Why I didn’t say a thing for days

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Ten days after that crazy Blogathon challenge of posting daily for one month and watching a high-energy Arnis tournament, I live to tell the story…

I was silent because I was BUSY (in a delicious, exciting kind of way so I’m not complaining at all! 🙂 )

My friends, my silence has created a…magazine (ta dah!)

FMA Informative, the international online newspaper, magazine, and digest asked me to work with them to put up a whole magazine issue about that Arnis tournament my instructor Master Cris Pasindo organized.

Of course, I said YES!

I worked with the Big Man of FMA Informative, the Chief Instructor and Inheritor of Arnis Balite, Steven Dowd himself! Mind you, he was nice and magnanimous to this amateur writer. He wasn’t demanding at all. He requested information and would just say “I’m standing by.” For some mysterious reason that courteous sentence made me get up from my oh-so-comfortable bed and do my assignment. Very effective.

The magazine will be FMA Informative Magazine’s Issue #87, coming sometime in August 2013. (Update: It’s out! See it here.)

And as icing on the cake, they will also include one of my posts in their July 30 newspaper. I’m thrilled! If you’re curious to know which post got their attention, click here.

You know, working with a great man with a great magazine to tell about a great event is a privilege not given to many.

I cherish the experience.

Thank you very much FMA Informative and Punong Guro Steven Dowd.



UPDATE: It’s out! I’m actually in a newspaper along with two formidable and highly respected Arnis grandmasters and authors,  Marc Lawrence and Mustafa Gatdula. It’s an honor. Check out the issue HERE.


10 thoughts on “Why I didn’t say a thing for days

  1. sandi July 10, 2013 / 9:27 AM

    Congratulations! Woohoo!

  2. Jess July 11, 2013 / 6:28 AM

    That is fantastic, and congratulations!!!

  3. Running Honeybee November 21, 2013 / 8:23 AM


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