Partially packed. Partially cocked, locked & reddeh to rock

This is it. Tomorrow, I will have a briefing with my group. I hope that they’ll enjoy the next two weeks with me. I’ll do my best to make a good job 🙂 I will teach them how to point. * * * Meals of the Day Breakfast: McDonald’s Longganisa Breakfast meal with rice. Lunch:…

It’s more fun in the Philippines

The New Tourism Campaign. It’s more fun in the Philippines. It makes more sense to me now. I kept on wondering about the reason behind my German friends’ return last year. They were truly happy to be back. Yes, they are correct. It’s more fun in the Philippines. My friends love the place so much…

Make mine Friday

From Rappler: Jimenez acknowledges that using social media as the primary medium for the campaign gives the DOT less control – and gives more to the people.  But that is exactly what he wants.  The campaign appeals to Filipinos to promote the Philippines themselves, to interpret the campaign’s logo and official line however they see…

Pre-2012 in review

It’s a bit scary, a bit bold, a bit optimistic to say that 2011 was great and 2012 will be epic. In a few days, 2011 will end and so far (barring the chances of a coconut hitting my head or some fucking accident) it’s been good to my wife and I. I will be…

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…

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…

Milestones

Can’t wait for that day. The last time this year that we were all together. My mom and my elder brother with his family left for the US within the past two weeks. I write with sadness in my heart but also with acceptance that this has to happen. All of us must make choices…