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So blame RJ, he dragged me into this –!!!

Karen Pamintuan for March 2009

You’ve probably heard it from the small world of print, but WTF here it is. UNO is bringing in a brand new team with an official reboot to the magazine this June 2009. You will however notice small changes in the current issues of March, April and May ’09 as we work towards a June affair. RJ Ledesma, our new EIC dragged into this: I’m reunited once again with Yvette Tan and Luis Katigbak from the good ‘ol days of Hinge Inquirer. I’ve finally met the faces behind the names: Juan Caguicla, Erwin Romulo, Ramon De Veyra, and Shawn Yao.

On the cover for March is Karen Pamintuan. I’m their new tech editor. And we’re also re-launching a brand new blogger-friendly site 🙂

Mostly Everything

Welcome to the blogosphere, RJ Ledesma!

Guess who’s now in the blogosphere? RJ’s been intertwined in my life in several ways – it’s really no surprise considering this industry is really small. Welcome to the blogosphere, RJ Ledesma!

P.S. That’s RJ’s yaya on the banner, from his latest book release, Lies My Yaya Should Have Told Me.

Over the past three years, there were columns I’ve written that I’m pretty damned proud of and there are some columns I’ve written that were pretty damned to begin with. But, what the hell, I say let it all hang out. After all, what’s past is prologue. And, in this blog, we’re going to see a lot of prologue going on.

I hope to come out with a second book in early 2009 that collects the last half of my columns from The Manila Times, along with a couple of articles that I’ve written for MANUAL. In the meantime, I’ve had requests from family, friends and readers to reprint some of my older columns and other previously published work. So, by way of this blog, I plan to do the following:

1. Post the older columns that haven’t seen print since they were first published;

2. Post my current columns a week after they come out in the Star;

3. Post some articles that I’ve written for MANUAL;

4. Post columns that, for one reason or another, did not get published.

I also plan to post some totally random stuff as well – recommendations, ramblings, general lunacy. You know the drill.

Lastly, I also hope to use this blog as a sounding board to develop ideas for future columns and articles. So if you’ve got any ideas that you think would make for an interetsting column, please feel free to drop me a line. I would love to hear from you guys. [RJ Ledesma]