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SunPlus in USA!

Posted by on Mar 16, 2011 in travel | 0 comments

SunPlus in USA!

The second Adventure with SunPlus came a few short weeks after getting back from India but at least this time we didnt have to travel very far.  We had the first SunPlus Intensive Training Seminar (SITS) in Annapolis Maryland!  This event though local would set the tone for my trips over the next few years because all of our SunPlus Experts gathered here in Maryland to learn about the latest version of SunPlus.

Here are is a list of the people I now call friends that I met at this event each with the Division they represent:

  • Anca Tanasa – TED
  • Arunas Klimas – TED
  • Abysha Nyawasha – SID
  • Goodson Shumba – SID
  • Dongjin Lyu – NSD
  • Lilly Cho – NSD
  • Kelo Mwamakamba – ECD
  • Craig Jeffries – SPD
  • Luke Weymess – SPD
  • Diuedonne Assogba – WAD
  • David Ackah – WAD
  • Denny Rumambi – SSD
  • Juan Carlos Nino – IAD
  • Benjamin Lazaro – IAD
  • Tony de la Mota – IAD
  • Ken Deles – SASC
  • Jerson Paican – SASC
  • Bonnie Dulay – SASC

These pictures we collected from everyone give a small glimpse into the fun we had, the skills we learned, and the bonds that were formed!

We went on a tour of DC that those of us from the states skipped, we had some interesting ‘ice-breaking’ exercises, and some out-door team/trust building activities that were fun but don’t let those pictures fool you – this Seminar was about work, work, and more work.  We had classes scheduled for the entire week and the final exam (both application and IT) was a real test of how well we learned the new product even for the instructors!?!?!?!

Needless to say we had our complaints (food, lodging, no internet) but I think I can speak for everyone when I say it was a success the people that I met at this one event i’ve come to know and work with and depend on over the past couple years – some of you i’ve even been to your homes, met your families, and you’ve met mine!  Ahh the memories…

Well thats all for the States – I wonder where my SunPlus Adventures will take me next?

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SunPlus in India!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2011 in travel | 0 comments

SunPlus in India!

In July of 2008 I went on my first SunPlus implementation to Hosur India!

I flew from BWI to JFK to Mumbai to Bangalore where I was picked up and driven to Hosur where the Southern Asia Division (SUD) office is located.  This was the first of many such trips and I learned a lot about travel in this one trip.  (ask me about the travel stories later) What I remember best about this trip was the difference in culture – prior to going to India I had only been to the Caribbean and to Tahiti two very similar cultures but India was all together different.  The little kids all called me Uncle even though they had never met me before, they only shook hands with the right hand (never the left…), they sometimes ate with their hands, they have a very intricate cast/class system, the driving is much like Jamaica but probably 10 times more intense and crazy ( you’ll see what I mean in the video), but overall they are super respectful which probably impressed me more than anything else though the food was absolutely off the chart.  Here are some pictures from this trip…

The main language spoken in this area is Tamal which I didnt pick up at all in the 2 weeks I was there.  I was asked to speak for 3 different programs I accepted 2 and turned down the 3rd but it was an awesome opportunity to share my experience in a different land.  What is truly amazing is that even though their culture is very different than my own one thing we had in common that kinda bound us together as brothers was our belief in Jesus and our blessed hope that he will return soon to take us home.  I’m still working on putting together the videos I took while there so you’ll have to come back to see that…

That’s all for India lets see where my SunPlus Adventures will take me next!

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