老外看台灣/菲律賓神剪輯攝影師捕捉寶島之美 「這趟是我生命中最難忘的旅行」 | Filipino couple unveils Taiwan journey in amazing video

【看CP學英文】擁有豐富天然資源的台灣是亞洲旅遊熱點之一,許多旅遊部落客、攝影師會特別來到這座太平洋上的美麗的小島取景,但是對於文森(Vincent Hablan)來說,台灣在他生命中不僅僅是太平洋上的島國,意義非凡,離開後他也信誓旦旦的決定「以後一定會再訪台灣!」

Taiwan is one of the most popular destinations in Asia for tourists who want to capture its natural beauty.

To Vincent Hablan and his fiancée, however, Taiwan means so much more — the culture, the food and cityscapes — that they want to visit Taiwan time again!

來自菲律賓的文森接受The China Post特別專訪,在商船擔任船員的他每天到處飄泊,四處為家,過去十年,每年有長達八到九個月都待在船上,每天重複一樣的乏味工作內容,對文森來說彷彿成為海上人囚。

The 31-year-old photographer from the Philippines told The China Post that he spends as much as eight to nine months a year on a merchant ship on which he has repeated the same tedious work day after day for the past ten years.

“I feel imprisoned every time doing the same work routine in the ship,” he said.

拼圖由左到右,十分車站、象山、九份|The collage shows Shifen train station, Xiangshan, Jiufen (Courtesy of Vincent Hablan)

面對一成不變的生活,旅遊成為他生活的動力泉源,只有旅遊能讓他覺得自己活著且感到自由,多了一份對世界的歸屬感。

Travel has become the source of his motivation whenever he hopes to live a different life. “Traveling now and then during my off the ship days refreshes my mind, makes me happy and gives me the feeling of being alive and free again and part of the outside world,” he explained.

過去六年,他與未婚妻趁著休假期間,遊覽世界各國,其中一站來到台灣這塊寶島,短短六天五夜的時間,即深深愛上這片土地。

“I will be back in Taiwan and visit Alishan Forest and the countryside,” he added. 

那時我們聽到很多關於台灣人事物有多美好,當下決定一定要一訪阿里山,但來台後因為時間緊迫,決定在附近北部地區逛逛就好。

“We have heard so many wonderful things about Taiwan. We would like to explore places such as Alishan Forest, we did not make it due to time constraints,” he said about his latest Taiwan trip. 

Therefore, the couple decided to explore nearby places in the northern part of Taiwan. 

拼圖由左到右,十分瀑布、中正紀念堂、西門町|The collage shows Shifen waterfall, National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Ximending (Courtesy of Vincent Hablan)

問到旅途中印象最深刻的事物,文森興奮地分享道,「食物真的很讚,台灣人都很有禮貌而且非常友善,大眾運輸也相當方便。」

When asked what impressed him most about his trip, Vincent excitedly said: “The food was really good, the people in Taiwan are very polite and friendly, and the public transportation system is very convenient.”

我們很喜歡十分、九份和西門町,「台灣的一切我們都喜歡!」

He added: “We enjoyed Shifen and Jiufen and Ximending,” adding that he and his wife love everything about Taiwan.

「台灣之旅是我們生命中最令人難忘的旅程之一,因為我就是在台灣和未婚妻求婚的!」

“The trip to Taiwan was one of the most memorable trips for us because it was in Taiwan that I proposed to my fiancée!”

拼圖,十分瀑布、十分車站|The collage shows Shifen waterfall and Shifen train station. (Courtesy of Vincent Hablan)

文森甜甜地表示,我們都很喜歡旅行,而對我來說旅行最棒的部分就是和愛的人共享旅途中的一切美好。

“We both love traveling and exploring together. And for me, that’s the best and special part of traveling is to share the experience with someone you love,” he continued.

問及影片製作上有沒有遇到什麼困難,文森表示因為他還在學習、熟悉影片剪輯,雖然花了將近一週時間剪輯,但他非常享受剪輯過程,「我喜歡慢慢剪,沒有時間壓力,享受剪輯過程的樂趣,做得也比較開心!」

Asked about the difficulties he encountered during the editing, he said that he is still learning, so it took him almost one week to edit it. It makes the process more fun and enjoyable to do rather than rushing to finish the video. 

他也興奮地分享道,他下次來台灣一定要去探索大自然,遠離都市塵囂,「尤其是南部山區的美景,未來一定要去阿里山」!

I would love to explore Taiwan’s countryside away from the city, especially in the Southern part of Taiwan’s beautiful mountain sceneries. “I will be back in Taiwan and visit Alishan Forest and the countryside.”


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