Traveling The World 1 City & 1 Country at a Time...

Traveling The World 1 City & 1 Country at a Time...

World Traveler. Surfer / Snowboarder. Entrepreneur. Adventurer. Blogger & Father

World Traveler. Surfer / Snowboarder. Entrepreneur. Adventurer. Blogger & Father
@ Egypt Pyramids
Over 300 Cities & 35 Countries Traveled On My World Wide Adventure / Journey Thus Far: Australia, Mexico, Europe; Greece, Amsterdam, Italy, Vatican City, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, France, Middle East, Israel, Egypt, Sinai, Jordan, Morocco, USA, Canada, Thailand, Malaysia. I'm Currently Living & Traveling in Asia: Bali, Taipei, China, Japan & South Korea...

Welcome to My Video Travel Blog...Enjoy The Journey ; - )

Santorini, Greek Islands

Santorini, Greek Islands
Been on 6 of the 7 Continents

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tony Robbins "World Tour" Letter...

Got this letter from the Anthony Robbins Organization INC. today.

It has been sent around  the  world ten times so far.  

I enjoyed the read so I thought I would share it here for you (my wonderful readers) to also enjoy ^^


"ONE.  Give   people more than they expect and do it   cheerfully.   

TWO.   Marry  a man/woman  you love to talk to. As you get  older,  their conversational skills will be as   important as any other.  

THREE.  Don't   believe all you hear, spend all you have  or  sleep all you want.  

FOUR.   When  you say, 'I love  you,' mean   it.   

FIVE.   When  you say, 'I'm  sorry,' look the person in the  eye.  

SIX.  Be   engaged at least six months before you get   married.  

SEVEN.  Believe   in love at first   sight.   

EIGHT.  Never   laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't  have  dreams don't have much.   

NINE...   Love  deeply and  passionately. You might get hurt but  it's  the only way to live life completely.   

TEN..   In  disagreements,  fight fairly. No name calling.   

ELEVEN.   Don't   judge people by their   relatives.   

TWELVE.   Talk  slowly but think   quickly.   

THIRTEEN.  When  someone asks  you a question you don't want to  answer,  smile and ask, 'Why do you want to  know?'  

FOURTEEN.   Remember  that great  love and great achievements involve  great  risk..

FIFTEEN.   Say  'bless you' when  you hear someone sneeze.   

SIXTEEN.   When  you lose, don't  lose the   lesson.   

SEVENTEEN.   Remember  the three  R's: Respect for self; Respect for  others;  and Responsibility for all your actions.   

EIGHTEEN.   Don't  let a little  dispute injure a great friendship.   

NINETEEN.   When  you realize you've  made a mistake, take  immediate steps to  correct   it.   

TWENTY.  Smile when picking up the phone.  The  caller will hear it in your  voice   

TWENTY-   ONE. Spend  some time  alone.  "

Hope you can share this letter with someone you care about, I shared it with my class in S.Korea today as well as my son over in California via skype video and my parents back in Canada, so the world tour message continues.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mayonnaise Jar & Two Beers

Got this email the other day, thought I'd post and share it here because I feel it has a powerful message we often forget in the 'buss-i -ness' of life. 

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large an   empty mayonnaise jar   and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full.

They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.

The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full.

They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.

Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full.

The students responded with a unanimous 'yes'.

The professor then produced two beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.

The students laughed.

'Now', said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things... your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions ... and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the   other things that matter like your job, your house and your car ...

The sand is everything else...the small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.

The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children.

Spend time with your parents.

Visit with grandparents.

Take your spouse out to dinner.

Play another 18 holes of golf.

There will always be time to clean the house, fix the disposal or deal with things from your job.

Take care of the golf balls first...
the things that really matter.

Set your priorities.

The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented.

The professor smiled and said,
'I'm glad you asked.'

The beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers with a friend.

Please share this with someone you care about.

Share your comments / thoughts below.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

"The Dream Team" Documentary

Hands down, the best team EVER assembled in ANY sport

Michael Jordan

Magic Johnson

Larry Bird

Charles Barkely

Scottie Pippin

and the rest of the gang of best players to step on a court...

I was actually lucky enough to see the Dream Team #3 in Sydney Australia in 2000 with Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Jason Kidd, Vince Carter and the rest, but no one can match up against the "original" DREAM TEAM.

"A Father First"

Miami Heat start Dwayne Wade has a book out called "Father First"

After watching this video, it makes me wish I had more opportunities to spend with my own son...

I just have faith that our time will come to spend a lot more time together after this 'long distant parenting' saga wraps up after I'm currently working overseas and go back home. But thanks to Skype video Ethan & I have stayed very connected.  Thank God for technology :-) 

But being a single father, I can really relate to this songs lyrics:

"I wonder what your doing, I wonder were you are, there's oceans in between us, but that's not very far"

Indeed, currently everything feels so "blurry"

A 15 Year Old Kids Poem...Very Insightful.

Got this email sent to me today, I just copied & pasted it below because it made me think that this 15 year old kid has a point:

"POEM BY A 15 yr. OLD SCHOOL KID" who got an A+ for this entry
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 2:23 PM
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
Subject: Fw: The Lord's Prayer from a Kid's point of view
Since the Pledge of Allegiance AND The Lord's Prayer IS NOT ALLOWED in Public s
chools anymore because the word 'God' is mentioned

A 15 y/o kid in Arizona wrote the attached NEW School prayer:

"New Pledge of Allegiance"
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green ,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene..
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all..
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks...
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong..

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles ..
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!

If you aren't ashamed to do this, Please pass this message on. Jesus said, 'If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father.'

Not ashamed? Then, Please pass this on!

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