Inside the cabin, I found a copy of a magazine stashed in the seat pocket right in front of me. The ride made me excited and nervous at the same time. To make matters worse, I was assigned a seat far from my cousins. So, to keep my cool and not look probinsyano (hillbilly), I got the copy and flipped its pages with my sweaty palms while waiting for the plane to taxi the runway.
I enjoyed reading every story I just had to take it home with me. Good souvenir item too, I thought. But the deal breaker really was the photographs by George Tapan. My dream to become a travel photographer began to take its shape during that ride.
After college, I was extremely fired up to apprentice for George Tapan but couldn't find the person to put my feet on his door so the dream stayed in the back burner. For now, the closest I can get to working for Mr. Tapan would be to contribute for the magazine. It's a long shot really, but might as well give it a try.
Here's the blurb:
Mabuhay, the country's premier inflight magazine, is seeking Regional Contributors.
writers (send writing samples and story ideas)
photographers (send a portfolio of your work or a link to your online gallery)
If you are interested to be a contributor too, click this link to know more.