Right. Here we go.
I’ve just received news from home that my short story, “Benito Salazar’s Last Creation,” has just won third prize in the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.
My mom called me at the office right in the middle of work to tell me the good news. I still haven’t quite recovered from being absolutely floored. To think that it was my first time to submit to Palanca and I did it because I was feeling left out (and lily-livered).
Anyway. I’m getting cocky. Must. Stop.
So I’m flying home for the awards ceremony, upon my mother’s insistence, haha. Then I’ll have to fly back to HK for work the day after.
I must say that this is seriously a major dream come true.