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Ken McArthur’s jvAlert Live and Vitality in Las Vegas, Nevada

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Seminars, Travel, Updates on October 19th, 2008 | No Comments

Hello from Room 519 of the Monte Lago Village Resort at Ken McArthur’sjvAlert Live in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada!

I actually didn’t arrive into Las Vegas until Sunday morning on an early morning flight from San Jose with Lee Collins, Robin Collins and Eric Farewell (which is why I didn’t have any time at all to take any photos!), and when I stepped into the jvAlert Live room, I was immediately greeted in the presence of greatness…

The Las Vegas jvAlert Family included Dave Lakhani, Dr. Mike Woo-Ming, Paulie Sabol, Donna Fox, Frank Sousa, Mari Smith, Barbara Drazga, Mark Widawer, Erik Stafford, Stephanie Mulac, Jonathan van Clute, Glenn Dietzel, Rick Butts, Carrie Wilkinson, Micheal Savoie, Glen Hopkins, Jason Develvis, Dan Kelly, James Lee, Felicia Slattery and countless others that I can’t remember right now!

It was also Harris Fellman’s birthday this weekend, and he decided to roll out and celebrate Vegas style with his entourage Sam Heyer.

Unfortunately, I could not stay long at jvAlert Live because I also have another obligation with the ViSalus event, Vitality.

With 2000 people filling up the conference with motivation and high energy, we watched inspiration presentations, cash-winning contests and fellow ViSalus business owners take the keys to their brand new BMWs!

It was an exhilarating experience, and I’m glad that I made the trip to Vegas to witness the magic they put on stage.

In the evening, I, along with Lee Collins and Robin Collins, also got the chance to meet up with JP Micek and Deb Micek for dinner.

Even though JP Micek and Deb Micek were exhausted from a long weekend in Vegas, also speaking at another event, we had a nice dinner and great conversation.

In fact, through that conversation, Deb Micek extended me an invitation to become a part of Social Media Simplified, a one day event scheduled for next Monday in Ventura, CA.

Even though it is short notice, I couldn’t miss the chance to share the stage with the best in social media marketing, including Deb Micek, Mari Smith, Linda Taylor, Nancy Marmolejo and the BlogSquad.

So, if you’re in the Southern California area, let me know if you’d like to stop by Social Media Simplified – would definitely enjoy meeting up with you :)

Exclusive JV Partnership Invitation

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Launch, Promotion, Updates on August 21st, 2008 | No Comments

If Dr. Mike Woo-Ming, Kevin Nations, Mike Morgan, Ross Goldberg, Lee & Robin Collins, Eric Farewell, Rex Wisehart, Nathan Anderson, Alejandro Reyes, Sam Heyer, James Lee and myself asked you for a joint venture, what would you say?

No really, this is a serious question…

Personally, I get dozens of JV proposals every single day – and that’s only the ones that make it through to my email inbox!

Like all the top marketers mentioned above, I probably receive hundreds more on a weekly basis through my support desk, personal instant messenger, SMS text and social media profiles like Twitter, Facebook and MySpace.

Needless to say, there is simply no way for us to respond to all these JV proposals or even sort through them, much less accept them.

So when I take on a JV partnership, especially when I’m working with the top Internet Marketers in the world mentioned above, you better believe that I am not only seriousabout, but also very excited about it as well.

The truth is, for the past few months, I’ve been working on building an entirely new business with these marketers that’s definitely going to change my entire business forever, and maybe even yours too (if you decide to partner with us).

It’s something I’ve never done before, and probably never will again…

And today, I am extending you an official invitation not only to become our customer, but to make money and share profits with us as our partner in arguably one of the biggest projects each of us have all been involved in!

There has already been a lot of buzz surrounding over 10,000 people on the social media sites regarding a “secret 12? launch, and in the next week or so after launch, an additional 300,000 sets of eyeballs are going to learn more about this unique opportunity.

If you are serious about the exclusive opportunity to partner with the top names in Internet Marketing, don’t think about it for too long because when we’ve reached our quota for JV partners, we’ll be closing the doors forever and the only way to partner with us again in the future may be competing against the hundreds of other messages we get every week…

Accept Our JV Invitation At Secret12JV.com

Harris Fellman’s Launch Masters Retreat 2008 In Scottsdale, AZ

Posted by Simon Leung in Educational, Seminars, Travel, Updates, Videos on May 19th, 2008 | No Comments

Hello from Harris Fellman’s beautiful home at the Launch Masters Retreat 2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona!

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 Simon Leung And Harris Fellman

I just spent an extremely fun and productive weekend at Harris Fellman’s house to mastermind with my fellow marketing friends Ross Goldberg, Paulie Sabol, Dr. Mike Woo Ming, Sam Heyer, Robert Puddy, Folusho Orokunle, Greg and Stephanie Mulac, Barbara Drazga, Dave Bernstein, Valerie Dawson, Lynn Pierce, Tracy Repchuck, Kathleen Donaghy and a few other entrepreneurs outside of the Internet Marketing niche.

And I even had the pleasure of staying at Harris Fellman’s house, and he was a tremendously gracious host and most hospitable, not only organizing the Launch Masters Retreat itself, but also providing guests with the food, entertainment, open bar and transportation to hotel guests in the form of a hummer limo!

Throughout the weekend, we had mastermind sessions and hot seats where we tore apart each hot seat participant’s businesses, and recommended new ideas and strategies to make their businesses even better.

What I thoroughly enjoyed the most were the intimate bonding moments during our breaks, BBQs and laid back activities where we were hanging out by the pool or enjoying conversations over drinks.

But hands down, the best times of all had to have been playing with the ADORABLE Mulac girls – Marina and Morgan – who are just the cutest things in the world…

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 Marina (7) And Morgan (5) Mulac

It’s safe to say that Marina and Morgan made my weekend as both of them were just a joy to play with… and they are just so flippin’ cute I can’t stand it! Haha…

I’m actually very disappointed that Harris Fellman’s wife, Andrea, and his own adorable kids, Hudson and McKenna, couldn’t join us this weekend as well, as it would have been a lot of fun to be able to hang out with the whole Fellman family.

I very much hope that they will be able to join us next time when we go back to Harris Fellman’s house to have another mastermind weekend retreat :)

And the next time Harris Fellman or another Internet Marketer has a similar retreat, let me know if you’re in the area or would be willing to travel to join us.

I’ve recorded a short video from Harris Fellman’s house below to explain how…

i5 Gold Bon Voyage Cruise 2008

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Personal, Travel, Updates, Videos on January 12th, 2008 | No Comments

Hello from Cabin 8204 aboard the Carnival Liberty somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean just outside of the Bahamas at the i5 Gold Bon Voyage Cruise!

The Carnival Liberty, Hostess of the i5 Gold Bon Voyage Cruise

What a way to start off the year once again, with yet another well organized vacation cruise organized by the i5 Gold Mentoring Program.

However, as you may or may not be aware, the i5 Gold Mentoring Program has officially closed its doors at the end of 2007, which makes the i5 Gold Bon Voyage Cruise all that bitter sweet, as it marks the final i5 Gold event.

Notwithstanding, it was an outstanding farewell party as we spent 8 whole days aboard the Carnival Liberty, sailing from Ft. Lauderdale across the Atlantic Ocean to the exotic East Caribbean and hitting up islands like San Juan / Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Antigua, Tortola and Nassau / Paradise Island in the Bahamas!

And as you can see from the photos below, not only was this cruise a huge opportunity to build business relationships and strike joint venture deals, but we also made sure that we had a “boat load” of fun as well :)

There really is no better way to build these friendships than to do it on a cruise, especially because so many marketers brought along their families and/or spouses, you have no choice but to form bonds with your favorite marketers when you are a part of their family vacation.

We wasted no time at all as the fun started even before the Carnival Liberty set sail from Ft. Lauderdale Port Everglades…

Bon Voyage Welcome Shot With Ross Goldberg, Lasse Rouhiainen And Howie Schwartz

Later on that evening, our Internet Marketing group had a welcome reception to kick off the cruise, where Captain Lou Edwards and the i5 Gold Mentors took center stage to set the plans for the week.

Captain Lou Edwards And The i5 Gold Mentors At The Welcome Reception

Throughout the week, there were other series of receptions that gave us opportunities to all get together and share some nice conversation over cocktails…

Cocktail Party With Daniel Arzuaga, Ricky Secades, Alex Nghiem And Armando Montelongo

Cocktail Party With Karen Kwan, Scott Byers, Robert Secades, Danny Arzuaga And Lasse Rouhiainen

Mardi Gras Pre-Party Coconut Drinks With Sam Heyer, Julie Olsen And Karen Kwan

And on nights that we felt like partying a little harder, well we had a few of those as well :)

On The Dance Floor With Ross Goldberg, Michelle Galvin, Anik Singal, Alex Nghiem, Donna Fox, Matt Mazur, Nikhil Parekh And Lasse Rouhiainen

Mardi Gras Party With Scott Tousignant, JP Micek, Armando Montelongo, Veronica Montelongo, Joe Appleton, Stephanie Appleton, Donna Fox, Karen Kwan, Deborah Micek, Scott Byers, Tom Beal, Elena Beal And Anik Singal

At The Club With Donna Fox, Jermaine Griggs, Sarah Griggs, Lasse Rouhiainen, Anik Singal, Julie Olsen, Scott Paton And Matt Mazur

Washington Apple Shots With Anik Singal, JP Micek, Julie Olsen And Donna Fox

Needless to say, some of the best conversations, as well as the most productive ones, were discussed over the nice dining that the Carnival had prepared for us.

Dining With Tom Beal, Ross Goldberg, Matt Mazur, Elena Beal, Michelle Galvin, Mike Filsaime And Laurie Filsaime

Dining With Jermaine Griggs, Sarah Griggs, Karen Kwan, Nikhil Parekh And His Family

Dining With JP Micek, Deborah Micek, Armando Montelongo, Veronica Montelongo, Joe Appleton And Stephanie Appleton

Dining With Mike Morgan, Holly Morgan, Michael Cheney And Laurie Cheney

Dining With Ross Goldberg, Bob Jenkins, Matt Mazur And Karen Kwan

Dining With Lasse Rouhiainen, Danny Arzuaga, Sam Heyer, Karen Kwan, Julie Olsen, Jennie Armato, Paul Armato, Donna Fox And Paulie Sabol

Dining With Ross Goldberg, Howie Schwartz, Mark Roth, Deborah Micek, Scott Tousignant And Karen Kwan

Dining With Anik Singal, Karen Kwan, Laurie Filsaime, Mike Filsaime, Joe Appleton And Stephanie Appleton

Early Breakfast With Alex Nghiem, Ross Goldberg, Joe Appleton, JP Micek, Armando Montelongo, Joel Therien, Ilona Therien, Deborah Micek, Stephanie Appleton And Veronica Montelongo

Brunch With Scott Paton, Lasse Rouhiainen, Donna Fox, Howard Tiano And Cynthia Tiano

Lunch With Jermaine Griggs, Jay Jennings, Tom Beal, Elena Beal, Alex Nghiem And Lasse Rouhiainen

Formal Dinner At The Supper Club With Our Aussie Friends Who Joined Us All The Way From Australia

Even though there were countless ways to have a good time on the ship (and we made sure that we maximized every opportunity), some of the best times we had were actually on land during our excursion adventures.

San Juan Puerto Rico With Sam Heyer, Nikhil Parekh, Julie Olsen, Scott Byers, Donna Fox, Ricky Secades, Danny Arzuaga, Tom Beal, Elena Beal, Robert Secades, Karen Kwan, Michelle Galvin, Anik Singal And Ross Goldberg

Senor Frogs In Puerto Rico With Anik Singal, Ross Goldberg, Danny Arzuaga, Ricky Arzuaga, Robert Arzuaga, Donne Fox, Scott Byers, Karen Kwan, Mike Filsaime And Laurie Filsaime

On The Pirate Ship In Antigua With Mike Morgan, Ben Mack, Donna Fox And Anik Singal

On The Pirate Ship In Antigua With Joel Therien, Mike Filsaime And Mark Braunstein

At The Flea Market In Tortola With JP Micek, Deborah Micek, Karen Kwan, Stephanie Appleton And Joe Appleton

At The Nassau Port With Mark Braunstein, Mike Filsaime, Sam Heyer, Julie Olsen, Paulie Sabol, Ilona Therien, Joe Appleton, Stephanie Appleton, Laurie Filsaime, Karen Kwan, Scott Byers, JP Micek, Deborah Micek, Danny Arzuaga, Armando Montelongo, Veronica Montelongo And Their Families

In Atlantis At The Bahamas With JP Micek, Armando Montelongo, Veronica Montelongo, Stephanie Appleton, Joe Appleton, Alex Nghiem, Karen Kwan, Mark Braunstein, Deborah Micek, Danny Arzuaga, Mike Filsaime And Laurie Filsaime

On the last night of the cruise, there was a Carnival Legends show where the winners of a singing contest would perform live on stage in front of the whole ship.

Out of the 10 winners who performed, 5 of them were from our own Internet Marketing group :)

Paulie Sabol As Elton John, Tom Beal As Ricky Martin, Jermaine Griggs As James Brown, Sarah Griggs As Aretha Franklin And Michelle Galvin As Madonna

As you can see, we just had a complete blast on the cruise, and just like last year, we didn’t want it to end.

Vacationing with fellow Internet Marketers on a cruise is so awesome because there are just a million things to do and countless ways to build and enhance our personal and business relationships.

There were just a ton of the top names in Internet Marketing that joined us this year for this private cruise, and for the most part, we had the chance to hang out with almost everyone.

However, there was one man who pretty much kept to himself throughout the whole cruise and spent most of his time with his family, but I was able to catch him and spoke with him for a few minutes, and here is a photo to prove it:

A Rich Schefren “Sighting” Aboard The Carnival Liberty Caught On Film

On every marketing cruise I’ve been on, I have had the pleasure of either meeting someone new or improving my relationship with people I have acquainted with, but haven’t had the chance to really get to know.

Being on a cruise gives us that opportunity because for 8 days, there’s really nowhere for any of us to go :)

So we make the best of it by getting to know each other, having a good time and above all, building the friendships and business relationships that will last a life time.

Even though the annual private i5 Gold Cruise has come to an end, there’s good news…

Moving forward, there will be a brand new and exciting annual cruise that I will have to tell you more about in a few weeks’ time.

And yes, this means that there will be another cruise next year, and we’ll make this opportunity available not only to the “VIPs,” but also to our fellow marketing friends, customers and subscribers…

So don’t feel left out if you didn’t get the chance to go with us this time around, because in just a few weeks, I’ll be able to make an announcement regarding next year’s cruise :)

The next one will be our biggest one yet, so stay tuned for more information about how you can join us on the next Internet Marketer’s Cruise!

In the meantime, enjoy this 5 minute short video I recorded on board the Carnival Liberty (sorry about the poor video quality – my camera has been taking a beating lately, I guess I need to get a new one soon)…

   

The Rich Jerk Mastermind and Party Event

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Seminars, Travel, Updates on August 18th, 2007 | No Comments

Hello from Room 1709 of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Ave of the Stars at The Rich Jerk’s Mastermind and Party Event in Los Angeles, California!

This is an exciting trip because it will be the first time that all four members of my team in one of our companies will be present (Hey, we’re Internet Marketers – doing business with people you’ve never met before isn’t all that uncommon).

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 TUYU.com – Simon Leung, Sam Heyer, Lee Raito and Derek Iwasiuk

I arrived at LAX on Thursday afternoon from my quick flight from San Jose (SJC), just in time to meet up with my buddy and business partner, Sam Heyer, whose flight was just coming in from Minnesota.

As I waited for Sam near the baggage claim area, Harris Fellman shows up with his wife, Andrea, along with Jud Smith from PowerPay, and his assistant.

It was a cool surprise, and the funny thing was that neither Harris, Jud nor Sam were aware that they had shared the same flight to Los Angeles.

In any case, we all then shared a cab ride to the hotel here at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, where we checked into our rooms and settled in a bit.

Then, Sam and I decided to head downstairs to grab a bite and ran into Mike Filsaime, Tom Beal and Randy Charach, who were hanging out at the lobby and waiting for a couple other people to go to In and Out Burger.

We were then greeted by Harris and Andrea again, who preferred sushi over In and Out, so Sam and I decided to join them for some lunch there at the hotel, where we were then joined by Jason Moffat and Merlin Holmes as they made their way into the hotel.

After a little bit of mingling, we went back to our rooms to get ready to go to the Magic Castle, which is an exclusive club, and you are allowed entry only with members of the Magic Castle.

So then, we all met up at the hotel lobby with John Reese, Kevin Wilke, Jeff Mulligan, Mike Long, John Reel, Jeff Dedrick, Kevin Colon, Eric Rockefeller, Jud Smith, Wesley Williams, Tim Erway, Patric Chan and Magic Ryan Kaltman from The Rich Jerk Team and headed over to the Magic Castle to experience some insane close up and stage magic action.

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 Front View Of The Magic Castle

The next day, we had a private mastermind session with everyone from the Magic Castle, along with more people who joined us late, including Eben Pagan, David DeAngelo, Willie Crawford, Jason Potash, Dave Lakhani, Tom Bell, Joel Therien, IIona Therien, Dave Miz, Jason James and Mike Woo-Ming.

This was a great session as Eben Pagan took the stage to talk about business building strategies, followed by an interactive question and answer session where the audience wrote down their most burning questions on the wall, and experts take turn answering them.

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 Speaking At The Mastermind

As soon as the mastermind session was over, we all got ready for the highlight of the trip – A party at the Playboy Mansion!

The Playboy Mansion was spectacular – and entering the property itself was an entire military operation!

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 The Rich Jerk And I Making Our Red Carpet Entrance At The Playboy Mansion

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 Front View Of The Playboy Mansion

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 Hugh Hefner’s Bedroom Window At The Playboy Mansion

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 Hugh Hefner’s Star At The Playboy Mansion

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 The Party Tables At The Playboy Mansion

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 The Pool At The Playboy Mansion

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 The Famous Grotto At The Playboy Mansion

I had the chance to hang out with some of my other Internet Marketing friends there, including Anik Singal, Jason Oman, Rachel Rofe, Arnel Castro and TV Stars of A&E’s “Flip This House,” Armando Montelongo and Veronica Montelongo.

Speaking of stars, other celebrity sightings at the Playboy Mansion include Paulie Shore, Bobby Brown, Mad Mike, Mystery and Adam Mesh from Average Joe.

I will spare the details of The Rich Jerk’s Playboy Mansion Party to avoid offending anybody, but overall, everyone in our group had an incredible time and the mansion was simply amazing.

Later on today, David DiNucci, one of my best buddies from Google who moved down here to Newport Beach is going to swing by the hotel to pick me up, and we’re going to drive back up to the Bay Area together.

It will be a lot of fun as we haven’t hung out since his birthday party down in Newport Beach back in February, so it will be a great opportunity for us to spend some quality time together and catching up.

Idea Incubator in Dallas, Texas

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Occasions, Seminars, Travel, Updates on April 1st, 2007 | No Comments

Hello and Happy April Fool’s Day from Room 919 of the Hilton Anatole at Stu McLaren’s Idea Incubator in Dallas, Texas!

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Even though today is April Fool’s Day, the past few days here at the Idea Incubator was definitely NO joke.

This is Stu’s third annual Idea Incubator event, and I must say that it has one of the most creative, unique and valuable formats that I have not seen at any other seminar.

You see, each featured speaker spoke not just once, but TWICE over the FOUR day long event!

And the speakers were simply phenomenal – I’m talking about Internet Marketing legends like Armand Morin, Alex Mandossian, Russell Brunson, Matt Bacak, Ray Edwards, Ryan Deiss, Marc Harty and Jody Colvard.

In addition to simply brilliant information shared by the speakers, I had the chance to network with most of them outside of the event as well.

Many of them were very much interested in the upcoming projects I had in the pipelines, not only my personal information products and services, but also the ones I have coming up with my business partner, Sam Heyer, who has also been in Dallas with me the past few days.

So much so, that we even had scheduled private meetings with Alex Mandossian and Armand Morin to discuss what we had, and both are extremely excited to be involved as well as contributors on our project!

I must say that the networking and the experience had far exceeded my expectations for Idea Incubator.

One of the main focuses for this event is to generate business ideas and put them into action, and it definitely looks like the Idea Incubator has been instrumental for taking our current project to the next level.

Sam and I have even generated several new ideas that we have already begun putting into action, and we definitely expect to see some results and even profits from them as soon as the next 24 to 48 hours!

Hey, you know you’ve got something exciting going on when Alex Mandossian invites you up to his suite to chat, Armand Morin stops by to say hello when you’re working on the couch in the lobby and Matt Bacak hangs out with you all night at the hotel bar!

Only at the Idea Incubator, my friends. Only at the Idea Incubator…

Return to the GooglePlex

Posted by Simon Leung in Google, Updates on March 23rd, 2007 | No Comments

When I arrived home from Orlando on Monday night, Sam Heyer’s flight came in at just about the same time.

If you’ve never heard of Sam Heyer, he is the marketing genius behind some of the most successful high profile launches in recent history totaling in multi-million dollars of revenue, including Ewen Chia’s Super Affiliate Cloning Program and Nitro Marketing’s Extreme Marketing Makeover.

Sam is now my business partner for several of my private niches, and he has come to town from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to meet up with investors and to talk about our own launches.

While he was in town, I thought it would be pretty cool to show him around Google.

Despite having three consecutive days of meetings, we still managed to visit the GooglePlex twice.

On Wednesday, my buddy Kenji Arai, who is in the Google Videos department and normally works out of YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, happened to be working at the GooglePlex, which is based in Mountain View.

After Sam and I wrapped up our lunch meeting in Palo Alto, we stopped by the GooglePlex to meet up with Kenji.

Kenji showed us around the campus and introduced us to the new developments.

Sam was touring around the GooglePlex in awe, and literally looked like a little kid at a candy shop, especially when he found out that all the food on site are free!

Then earlier this afternoon, my good friend Kristina Cutura hosted us for lunch on campus.

We had a really good time catching up and enjoyed great conversation over some fine Google dining.

What I did notice in my visits is that a lot has changed during these past few months, including exponential growth to the team, as well as the departments moving buildings as a result of the expansion.

I hadn’t been back to the GooglePlex in several months, and it was great to be back, enjoy the great food and see old friends again.

Felt just like old times!

i5 Gold Cruise 2007

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Travel, Updates on January 9th, 2007 | No Comments

Hello from Cabin 6228 aboard the Carnival Spirit somewhere in the Pacific Ocean!

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Front View of the Carnival Spirit

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Rear View of the Carnival Spirit

What a fun working vacation at sea it has been with other great marketers, including Mike Filsaime, Paulie Sabol, Tom Beal, Donna Fox, Deb and JP Micek, Armando Montelongo Jr., Veronica Montelongo, Sam Heyer, Joel Therien, IIona Therien, Keith Wellman, Danny Guspie, Heidi Nabert, Scott Paton, Alex Nghiem, and Barbara Drazga.

Not only have the cruise activities been a blast, but the land activities have also been phenomenal.

There are just countless things to do on the ship…

I’ve gotten the chance to experience a lot of them, but there’s just no way to accomplish all of them within just an 8 day cruise.

Some of these activities include dancing, singing, drinking, lounging, gambling, sun bathing, swimming, hot tubbing, golfing, exercising, massaging, watching live shows, not to mention all the food you can possibly eat!

As you can tell, I’m having a great time so far.

And that’s not all…

During the course of the cruise, we also made stops at Acapulco, Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa and Manzanillo.

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In Acapulco, we played it by ear and took a local tour around town and stopped by the beach, flea market and some sight seeing intermissions along the way.

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Overlooking the City and Port of Acapulco

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Night Out on the Town at Senor Frogs Acapulco

In Zihuatenejo/Ixtapa, we once again went with the flow and ran into a local who was willing to take us around town for whatever we were willing to tip him.

We agreed to his offer and enjoyed the day hanging out and jet skiing on the beach, flea market and sight seeing again.

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Enjoying the Food, Sun and Jet Skis on the Beach

In Manzanillo, we took the bus downtown and ultimately decided to take cabs to the beach to spend the day.

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Downtown Manzanillo Near the Port

Although we had a great time at the beach, we ran into a minor mishap when we missed our drivers, who were supposed to take us back to our ship.

Finding other cabs and other drivers were tough, but finally, in desperation, we convinced a nice couple to fit 18 of us in the back of his pick-up truck for a ride back to the main road.

It was quite an adventure, especially since we almost did not make it onto the truck.

In fact, I only had one of my legs in the truck the entire time, and the main road was ways away.

When we finally got back onto the main road, we had yet another challenge of finding enough taxis to take us back to the ship.

The port was a good 25 to 30 minutes away, and time was quickly slipping away.

We were lucky enough to accomplish the task of hailing multiple cabs to take us where we needed to go.

However, because our cab drivers did not want to go through customs, they dropped us off just short of there.

We ended up having to walk back to the ship, and barely made it back in time just as they were closing up the gates to the port!

From seeing celebrity homes and jetskiing around the huge Carnival ship to almost getting stranded in Mexico, it has definitely been an action packed vacation.

These past several days have given all of the marketers on the cruise a chance to get to know each other and building strong personal and business relationships.

Lots of new and stronger friendships were formed here, which will lead to many of us helping each other and even working with one another in the months to come.

It has definitely been a valuable and productive experience for me.

Thanks again to Paulie Sabol, Mike Filsaime, Donna Fox and Tom Beal for organizing such a fabulous vacation!

Here are some more memories from the awesome i5 Gold Cruise 2007…

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Mastermind Session in “Club Cool”

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Hotseat with Armando Montelongo Jr.

Hotseat with Deb and JP Micek

Formal Dinner Night

Casual Dinner Night

At the Club

At the Bar Lounge

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The Carnival Dancers

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Our Spectacular Waitress, Noemi Katai

Happy New Year 2007 from San Diego

Posted by Simon Leung in Occasions, Seminars, Travel, Updates on January 1st, 2007 | No Comments

Hello and Happy New Year from Room 922 of the Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island in San Diego, CA!

My roommate for the evening, Sam Heyer, has just called it a night. I, on the other hand, cannot sleep a wink because of my jetlag.

After returning home from Asia just yesterday, I’m back in queue for another vacation, this time with my Internet Marketing buddies for an 8 day cruise on the Carnival Spirit from San Diego to Acapulco, Ixtapa and Manzanillo.

What a great way to end a year and begin a new one – with back-to-back vacations!

Although still pretty exhausted from my Asia trip, I’m nonetheless very excited about this vacation because it’ll be a good opportunity to network with other Internet Marketers outside of the traditional seminar environment.

It’ll give all of us a chance to spend more time getting to know each other because for 8 days, we’ll all be stuck on a ship together!

Also, I’ve never been to Mexico before, so I am definitely stoked about the various excursions as well.

I am sure that it will be a lot of fun and since I will most likely go without Internet for the next several days, I look forward to sharing my i5 cruise stories with you when I return home on January 10th.

In the meantime, finalize those New Year resolutions and put them into action. To see mine, check out my previous post from Singapore.

Make this year YOUR year…Happy 2007!