About life as a seafarer

Questions about life at sea, working on ships, traveling the world


On Thursday morning, the Agency sends me a text message saying to pick up my documents for my Friday appointment at VFS Global’s office at Ecoplaza in Makati. The Ecoplaza building is where the VFS offices are. Good thing #1 […]

Travel Visa Application via VFS Global


Pia (Philippines) asked me via DM on Twitter… … I am really thinking about applying as a cruise ship photographer but I am having second thoughts since I don’t have any job experience related to photography, I am more of […]

Do I need job experience to work as a photographer ...


Why did I — a little nomad who is neither a writer nor a blogger — write the series called “Work as Cruise Ship Photographer (Pinoy Edition)” and “How To Become A Cruise Ship Photographer“? These pages on evelynyap.com/answers came […]


Working and living at sea, sailing from one itinerary to another, ending my day in one port and waking up the next day in another port (sometimes in a different country) — how in the world do I receive important […]

How I Get My Mail While Globetrotting


They say a picture paints a thousand words. I therefore present here a picture of an actual timesheet of mine from way back in 2012. Why a photo from 2012? Because I don’t have a more recent one. I don’t […]

How many hours do Cruise Ship Photographers work?