Even since graduating from college, I became a huge fan of Food Magazine, a locally based food related magazines here in Manila. Locally there are around three (3) food related magazines namely FOOD Magazine, COOKS Magazine & FLAVORS Magazine. I tried all three and personally I prefer FOOD's style, layouting abd the photos are quite impressive. Moreover, I like my magazines fully packed with recipes and especially I like the desserts they features it uses ingredients that are not hard to find which this magazine caters to my needs.
From time to time, I emailed the magazine in hoping to get featured in the Reader's Feedback corner. I wrote so many times that I even forgot that I wrote them one or what I have written for a matter of fact. Weird, right? It was actually a nice surprise when I read my name in their June 2006 issue. While I was reading the articles on the Reader's Feedback corner, I kept thinking hmm..this sounds familiar and then I saw my name on the bottom and lucky me!!! I was finally chosen! Yes! I text messages all my foodie friends and sister to tell them that I got chosen. Its weird but I felt so proud of myself :)
I got Gordon Ramsey's Passion for Seafood as my price. Since I don't cook, its no wonder it took me three months to set a date and claim my price. I think that if my price was a baking related book I would have claimed it the day after I read that article! Even so receiving book as a price is still something special and a nice surprise. Hope to get to feel that surprise rush again!