I was out in your comment boxes for this past entire week because I was terribly swamped with work in the university’s publication office, and was even out to Angeles City the last days of the week to lay-out the paper. It was tough, tough work but I am very happy to announce that the work was done and it is fabulous!
As senior editor, it was my job to see everything runs smoothly, and to make life a little easier for the moderator of the paper. I really enjoy working in the publication because it gets all my creative juices flowing perfectly. One concrete example of this was the fact that I have written a short story in Tagalog all because we had to beat the deadline and the two short stories the staff passed where short of desirability. So to make ends meet, I had to whip out a short story on the spot – in Tagalog!
The thing is, PM is a native English writer. Tagalog is an unknown territory. But I dared. I thought of a concept while taking a bath and started whacking that keyboard. After printing, they told me the story was good. Yey me!
The title of the short story is Labing Pitong Taon. It is about a daughter who despises her father because he is an OFW, and what happens when he returns after being away for 17 long years since the birth of the daughter. It deals with powerful mixed emotions, not one at a time, but everything at a time. LOL.
Maybe I’d post it here next time. I don’t have a soft copy so that means I have to type everything so I think I’d do that for my next post. What I’m happy about is the fact that I tried something new and it worked out just fine. Yey me!