April 24, I tried sending my article of 'Kalbo' to opinion editor of the Philippines' most-read national broadsheet. I never thought that it shall be rejected, nor it shall be published. I just tried (just for kicks). Perhaps, it wouldn't harm anyone though.
Then after 27 days, (May 20, 6:30 PM) I received a text message from a total stranger saying that he had just read my article on PDI. I asked him if it's in paper, (because I thought that PDI's publishing Youngblood articles on web that do not land on papers.) He said yes. Immediately I texted my sister who was somewhere gallivanting and thus directing her to buy 2 copies (One personal copy, and another for my school publication adviser who will be very proud of me) of the PDI at 7-11 (Newsstands are already closed during that time.) She obliged. Then I was very excited.
Of course, I could feel the euphoria, as Mina said (http://minatots.multiply.com): "Haha baliw. honorarium (payment sa YB column) lang un. Iba pa rin ung pride at euphoria na makita mo byline mo on national broadsheet. Lalo pag tama spelling, tulad sakin! Hehe.''
Here it goes...