Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Photo Featured : Reader's Digest Unseen Asia

This is a pleasant surprise. Due to the insistent prodding of my office mate who is a Reader's Digest subscriber for years, I have sent one of my favorite shots to Reader's Digest Photo Contest for Unseen Asia. That was in October last year and I got an e-mail a few days after from the magazine staff that the photo I have submitted was being considered for publication. That was it. I totally forgot about the contest until a facebook friend today wrote on my wall that he saw my Benguet landscape shot in the April 2010 edition of Reader's Digest. I hurriedly checked Reader's Digest Website and to my surprise, my photo of the Hanging House in Ifugao won the Unseen Asia Photo Contest for April.

I was very ecstatic because this is the first time I won in a photo contest considering that it is also my first time to join and contribute in a photo contest. I bought a couple of issue (ok, ok i bought six lol) and the text in page 10 reads -

"En route to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the rice terraces in Ifugao, Philippines, Oman Serapio came across this awe-inducing sight: a hanging house by the edge of the road. Inspired by the contrast between the serene surroundings and the potentially perilous position of the house, Serapio snapped this photo to remember. He later found out that the house serves as a resting place for trekkers and hikers who are exploring the area."


Here is the photo I sent:

I would like to thank my office mate, Miss Carmz, for bugging me to send my photo even during office hours haha. And of course, thank you Reader's Digest Asia for this wonderful gift.

You may submit your photos of what Asia means to you and join Reader's Digest Unseen Asia photo contest here.

49 comments:

  1. wow!
    congrats atty!
    pa-burger ka naman...jejeje
    congrats!

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  2. bravo! now you're now officially an international fotog. galeng! :-)

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  3. wow! di ka na ma-reach!:p
    congratulations!

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  4. wow, this is big! you really do discover unseen places here in pinas. hanga ako. congratulations! Ü

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  5. wow, this is big! you really do discover unseen places here in pinas. hanga ako. congratulations! Ü

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  6. wow congrats~ cant wait to be featured on your blog sooner... you gotta show me around when i fly to manila....

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  8. Wow, this is great news. Congratulations.

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  9. wow congratulations! galing naman ;-)

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  10. Congratulations Oman, you deserve the honors!

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  11. Congratulations to you. That photo was indeed very good and beautiful. Well Done.

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  12. yihaa. congratulations attorney. well done.

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  13. wow! congrats lawstude...mapa wow ka naman talaga sa picture na 'to...

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  14. wooohooo!!! congratulations! big time! :)

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  15. congrats!!! i remember this photo. i read this in your blog more than a yr ago. if im not mistaken, i left a comment there too. haha. ndi ka na ma-reach! :D

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  16. Congrats Oman! Join lang ng join pa ng mga contest :D

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  17. Congrats! That's a very competitive photo!

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  18. congratulations bro. many more features to come.

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  19. Wow!!!! congrats. I'm proud of you. madalas photos from Philippines ang nananalo dyan. Marami talagang kakaiba dito sa atin.

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  20. Congratulations!!! I don't know if I can comfortably sleep there unless I feel suicidal or I am dead drunk LOL.

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  21. grabeh na to---I would like to say that I celebrate with your success. When I first saw your photo in facebook I was really awed and now the world has to be ready as well..congratulations!!!!

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  22. Congrats Lawstude!
    More winning captures!
    Cheers.

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  23. Congratulations! Well-deserved feature!

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  24. LS: Congrats, that is wonderful and well deserved.

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  25. That's a well-deserved honor Lawstude! What's the prize for such a stunning photograph?

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  26. Ang galing mo naman kuya... ako into fashion and portraits eh. Sa DPP naman mappublish yung saken pero malufet yung sayo reader's digest yan eh kumbaga international release yan... naku sana nanalo ka ng dollars... =)

    ayun bumisita ulet ako... kamusta naman po kayo?! Bisitahin nyo naman ako parang awa nyo na LOL :) http://www.kumagcow.com

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  27. Congrats ! I think it is well deserved!
    This is an amazing picture !

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  28. Ang galing naman. Di nga? Good news naman talaga to.

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  29. Teka, kailan ang blow-out? I am so happy and proud of you naman atty.

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  30. That is fantastic! And well deserved! Congratulations!! Celebrate this weekend!!

    Sylvia

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  31. galing naman!!! Congratulations!!!

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  32. yihaa! congratulations! ngayon ko lang to nabasa. ive seen that issue and was actually drawn to buy one.

    ayos! sana marami pang achievements bro!

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  33. Congratz po. Job well done.

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  34. congratulations, bai. nakita ko nga kasi I buy it monthly :D nagbunga din ang pagpunta at paghike sa cordilleras :)

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  35. congratulations
    well deserved
    =)

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  36. Yes!! I saw your name on Reader's Digest while I was in Bali and I was like wow! Thought of congratulating you but forgotten all about it when I came back.

    So let me congrat you now! Haha : )

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  37. why am i not surprised...
    it's an awesome photo of an awesome people! you deserve this. and so much more.
    keep those photos coming. ang galing mo!

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  38. That is just a fantastic photo..why not submit it to National Geographic?
    It deserves a whole page there, it's just that great, Oman.

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  39. Wow! galing naman! jijijijijijiji... sana magkakaganyan din ako... or something similar about that... jijijijijijijiji

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  40. Thank You Everyone for all your nice comments :)

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  41. Congrats Atty! It is indeed a great photo. More to come I'm sure!

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  42. Nag level up ka na talaga! Galing! Congrats!

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  43. congrats! congrats!
    you deserve this one, your fotos are always captivating and unique! ^0^
    all the best!

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  44. congrats. ang ganda naman kasi talaga ng picture.

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  45. terni, kahit back issue, bibili ako masilayan ko lang ang pride mo ehehehe... congrats! = schoolmate

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  46. These are the places which are yet unseen in Asia. I always love looking for these kinds of places. I should probably visit them.

    office space

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