Today marks my first RL anniversary (hooray!). Wow. I can’t believe it. Time sure flies so fast. I can still remember my first day at work. I got to the office at 9 a.m. for a briefing at the HR Department, then Ms. Genie from HR toured me around the office and led me to my desk. Then, at 10 a.m., members of the RL staff started coming in (“Hi”, “Hello”, “So you’re the new EA”, “I’m Katherine”…). And then, Ms. Tish discussed with me my assignments, our lineup, turnovers, and other RL stuff, and Kath explained to me the ropes of being an EA.
One year in RL and I’m enjoying it! Awesome! I love the pretty things I see and pull out for our shoots. I love meeting homeowners, listening to their stories, and writing about their homes. And I love how we work together to come up with a lovely issue every month.
As I turn a year old today in RL, let me share with you some of my notable firsts in this magazine:
The very first shoot I assisted in. Get Inspired for Aug. 2009, with assistant style editor Coni Tejada and creative director Gwyn Guanzon. Photo by Ocs Alvarez
My baptism of fire (Decor Ideas: Scents and Sensibilites shoot for Sept. 2009), wherein I failed to pull out some important items so I panicked and cried and I was so sorry…
…but the RL staff, being the nice people that they are, told me it’s okay, and everything turned out well.
My first home shoot (Room for Drama, Real Home, Sept. 2009). Photo by Jun Pinzon
And of course, my first out-of-town shoot with the RL team (and my first time out of Luzon ever! Haha!). Photo by Miguel Nacianceno
So it has been a year of sourcing, shooting, writing, and pulling out for RL for me. And along the way, I’ve met and worked with interesting people, been to various parts of the Metro, and had fun while working that sometimes, I feel I’m not working at all.
So cheers to a successful and memorable year for me in RL. May more lovely years come not just for me but for the whole RL team, and I hope you, our dear readers, will continue to be with us along the way.