Amat victoria curam

I accomplished a lot this Bonifacio Day by driving around Pampanga to review a route for this weekend. I’m pretty much confident that I can find my way in the H-less province. Napagod nga ang mga paa ko. A-a-a-a-a-a-a. On a related note, I got to give credit to those drivers who I have worked…

Relentless

While most people in the country are focused on news surrounding an ex-leader, I’m writing this in good spirits because of two bottles of Antonov and upcoming tours next week and next month. I am excited and what’s so good about this is that they’re unexpected. I will be guiding a group in the Manila…

Quits

The idea of going back as friends is not welcome at all. I think it’s best to continue this life with you having no part in mine. Last night, a colleague asked if I can initiate a conversation with you to cut the tension in the group and my immediate reaction was this, “What’s the…

About the nega questions

I just learned what AFAM means from one of my officemates. It’s an acronym for A Foreigner Around Manila. We see a lot AFAMs in malls with their girlfriends. There will be those who will be those who will be judgmental. Just to make it clear, some may be in it for love or for…

Watching birds with British birders

Exactly two years ago, I was with a group of British birdwatchers (also called birders for naughty readers like you). It’s my first time to be part of a birdwatching tour. I accompanied the group as their guide for their three-day trip in Subic and Bataan. Our lead guide for the bird tour was Mr….

iPad2, a useful tool for tour guiding

I rarely blog about gadgets but this time, I must. I’m a proud owner of an iPad2 and I’m happy with it. Thanks to the wife who got me this early Christmas gift for 2011 and 2012 🙂 I have used it in my last two tours to complement the sites that my group and…

A trip to Tagaytay with a seasoned traveller

I just had a tour yesterday with a unique guest. His job? He gets to travel for top level clients, the type that would spend for a different kind of experience. I’d like to think that he enjoyed the tour. He was interested in indigenous communities and trekking Taal volcano. Too bad that it wasn’t…

Alien & alienated

Our educational system has really failed if majority of ‘learned’ Filipinos think this way. What I really can’t understand with the writer is his way of making a choice between English and Filipino (or one of our languages here). I say, choose both. Sa article na nga niya mismo, binanggit niya na may mga bagay…