Articles made for this week: 2
Reach: In the thousands
Happiness level: Generally happy
Esports earnings for this week: ZERO PESOS
Physically fit? Trying.
Drinks for today:
1 cup of MILO chocolate drink
2 glasses of iced tea
1 500-ml water bottle
1 Yakult drink
1 355-ml C2 iced tea
Evening, Greenhills, San Juan, Manila
I am a bit sick now. Even though I feel really good inside, my body says otherwise.
Having just finished my article on a Filipino team getting a good placing at an international CrossFire tournament, I took a look at the things that people have said so far regarding the article. Although I would have loved to see the article featured on the main INQUIRER.Net social media account, I guess I am happy that thousands have read my work.
I went home immediately after class; my head has been aching since morning and I had a good bout of fever as well. I rested for two hours, ate dinner at 6 and then went on to read a couple of things.
Outside of the Esports world, everything’s going crazy. Turkey has just shot down a Russian warplane and the all-mighty Putin has just called it as a “stab in the back“. It is too early to call out who was right or wrong in this situation (it is a fact that the Russians have violated Turkish airspace in the past), but some huge things will happen over the next few days.
Meantime, school remains the same. I teach Values Education, Reading and ESL to my students; whether they learn something out of it is a completely different matter.
Being an Esports writer is a completely different thing. On one hand, it is a very nice thing to be on the train: When everyone gets something out of it, you know that something is being done right – and indeed, I am very happy to be a pioneer of Esports writing here in the Philippines (although I know that I should do better than this.)
On the other hand, Esports is still a very young industry, which means that in comparison to other fields of journalism, people are basically considered as second-class citizens – unless you work for a prestigious publication.
It does not matter at the moment though. Besides, I have never, ever, ever delved into writing for the sake of the money, the prestige or the perks that come with it.
I want to enrich myself and the people around me – and in the case of Esports journalism, to provide a constant standard on how to run things.
Guess that’s all for today!