David Wendel Robinson (a.k.a. Shaktai)

Nationality: American

Occupation/Location: Customer Service/Denver, Colorado

How did you find about the Philippines?

Worked in the Philippines for a year, for a call center company.

What Philippine locations have you visited?

Manila, Makati, Cainta, Quezon, Cebu, Bacolod, Lipa, Bacoor

What are your opinions on the following things about the Philippines?


Everywhere I went was interesting. The multi-cultural nature of Makati was fascinating but I also enjoyed the simplicity and beauty of Cebu, the one week I was there.


Can’t remember all the names of the foods I tried but enjoyed most of them. A dear friend however got me hooked on Ube Ice Cream and I wish I could find it here.


Fascinating culture. I worked so much though that I didn’t get a chance to experience as much of it as I would have liked.


Filipinos are some of the most friendly and gracious people I have met anywhere. Hard working (when they can find work), and eager to learn. I have never worked with better people anywhere.

What do you dislike about the Philippines?

The traffic and pollution in the Manila area.

What do you like about the Philippines?

The people, the beaches, the food, the entertainment. (Sang a lot of Karaoke while there). Outside of Manila it is a strikingly beautiful place. A photographer’s paradise. I really miss the islands and my Filipino friends a lot and was very much at home there.

Your favorite place/s in the Philippines.

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