April 25, 2010

Le Français dans un barong Tagalog

Meet the gentleman behind the wonderful service of Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa, its general manager Jan Michel Gautier. This Frenchman, who is always in a barong Tagalog, has lived in the Philippines with his family for twenty years, though his expertise in the hotel and restaurant industry takes him all over the world. Michel must really love sunsets. He works in an island with beautiful sunsets over Tayabas Bay; in Manila, his home is on Roxas Boulevard, right beside Manila Bay with the best sunset views in the entire metro.

Jan Michel Gautier

16 comments:

CafebyJW said...

He loook very kind with his smile.

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Louis la Vache said...

So this is the warden of "The Rock"? He doesn't LOOK like a warden! Il semble être très français!

brattcat said...

I wonder if you will write him a note letting him know what a wonderful experience you had.

ρομπερτ said...

Seems indeed to be a man with a vision. Please have a nice Sunday.



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Jacob said...

Very fine portrait, Hilda...you've captured well, I think, a look that combines caring and competence.

brattcat said...

Such a clever comment you left, Hilda. I love your new bio pic.

Don and Krise said...

It was nice of him to allow you to take his portrait. I'm guessing 30 seconds later he was busy on that Blackberry.

Misalyn said...

vous êtes beau Jan Michael :) Nice portrait.

Rob and Mandy said...

Ah the french savoir vivre!

VP said...

An interesting portrait of the 'author' of Bellarocca!

Birdman said...

Very cool job.

Hilda said...

Brattcat:
I already did. How could I not?

Dina said...

Nice photo of a nice guy.

In the 60s Israel sent my ex-husband to a training course in the Philippines for several months. I remember his stiff white barong Tagalog that he was so fond of.

the donG said...

oh wow! looks like he's friendly. nice of you to feature him here.

Nefertiti said...

les francais sont partout ;O)

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GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Happy Birthday, Ms. Hilda!