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Too Much SOA for You? Come to Samar-Leyte and Relax!

Unspoiled Area Means Hard Life, but Friendly People

Send email to my bro at [email protected] if you want to know more!

Maupay na aga everybody! These are local Waray Waray words to say Good Morning to you. Where I am from in Samar province Tagalog is not the first language, but we learn to speak it just as well as anyone else. Some of us also learn English, but not all.

The nearest city is Tacloban, in Leyte Province, on the other side of the longest bridge in the Philippines. Many Kano know Leyte from Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who is even today a hero for people in the area.

If you read my blog stories, you know that life is very hard for many people in the province. No electricity and no money in many places. Very small poor houses. I left the province at 18 because I had to work to support my family But you know the people there are friendly to visitors and can be very funny and silly.

Today I live in Pampanga and I am starting a business to handle data entry for companies in the US. I am studying computer technologies with my Kano friends, and learning how companies work with SOA to improve their business computing systems.

But I want to let you know that you probably need to relax! hahaha I can tell there is too much stress for most people who develop computer applications and who work in business. So let me know if you want to visit Samar-Leyte.

We know all of the places to stay, we know the mountains, the forest, and the sea. We know all the boats and everything else you need to "get away from it all" and have a nice break in a beautiful paradise. You can read some things in the Lonely Planet guide and other books. But we know a lot more than they do. :-)

If you read my blog you know that I am real, and so is my invitation.

The people in province are "uminit" (warm) as my Kano friends say. You will love it, I am sure.


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Inday Vinas grew up in Samar Province, Philippines. She left high school after three years to work and help her family, including seven brothers and sisters. She is now a writer and small businessperson.