Saturday, September 30, 2006

Taman Negara

For some reason Taylor's College decided to send all of their employees on a trip to one of four destinations. My first pick was to go to a beautiful beach and just relax, but I was late in submitting my request so I got my second choice. I got to go on a jungle trekking adventure in Taman Negara. Taman Negara is a virgin rainforest. Tiger, elephants and black panthers roam around in this national park. For some reason, I have become a jungle trekking expert. I have been on four jungle treks in the past two years. Here are my rankings.

1. North Eastern Cambodia (Forget the name of the place). Way off the tourist trail. We hooked the whole thing up ourselves. We saw some tribal people returning from a hunt with the greatest bow and arrow set I've ever seen. Sandra said they should be in a museum. I'll never forget that.
2. Taman Negara is great. I may go back again and do some things I didn't have time to do on this trip.
3. Chang Mai Thailand. Pretty touristy, but we had a great guide and the food was awesome. Visiting the hill tribes is a bit weird (seems like a freak show). The bamboo rafting was awesome.
4. Phuket Tailand. This was my first jungle trek and even at that time I felt it was lame. We rode on elephants, but you could tell that they lived in misery.

Note: The photo of me on that bridge was one of the scariest experiences of my life. It's the longest bridge of it's kind in the world. Crossing it took about 20 minutes. Whenever I looked down I almost fainted. I've always been afraid of heights and this just made things worse.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Student Creativity

My students are currently working on international business plans. Part of it includes developing mamangement profiles. I encouraged them to use their creativity and this is what happens!
I'd also like to add that the same student who did this is responsible for the security violation post.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Back to the Nam

I went to Vietnam in 2004. I had a great time. I was only there for seven days. I explored the area around Saigon. Last week I booked a ticket to visit Hanoi during Chinese New Year. I believe that's the same things as Tet. Anyways, if you didn't know, Air Asia basically gives away tickets. The taxes and fees are more expensive than the actual ticket. I look like a weirdo in the picture with Ho.

In other news, my blog reached 1,000 hits yesterday. Today it's at about 1,060.
Total advertising revenue has reached a whopping $2.18.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Must Audioblog!

I want to master the blogosphere. I'm currently exporing the audioblog feature, but my phone won't call the number they supply. Anyone have any tips on how to add music or a better background?

Assalamu Alaikum

Friday, September 15, 2006

My Classroom

I teach four sections of Introduction to International Business. Most teachers share a classroom, but I got lucky and have my own. I can decorate it any way I want. It has a nice projector and I use Power Point everyday. The student have taught me a thing or two about how to make nice Power Point presentations. My class sizes range from 29-32, which is maximum capacity. I also keep my classroom chilly by blasting the a/c.

Back in Action

I didn't swing a golf club for two years while I was teaching in Asia. I returned home and went out about once a week when the weather was nice. I didn't really go to the range and practice so I constanly sucked. Malaysia's weather is perfect for golfing all year round.

I picked up a set of clubs for RM 800 ($250 CDN). The range is a three minute walk from my house. I can hit 100 balls for $3 CDN. My co-worker goes golfing at a course close to our school. The price is about $20 CDN with a cart. I should be hitting the links this weekend.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Security Violation

My blog has been exposed! Iron Maiden rulez!!!!!!!!! BTW, that's Eddie in Canada.