Saturday, January 31, 2015

Aloha from Grand Hyatt Hotel

After 24 hours of travel from Singapore, we made it to our hotel.  It is indeed a grand place.

Ohau to Kauai

We are now on the third leg of the journey from Singapore.... A 80 mile commute between the islands.  Nice view!

Hello Hawaii

Our flight was a little over 6 hours.  We had a good tailwind.  We flew right over Kauhai, our final destination.

5 Hours in Tokyo

We have a long layover before our next leg to Honolulu.  The next flight is overnight and about 7 hours long.  Hopefully, we can get some sleep on this leg.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dreamliner to Tokyo

It looks like we have another Boeing Dreamliner from Singapore to Tokyo.  Our first leg is 6 and 1/2 hours.

Planning Conference

Yesterday we held a Planning Conference with RoviSys Asia management staff.  The presentations and discussion were excellent.  Afterwards we met with all the employees for dinner and many flaming drinks.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Morning Rejuvination

Last night my sleep was sound.... so we took another morning walk around the bay.  It is already steamy out.

Office Visit

A few issues to resolve today.  Most employees are at client sites.

Our Office Manager, Joan

Botanical and Orchid Gardens

We visited the National Botanical and Orchid Gardens in central Singapore.  The orchid gardens are the largest in the world and all outside.... unlike most in the US which require controlled environments.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sleepless in Singapore

Up to now I thought I was adapting to the time change well.  It could be a rough day ahead.... since I appear to have had minutes rather than hours of sleep tonight....

Cindy Cries Uncle

We covered a lot of ground today on foot.... Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Harbor, Marina Bay, Chinatown, etc.  Apparently Cindy's feet were on fire because she demanded to return to the hotel before dinner was even concluded!  Final foot mileage today approached a half marathon.

Top of Singapore

After a sweltering walk around the bay gardens, we headed to the top of the Marina Bay Hotel.  A $20 beer (each) allowed us to have a great view of the city.

Fish Stomach and Duck Feet

Nothing better than eating duck feet and fish stomach soup with your partner.

Partner Visit

This morning we visited our panel fabrication partner.  They are currently building a few of our projects.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Merlion Gushing

The iconic symbol of Singapore is the Merlion.  When we arrived the statue was all wrapped up being restored.  This morning it was unveiled and spouting water.


Today was a full day at RoviSys Asia.  A few of us had brews at days end.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Singapore Dawn

Still not adjusted to the time change... awake early and off for a nice walk around Marina Bay. 

Local Local

We had dinner at a very local hot pot establishment.  Local food in a local neighborhood.... simple and good.  MAYBE a bit spicy!  Linda was stopped cold after consuming an over-the-top pepper!

Singapore Sling

We wandered into the historic Raffles Hotel for a legendary Singapore Sling.  This drink was invented at their Long Bar... an invention the world could of been spared.

Way too sweet
View of our hotel from Singapore River

Jurong and Tuas

Today Bill Hurder showed us the area where RoviSys expats were housed in Jurong and the industrial sites of our clients in Tuas.

Local Market in Jurong
View from Bird Hill

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Conrad Centennial Hotel

Breakfast at our hotel is five star.  They have an eye for details and the cappuccino was no.... great

Arrived Singapore

Just got to our room.... took only 31 hours from Chesterland!

Tired in Tokyo

Even the Dreamliner doesn't make 12 hours in the air any shorter.  It's 3AM Cleveland time and now off for 7 more hours to Singapore.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Westward Ho

We are now aboard our bird to Tokyo.  It is a new machine; the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  Cindy likes the accommodations and now wants to be on all of our business trips!

Rocky Mountain High

We successfully completed Leg 1 of our journey.  We had a good view of the Rockies landing.  Of course, Tom had to have celebration brew from one of our newest RoviSys customers.

Singapore Bound!!!

We are beginning our first leg to Singapore; Cleveland to Denver.  Weather looks fine in both locations.