I am grateful for the numerous letters I have received over the past few days, especially those from people who said that they are inspired to do something to help somebody anywhere. Your thoughts affirm my work and I thank you. Among all these letters of well-wishes and congratulations, one letter stood out.
My introduction in today’s spread was shortened, perhaps for brevity or house style. This was what I wrote.
My story was published in the The Straits Times Saturday Special Report today, with the introduction realigned and certain sections repurposed. It’s my first time being published in The Straits Times (and with such a lengthy story too), so it was interesting to see the workflows and editing layers in SPH. As I had complete [...]
When xinMSN syndicated an excerpt of my story, I did not expect many responses. After all, it was mainly an entertainment portal; how many readers are actually interested in poverty in Manila?