If you’re a wanderlust like me, everytime I’m on board a plane — I’d quickly flipped thru the inflight magazine available and be drifted away looking all over the travel photos dreamin’ so vividly I’m gonna get to those places one day.  I’d usually snatched them with me as soon as the plane landed (that’s allowed right? hehe) And I must admit I would always wish too that someday I’ll have any of my photo printed on a book cover or any magazine.

Who would have thought it finally happened!!! Thank you, Universe!!!

Oh that’s not my photo on the cover — however, if you flip through page 54 –— tadaaaaaaah!!!! =)

Vintage Soul, by Josephine Sicad-Minerva
Melaka, Malaysia March 2011

“When we arrived in Melaka, the old soul in me fell in love right away with the place. Everywhere was eye candy, and when I saw a lovely alley, I already framed this image on my mind. I had to ask the husband, Radney Brian, to be my human tripod while I took a pose. And yes, because this was a roadtrip, I just had to wear my favorite road trip shirt.” Nikon D300s with 85mm, f1.8, ISO 320, no flash

If you happen to be on board Philippine Airlines within this month of August, do have a look at their official inflight magazine, Mabuhay!

My dear friend Blanche, who blogged about my work in 2009 and who’s also the magazine’s Managing Editor now, found this image through one of my photo albums and took the liberty to submit it herself to the magazine — later did I only find out when she wrote me a happy surprise email saying…..

“I hope you don’t kill me, but I went through your Facebook albums and picked a photo (attached) and threw it in along with many, many others to vie for a spot in our AUGUST photo essay on CHARACTER. At syempre pa, tama ang instincts ko — the EIC picked it among the eight photos to be published!”

Weeehoooo! I owe Blanche more than just a dinner treat now! Sending massive thank yous & hugs to her! =)

p.s. I have yet to grab my own copy and I might sound so silly but it’s one of those ‘first time’ moments so it might really feel so so surreal to look at this in print. 🙂

Happy Thursday!!!

UPDATE >> Yey! Finally got my hardcopy of the magazine! I’m so stoked! And here’s an online copy too that you can flipped thru…I’m at page 61! 🙂

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Jehanne
August 4, 2011
Laysho!
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August 4, 2011
cool and congrats! love the shirt too :)
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leojay01
August 4, 2011
wow!:) galing naman!^_^
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August 4, 2011
Congrats Tweeen :D Payter!!! I'm so happy I'm your Tweeen!
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August 4, 2011
Hooooorrrayyyyyyyyyy......so proud... Like a mother hen to her chicks...
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August 4, 2011
Laysho! Buy me that shirt! (if there's a not so girly version of that hehe)
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drikster
August 4, 2011
ngilngig!!! wooohooooo!!!!
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August 4, 2011
@Fred aka drikster: drikster diay ka karun hahahaha thanks for the wohooo,too hehe @Jeffroger: Zara tee on sale when i found it, sa walay pagduha2x gipalit! =) @Shutterfairy: i know now how u must have felt too when you got featured on other magazines too and newspapers, yeah? patakud lng ko nimo Mai aheheh thanks for the inspiration always! :) @Jeff Garban: Thanks tween! high five! naswertehan ni! hehe @Blue Elephant: thanks kachang! lingawa!!! @Leo Jay: Thanks po sa wow!:) @Jehanne: salamats sa cheer ateh! mwah!!!
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August 5, 2011
Wow! congratz Jhoe! I knew you'd soar so so high... Continue chasing your dreams! =D Stay in love!
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August 8, 2011
congratulations... well done and deserving!!!
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August 9, 2011
jhoe! so you owe me breakfast, lunch, dinner now. lol. happy for you! keep updating your FB albums so i can check for travel photos we need.
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Jenny Salvador
August 18, 2011
Wow Congrats Jho! I wanna grab a Mabuhay copy!
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