Sunday, 12 June 2011


I was in New York? This picture might be joke!!!!

Tuesday, 28 September 2010


ONE OF MY BEST SHOTS! Umaga na naman! It's time again to work but i promised myself to post two of the most beautiful shot i had while still working in Salamander Holdings...I really love the view..... I love how i shoot it...It looks like a view in a postcard.....See it for yourself.

Monday, 27 September 2010




Working In The Island
Thanks God its 8:00 PM. Now, I can post again after an 8 hour work outside the house and some household works at home. This time, I want to tackle about the topic of working in the island. Foreigners who want to work in the island must have a working permit issued by their DIMAS here. Prior to the application of working permit, one must have a medical check-up. As this is a tourist destination, foreigners caught  carrying contagious diseases are not allowed to work and will be sent back. The waiting period is maximum of 3 months but for domestic  helpers, they can work while waiting for their working permits. Filipinos are only allowed to do work stated in their working permit, thus, a filipino hired as a domestic helper here can only work as DH. Working permits are renewable every year within a 3-year contract. After the end of the contract, one may opt to go home or find another employer who can sign for them. On the 10th year, a filipino can file for a temporary residency permit that allows him to work beyond being a domestic helper like works in hotels and restaurants, department stores, supermarkets, cruiseships, casinos and a like.

In my case being married to a local here, I am allowed to work  even outside. My first job was a sales associate of a souvenir shop with 8 different stores. scattered in the island. The employees are mostly filipinos as  most employers here prefer  filipino race more than other  in the island. We are only allowed to speak English in the stores and not the other languages being used in the island like Papiamento, Spanish, Dutch and French. The operations manager of the company is a filipina who hails from Baguio City and two other filipinos are working in the office of the company. The resort manager is also a filipino from Manila. But since the schedule is hectic, i have to quit  after 20 days of working and it really saddened me that much as i learned to love the job.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

PINOY LIFE STORIES IN THE ISLAND OF SMILES-ARUBA!: Captions below shows some of the most visited hote...

PINOY LIFE STORIES IN THE ISLAND OF SMILES-ARUBA!: Captions below shows some of the most visited hote...: "Captions below shows some of the most visited hotels - the famous RIU Palace and Playa Linda in the island. Filipinos are working in this ho..."
Captions below shows some of the most visited hotels - the famous RIU Palace and Playa Linda in the island. Filipinos are working in this hotels as chambermaids, cooks, cleaners, bartenders and yes.....!!!! few has managerial positions. Filipino males also serves as sand sweepers (tagapatag ng buhangin) and they are earning tips more than their salaries. 

The influx of Filipinos in the island begun during the year 1990 when the Hyatt terraces in Baguio City was totally destroyed because of the 1990 7.7 magnitude earthquake. Most of the filipinos working there were transferred to Hyatt Aruba. Those original Filipinos started taking there relatives thru invitation or tourist visa before and a lot has migrated to the island to date. I know several Filipinos who already has almost their whole clans and stayed here for good.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

The Island Of Aruba: Now, i have the most efficient way to answer  the. question---- Where is the country of Aruba? Aruba together with Bonaire and Curacao are what composed the so-called ABC island which form the Netherlands Antilles. The Netherlands and the Netherlands Antilles are  under the Kingdom of Netherlands. The island is just 193 square kilometers meaning it is just a bit bigger than the size of San Fernando, La Union (102.72 sq. kl) and Bauang, La Union (73.15 sq. kl). The total population of the entire island is around 103,000 only compared to the total population of San Fernando city, Philippines  which is 114,813. Like my native land, it has also a tropical climate but with a lot of trade winds. This trade winds, the sunny weather and the white beaches attracts most foreigners to relax, unwind and be free from the cold weather in their homelands.

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