As you may remember, I recently had to cancel all my plans to Bangkok for this year’s motorshow due to training at work. What I didn’t mentioned was that the company would be sending me to Cyprus for it so it wasn’t all gloom and doom then but I didn’t mention that fact because I’ve had incident where at the last minute it would get cancel is favor of cost cutting measure and managers’ went instead (lousy assholes).
But even if that had happened, I could have reverted back to my Bangkok plans because I’m still unable to get any refund for my plan tickets and the hotel would be easy to book again. Anyway, to keep a long story short, the trip will be for 2 weeks and everything is paid for (for once!) and I still have the weekends to myself. The whole thing is just about right, not too long and not too short.
Originally it would have been a five week training course but the company just revamped the training plan to reduce the duration. Hopefully they didn’t just try to jam pack the whole thing into a longer day but instead streamlined the training material or removed the irrelevant stuff.
Am I excited? Yes. Am I worried? Yes. Will I have fun, I sure as hell will try! Hopefully, I’ll be able to have some sort of Internet connection at least since the company are rather strict with their proxy servers. I can’t even go into gmail using the company Internet connection here! And since we all use the same proxy servers at all the branches, Internet updates from me might be forthcoming or at least deferred until a proper Internet connection can be obtained.
So what’s the gear line up this time? Since it’s for 2 weeks, I opt for:
- D700 with 17-35mm, 50mm, 70-300mm (going for a more balance run this time.)
- Konica Minolta CLE with 28mm, 40mm, 90mm (and it’s still lighter than one of my Nikon lenses XD)
- 22 rolls of film and lots of SD cards
and when will I be flying off? By the time you read this I would have flown off already, so yeah this is a post dated entry :P. I’ll let you guys know how this part of the trip turned out.
You didn’t think I wouldn’t give this trip a name now would you? Of course I will, I don’t see any other reason NOT to so without further ado, Operation Aphrodite. There is a reason for that name 😛