after such overwhelming feedback about the premiere of my sunday column in the philippine star, (i still can't believe i actually just typed those words. surreal.) i found myself extremely happy yet extremely pressured to come up with a good second article!
i want to make it clear that my column is not a showbiz column. its a lifestyle column and i want to focus on profiles and human interest stories of personalities from different fields. i may be working in the entertainment side of television, but as a person, my interests also include politics, social responsibility, sports, music, the arts, among others. besides, if i do showbiz, it won't be any different from the work i already do. :)
so for the follow up, i decided to go for a sports figure, and hands down, of all the names i pitched, my editor millet mananquil approved ateneo head coach, fresh from a four-peat, norman black.
thanks to his team manager paolo trillo and thanks to jc (who played under coach norman in ateneo) for surprising me by texting coach norman to please say yes to me, i found myself with my audio recorder, sitting for a one-on-one interview with him. i still feel so blessed because apparently, coach norman does not usually grant non-sports related interviews.
fast forward to sunday!!!!
to again be given a teaser to my article on the top of the masthead on the front page is beyond real!!!! and to be given the front page on the section my article is in! NAKAKALOKA.
blessed beyond words for the insanely generous layout given to me. INSANE!!!!
to read the article, 'ten things you should know about norman black', click here.
now, the pressure is times three to come up with a good enough third article! i just did my interview earlier today, and yet again, i was crazy nervous! my subject is someone i really look up to, and i really did my best to hopefully make a good impression on my subject! i hope you all end up liking what i write for this sunday.. and as a clue, my next subject is a pillar in the field of journalism. :)
to read my first article, 'ten things you should know about kris aquino', click here. :)