Ever since I started being a bum, I have developed the habit of checking my email first thing in the morning, and yesterday morning was no exception.
First order of the day, of course, was reading and publishing the comments coming in from my Blogger blog. Imagine my surprise when I found this message from Mrs. Noemi in my inbox:
The comment was made in my previous post, "The Filipina Doctor: Coming Full Circle" which I wrote initially for the first edition of The Blog Rounds.
Since the topic of the post was on Filipina doctors, and I was a regular visitor of the Filipina Images site, I decided to upload it there as well. On the off-chance that it would qualify as an entry to the Wikifilipinas Filipina Stories writing project, I submitted the post as an entry to the contest as well. Since the winners were to be announced on the same day as K's wedding, I had to turn the invitation down.
Of course, I never thought I would even place.
Still not quite believing it, I headed on over to the site, and a post on the event, together with a list of winners greeted me.
That's the only time it sank in that I really did win!
At the expense of sounding like an Oscar speech, I want to thank the judges for choosing my post as one of the top three. I feel really honored to have been picked because there were really great posts from other blogs submitted. You can find links to the other entries on this list.
While the contest is over, the Filipina Images campaign is an on-going project and an advocacy that deserves support from Filipino bloggers all over the blogosphere. I really appreciate the effort that the organizers of this campaign have put to change the image of the Filipina on-line.
It's about time that the world met that real Filipina - amazing, strong, resilient, and a force to be reckoned with.
So I invite my Filipina blogger sisters who still haven't placed the "'Yan ang Filipina!" icon on their blogs to do so and add "Filipina" to your blog description tags. Let's show the world we are proudly Filipina.