The Strangest Boracay Pub Crawl Photographer

Turner Blog, Philippines, Videos

Okay, smile. They stared back. Some stoned faced. Some with a half grimace.  Some with sympathy. No really. Smile. You look like you just lost your favorite puppy. Some half grimaces became half-smiles. And some half-smiles turned to absolute scorn. Pity Progress. Surprisingly, I hadn’t taken on an event photography gig before. It is a job you can get anywhere …

Christmas in the Philippines: Operation Save Santa Arrives with the Goods

Turner Asia, Blog, Philippines

H0-Ho-Ho Christmas is finally here and  almost complete. Yesterday Santa rode into town on his motorcycle with Executive Elf Lieutenant (me) and his Red Cross elf army in tow.  We delivered gifts to some 600 Filipino kids in need in three communities thus far.  And as you can probably guess, the kids were more than a little bit excited. ************************************************ …

Volunteering in the Philippines: WTF to go and make a difference

Turner Philippines, Travel Job Tips, Videos, Volunteer Jobs

Welcome to the jungle…the urban jungle of Manila that is.  Manila, for those of you not hip with capitals, geography, things not lathered in butter or featured on reality shows for my American friends – Manila is the capital of the Philippines. I have never been to the Philippines before, but after visiting 90 something countries, I had to stop …