Being Blind in the Philippines: An inside look

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I was introduced to Silvitori and thought he had a very interesting story. Please forgive me if there are any mistakes in translation. Any corrections are appreciated.
Go here to see our love story (Drama) on Philippine TV GMA
Go here to see our interview on Rated k-ABS-CBN

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I am a retired sixth grade teacher from California who is presently living in the Philippines with my wife and two dogs. These videos aim to be entertaining, inspiring and motivating for people who are tired of the rat race and want to live a simple, yet rewarding life. My passions are studying and learning languages and helping people in any way I can.
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  1. Thank you for sharing such an inspiring story. I’m glad things are going again so he and his wife can start earning a living again. God bless and stay safe.

  2. It is awesome…. he is fantastic….. love the song…. thank you for sharing..
    I have so much respect with blind people… they develop a skill, I call it a sixth sense.. πŸ˜‡
    Ang galing mong magtagalog……. marunong siyang tumugtug nang gitara at kumanta… I have not heard of that word β€œ tugtug” in a long time ..a very deep Tagalog word… tugtug means β€œ to play”…. in Ilocano we call it β€œ tocar”….. agtocar ti gitara ( to play a guitar)…

  3. Even with a disability he strived to have live a regular prosperous life and is working hard to make it happen. God Bless him and his family. You will have to get him a gig at the new Italian restaurant. Thanks for the video!

  4. Great interview Bud. How did you meet up with this determined man? In other words, how were you introduced? He has very simple and reasonable goals. Are you accepting any donations to help him achieve these goals? I don’t know if you are following another vlogger channel named “Dustin Backpacks” but he too is doing amazing things for the Filipinos in the community he is currently living in during this pandemic.

  5. Hope some anti- vaxxers watched this as a reminder of the consequences of not getting their MMR vaccine. Mind you, most are immune to facts…………..

  6. Hello there;
    In order to save some money and if you haven’t yet done so, as a suggestion consider MagicJack as a future phone service after returning to Canada.
    Have a safe and pleasant trip to and from Greece, and please keep us posted about your upcoming trip to the latter.
    Thank you!

  7. We enjoyed watching this vlog, Bud. Filipino resilience and hardwork defies any disability. We wish you all the best, Zaldy. Great work and God bless you always. Stay safe. πŸ‘

  8. Wow Bud this young man has together even with his disability . Wife, three children, a job, and love for the Lord. I hope some of those well todo subs can step up and help some of his dreams come true.

  9. Wow so good singer and playing Guitar have seen guys like him when i was in Manila alot of them near Robinsons near the supermarket and they were good to thank you Bud really good interview

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