I'm here in the Philippines on my business trip. We got in this morning (Monday) at 5am. It's now 12:20am (Tuesday) here which means it's 8:30am Monday morning there on the West Coast.
So far the trip has been okay. It was really hard to leave Kristi and the kids knowing I wouldn't be home for 2 weeks. The flight out was LONG but it was relatively smooth. We had a stopover in Guam and it was 80 degrees at 2am there.
When we landed in Manila it was about 85.
Today me and my work partner Kim went around Ayala Center (where our hotel is) and took some pics and did some window shopping. There are about 6 or 7 malls right around our hotel. The hotel itself is actually built on one. We walked under our hotel at one point and didn't even know.
We came back to the hotel about noon to sleep since our class time is 9pm - 6am Manila time (6am - 3pm PST).
Then tonight we had a sort of "meet n' greet" with our class of trainees. They seem really nice but we were kind of out of it. Our body clocks are really messed up.
Now I'm back at the hotel, it's almost midnight I'm hungry and nothing is open. That's okay though, I need to drop a few pounds.
I should have updates periodically...I'm going to 'attempt' to find out where the coasters are our here. There is supposedly a park very close to my hotel, but I didn't see it today. There are about 6 or 8 "family" parks and they are all in malls.
Here are some pics from day one:
In Guam (Sorry the picture is so blurry)
Flyng into Manila (Does that say San Fernando???)
Driving on the streets of Manila ... which is INSANE I might add
Inside my hotel room/apartment:
The view from my room:
Ayala Center (all of those buildings to the left are malls)
There are like NO traffic lights in Manila
They do have Loius Vitton though (we are going to where they sell the knock-off stuff later in the week)
Our hotel from ground level
The place is weird ... you look at one side of the street and see this ... looks nice right???
Then you turn 180 degrees and see this:
They have some interesting food places:
And some typical food ... with messed up menu's.
Here is a picture of me before I slept ... not sure if I look much better now
And finally ... some night shots from my room:
Check back for periodic updates (probably not daily). I just have time now since I didn't have to work tonight. This is the time I will usually be at work.
I will be putting pics up at my photo site, but probably not adding this many shots. I will try and post when I put more pics up.
Here is the gallery location: