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“The concept of One Minute Videos is simple: I prefer people to make up their own mind about the Philippines, so I take RAW video, no editing no comments, this is how daily life on the islands is.
JC (2016)

Driving way outside my Comfort zone

Driving way outside my Comfort zone

Some days riding a motorcycle in the Philippines is more a trial than others. When driving in the rain season for example. I have to face my fears and go outside my comfort zone a lot. Specially on this trip. The rain had been battering on me for hours and I was soaked to the bone, cold and tired. Sometimes one puddle is just one puddle to much to cross.

Puerto Galera Beaches, Big La Laguna

Puerto Galera Beaches, Big La Laguna

Sometimes when walking around int he tourist spots in Puerto Galera one has to wonder where those beaches are. In Sabang it is easy, not much m=beach left. Although they make a nice attempt to recreate the beach feel in the right side of the parking area at the end of the road entering Sabang. I saw the other day that that little cove is all sandy now. The other side, where all the stone walls of restaurants and dive…

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My YouTube Video got Demonetised

My YouTube Video got Demonetised

Every YouTuber that runs Google Ads on his or her YouTube channel complains about demonetisation experiences. And some major channel even throw in the towel and search for other ways to pay daily expenses. The way I see it, YouTube is on a fast lane ruin it’s own platform YouTube is changing into a rubbish channel full of cheap entertainment and click bait titles. No more room for educational and quality videos or freedom for ‘show and tell’. Using new…

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Puerto Galera, Mindoro, town centre

Puerto Galera, Mindoro, town centre

Returning two years later to Puerto Galera I do notice some major improvements to the town centre and the shopping area in Puerto Galera. First of all: clear traffic lanes, roads are finished and made of concrete and there is a lot of one way traffic, which makes traffic a lot better to handle than two years ago, when traffic was a massive jam. In the Philippines there is no such thing as ‘lanes’ people just ride, regardless the markings…

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How do I mount the GoPro on the Yamaha?

How do I mount the GoPro on the Yamaha?

A bit embarrassing video with a very dusty motorcycle as subject. Believe me: i do wash the thing. But life here in Puerto Galera is extremely dusty, even in the rain season. But the question on what mounts I use to attach the GoPro to my Yamaha SZ150 is answered in the short video below. In the category “Readers Ask Questions” I answer question about my lifestyle as a nomad, life in the Philippines, my gear and sometimes about my…

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My love/hate relationship with social media

My love/hate relationship with social media

As I travel a lot, if not constantly, my first connection with people is thru Social Media. Friends you leave behind will follow me on Facebook and followers, subscribers and visitors are anxious to see my next move or discovery, and some even my next article (those who subscribed to the email-updates: thank you, thank you, thank you) I love my blog, I love social media and I had no problem putting my life out there in the open, since…

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Warranty Procedure, my new GoPro Hero5 Black

Warranty Procedure, my new GoPro Hero5 Black

My GoPro Hero 5 Black had a leakage while snorkeling on Siquijor Island a while ago, and a few days ago I published a blog about the procedure of returning it to GoPro under warranty. I had to wait to start the warranty procedure until I had an address I was going to stay for at least 2 weeks. For that is how long GoPro says they need to switch cameras. I can tell you: they are faster than they…

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