Tour Guide at Your Service
I've done this duty of being an Intramuros tour guide quite a few times already, thrice to be exact, but last wednesday (my fourth) was a different one. A friend and co-blogger, James Betia of journeyingjames.com, asked me to guide him and his friends inside the walled city (it again tested the history-geek in me). I admit, I'm a Carlos Celdran slash Ivan Man Dy wannabe, guiding foreigners/tourists around Intramuros is a job that I think I would love. It's just that I'm too shy to step up to this tour guide level, I'm just a simple guy with a big heart for history and culture.
James toured Intramuros as part of his ISANGDAAN Journey, a backpacking challenge around the Philippines the cheapest way possible for 100 days, which commenced last Wednesday. I'm flattered and honored to be part of his journey.
After guiding James and friends around the walls, I realized that somehow I can be an effective Intramuros Tour Guide - good for me I guess. I'm glad he learned 10 new things about Intramuros. So now, Batang Lakwatsero is opening his door for more Intramuros Tours. Cheers! Just contact me if you want a guide ok.
|James and friends for 1/100 of ISANGDAAN Journey|
Feeling Celebrity on TV
I was really surprised when this GMA researcher messaged me, asking if they could have me for an interview, haha. I don't know what to say, so I quickly consulted my mom and blogger friends if I would accept their invite.I'm a person with introverted personality, and going for an interview (lalo na sa harap ng camera or kahit na anong recording device) really freaks me out. Nadala lang ako sa pilit kaya napa-oo ako dito sa isang ito.
It was an interview for a docu-film in GMA News TV, Frontrow. I'm a Kapamilya since birth so I really have no idea about this documentary show. The topic is all about Manila Bay, it just happened that I published a poem about the beauty of Manila Bay Sunset, which I wrote a year ago.
I won't tell any further details, just watch Frontrow Manila Bay Episode on GMA News TV on Saturday (Feb 4), 8:40 PM, with replay on Sunday, 2:05 PM.
Lemme just share to you some BTS photos of the stressful shooting that happened on Manila Bay and Isla Puting Bato.
|shooting at Manila Bay - then we had a cruise dinner|
|this poem is the culprit. dahil dito nagkaroon ako ng TV appearance.|
|the Frontrow team.|
|shooting at Isla Puting Bato|
|to those who do not know, this is a lapel mic which I used during the nakakakabang interview|