My Asia trip is winding down and I'm just wrapping a few things up in Philippines and then heading home… It's been a GREAT GREAT GREAT trip. I've had tons of fun and was super productive. Since I arrived in Asia, business has been great. In USANA, we've also added 1 new Gold Director (Billy Dela Fuente) and also a new Silver Director (Jojo & Blessa Victorio). Things are very excited. Kelly came along and it was really cool for her to meet our Filipino team members. Originally we were supposed to go to Malaysia as well but the timing and H1N1 flu made things hard. We will go to Malaysia next time instead.
Here was our trip:
We got to Manila on Sept 8 and spent a few days there before we went to Boracay. Kelly and I had a great time there.
BEGINNING OF 11 DAY ROAD TRIP….
After Boracay, my vacation was over and it was time to get to work. Kelly went to Hong Kong to spend time with her family while I went on a CRAZY road trip… went to 7 different cities in 11 days. I was excited to travel and meet my team members. I would meet Kelly in Hong Kong at the end of the road trip for some fun and family time in Hong Kong. Here is the highlights of the road trip and Hong Kong.
DAY 1 – CAGAYAN DE ORO
DAY 2 – CAGAYAN DE ORO
DAY 3 – ILIGAN
DAY 4 – MANILA
DAY 5 – MANILA
DAY 6 – PAMPANGA
DAY 7 – PAMPANGA
DAY 8 – DAGUPAN
DAY 9 – BAGUIO
The next day, we went to Baguio to meet some prospects. It was cool in Baguio. Baguio is like San Francisco weather and I must say that it was a VERY NICE CHANGE in climate. For once, it was nice to feel “cool” and not sweaty all the time!
DAY 10 – DAGUPAN
DAY 11 – HONG KONG
Finally! The road trip was over… I couldn't believe it was over. Though it was only 11 days, it felt like 11 weeks because I had gone to so many places, met so many people and got so much done… The road trip ended in Hong Kong where I met up with Kelly and spent a lot of time with her family. (her parents met us in Hong Kong and every day we spent time with her cousins, aunts, etc.) I also got to spend good time with one of my best friends, Simon Lam.
The ironic thing is… I spent most of my time in Hong Kong with Kelly's family. I met her entire family and we ate almost every meal with family and had really good food everyday… BUT I HAVE NO PICTURES! All the pictures were taken on Kelly's mom's camera and I forgot to get the photos from her! So, the only pics I have is of Kelly and I hanging with Simon Lam.
So what a trip… been one of the best trips I've had but I am HOMESICK! Been almost 4 weeks since I left Los Angeles and if you count Convention and NYC, I've been home for only 3 days since August 22!!! (only 3 days in 6 weeks) I miss my LA lifestyle of biking, working out twice a day, playing with Obi, the beach, the cool weather and relaxing with Kelly. Well… I will be home in 48 hours! Can't wait!
I also REALLY REALLY MISS OBI! Both Kelly and I miss him a lot and look at his pictures and videos all the time. This will be the first blog entry with no Obi pictures since I've had him. Obi is in good hands in NYC with my mom and he flys back via special “Pet Airways” on Wednesday… Can't wait to see him!
See you back in the USA!