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Master of the Philippines

October 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments · Friends of the Trade Show Guru

One of the first blogs I started reading on a regular basis was Untwisted Vortex by RT Cunningham (aka Master of the Philippines – a nickname I just made up). RT has been living in the Philippines for a bit over two years now, and set up his blog shortly after moving there (reading his blog you might think he’s been there a lot longer). If you ever want to know anything about the Philippines, he’s probably written about it on his blog (i.e. check out his post on Philippines Airlines).┬áRT also writes about other things, including a lot of good information about blogging, including technical things (that I’m just now learning about) and also Search Engine Optimization (how to make your blog or website show up on the search engines). If you start reading Untwisted Vortex on a regular basis, you’ll see that RT has a very witty way with his blog post titles. RT also has other blogs, including his new blog about Coffee and Tea, though Untwisted Vortex remains his flagship blog.
RT served his country, which I greatly admire. He comes from a big family (9 kids!). Apparently his first job was a “paper boy” (newspaper carrier), something else I admire. I substituted for a friend that had paper route when I was a kid, so I know what it’s like to get up in the dark and walk around in the cold lugging a 30 pound sack of newspapers. It seems that these days I don’t see “paper boys” (or paper girls) anymore – it’s just people driving around in old beat up pickup trucks tossing out the papers as they drive by… for the few people that still get newspapers delivered I suppose. I sometimes miss the old days…
RT now lives in the Philippines, but he’s also lived in Hawaii (lucky guy) and on the Mainland (US). For those of us from and living in the US, he’s provides a real insight into how different life in the Philippines can be, and how much we take for granted. One of the great things about the internet and blogs is being to read about people living in different parts of the world – one realizes that we have our differences, but we also have a lot in common.


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