Ok, I know how to pull selective categories and display it...
?php $my_query = new WP_Query('category_name=featured&showposts=3'); ?>
<?php while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post(); ?>
<?php endwhile; ?>
However I am doing something where I want it to show from the second post and onwards...so how do I exclude the first post from the query?