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Ten powerful cruisers’ shots which would remind you that it’s more fun to be Filipino

Masayang ibinahagi ng ilang Pinoy na nagtatrabaho sa mga malalaking cruise ships ang kanilang naging espesyal na karanasan sa pagdiriwang ng Araw ng Kalayaan.

Mula sa pagluluto ng mga masasarap na pagkain hanggang sa pagsabit ng mga palamuti sa barko ay juan for all, all for juan ang ating mga kabayan!

Tingnan natin sa mga sumusunod na larawan kung paano nila ipinakita ang pagiging true-blooded Filipino.

1. Pak na pak na kakayahan, kitang-kita sa pakwan.

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Ang larawang ito ay ibinahagi ng isang talentadong chef artist. Katulad ni Sir Ritz Pedroso Madhay, kaya mo rin ba maipamalas through fruit carving ang iyong pagka-Pilipino?

2. Dirty ice cream, now serving.

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Naidisplay naman ang gawa-gawang sorbetes cart na ito sa loob ng Harmony of the Seas, ang world’s largest cruise ship as of press date. Salamat sa pagshare ng larawan Sir Leo Antipala, paorder narin po ng scoops of ube, cheese and mango? Hehe

3. Heads up high, Pinoys!

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Sa larawang ito makikitang proud Pinoy ang ating mga kabayan. Yung may hawak ng watawat ay nakasuot ng salakot sa ulo. Isa ang salakot sa mga common symbols of Filipino identity. Samantala, yung isa naman na may mas makulay na kasuotan reminds us of our beautiful race. Yung lahi na confidently byutiful with a heart? 😀

4. Kumukuti-kutitap na backdrop

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Patok ang mga Pinoy performers sa cruise ships. Kung ikaw ay nagpeperform sa stage na ang palamuti ay hango sa Philippine flag, siguro ang kantang ‘Shape of you’ ni Ed Sheeran ay maikanta mo sa tono ng ‘Lupang Hinirang’? Hehe Joke only!

5. Unli Rice.

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Sa larawang ito ay agad kong napansin ang kanin dahil hindi maikakailang kanin lover tayong mga Pinoy. At kumakain ka na hindi gumagamit ng kutsara at tinidor, yung nagkakamay kalang? Tsaaarap nun! Kaya kain lang mga kabayan dahil ang rice sa barko, walang limit, walang kulang?? Hehe sana nga!

6. Bande-banderang banderitas.

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Sa isang designated meal place o crew mess na ito ay nakasabit ang maraming banderitas na Philippine flag ang disenyo. Tuwing piyesta ay malimit sinasabit ang mga banderitas. Naalala mo pa ba kung kelan ka huling naglagay ng mga palamuting banderitas sa barangay?

7. Barkong Kongreso

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Mula pa noong panahon ng mga Kastila ay barong na ang pormal na kasuotan ng mga Pilipino. Ang barong ay isang pormal na kasuotan na magaan lamang isuot at ang mga magagandang klase ay gawa sa pinya, abaka o seda ng saging. Kung makikita mo ang mga Pilipino na nakabarong sa barko, say ‘Hi’ sa mga hindi kurakot na pulitiko?

8. Beep Beep, sakay na sa dyip

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Kung may forever daw na nagmamahal, isa na rito ang pamasahe sa dyip na aba naman, nagmamahal at walang sawang nagmamahal. Sa naalala ko mura pa dati ang regular fare pero ngayong mga araw, saan na lang nga ba makakaabot ang twenty pesos mo? Hehe.
Oh dahil babyahe na, eto na ang trivia ko! Farah ang pinakasikat na pangalan ng maton at tengang-kawali na jeepney driver. Kung ayaw mong maniwala, subukan mo once (o alam ko nasubukan mo na). Yung babang-baba ka na pero di ka pinapansin ni manong driver. Sigaw Ka. Lakasan mo.
Manong, Farah! Farah! Farah sabi eh!!! Pansinin kana nun, tinawag mo pangalan eh. Haha.
At next time, agahan mo konti dahil natrapik kana, lumagpas kapa. Farah-paraan naman ‘wag ma-late bes? 😛

9. Tribo Marino.
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This photo reminds me of llo-ilo City’s Dinagyang Festival. Suot ang mga makukulay na head dress ay para silang mga mga dance warriors ng isang competing tribe.
Obviously, Hala Bira! at nag-enjoy sa pagperform ang grupo.
Proud na proud kami sa effort ninyo mga kabaro!
Viva! Viva! Viva! 😀

P.S.
Curius ako kung takip nga ba ng kaserola o kaldero na binalot ng aluminium foil yung kalasag ninyo?

10. They make cake, it’s not fake.

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Cakes to celebrate Independence Day are real. Una kong nakita ang cake ng Passenger ship Celebrity Millenium kaya naisulat ko ang blog post na entitled ‘LOOK: Watawat ng Pilipinas, nakain sa barko.’

Positive naman po ang response ng readers, isa nadun si Miss Kiss Aqui-no na nagcomment, “Bimb told me. You eat watawat pala no?..Nakakalokaaaa!”

Lol. Isang cake palang yun ha, naloka na ang queen of all midyeah. Hehe ano nalang kaya ang reaksyon ni madam kung makita pa niya ‘to?

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Ang matamis na sorbetes, matibay na jeep o kahit pati ang masayahing si Kiss Aqui-no, among other major major Pinoy pride, are compelling reasons for one to believe that it’s more fun to be Filipino!

In the name of Philippines, the 3 stars and 1 sun, wear a happy heart, and be proud of who you are wherever part of the globe you go, kabayan!

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Photos courtesy of Facebook users:
1. Ritz Madhay, Genting Dream Cruise
2. Leo Antipala, Harmony of the Seas
3. Kris Lloyd Balon, Aida Cara
4. Tann Gerine
5.  Edwin Pereña, MSC Preziosa
6. Jj Ryan, Anthem of the Seas
7. Ryan Sergio Duriman, Dawn Princess
8. Jeloy Turiano, Royal Princess
9.  Brian Alexander Palma, Dawn Princess
10. Various Pinoy Cruisers

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Why eating Balut is fun

A famous and commonly sold Philippine street-food, balut is a *boiled developing chicken embryo.

When Malaysian friends Ameer and West visited Manila mid of February 2017, I introduced them what balut is and why they should try to eat at least one. So when we headed back to their hostel, we bought some from a street vendor in Bocobo Street.

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As I had handed over them the eggs, they partially shelled each but I easily observed Ameer feeling uneasy. Looking at the partly developed chicken embryo, he likely saw a ‘ghost’ chick.

On the other hand, West was a bit adventurous. He quickly ate his balut.

“It tastes good.” West said.

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Apparently, Ameer had some second thoughts. On his mind, the undeveloped chicken embryo he saw inside the egg was ‘craziest’ thing to munch for that day.

“Eat now, Ameer. It’s jelly.” West commanded.

I also tried to encourage more our dear friend to eat the balut now.

“You know what you had never been to Manila if you haven’t eaten balut!” I said.

Finally, perhaps pressured by his companions, Ameer closed his eyes and quickly swallowed the jelly part.

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“Whoa, it tastes great!” he uttered in jest upon trying balut for the first time.

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Five reminders new WALK-IN APPLICANTS of seaman’s book should not ignore

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Before you can work in any 350 Gross Tonnage & above foreign-flagged ship or a Philippine-registered ship, you need a Seafarers Identification and Record Book (SIRB) or what is commonly known to many seafarers as ‘seaman’s book’.

Since it’s your first time to apply, take note of the following:

1.Requirements

For new applicants, bring the ORIGINAL COPY and ONE (1) PHOTOCOPY of these documents:

  • Birth Certificate on Security Paper (SECPA) or Passport
  • Valid NBI Clearance
  • Valid Basic Safety Training (BST) or Basic Training (BT) Certificate; and
  • Official Receipt of Basic Safety Training (BST) or Basic Training (BT) Course

Meanwhile, if you are a cadet and you would like to wear your shoulder board on, submit a Transcript of Records (TOR). If not available however, a certification duly sined by the college’s Registar may suffice. This will be your proof that you have been enrolled in a maritime course.

2.Payment

A regular processing costs Php 800.00 only but if you needed it ASAP apply for an expedite processing of your seamans book. It’s faster but will costs you Php 1,500.00.

3.Entitlement – If your regular application is successful, you can claim your first seaman’s book the next working day but within 4 hours only if you choosed expedite processing.

4.Office hours – Your nearest MARINA Office is open daily, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM without noon break (Monday to Friday only).

5.Exemptions – If you plan to work onboard warships/naval vessels/naval auxiliaries or fishing vessels regardless of tonnage engaged in domestic fishing operation, you are not required to possess a SIRB.

All set to apply? Walk-in to the MARINA Main office located at 984 Parkview Plaza, Taft Avenue corner Kalaw Street Manila, Philippines or a MARINA regional office nearest to you today!

Ooops.. wait! I think if getting an online appointment first will make your seaman’s book application more convenient. Check this blogpost.

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