13th Annual Marketers Cruise

8 days at the sea and 3 ports in Mexico.

The Marketers Cruise has come to an end, but it will be another day before I arrive home in Malaysia.

I was barely online, but it was a good short disconnect for some R&R.

Starting from Port of Long Beach, California…

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Mazatlan, Mexico

Puerta Vallarta, Mexico

Fun Day At The Sea

Israel and Palestine: The Land Of Milk And Honey

March 16 – 22.

After crossing the Jordan border, we found ourselves in Jericho. The first place we visited was Mount Temptation — said to be the place where Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights and where he was tempted by Satan 3 times.

We visited several places since: sites where Jesus had set foot on, where he was born, where St Peter lived, where Jesus was crucified and later buried, home of Joseph and Mary, and more…

We also went to the Galilee Sea and we’ve been to Dead Sea twice!

When I find the time, I’ll put together the video I took throughout the trip. Easier and faster to sum up the trip and more to photos 🙂

The Topaz Tour Company did a good job, however some members of the tour were shitty and put a dent on the memorable trip.

It’s appalling how a group of adults old enough to be my parents can be so misbehaved and show little respect for time and to the tour guides, Elias and Rama, when they were explaining to the group. A mental note not to deal or have anything to do with shit folks — it’s not an age thing but a mindset thing.

All in all, still a great trip and I’m glad we did it! Mom got her dream come true, and I can go back to business 1,000% from here on for the rest of the year! 🙂


March 14 – 15.

This has been planned since several months ago, and talked about in the last couple of years. Going to Israel has always been on my mom’s bucket list – and I wanted to take her there while she’s still relatively young and healthy to enjoy it.

So here we are — we signed up for a 10 day tour to Jordan and Israel!

The 15-people tour began at Jordan, and one of the main highlights for me was visiting the Al-Khazneh (Treasury) — it was featured in the last scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989 film) It was a surreal feeling being there in person!

The other surprising thing about being in Jordan is how fast WIFI is, even though we were in the middle of nowhere!

Like my Iran trip 10 years ago, the landscape is mostly brown and climate is dry.

The Jordan part of the tour was warming up for the real highlight: Israel…