Tuesday, July 3rd and Wednesday, July 4th: Fly from Manila to Hong Kong, then Hong Kong to Toronto.
Thursday, July 5th: A day to get re-adjusted to Eastern Daylight Time and do laundry, because…
Friday, July 6th: Hop on another plane, this one bound for Tampa. Thankfully, my NEXUS card means I clear customs in seconds and all those miles I racked with Air Canada means I get to chill out and get some breakfast in the lounge.
I land around noon and meet Anitra, take her out for lunch and then take a quick nap before I watch the wedding rehearsal (she was a bridesmaid) and attend the rehearsal dinner.
Saturday, July 7th: The wedding! Anitra’s a beautiful bridesmaid, and I’m doing my best not to look too jet-laggy.
Uh-oh — she caught the bouquet.
Luckily, I went to Crazy Go Nuts University, where you learn that most important of coping techniques, pictured above.
Sunday, July 8th: One day of downtime…
Monday, July 9th: …and then it’s off to another plane, this time bound for San Francisco, the destination of my secret (well, not anymore) side trip. That’s three time zones in a week: UTC+8, UTC-4, and now UTC-7.
Tuesday, July 10: Dressed up nicely to met with one or more prospective employers.
Wednesday, July 11th: Lunch with more prospective employers.
Thursday, July 12th: More dressing up nicely for more prospective employers, this time in “The City”.
I stayed with my cousins, who lent me a car to get into town. I have got to get me one of these.
I took this after another lunch with a different set of prospective employers.
Friday, July 13th: A 6:00 a.m. flight back to Tampa. I wasn’t thrilled about the departure time…
…but luck was with me. Not only did I get put in an emergency exit row (extra legroom), but I got the row all to myself! I arrived in Tampa in the late afternoon to take Anitra out to dinner. The next day…
Saturday, July 14th: …well, that’s another blog post.