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 & more!

I haven’t been writing that much because I just didn’t feel like doing it except now. It’s going to be my sixth month in my day job. So far, I’m good. I’m a content specialist for a…content provider. I get to write about stuff that I like. I’m just glad that I still get to…

A bad day but we move forward

As I write this, news about our guests from Hong Kong have become a trending topic. I can’t add more to what has been said. The president has apologized. We as a people are sharing the grief of the victims’ families. We strongly and totally condemn this sad incident. I was angry and depressed with…

Doing it in Deutsch

I just finished a 2-week, 1 to 5:15 pm intensive course for Deutsch A1.1 at the Goethe Institut. So far, I have to say that I’m truly enjoying this new experience. It’s just like going back to elementary school learning the American ‘ABCs’ but this time, it’s “Ah, Be, Tse”.Most of my classmates have fiances or…

Meeting Tourism Secretary Bertie Lim

The Mabuhay Guides with project director Susan Calo-Medina had a courtesy call with Tourism Secretary Bertie Lim this afternoon. We all decided to meet at the 4th floor of the Agriculture Building before entering the secretary’s office. All of us were in full battle regalia. We want to be sharp and look sharp. We were…

Achtung!

Finally. After months of procrastination and soul searching, I’ve made my choice and it’s going to be German. I’ll start learning the language of the Teutons next month at the Goethe Institut-Manila. I’m still having a hard time pronouncing “Goethe”. It should sound like this. I’ll get the hang of it soon.Why German?1. I’ve always…