Philippines: My Most Life Changing Travel Experience Ever

hey guys my name is Tim and like a lotof you that are watching this video I live in a well-off country I'm based inLondon England and although on the surface it may appear we've got it allyou know with a good pay with all the material surprisingly a lot of us areoften missing the very thing we all crave in life that thing being happinessand fulfillment in early January I went to the Philippines to spend time withfarmers that earn less than $150 a month they taught me life lessons that I'llnever truly forget it honestly changed my life here is a video I recorded whilesails out there of my experiences I hope you enjoy it guysand I want to just leave you with this little message remember that we don'thave the right to feel sad or depressed when so many people have it worseso today onwards let's be thankful and grateful for the things we do have inour lives right now be present speak soon guys and enjoy the video I finallyarrived just want to make this quick video it's been a hectic day and I'vespent the last 24 hours pretty much traveling and I finally arrived at thisfarm I'm in this house got the same room to myselfjust getting my water ready to brush my teeth my godI can't believe it I've just broken the tap in the toiletit's leaking like crazy I just so entwined so I put like a bucket over it and I'm not sure if it's oh my god I'm breaking the place so this morningI've spent her spent a pocket internet and room downstairs with like everybodyand one of the girls they gave me this like banana she was taking pictures ofme laughing like I don't know why yeah she gave me these Filipino bananas checkthis out playground love that feeling that mountain just waiting for the guy who's gonnahelp me out with a filming to pick me up this guy still hasn't arrived yet onething that I keep on forgetting to do take off my shoes because I reallyKorean tradition bit and you gotta wear these slippers everywhere yaythese are the little grandma granddad shoes and we're on the yacon yacon syrupfarm this is what they used to grow the yacon root we just thinks I'm filmingright now for their information for the kids have a look at this view we're sohigh up the cloud is a pretty much see the bottom of the cloud for the person they'reholding the camera right now is my my assistant is a bit camera shy you mustbe on camera hi this is Ryan it's gonna show me around so these yacon root are apparently readyfor harvest you just look down here see that is roots if you look up there this is where the prayer mountain is Imean that view is incredible 500 steps to the top that would be worst if yousay let's go up 500 steps later we're finally on the topso down there is dunara farm I'm gonna look at this cow I am in a organic compost factory sitethey use chicken dung and the smoke is so thick actually catching those I thinkmy t-shirt must smell like chicken sauna but it's pretty cooleverything's are organic in there and they didn't use any chemicals andthis is what they use to em basically fertilize the yacon plant and I justfinished their filming the finish for the yacon syrup where the yacon factorywhere it's actually produced so as you can see people washing their yacon at themoment and this is the room where it's all the pressed we think of 1 into 2 good morningokay so I'm just about to film these children playing look at these master directorsat work it's finished as you can see it's very dry in the Philippines okay we're going to film the yacon syrupoh my god so finally back home are we having adinner with the next-door neighbor who's Korean later on at seven o'clock sotoday I just did tonnes of filming started from 4 a.

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I wake up for theprayer which I was no longer invited to due to the fact that they was doing like alike a meeting special meeting or something so I just watched the moviemet up with them five o'clock and then from there we went on to do some filmingand then there after that we went to all different like farm sites like to seemushroom yacon and then a Korean for breakfast and lunch and it's just beenincredible it's just really different from anything I've ever experienced Iyou know it's such a peaceful atmosphere the people are so nice I've never metyou know people who know each other so well I mean it's like a village whereeverybody's so tightly knit together do you know exactly who's coming in and outpretty cool so different from London anyway so let's go charges camp tomorrowmorning because I'm going to go to a chocolate farm which is five oh fivehours away from here so I'll be waking up at 5 a.

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so see you tomorrow morning andtime is now 13 plus 4 it's 20th January first time everproperly slept last night I'm kind of getting used to this life and on a farmtoday at 4:30 will begin to chocolate farm we're just about to get on this massivecar what's it called jeepney good morning stopped off at another farm which ispower part of the dunara the time is seven o'clock still got about threehours to go hey Ryan hello hi Timhi Lea I have no idea what's going on right now but everybody's filming cows we've had just stop for lunchat this University / college just finished the coco farm tourabsolutely shattered it's boiling hot sweating I wish I didn't wear my longtrousers and behind me is Ryan walking turn overis a cow right there carabao it's the same thing though oh it's not you know what I meant you know what I meant we've also got somesamples for the chocolate so we're gonna give that a try good morning so last night we left to go tothe chocolate farm on a 5 a.

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we've got back this morning at 5 a.

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the truck thing we was riding broke down and we had to wait to get picked upI'd like one hour sleep everything feels like a dream I'm gonna go shoot theintroduction video for the Kickstarter campaign I feel shattered so there's aRyan slipped into the river trying to crossmy feet a drench wet I have my knee cut my think I bruised my finger and it's all Ryan's fault you so it's been quite a while since Ilasted a vlog in the camera so I just sprayed myself with with a mosquitospray because I saw a mosquito in my room again and so today I've spent likea whole day in the morning filming and second after 3 hours on a motorbikewith this guy called Ryan and then and also we was having discussions aboutthe chocolate and trying to get there ingredient right so I just been really justbusy and just I also played basketball with the kids at the school such goodlaugh tomorrow morning and or tomorrow in fact is the last day so tomorrow I'llbe going to the supermarket in the main city to you know get everybody a giftand my thing I just feel like I want to give back to this community because theyare really nice people can't believe this trip is I can't believe tomorrow's my lastday in this village and then after that I'll be a going to Manila should beinteresting okay see you soon good night morning and today's possibly the lastday that I get actually well it is the last thing that I will be spending afull day that I'll be spending at dolana farm and so this morning I spent recordingthe footage roof then prayer time which is quite early the morning around 4o'clock actually got a proper night's sleep last night so I felt great but Idid wake up with like a cold because I think due to lack of sleep alsoprobably lack of vitamins cause I didn't bring any into this trip and so we'regonna go to a shopping City now that like makes it as a this a countrysideI'll be leaving about 30 minutes and then I think I might be visiting a ChocolateFactory in Cebu so that means I'll no longer be going to Manila I'll be goingto Cebu first and then to Manila on Saturday to that so that means moreflying definitely not looking forward to that but anyhow it's been an amazingventure so many flights are so much fun time travelling it's definitely I thinkit's just such an eye-opener I'll never forget this okay I'm gonna film theshopping suits and see you there currently shopping for some gifts foreverybody we got bought a rice cooker for Genieveand some chocolate for this Korean women son Jew and now we're looking for apresent for oh my god this is Korean section hey Ryan you're carrying all mybags again and a basketball okay cross cross cross crossing the road in the Philippines is pretty nuts they didn't even stop for you just for Centurion hundred sixty-five pesos for this durianRyan loves durian don't you Ryan hi Leo we're so happy for you sending tous Tim because by sending Tim to us it means you missed us so with him forfive days we were able to help our relationship like family and not all youthink you will we learn a lot about our group your group so we have done in thefuture we'll have a brighter business partnership so please supportus thank you Leo okay I finally gotten awayfrom the countryside and I'm now in a city called Cebu to see a chocolate factory Imet one of the girls that works for us in the Philippines called Ria and she seemsvery nice as well as the chocolate is the owners of the chocolate farm andI'll be going for lunch quickly and then I will be getting to the factory so thisis my room very different from the farm that I visited I've not actually even seen thebathroom yet it actually got a working showerI like this okay I've gotta go so see you soon hey back again so I've been outand I've met the chocolatiers they seem like nice peopleso the girl is the founder of the company and then she basically gave us asample box and red bag full of um different types ofchocolate they've em made and I also bought up some trousers to replace theonce I ripped on that journey whilst on the truck and yeah I'm just trying to getWi-Fi the moment but it's not working but what I've noticed is a look even likethe cost of the stuff in the fridge you know usually this hotel stuff cost loadsand here is so cheap I'm not even joking 140 pesos and one dollar is about 70pesos so that's about $2 for a beer in it fridge is pretty cheap so yeah I'vegot this random snacks good morning so the day today isthe 24th Saturday it's literally my last full day before I go back to Londonit just to be honest with you it seems like I it's been months since I've last was inLondon I've just become so accustomed to this country and there yeah I mean I'vedone so much and it's been an incredible journey incredible business trip I'velearned so much about the company the people behind the products and we produce suchas the yacon as well as learn a lot of lesson about business and about myselfthat and I feel like I truly grown from this trip the one of the the biggest youknow slap in the face let's say was living in that farm it just makes yourealize like how how we don't take little things for granted in England youknow such as toilet that flushes and I mean you know jokes aside it's like howpeople in the third world country especially the ones who are based in thecountryside that's how they live and yeah they appreciate the littlest thingsand it's amazing to know that these people which lack money surprisinglythey're always happy they're never depressed you know we live in a countrywhere we complain when we can't get the latest iPad or you know when we'rewaiting in the queue for too long when we're trying to make our next purchase Ithink you know the most shocking difference was asking the kids and atthe school in the farm what they've really enjoyed doing and I said to themwhat what is your hobby and they asked they replied back my hobby is doinghomework you know this really goes to show like there's striking differencebetween you know the first world and the third world so it's been an incredibleeye opener and I look forward to getting back to London to start editing thevideos this will be the final video I believe well unless I do one in Manilatonight which are probably with due to arrive there around five o'clock so I'llsee that I'll get how that goes this is a view from my hotel so this is in Cebuand we had a lunch dinner with the chocolatiers yesterday just andiscussing the contract and so forth and I've also got some samples and they'vegiven me of products they already produced to bring back so yes should beinteresting so I'm okay I best go speak to you soon I've gambled this last one pouch we need 25 three four five six seven eight nine ten oh my god I'm what twelve thirteen twenty five twenty five pesosthank you I've using it I'm dead broke guys mylast networth how much is it I think I've got about 10 or 11 yeahsomething like that okay it's my last hour in the Philippines the time is2:25 my plane will be leaving at 6:30 I'll get to London at 5:30 in the morning soit's been an amazing trip and I'll definitely remember it I'll remember this guy cow and this crazy gambler andalso the farm of course okay bye from PhilippinesI love the fact that you put on an accent.

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