Mithi Aquino-Thomas in Arizona’s F Magazine PDF Print E-mail
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Jolo, Sulu-born beauty Mithi Aquino-Thomas and wife of former US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas, continues to create raves in the USA. She is featured as the model Filipina in a poem. “Ang Babaeng Pilipina,” published in the July issue of F Magazine, a monthly Asian-American magazine being distributed in Arizona.Her beauty and charm never fails to solicit admiration.

The poem was penned by Librado “Jun”Basas-Esturco which is about the essence of a true Filipina. In a FB chat with him, Jun told me that F Magazine publisher Fleur Magbanua asked him for a poem about Filipinas, and it was approved immediately for publication by the editor of the magazine when he submitted it.

Jun revealed that often he writes poem based in pictures he takes or makes a poem then takes a picture later to accompany it. But for his poem, “Ang Babaeng Pilipina,” he used the picture of Mithi and with her consent taken by his US-based brother Ihman Esturco, who is an actor and director cum photographer. Ihman, known for his clear and vivid photography, is an in-demand photographer of models and big events in the US. Jun said, “I was stunned by Mithi's look... Pilipinang-pilipina. She looks like a queen on this picture.”

Jun, who is currently based in Japan, is the President and Founder of Bright Light for Life Society Foundation, a non-profit foundation that provides academic scholarships to deserving students. Jun is also well-known for his passion in writing poems and photography in Japan. His photo entry, “The Promise,” won as the Best Picture in Photography Category at the 45th Shinbi Art Exhibit in Tokyo Metropolitan Museum just last April of this year.

“Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.” (Isaiah 40:31). With God’s leading, we can soar to the highest.

By: Dante Corteza

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:56