I am one of those who greatly admire your artworks :)

September 22, 2008 2:47 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Maraming salamat, Ka Tony!

I'll let you in on a little secret: reason I've become a prolific blogger is because I consider my posts as missives to my late brother, Taba. And what I missed most since he was gone were those wonderful dinner parties he used to host in which he'd invite a wonderful mix of interesting people, a small group -- once or twice a month.

And know what? The riveting conversations that would come out from such get-togethers somehow remind me of the exchanges of thoughts and ideas with fellow bloggers in the comment boxes of these blog entries.

So I thought it fitting to dedicate these trophies to him; not to mention that the PBA award ceremony fell on his birthday, too :)

September 22, 2008 2:54 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, Mario!

Your regular visits and comments are much appreciated, though I'm unable to reciprocate in same frequency because of my slow connection ... hehehe.

September 22, 2008 2:55 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Oh, thank you for such sweet thought and wishess, EM :)

Yes, if anything, this should prove that Oprah was right all along! Just throw out there what you love doing and then let the universe reciprocate accordingly!

God bless you and your daughter, EM!

September 22, 2008 2:58 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks much, Paolo.

Believe me, I have more than what I've wished for at the moment ... hehehe. I intend to share these blessings by churning out more entertaining stories in the upcoming days!

September 22, 2008 3:01 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, Bernadette!

September 22, 2008 3:03 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Nerdluck!

Actually, just the other day, I was telling what a great blessing it would be if I could keep on blogging til I'm old and gray ... hehehe!

September 22, 2008 3:05 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you Janette!

And thank you, too, to all the PBA judges. I very much appreciate the honor!

September 22, 2008 3:07 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Oo nga ano, Cookie? I didn't know you were going to be there. Sayang!

Would you believe I wasn't no more than a 15-minute drive away from MOA yesterday? I was working on a photo shoot project, though, which lasted very late at night. I'm sure Juned would have allowed me even just to peek in kahit sandali man lang.

September 22, 2008 3:10 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Lol .... no, Pareng Pete. Walang laptop :(

Pero the honor of having won three trophies in this evening's event is humbling, though at the same time, super booster to my confidence as a writer.

Thank you, Pete!

September 22, 2008 3:12 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Muchas gracias, El Cineasta!

September 22, 2008 3:13 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...


I believe it's more like educating each other. You see, without everyone's input, I don't think these posts would have been as lively and enlightening!

Yes, I was in Binondo the other to do an errand and you can imagine how happy I was to see these banderitas! So, I immediately whipped out my point & shoot and started snapping away. And while I was there, I lit a red candle.

Thank you so much, BCS!

September 22, 2008 3:16 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, Agnes!

Truth be told, receiving three recognitions in one single night is mind blowing because I've never experienced anything like it. But even more significant is the tremendous boost to my confidence gained from these awards.

Last year, I won the Photo Blog of the year award which somewhat celebrated my skills as a photographer. But these three Best Single Post awards essentially recognize my skills as a writer.

You see, Agnes, today PBA, tomorrow Palanca ... hahaha!

By the way, thank you very much also for being the very first person to have made me aware that I had won last night :)

September 22, 2008 3:23 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks so much, Dominic!

As I've told Cookie, I wasn't too far from MOA last night but I was working on a photo shoot, though.

But you know? Glad I wasn't there ... I might have had a heart attack with all that excitement ... hahaha!

But seriously, I got teary-eyed when I learned that I've received three awards in last night's PBA ceremony. It's simply mind blowing.

Again, Dominic, thank you!

September 22, 2008 3:34 PM  

Blogger the jester-in-exile said...

and you weren't there to receive your well-deserved awards.

i hate you now (tee hee hee hee)


September 22, 2008 5:21 PM  

Blogger Video 48 said...

Congrats, Eric! You deserve more!

September 22, 2008 9:59 PM  

Blogger pelotario said...

Conratulation Eric! I'm happy for you and pretty sure that "taba"
feel the same way. More power to
you and regards to the family.


September 22, 2008 11:09 PM  

Blogger Amadeo said...


You now have the world over there at your fingertips!

September 23, 2008 12:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Go to the next level, go for the Palanca!!

September 23, 2008 3:19 AM  

Blogger Panaderos said...

Congratulations, Eric. The awards are all very well deserved. Thanks for sharing your photos and thoughts with us. I certainly look forward to more! :)

September 23, 2008 4:29 AM  

Blogger Photo Cache said...

cheers senor. you are truly deserving. more to come.

September 23, 2008 5:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Viva Senor Enrique!! Viva compeanos!!

Mula sa fans mo dito sa South Pacific!!!

September 23, 2008 6:32 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Lol ... I was nearby working on a project that lasted late in the evening, Jester!

By the way, many thanks again for being the very first to post the list of the winners. It was on your site where I learned I had won three trophies!

And congratulations to you, too!

September 23, 2008 6:51 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Simon!

Perhaps, next year, it'll be your turn. I'm a regular visitor to your wonderful blog!

September 23, 2008 6:54 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks much, Ferdie! Regards to your family as well :)

By the way, remember as amateur Jai-Alai players when during our Christmas party up in the Sky Room, many from our table won the raffle? You, me, and a couple of more fellow amateurs? That was fun!

September 23, 2008 6:59 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, Amadeo.

However, not quite the world over here. Perhaps, blogolandia only ... lol!

BTW, I coined the word 'blogolandia' as alternative to 'blogosphere' which seems cold, alienating and too sci-fi ... hehehe.

Also, blogolandia has a Pinoy ring to it, I think :)

September 23, 2008 7:05 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Juleste!

Okay, I will :)

September 23, 2008 7:07 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Panaderos.

And thank you for the kind words as well :)

September 23, 2008 7:09 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, Photo Cache :)

September 23, 2008 7:10 AM  

Blogger Unknown said...

Congratulations Eric!

So happy for you winning the writing awards :) Your stories are truly inspiring!!!

I am so late as the past two days were a bit busy...I missed the awards which I was aiming to attend this year haaay.

Blogalandia parang buendia (with a bus inspector's tone hehehehe) piyesta!!!

burger burger burger hehehehe siopao siomai siopao siomai ahahahhaha!!! siomai naman dyan!!!! hehe tribute to all your food entries na rin!

God bless Eric!!! Blessings comes in threes!!!

September 23, 2008 7:25 AM  

Blogger Lola said...

Hello Eric,

Congratulations! It's very well deserved. I look forward to your post everyday.

September 23, 2008 7:30 AM  

Blogger filipino deltiologist said...

congratulations senor enrique! u truly deserve the awards! was hoping to finally meet you on the awards night, maybe next year!

September 23, 2008 7:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kailangan mo nang magpagawa ng aparador para sa mga awards mo. hehehe.

You truly deserve the awards, Eric. And if I'm not mistaken, you are the highest pointer in the 2008 Philippine Blog Awards for garnering three!

Congratulations and more blessings to come, Eric! :)

September 23, 2008 8:29 AM  

Blogger FilMasons NSW said...


Don't worry re reciprocating my visits. My posts are most times far and in between, when I have the time. Plus not all my posts are as interesting to the "public", more personal than anything else: would be glad if like minded people take interest in my blogs otherwise, I'll keep on posting till I get another hobby... hehehee.

I love the way your bro Taba have this dinners with actual adult conversations... I mean ideas instead of tsismis. I think I dreamed of some bloggers getting together for dinner and conversation up at La Cucina of Tita Moning. Most parties I've been to either have card gmaes of some sort and karaoke...


September 23, 2008 8:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Eric - congrats ! As expected and it's not a surprise - for me that is - that you'd be bagging the salami and cheese again this year :) Well done bro !

September 23, 2008 9:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've really come a long way, Eric! Congratulations on the 3 blog awards!

September 23, 2008 6:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Eric!

God bless!

- Rachel Teodoro Santamaria

September 23, 2008 6:18 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Daisy!

Oo nga, siopao at siomai for the celebration ... lol!

But blogolandia sounds like my mom's province -- Bicolandia!

Yes, what a wonderful thought: blessings come in threes! That mean I have two more coming? Hehehe!

September 23, 2008 6:37 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks so much, Pat :)

September 23, 2008 6:37 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Filipino Deltiologist!

I wanted to but I had a project to work on the afternoon/evening. And I was too exhausted afterwards to do anything else.

Yes, maybe next year :)

September 23, 2008 6:38 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks much, Rhoda!

Hindi ko pa naman siguro kailangan 'yon. But you should see my friend's living room in New Jersey. It's filled with trophies and medals from his three sons' sports activities. Daig pang tindahan sa Raon ng mga trophy at medals ... hehehe.

September 23, 2008 6:41 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

You should keep it up, Mario, even if you come up with a newer hobby. our inspiration blog alone is a gem!

Card games, mahjong and karaoke at parties can be fun at times, but a regular dose of which can be boring.

Taba's "meeting of the mind" dinner parties consisted of no more than eight people, plus it was held usually on Tuesday nights when New York bistros aren't usually crowded. This way we could stay longer than usual especially when the conversations got intensely fascinating.

Something like that in Manila would be grand, indeed! I'd love that.

September 23, 2008 6:52 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Lol ... thank you, BW!

September 23, 2008 6:53 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Well, since you never asked me out to do some photo shooting, Dorie, look what happened: I buried myself in blogging ... hahaha!

Thank you very much!

Hey, how are you and how's your photography coming along?

September 23, 2008 6:55 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Rachel!

As I've told Enzo, many more younger folks would get to know Don Toribio Teodoro -- his incredible rags-to-riches story and his legacy as the founder of Ang Tibay Shoes!

Many thanks, Rachel!

September 23, 2008 6:59 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Mandaragat!

Many many thanks!!!

Hope you're all having a wonderful time in the South Pacific!


September 23, 2008 7:02 PM  

Blogger carlotta1924 said...

wow, congratulations senor! i remember reading those 3 posts way before. keep on blogging! =)

September 24, 2008 12:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Eric

September 24, 2008 11:23 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Carla!

I shall definitely try ... hehehe!

September 24, 2008 3:15 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks much, TOF!

September 24, 2008 3:15 PM  

Blogger armovil said...

Congratulations Senor Enrique! Job well done! Curious lang po ako, di pa kita nakikita sa blog mo. May mga pictures ka ba dito sa blog mo?

More power....Arlan V.

September 25, 2008 6:56 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, Arlan!

Although I'm an avid shutterbug, I am camera shy. This dates back to when I was a kid with a Kodak Brownie camera, I enjoyed being the family's photographer :)

However, I do have a picture of myself in one of my posts (see the bottom pic):

Have a good day!

September 25, 2008 7:15 AM  

Blogger Sidney said...

Wow! Eric! You did it again!

September 25, 2008 10:08 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks much, Sidney!

September 25, 2008 6:12 PM  

Blogger reyd said...

Congratulations! again and again and again and I really thank you for really devoting so much time to this kind of hobby(interest), so that people like me would not be bored in life and learn a lot of wonderful things on this world. :D

September 26, 2008 11:19 AM  

Blogger Unknown said...

Congratulations, Eric! Wow, di ka na ma-reach (hehe).

September 26, 2008 2:02 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

LOL ... many thanks, Reyd!

September 26, 2008 4:45 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Luna!

Reachable pa naman din :)

September 26, 2008 4:46 PM  

Blogger just me said...

Hi Eric,

Congrats nga pala sa award, you deserves it! Thanks also for leaving comment on my blog.. yup very nice cakes.. yummy! I 'll post some more pics kasi galing na nman ako kgabi sa party kaya buy na nman kmi ng cake.

Nwei always visit my blog



September 28, 2008 3:25 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Jhay!

That's one fine cake you got in your photo. Love it!


September 28, 2008 10:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

congratulations! truly deserving--for the efforts, for the quality, and for sharing!

October 02, 2008 12:07 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Sexy Mom! And congratulations to you, too!!!

October 02, 2008 6:29 AM  

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