November 04, 2006
To my dearest son Aidan,
I'm sure you won't remember this already but I'll share with you our 3 day adventure during the 5th Microsoft CIO Summit last Oct. 19-21, 2006. We had fun and we always love traveling with you. Your mom and I loves to travel, eat and discover new places. You are exactly 21 months old at this time. This is our second time in Fort Ilocandia thanks to the Microsoft team. Yes, you are the youngest delegate to this Microsoft summit. If you chose to be in the IT field, someday, you'll be joining these summits too.
I'll share with you the highlights of our trip...
We usually love road trips because Fort Ilocandia is usually our take off point for Pagudpud. However, during this time, we had to fly via cebu pacific. Since you are still less than 2 years, you can still fly for free :) So we are maximizing this benefit.
You joined us and usually your mom would stay in the bus but it was too hot. I have a video of this trip and I'll process it and upload it when I'm done with the editing. The bus was over speeding and you enjoyed the crazy winds blowing through the bus. You were dancing wildly. It was good that we were seated all the way back because there are times that momma have to breast feed you.
Our team won the 2nd place in the race. I'm sure you are not interested to know about the details. Most of the time we were in the bus. The picture above is the hallway in Fort Ilocandia decorated with paintings and carpeted all the way through.
At night, we had a Microsoft dinner where poppa danced in a hula hula costume. Our team won during that presentation. Also, this is the first time I've seen the water fountain functional located in the middle of Fort Ilocandia. It was an awesome fountain, indeed!
These are my teammates during the conference. Danny, our great team leader from Robinsons; Chris Fong, the IT Whiz from SVI who created our fabulous travelogue presentation, and our friend from Unilever, Maita. During the conference, Microsoft presented Windows Vista and Microsoft 2007.
The last night was an awarding night and ballroom dancing time. Sorry, son this is for adults only. Someday, you'll be dancing the night away on that dance floor. I wonder what would be the "in" dancing moves during your time.