[talk-ph] Intramuros Mapping Party: meeting places

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 07:38:52 GMT 2010

We had the afternoon meet-up in Museong Pambata c/o Maricel Montero.

Inside the Old Manila exhibit room was a large map showing the route
of the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade [1].  The map shows that the
first entry point to the Philippines is a small island between Samar
and Luzon island.  This island is called Capul Island [2].

Some trivia why I am very much interested in this island:
1.  The native language is not of Visayan roots but that of a distinct
Abaknon (Inabaknon) related to the language family Sama-Bajaw dominant
in Sulu archipelago and the coast of Borneo. [3]  A map of Philippine
languages is here [4].  According to local legend: "Capul Island was
originally founded by King Abak who escaped from Java with his tribe
before the onslaught of Islam" [5]
2.  The geographic location of the island is an ideal
amenity=galleon_stop to the long route=ferry name=Manila-Acapulco
Galleon Trade Route, before proceeding to Manila because of the small
size of the island and the expansive view of the horizon.
"Wide-angle" view of the horizon is very important for the Galleon
traders in order to spot potential pirate attacks.
3.  Much of what we know as Filipino food (plants, fruits or
vegetables) came from the trade and commerce within this
Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade [6].  Big thanks to the Capul Island
dwellers who "helped" secure a safe travel to the galleon traders.

Free beers from me to anyone who will be able to visit and map this island. :)

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manila_galleon
[2] http://osm.org/go/44Fk8h0
[3] http://www.ethnologue.com/show_family.asp?subid=1464-16
[4] http://samartrexplore.multiply.com/photos/album/17/EXPLORE_CAPUL_ISLAND
[5] http://essc.org.ph/content/view/21/46/
[6] http://opinion.inquirer.net/inquireropinion/columns/view/20090923-226468/Mexico-under-our-skin

On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 9:31 PM, maning sambale
<emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you to everyone who joined the party.  We will upload the paper
> scans in the next few days.  Will keep you posted when you can start
> tracing your cake slice.
> Maning (dead tired from 6 hours of walking on concrete pavement, but
> definitely worth it!)
> On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 11:44 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> The meetup place in the morning will be Chowking Intramuros:
>> http://osm.org/go/4zhQKS6ZC--?m
>> It's basically one block away from the Manila Cathedral. Hope to see
>> many of you there! :-)
>> Eugene (osm:seav)
>> On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 2:03 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi guys,
>>> For the Intramuros Mapping Party, there will be 2 meeting places. One
>>> in the morning before the field survey and one in the afternoon after
>>> the field survey. We have not finalized yet the meeting places and we
>>> would like to solicit suggestions from the community.
>>> For the morning meetup, we are thinking of Chowking Intramuros
>>> <http://osm.org/go/4zhQKS6ZE--?m>. You can have breakfast here if you
>>> want. Does anybody have other suggestions?
>>> For the afternoon meetup, we think an airconditioned mall with Wi-Fi
>>> like Robinsons Manila or SM Manila would be OK. The problem is that
>>> this is the Christmas season and the malls would likely to be more
>>> packed than usual due to the Christmas shopping. Somewhere with Wi-Fi
>>> would be nice so we can teach newbies how to edit and other stuff like
>>> that. But failing that, then maybe some of you can lend your mobile
>>> Internet USB dongles?
>>> An alternate afternoon venue I can think of would be either of the 2
>>> Starbucks facing each other in UN Avenue at Bayview Park Hotel
>>> <http://osm.org/go/4zhFeigv7--?m> or any of the coffee shops along UN
>>> Avenue.
>>> What do you guys think?
>>> Eugene
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