In Philippines

Landed in the Philippines a few hours ago. Looking forward to meeting WordPress users in Davao and Manila! In other news, the immigration/customs forms here are sponsored by a booze company. Smartly, though, they use carbon copy so you don’t have to write the exact same thing twice, like you do in the US.

75 thoughts on “In Philippines

  1. hi matt! welcome to the philippines! I’m from Davao, and I’ll be going to the mini-WordCamp here in Davao! πŸ™‚ have a nice and great stay in the Philippines! πŸ™‚

  2. hey matt, im from the philippines? what you doin’ in davao and manila? for how long would you be staying and where could i catch you? you should check out our beaches, they’re almost paradise… anyway, the liquor-sponsored immigration forms, was hilarious, and even i didnt know that (hardly leave the country u see)…. anyways enjoy your stay… MABUHAY!

  3. Actually, that is no funny matter, about that booze ad in the immigration forms. I didn’t know that an ad can be inserted in government forms!!someone is making money off them. The government is paying for those forms already so why feature an ad.

    if you write more about it, it can even be big political news here. thanks for pointing out the booze ad.

  4. You should try that booze you saw at the airport – but I hope its the beer company. When you’re in Manila, buzz me we can have beer – your beer on me, hehe πŸ™‚

  5. Hi MAtt! Welcome to the Philippines!
    I move here 11 years ago and although things get tough here sometimes, I will never leave as this is my home for life. Enjoy your stay and thank you for all your efforts to make WordPress the best system for blogging in the world. I just start a blog and without WordPress it would not be possible.
    Although your stay may be short please try and feel the true warmth of the Filipino people as there is nothing like it in the rest of the world!

  6. Hi Matt,
    I’m just a little voice in the World Wide Web who would like to welcome you to the Philippines.

    I hope to exchange some words with you on either occasion, WordCamp Davao or WordCamp Manila, since I’ll be attending both.


    Kevin Paquet –

  7. Haha! Never really noticed that before… Tastes great with Coke though… πŸ™‚ See you Saturday! Geez… my girlfriends are all green with envy!

  8. wow, i’m late to the party! i didn’t know you were going to the Philippines! enjoy your stay! i haven’t been back since 1985! LOL please take LOTS of pictures!!!

  9. hey Matt! Mabuhay! hope you’ll enjoy stay in the Philly. Too bad i didn’t get any slot for the manila wordcamp so guess i wont be able to meet and greet you. hehe. anyway, have fun!

  10. See you this saturday matt!! Hope you are loving Philippines already.. Woohoo!! Oh yeah I remember the form coz I just got back from HK but that’s only because owner of that Booze and the airline are the same.

  11. Happy to know that you’re finally here in the Philippines, hoping to meet the man behind WP this Saturday. πŸ™‚ Btw, the event, College of St. Benilde, is also where I study. πŸ™‚

    Have fun around the Philippines!

    Ooh, about the customs forms. They’ve issued new forms, I wasn’t aware of that. Last time the customs form I filled out didn’t have a Tanduay ad on the bottom. πŸ˜‰ Interesting.

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