Note from P3 Curator >> Edward's video blog and diary is a shining example of what P3 aims to be. Edward is one of the thousands of sea-faring Filipino overseas workers. It's about time (alternative) media shed a spotlight on the life and adventures of our sea-faring heroes. Edward's video blog will commence as a regular column in P3 in mid-September.
Travelling around the world is one of the dreams most us would like to have.
Before, you have to be rich to support the expenses of reaching that dream.
Nowadays, thanks to the help of the travel agencies which made that dream more possible and less expensive than before. By buying an early bird flight and package deals in bulk, then sell them in a lesser price at anytime of the year, gives an opportunity for the rest of us to go and travel around the world.
Fortunately! Working in a Cruise Ship gave me that privilege to travel around the world and enjoy a sumptuous and international cuisine and at the end of the day I get paid tax free.
Hello! My name is Edward Delos Santos and I have been working in a luxury ship for 12 years .
Working in a Cruise Ship is a bitter sweet life to live up with. We work more than eight hours a day(11 to 14 hours to be exact) , away from our love ones ,working in a risky work place( especially when there is a storm coming, pirates under siege ,fire/leaking onboard, terrorist attack ,etc. etc.)a pace just like an everyday race, pressure from the big bosses and a complaining passengers. Name it , its all happening here in one floating like city.
Some of us live their lives onboard working, eating and sleeping for the rest of their contract. Sounds like a prison to me. But not me…
Work is work. But for me, it’s like a never ending learning of different country’s culture, history, language, music, food and wine. We get to travel , shop around and Visit the historical sights and see the wonders of the world.
So without further a do . Let me invite you to join me as I travel around the world, taste different cuisine, know the people, their language , culture and music .
So sit tight relax and enjoy!!!!!
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