Philippines Travel Stories, Page 24

A Gift to My Children

A Gift to My Children
I do not have children, however, if I did, I would teach them.

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Manila Philippines - Southeast Asia
Malate Mabini Ermita
Monday, January 21, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
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I would take them to what the world believes is a dangerous place, so they would know the world is safe. Maybe Iraq, Colombia or Africa.

I would take them to South America for two months and teach them a language so they somehow accept that learning a language is easy, possible and nothing to be afraid of.

I would try to teach them to

To type so they can use a computer.
Read books, not magazines, not papers, but books.

I would teach them manners and respect for all humans. Hello, Please, Thank You, Excuse me, and learn to say them even when the other person does not, or evey understand English.

I would show them poverty, suffering, and lack of hope until they were grateful.

I am not sure how to do this, but maybe taking them to South America to live in some village of Colombia for three months would work. No, maybe better to Africa, where even travelers are now afraid to go, and who knows why.

I think at age 12-16, this would open a door and eyes of the world. It is an extremely safe planet, all is possible if we are willing to read and learn.

No fear of life, this they can only learn by leaving the resort.

I think two months in China would make them American again, somehow to stop the noise in the USA that covers the truth.

A Gift to My Children


Manila Mabini Street Hotel

Manila Mabini Street Hotel
I arrived at about 6:00 am to the Stone House Hotel in Manila.

They had one room on the noisy street side for 1200 Pesos. However, they wanted another 200 to move in before noon. I understand maybe waiting until 9 or 10:00, however just too much for me. I asked,
- Are you serious, do really mean I have to wait until 12 to move in? A person cannot move in until after 12:00? -

1200 Peson is almost three times the price I paid on Khao San Road for same type of room or better.

I know this is just a Philippines Culture lie, just another little lie, that some days makes me want to slap them. I had the same culture lie happen on Philippines airlines one time. The attendant tried to serve me fish, said there was no chicken, I refused the meal, take it away I told here. And guess what, suddenly my chicken arrives. She was lying to avoid the work or walking back to the galley. In this Hotel instance, she is just trying to extract money.

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Manila Philippines - Southeast Asia
Malate Mabini Ermita
Saturday, January 19, 2008
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I stored my larger bag and went in search of a room, it is only about 7:00 AM, so not an issue of time or need, I can find a room.

I refuse to enable a hotel to abuse our friendships. I stayed in this Hotel three separate times and this is too much to endure today. I walked down to another hotel and was delighted to hear the management had change, and is now a happy hotel.

The girl from the Stone House is a nice women, she is just Philippines Lazy today, refuses to be bothered to do her job. A very common problem in the Philippines.

If I went back to the same hotel again, the person can change, the same women may want to do her job or listen. I just do not believe this hotel requires a person to arrive after 12:00 noon to move into an empty room. There was a room, it was vacant.

The value for the room is lousy.

Manila Mabini Street Hotel


Hotel Purgatory

Hotel Purgatory
The time from Checkout until the plane leaves is Hotel Purgatory. I will be spit out of this Hotel at 12 noon, and what am I supposed to do?

I leave Manila and go to Bangkok tonight.

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Philippines - Southeast Asia
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
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Hotels, Taxi Drivers and Ants

That Concierge in Lonely Women is and was jerk, do not let his too faced approach convince you other.

I am not happy Tom Hanks wants to glorify Ants, the scourge of my life, in the Movie the Ant Bully. Thanks Tom, now every Politically Correct nutcase on the planet will complain when I plot to kill ants.

The Movie Taxi with Robert DeNiro is best.

I keep thinking, one of these days, a Hotel will give more than it takes, anyway I do it, the less I pay for a room, the happier I am, the more I pay, and the more I know I got screwed.

The Hotels in Philippines are some of the worst values on the planet, a getting worst, not better.

I keep waiting for the one receptionist who speak accepatable English to arrive to work, to see if I can arrange a deal to hide my bag. I found 100 for one hour overstay, and full day if after 1:00 is due. I am looking forward to the Thailand Hotels and the Food.

Daily it become harder to ignore the sleaze here in the Philippines. I was staying in the BF Homes in Quezon City, and my gut says, God took the first train out, felt as if there was no soul.

Hotel Purgatory


Oops Send Correct Link to Philippines Street Children

Sorry link to video was broken, hope this one is correct, I think I am dyslexic.

I can fix the blog, but those receiving by emails can will have problems.

Here is the proper link to watch a video of Philippine's Street Children

25.2 MGS wmv (Follow-Mom)
Click here to see what 20 Pesos can buy, I purchased the permission to annoy, photograph and video street children for 50 Cents U.S. Keep your eyes peeled, the little boy has 20 peso in his hard. Not everyday you can see mothers kick at their kids either.
Hyatt Street Children Manila


Video of Hyatt Hotel Philippines Street Children

Video of Hyatt Hotel Philippines Street Children
6:02 am, the sun is creeping into the street valleys of Manila, and it is prime time to photograph street children. The city is waking up, rubbing its eyes, rolling around on the concrete and grumpy.
Welcome to Manila, Philippines.
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Philippines - Southeast Asia
Monday, December 18, 2007
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Welcome to the Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila
1588 Pedro Gil Corner MH Del Pilar, Malate
Manila, Philippines
1004
Tel: +63 2 245 1234
Fax: +63 2 247 1234
Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila

I truly believe Street Children are one of the best tourist attractions of the Philippines. It is not everyday you can walk out your multiple star Hotel and instantly smell piss, then see some of the best sleaze on the planet. The Hyatt is one block from maybe one of the most famous freelance girl bars on the planet, the L.A. Café, another great reason to come to Manila.



What a blurry photo, I was ready to hit the delete button, when I thought, no this is about the feeling I get. I try to blur my eyes and not look when I see these never-ending and endless reruns scenes in the streets of the Philippines. Probably what a person sees as he or she walks out of the Hyatt Casino in the morning… (The lighting is bad, the sun is rising.)



I was not raised to take notice of this, my manners tell me, it is not polite to look and stare at people less fortunate than me, I am suppose to allow them to have pride, dignity and treat them as fellow humans. Therefore best to blur my eyes and pretend I did not see this, and for sure, I know it is not good manners to photograph.

These photos and video were photographed immediately in front of Hyatt Hotel in Manila, Philippines.

25.2 MGS wmv (Follow-Mom)
Click here to see what 20 Pesos can buy, I purchased the permission to annoy, photograph and video street children for 50 Cents U.S. Keep your eyes peeled, the little boy has 20 peso in his hard. Not everyday you can see mothers kick at their kids either.
Hyatt Street Children Manila

I am angry, pissed off, and become predatory when I think about these photos, I want to go hunt down and kill NGOs and Orphanages who would pay to purchase this type of video from me, I know they will write, this video is a whopper, great marketing fodder for the take you money and do nothing groups of the planet.

This video is just too damn easy to take, any day of any week in the Philippines I can take photos and videos like this. It is 100 percent obvious to me, any Philippines Orphanage that needs these photos are con men, they are making money at the expense of these people, they for sure do not need to buy photos from me, these photos run rampant in the Philippines.

Note to Philippines Orphanages:
- Walk out the F#3King door and turn on your camera if you have an orphanage in the Philippines! -



This little one is really sleepy, tears, and crud on her eyes, I am not sure where Papa went, are you ok? (I will publish videos soon of her)

I do not live in the Hyatt; I live in some no-name, over-priced hotel closer to Robinsons Mall. Then again, like Mumbai, all hotels in Manila are double or triple their true tourist value; they are extremely expensive on a global value system. Not much bang for the buck, hehehe.



I never made it more than about 200 meters from my hotel, and on the way back, I was laughing as I passed this photo waiting to be taken. I would say, this is two banger girls just off work, sleeping and waiting for something. The real beauties probably got to sleep in the Hyatt, or Pan Pacific or some five star hotel, these two banger girls get to sleep this way. This is why sunrise is a great time to take photos; sleeping people do not complain, want money and just are not up to sleaze speed.



Street Cleaning people and me are great friends; this woman has been watching me the whole time. I do my job, she does hers. I said hello to her on the way towards the Hyatt, she says something like Hello Sir, how are you sir, this sir crap makes me feel old. On the way back, my ping ping realized this is a bath tub, she is using a bathtub to hold the garbage. I wonder if this is up to Philippines quality?

I need to hurry, at about 7:00 AM the sleaze is turned up to full volume and out will come the coin sales group with that drug that helps men to go to the Hyatt after their visit to the banger bars. I keep asking do Filipino men need this? More Filipinos go to banger bars than tourist, tourism is a very small percentage of the banger business, locals is always a higher percentage, but a lower pay scale.

All jokes and sarcastic remarks aside, this is not my World Vision, this is not what I want life to be. Poverty is real, and business is real, who is responsible, well poor people are responsible for poor people first, it is their responsibility to grab the 20 pesos, or maybe delegated to the little boy. Second this problem is the responsibility of the Hyatt.

I tied this video to the Hyatt Hotel, I think an American owned hotel, and the same video can be made with the Pan Pacific or some Filipino Hotel as the backdrop. I have a number 7 video to mix that I took in front of the Starbucks and the Malate Pensione on Adriatico.

I question their business and I do not trust any business, which does not feel responsible for the neighborhood. A good neighbor would do more to clean up the neighborhood. The street here are mess, right in front of the Hyatt is a mess, look the other way, the residents of the Hyatt just go in and say, this-is-not-my-problem. However, I do it, it is amazing to me that a Philippines hotel would not at least clean up, fix the concrete, and repair the world so their residents could not see open shit so easy. Yes, I do see myself as my brothers keeper; I do see that I should make my neighborhood a nice place to live. I do not need to go and evict the street children; I do need to make sure the sidewalks are safe and clean.

The Starbuck video soon to be published, will show a huge pile of trash, and a baby being drag around. I guess I am a purist, I said to myself; I want to take photos of Street Children. The Starbucks one in front of the Malate Pension I took a week or two ago could be Trash Babies, and not street children. I was not there early enough in the morning to see if they were sleeping there, I more or less came upon a group, baby in tow, who was working through a pile a trash in front of the Starbucks. So as a purist, not technically street children, however maybe a trash baby.

I was in a taxi in Makati the other day, looked out my window, and in a small very beautiful park, I spied a man standing by the trees. Ping Ping and the double look, ah shit, the man is pissing. The Philippines is full of primitive people, who more or less cut line, piss where they piss, and come to the big city to piss. It is not possible to stop poverty, the Filipino people take down their pants too much, and make babies so fast, no government on the planet could stop this. In some ways, I see making backpacks in the Philippines, or call centers, other ways of creating jobs as a long-term solution.

Of course, always fun to walk over to the United States Embassy and see all the American Men who are making application to import to the USA some banger girl they met in a banger bar, and another way to play games with the gene pool and a short-term solution to poverty.

I will do my best to put up the Starbuck Street Children and I have a small one of the small girl I that is in the Photo above. Mixing and making the videos takes time, and I do not make money doing this, at least not more than about 10 cents per hour, I do make a little, but not enough to recoup the 20 pesos fast as I spend it.

I am picking on the US business ventures, because the USA does lead the planet in social change. I know this type of embarrassing videos is not good for their business, and better to sacrifice a USA business as an example. Plus I feel shame for my country, when a USA business does not do a better job of being a good neighbor, I take it personal. I expect the Starbucks and the Hyatt to lead in the cleanup and solutions to neighborhood problems.

Why, because they are part American, that is what Americans do.

Video of Hyatt Hotel Philippines Street Children


Repairs Made to Philippine Girls

Repairs Made to Philippine Girls
Walking around in Manila is a interesting and entertaining sport, and the signs, blunt and to the point, what great marketing.
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Philippines - Southeast Asia
Monday, December 17, 2007
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I will bet money, this company will cut it off and make girls of some of the boys around here. Asia is becoming a paradise for men, as more or more men become girls here. Hard to complain when the men I am competing with decide they do not want to compete, there is more real girls for me



They do the same in Singapore and Hong Kong to the maids, this way they know what they are renting.



I am not sure, I think it may be every mans duty to frisk the Philippines girls before they enter a hotel.

Repairs Made to Philippine Girls


Why the Hot Water does not work in Hotel

Why the Hot Water does not work in Hotel
A video that answer the mysterious question.
- Why doe my Hotel say I have Hot Water, however, there is no hot water. A video explaining how to use the on demand hot water system to have the hot shower we thought we paid for.
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Philippines - Southeast Asia
Monday, December 17, 2007
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Tell the truth, admit it, those cold-water shower in the tropics were not fun.



On demand hot water system, common in the normal world, the 80 percent of the planet that is not USA and Europe.



There is one handle, which handle also controls the heat of the water.

NOTE
Turn up the water, makes it get cold, turning it down makes it hot

If the light goes off, the electricity goes off, therefore no hot water.

The slower the water goes through the water line, the warmer the water.

Sometimes owners put two or three switches to stop you from having a Hot Water shower, in Bolivia, I needed to have them turn the switch on at the desk, and often I have to turn on the breaker switch.

Getting a tow-along-Philippine-girl to show you how this works probably will not work, I doubt they have a shower or hot water at home. They could probably show you how to user the dipper that replaces toilet paper though.

57 Meg wmv File
Hot Water Shower

(Mom no-follow) - Pretty big for a dial up, and for a person that has never left the USA…

Note, I will soon convert and publish in formats for Linux and Mac users.

Why the Hot Water does not work in Hotel


Sidewalks are for People in the Philippines

Sidewalks are for People in the Philippines
The sidewalks are for people, the road is for cars and in the Philippines, and the country wants you to keep the sidewalk clean. I took this photo of a sign that said,
- Do Not Block Sidewalks - Sidewalks are for People -
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Philippines - Southeast Asia
Sunday, December 16, 2007
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Do Not Block Sidewalks - Sidewalks are for People

This is a great sign, and I wish the rest of the world had one on every corner. Then again, maybe they do, and because I cannot read the Thailand language, I do not know they are there.

Whatever the case, when I hear or read a good idea, I know there exist the possibility of Christmas yet to come, and you know, I could be Ebenezer Scrooge here.

I continually realize I need to do a ping ping to my thoughts, blink my eyes and see the other view, reverse my first opinion of this sign and see it for what it is, a good start.

I am very proud of the USA for being the 1 in about 174 who did not sign the Kyoto Protocol before.

- Kyoto Protocol is a protocol to the international Framework Convention on Climate Change with the objective of reducing Greenhouse gases that cause climate change. -

At first ping the USA is a jerk, at second ping, I see the USA as a Noble and great place to be from. It is easy to say yes, and do nothing, it much harder to say no. I know if the USA signs an agreement there is a true and real possibility we will obey the agreement. I know if the other 174 countries sign the agreement, well who cares; they are not up to the standards of the USA and are not of the same caliber of government of the USA.

Sidewalks are for People in the Philippines