We’re almost on the home stretch. Most articles we were committed to writing have been punctuated swimmingly with a period. And a few that we thought we could deliver within the given timeline hit a snag. We were able to pull some magic out of our hat and replaced undelivered ones without compromise. We honestly think that this issue has balanced content that deserves the precious time of our reading audience. A couple that was missed out due to inadequate details will always take the next issue. Hours away from going live with our December issue, we learn on the fly how to deal with a near botch. And creativity sometimes emerges under moments of pressure.
We can always attribute lack of response from our contributing writers to a season’s busy time. And that’s a legitimate reason. Christmas indeed puts us on our toes. It may be September when Filipinos claim they begin to sense the spirit of Christmas. But bonuses and the perennial thirteenth-month-pay do not get paid out until mid-December, at which time everybody is in the rush to get their shopping errands done, and vacation and travel plans finalized.
These circumstances have compelled the editorial triumvirate to seriously consider a bi-monthly issue of our newsletter. Two months are definitely ample time for our contributing writers to gather their thoughts and pour them out into writing.
Our next issue will include a few items that we have identified to be appropriate for the timing:
- Quiapo religious procession of the Black Nazarene
- Sinulog, Dinagyang or Ati-Atihan festival
- Groundhog tradition
- Mardi Gras and its raucous nature
- Superbowl kick-off
- Valentines for both the heartful and heartless