I met Rikki Flores early 2010, at a UAAP softball match in UST [she played for UP]. In the ensuing game dates I took a lot more shots, than usual, of her on & off the diamond, She is one pretty girl. Come the Fil Oil Flying V Pre Season Basketball Tournament on April-June of that year, Erika [her real name] was a courtside reporter. I engaged her in small talk occasionally, to nurture my acquiantance. Course, I continued taking photos of Rikki once in a while. Then, one fine day in June of 2010 - while she was preping for an interview w Kiefer Ravena just outside the dug out - her director was doing a sound check and a camera white balance reading - I took this photo. It has remained my best Rikki Flo Portrait, so far, -- Hopefully, I can make a better one someday.
Besides having captured her charm, [again], I realized how much she loves her work. As they say in the vernacular "love na love niya ang trabaho niya". And 4 that I am so very happy for Rikki.
Suffice it to say, Rikki & I have one thing in common.
I Love My Job.