First Professional Article Published: “FIND THAT SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GIFT”

Day 19 of the #NaNoPoblano2021 challenge, now a.k.a. “NaDePoblano” (heee….) . Major Theme: “A Few of My Earliest Things”. New sub-theme: “My Firsts”. Related post: My Evolution as a Writer.

Sorry it took me days to post again, but I only found my copies of our magazine. It was the publication that got me as its Editorial Assistant and in-house writer. My main position was the first for which I did various tasks that I don’t need to enumerate here. The second just came with the job description.

Below was my first-ever published article as a professional writer. It was actually a sidebar article, but it felt like a big one.  I wrote various stuff in this issue (like I always did in all the issues that were published during my time there). In fact, I copywrote the mag’s Christmas message on the left. (That wasn’t my first copywriting experience, though.)

The article on the right was special because it included my by-line. Yay! It’s a piece that wouldn’t win me anything but it still means something to me.

special christmas gift

My Decade-Old Grown-up Christmas List (post-)#MondayMemoirs

More than ten years ago, I listed down this list. Looking at it now, I can’t help but be amused by the antiquity of it. Obviously, either I’m done wishing for many of them already, or I got my wishes the next years. It does make me sad that I still wish for the last three, the most important ones.


How about you? Do you remember your wishes years ago? What happened since then?

Just Saying 3: “Anti”-ing the Anti-Gay Law

Anti-Gay Law is Bigotry and Murder

I fail to see what is so Christian about this act. Bigotry hiding behind a law. Allowed pre-meditated murder. We are not gods.

“Anti-Gay Law your face!

‘Nuff said. And you can quote me on that!”

(J.Gi Federizo)