Friday, October 19, 2012

Atom Araullo

Atom Araullo turns 30 today, October 19, 2012. I just felt the need to dedicate a birthday entry for him in my column. He is Someone who has inspired me in the fields of Journalism and Teaching. He is famous, but doesn't act like one. He is smart but doesn't boast about it. He is good but doesn't broadcast it. He is cute but doesn't claim it online (maybe when he is with his friends).

Well, I first met him way back in 2008. 
I get to see him sometimes, In Starbucks, At ABS-CBN grounds or in events. His presence shuts the loud me.

Atom's report on 'Monasteryo' won as the Best News Magazine Program  in the recent 34th Catholic Mass Media Awards 2012. He is now nominated as BEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM HOST with his co-anchors on Patrol ng Pilipino this 26th PMPC Star Awards for TV. 

For those of you who might have missed, Atom was the 'Man on Fire' in the April 2012 issue of Cosmopolitan Philippines with Marian Rivera on the cover. Here is a snap shot and video of what he answered on the Cosmo quiz with his own handwriting. 

Credits to: Behind-The-Scenes: April 2012 Man On Fire ATOM ARAULLO

Here are also videos of Atom from his Youtube Channel about his report on Patrol ng Pilipino about North Korea titled 'A Window Into North Korea'. The entire documentary was shot, written, and presented by Atom himself.  It's his visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) during the 100th birthday of its founding president, Kim Il Sung. A rare glimpse into a country that few people have visited, much less understand.

To end this entry, Here are photos I took of Atom last October 14, 2012 at 14th floor of ELJ Bldg. in ABS during the Bloggers Conference of TV Patrol's new segment the CCTV Patrol. Clink link for article. Happy Birthday Atom! Have a good one! Much Love!