Thursday, September 23, 2010

Going to Manila

I'm heading to Manila a few days earlier than my team. This gives me the chance to spend time with my dad and nieces who I cannot wait to see!

Also, I'd like to invite you guys to try It's my startup company's pet project. It allows you to take pictures and share them easily through your social networks. I'm testing our Android app but it's a little buggy when it comes to logging in. I hope to test it full blast while in Manila.

Ohhh.. I'm looking for people to play badminton with! So far Gail, Marc and Poyt said yes. Hope we could reach 6 people. :) Shoutout to my other friends Mica, Winston, Jehz, Maki, Cai, Aileen, Jay, Fritz etc.. laro tayo!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

My Next Trip: Singapore and Malaysia

WordCamp Philippines 2010 is only a few weeks away!!

It's been a crazy roller coaster ride but being a part of it gives me a sense of accomplishment and I can't say I'm not enjoying every bit of it.

So... here I am again talking about my upcoming trip. I'm going back to Singapore!! Universal Studios, here come I! I was supposed to go to Singapore with my friend Aileen today, but so much work still has to be done for WordCamp. Work before play, as the saying goes.

As luck may have it, three of my friends invited me to come with them to Singapore and Malaysia in November. That's cool because I've always wanted to go back to Malaysia. I was in Kuala Lumpur last year with the same people, but this time we're making a side trip to Penang as well. Before we settled for Penang, I asked my travel sensei Nina for her wisdom. Our three choices were Penang, Kuching (also in Malaysia) and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. She said Penang had nice historical sights and good food, while Ho Chi Minch was cheaper and more laid back. She's never been to Kuching. So I asked her straight away.. if she were to choose between going to Penang and Ho Chi Minh, where will she go? You guessed it.. Penang!

I booked myself a Philippine Airlines flight to Singapore two days ago. My mom helped me book it through the phone coz buying it online would have cost me double (to the tune of US$600 O_O). I also booked tickets on AirAsia and Tiger Airways for my trips to KL and Penang. My friends, however, got Cebu Pacific flights to Singapore. I fly to Singapore earlier than they do and a bit later going back to Manila. I plan on spending my last night in Singapore in a five-star hotel. Ritz-Carlton perhaps?? LOL

After WordCamp, normal blogging operations will resume here at Yeah, Drew. :)