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Monday, April 8, 2013

Safely Arrived in the Philippines


I safely arrived in the Philippines last Saturday night. I’m now at the office for my first day at work after GSE-VTT Australia.

 Pictures, videos and report experiences to follow…..

Saturday, March 9, 2013

English or Chinese Tea?

I’m now in Cathay Pacific QF88 Australia plane.

Some of the interesting notes are:

·         You are always offered and to choose between English and Chinese meal like tea.

·         The English meal is composed mostly of potato as main dish while the Chinese is noodles.

·         The flight steward said they have no Rice!:)

·         I forgot to place my pointed pedicure and manicure set in the luggage. It was surrendered in Hongkong airport:(.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Checklist for GSE Travel


I feel that this Checklist is a good one to share for Rotary event outside the country trip preparation. This can be also applied for business or personal trips. The list was made by the RI 3780 GSE Chair and updated by GSE TL Bobbie and me.

2013 GSE CHECKLIST Mar 09-Apr 06, 2013
IN-CHARGE
STATUS
EXPENSES
A. DOCUMENTS
 
 
 
Passport
 
 
 
Aus Visa
All
OK
6,900
Letter from RI GSE Desk
 
 
 
Hard and softcopies of Important Letters
 
 
 
Airline Ticket
 
 
 
7-Corners Travel-Medical Insurance
 
 
 
Valid IDs such as Driver's License, SSS or School ID
 
 
 
Educational Materials on Philippines, DOT and DepEd
 
 
 
GSE Evaluation, Newstip and Final Report
 
 
 
Airport Terminal Fee
All
OK
550
Personal Budget
 
 
 
B. ROTARY ACCESSORIES
 
 
 
100 pcs Phil-Aus-Rotary Wheel Pins
 
 
 
100 pcs Keychains
 
 
 
100 pcs each Business Cards
 
 
 
100 pcs Team Brochures (plus 100 photocopies)
 
 
 
Personal Business Cards (Optional)
 
 
 
Club Bannerettes
 
 
 
TRF and/or Club Pins (Optional)
 
 
 
C.  PERSONAL ACCESSORIES
 
 
 
Credit Cards
 
 
 
Prescriptions: Medicines and Eyeglasses plus Spare
 
 
 
Camera with Charger and Memory Card
 
 
 
Mobile Phone Open Line for Aus SIM and Charger
 
 
 
USB with saved important documents
 
 
 
Easy-to-carry Suitcase up to 23 kgs only
 
 
 
Overnight bag for short trips or overnight stays
 
 
 
Journal and Pen to record daily experiences, contacts, etc
 
 
 
Family Photos for Stories
 
 
 
D. TEAM UNIFORMS
 
 
 
Blazer or Suit wt Trousers or Pants
 
 
 
Dress Shirt or Inner Blouse
 
 
 
Rotary Scarf
 
 
 
Rotary Sport Shirts and Black Pants
 
 
 
Barong and Black Pants
 
 
 
Costumes and Accessories for Dance
 
 
 
E.  PRESENTATIONS
 
 
 
AVP Team Presentation (Short and Long Version)
 
 
 
Powerpoint Presentation (Short and Long Veraion)
 
 
 
Rotarian Hymn -  Video and Audio
 
 
 
Dance Number (backup copy of music)
 
 
 
Song Number - Manila!
 
 
 
AVP Philippine National Anthem
 
 
 
Philippine Flag
 
 
 
Laptops, Chargers and Outlet Adapters
 
 
 
F. GIFTS
 
 
 
1 Gift D-3780 DG to D-9500 DG
 
 
 
1 Team Gift to District Governor
 
 
 
1 Gift D-3780 GSE Chair to Host GSE Chair
 
 
 
1 Team Gift to GSE Chair
 
 
 
6 Gifts for 6 GSE Committee Members
 
 
 
10 Gifts for 10 Host Families
 
 
 
10 Gifts for other Rotarians who have been helpful
 
 
 
10 Gifts for Presidents of Sponsoring Clubs
 
 
 
G. PERSONAL EFFECTS
 
 
 
Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Facial Soap, Sunblocker, Lotion, Skin Care, Perfume, Wipes, Nail Cutter, Polish & Remover, and other Toiletries; Make-up
 
 
 
Sunglasses
 
 
 
Hat or Ball Cap
 
 
 
H. OTHER CLOTHES
 
 
 
Cocktail or Evening Dress for Ladies
 
 
 
Jacket and Thermal Wear
 
 
 
Undies
 
 
 
Sports Wear, Shorts, Tshirts, and Swimwear
 
 
 
I. FOOTWEAR
 
 
 
1 pair Formal Shoes
 
 
 
1 pair Rubber Shoes
 
 
 
1 pair Flat or Walking Shoes
 
 
 
1 pair Slippers
 
 
 
J.  LEAVE WITH FAMILY
 
 
 
Contact Nos and Addresses of Host Families, GSE Chair
 
 
 
Travel and Medical Insurance Policy
 
 
 
Copy of Air Ticket
 
 
 
Full Itinerary
 
 
 
K. REMINDERS
 
 
 
Always be punctual; ready 15 mins before call time.
 
 
 
Smile, engage and talk with confidence!
 
 
 
Enjoy every moment of the GSE Journey.
 
 
 
Master your presentation piece.
 
 
 
Work as a Team! Support each other.
 
 
 
Be flexible, friendly and diplomatic.
 
 
 
Be organized and help around household chores.
 
 
 
Share Pictures of Family, Work and Friends.
 
 
 
Be proud of the Philippines. Speak positively!
 
 
 
Thank and appreciate other people's time and efforts.
 
 
 
L.  POST EXCHANGE
 
 
 
Submit GSE Evaluation, Newstip
 
 
 
Speaking Engagements in Rotary to share experiences.
 
 
 
OTHER NOTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bobbie-Devs: Mar 07, 2013

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