Meeting Filipinos in Brunei Darussalam

So we were on the road walking underneath the scorching heat of the sun. No taxis. Long roads. Silence.

After only three hours under the sun...

After only three hours under the sun…

There were barely people on the road. All we had was our well-kept strength for long walks.

And then… PIZZA HUT!

Who wouldn't be excited for Pizza Hut?!

Who wouldn’t be excited for Pizza Hut?!

Then we met two Filipinos in Pizza Hut.

Told them “Help us!” for we were already burning from the heat.

And yes, they did. They introduced us to another Filipino who can help us go around the city.

Two Filipino women we met in Pizza Hut. They were so accommodating and shared with us their stories on how they were able to get jobs in Brunei.

Two Filipino women we met in Pizza Hut. They were so accommodating and shared with us their stories on how they were able to get jobs in Brunei.

This guy is a friend of the women we met in Pizza Hut. He welcomed us by giving us a ride around the city for the whole day! =) He even let us in into one of the high-end hotels in Brunei. Hoho!

This guy is a friend of the women we met in Pizza Hut. He welcomed us by giving us a ride around the city the whole day! =)
We were chatting inside the car nonstop while enjoying our long drive. He even let us in into one of the high-end hotels in Brunei. Hoho!

Thank You….super. Salamat po!

Ooooh. Philippines is on Empire State Building

Tonight and tomorrow night, we shine our lights in the colors of the Philippines flag — red, blue, yellow and white — to raise awareness and support for the country as they recover from Typhoon Haiyan.

– Empire State Building Facebook

Thank You.

Thank you because everyone is holding our hands up in this time of overwhelming trial.

Thank You.

Knowing the international community cares about us is more than enough to thank God.

We will overcome.

Thank you, Lord.

Pin That Map

December 31, 2010 of Taipei Backpackers

The world map is huge…

and yet, when you zoom in the countries, you would know there are really lots of them, even just those tiny little islands.

and then when you zoom it more, there are those cities…some are defined by how well its structures are built and some are defined by how big is its geography

and then when you dig a little more zooming, you will see a person browsing his tumblr in the computer.

You will realize that the world is really big…..and you look like just a dust.

Messages

December 31, 2010 – Taipei Backpacker’s

What you see in the photo are the letters of guests who stayed in the Taipei’s Backpackers. Although there are a number of notes written in guests’ native languages, much of them are letters of gratitude and requests for visits from hosts to their countries.

Aside from maximizing every available space and wall for maps and guides, toiletries and picka foods, backpackers’ houses are more personal when it comes to relating with their guests. Every guest can watch TV together, eat on the same table and share the same bedroom. Plus, the hosts are more intimate when it comes to conversation as they don’t speak like they are your servants but instead as friends who welcomed you at their home.

Smile crosses all language barriers

April 4, 2009 of Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

As local kids living in Tonle Sap Lake Port, they hurriedly pose for a picture with my younger sister. “Smile” is indeed crosses every language barrier!