A new addition to the ever-growing roster of lifestyle bloggers, Bernard Supetran has always been a bragger about the country’s wonderful destinations he’s been too. He realized he could also blog, and not just brag through Facebook and small talks with friends.
He is currently editor of EZ Maps which produces atlases and maps of the country’s major, major tourist spots. He travels extensively to check on the country’s road network, validate tourist spots and tourism-oriented establishments, and write text for maps for the Department of Tourism and other clients.
In the course of his travel, he has seen scores of awe-inspiring hideaways, mouth-watering cuisine, and wonderful people which he needs to brag about, and blog about.
Bernard is fascinated by anything pertaining to local heritage and culture as his humble way of promoting and preserving it for the next generation.
Based in Manila, he is Bulakeño and Aklanon by ancestry, became a Bicolano 20 years ago, and got exposed in broadcasting in Dumaguete City. He can converse in Bisaya and Bikol, hence the exotic-sounding title of this blog site.
He contributes travel and lifestyle features to major newspapers, glossies, and airline inflight magazines, many of which are syndicated in online dispatches. Chances are you have read his unnamed feature stories and praise, I mean press, releases as part of his media consulting work for tourism-related establishments and local government units.
An education graduate from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (major in social studies), he teaches Mass Communications subjects in college. He’s been on teaching sabbatical though since 2000.