#RoadTripperMonday – a weekly feature of our very own Road Tripper.
And its Monday again! In today’s Road Tripper Monday, we will get to know a Road Tripper who recently joined our very special Random OUTings road trips catered to the LGBT community in the Philippines, Jayson Vinta. We are very privileged to have one of our Random OUTing road trippers share stories himself. Jayson has worked in government over the past year and has developed that sense patriotism for the Philippines. He travels frequently not only for personal fulfillment but to learn from the places he visits so he can apply to his work. A seemingly quiet and shy person, but once you get to know him, he is one funny, crazy and enjoyable person to hang out with.
To know more about Jayson, read more about him here —
1. What do you do for a living?
I’m a government employee currently heading the Youth Division of Bulacan Provincial Youth, Sports and Employment Office. I also have a business and do consultancy job for private entities.
2. What is one of your guilty pleasures?
Traveling. Having visited numerous world cities, I became a frugal adventure seeker. I learned that you could see the places you want to discover on a shoestring budget.
3. What is the title of the movie of your life?
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. The movie tells us to believe in the impossible. I believe in the impossible.
4. If you could go back in time what would you tell your 16 year old self?
Study harder and save for the future.
5. If you can be teleported anywhere around the world, where would it be and why?
Paris. I consider it as my second home. It’s an exciting, vibrant and dynamic city that is accepting and liberating peppered with picturesque century-old buildings and charming alleys. Parisians, in general, are not afraid to show love in quiet gestures – it is common to see old couples holding hands while riding the Metro or throwing their arms around each other. #relationshipgoals
6. Which celebrity would you go on a “one-night-only-date” with?
I’d like to go on a date with Chef Armando Reed. A feast for your tummy, a treat for your eyes.
7. You, unfortunately have been condemned to die, but fortunately, you get to have any meal in the world before you go. What is your menu?
I’ll have French wine and Swiss Raclette as starter, selection of Moroccan Tajines for the main course, and Belgian Chocolate, Turkish Baklava and Dates partnered with Batangas Kapeng Barako for dessert. I will also request for Crispy Pata, Bulalo, Bagnet, Longganisang Calumpit, Chicharon, Pastillas, and Inipit. I’ll probably die on food coma.
8. If you could trade places with anyone right now, for a week, who would it be and why?
I’d want to exchange place with Victoria Beckham. She’s one of the most underrated Spice Girls who brought a Football superstar to his knees.
9. What is the best present you ever received?
The gift of influence.
10. If you could meet a famous or not so famous person, who would that be and why?
I’d like to meet the Pope. I marveled at his life story and how he sustain humility up to this day that he leads the Roman Catholic Church with more than a billion people.
11. How old should a person start traveling?
Whenever you are ready to see world and be one with the world.
12. What is your best experience in traveling/living in the Philippines?
You get to appreciate the timeless beauty of places beyond the main stream. Everyday is a different day in the Philippines. It’s a country full of surprises. It is the place that I call home after setting my feet into unfamiliar places.
13. In one sentence, how would you like people to remember you?
A free-spirited individual who will stop at nothing to see and experience the world.