Wednesday, March 10, 2010
CaPas PiP: Juliet Corpuz and Pinaykeypoint
As part of the regular content of this blog, ( CaPas PiP ) I’m suppose to write about our beloved Capas and its people, a Capaseno who made a contribution (whether great or small) in our daily lives. While there are interesting personalities of our cabalens that are worth mentioning in the future, I decided to write about a person who is not a Capaseñan and whom I haven’t met yet personally as of this writing, but whom I think made a difference in the lives of our cabalens and our province. Her name is Juliet Corpuz – Pinatubo Trek organizer, freelance blogger, translator/graphics & web designer.
You read it right. We haven’t met personally but this woman is such an inspiration for me... I accidentally read her blog, pinaykeypoint @blogspot.com late 2007 or 2008 when I was helping out a friend searching online for job vacancies at Robinson’s Tarlac.
After reading “A glimpse of the Pearl” and all her articles, I become an instant fan. Although I never follow her publicly (because of my limited knowledge on how to do it, LOL), my online time wouldn’t be complete without checking her blog. I was so amazed to know her story. Without her knowing, she rekindled my passion to write regardless my limited technical know how and my ardent wish to have an editor,hahaha. I considered her my idol/ mentor in putting up my first blog: http://greyzellejoy.blog.friendster.com followed by http://anythingworxwithgrace.blogspot.com and this latest blog about Capas. Although unlike her, I never gained huge following and readership except a couple of friends and relatives (LOL again), these blogs become part of my daily life, my outlet of self expression in pursuing and open opportunities particularly on my real estate buy and sell activities.
Going back, Pinaykeypoint became part of my online routine. That’s why, when there are no more updates on her blog after her February 2009 post about Mt. Pinatubo tour; I thought I lost a good read to follow online. That’s about the same time when I got hooked on Facebook and discovered her FB account. Excitedly, I added Mam Juliet and to my surprise, she accepted me. Online fan meet her idol and we occasionally exchange comments and greetings thru FB.
It was last Saturday, March 6,2010, when I have enough time to go online that I checked out her other site: http://firstname.lastname@example.org and http://corpuzpowerprint.blogspot.com. I’ve also found out that she now have her own domain www.pinaykeypoint.com and discovered that the site is actually a dedicated site in promoting tourism of our town Capas and its famous offering – the Mt. Pinatubo Trekking experience. The site provides detailed information about Mount Pinatubo Trip, routes, fares, food, hotel, travel time and tour guiding services. Judging on the pictures posted and the feedback coming from the Filipino and foreign trekkers, Mam Juliet and her team is doing a great job of excellent promotions by maximizing her knowledge on search engine optimization (SEO) .She also helps the Capas Municipal Tourism’s objective to create a source of livelihood by hiring local and native residents as tour guides and encourages Aeta Village visits and donations of food and used clothing.
The site is commendable and a brilliant idea. It was so overwhelming to know that a person who is not a Capas resident could actually contribute her time, effort and talent to encourage foreign and local tourists to come and visit our hometown in a safe and well-organized manner. On the side, mejo merine kupin uling yaku mismo , eke pa ikit personally ing pagmaragul tamung gateway to Pinatubo! Perhaps, this year matuloy na ing mapopostpone trekking with some of my officemates and friends...
Again, my hurray for Mam Juliet! I really mean it when I said that she can be an adopted daughter of Capas! Thanks for validating our town’s status as the tourist capital of Tarlac. I know there are greater things ahead of her. I wish her goodluck on her plans to become a full time travel agency.
To all my friends and relatives (who composes my readership, LOL), check out Pinaykeypoint site (www.pinaykeypoint.com) for your future treks and explore the beauty of nature at its best! Of course, come across to our beloved Capas as the safest trail to visit Mt. Pinatubo Philippines…