Sunday, March 8, 2015

Defending my Guinness World Record in China - a.k.a. My Ticket to the Middle Kingdom...Part 2

So what's it like to travel 10,000 miles over the continental U.S. and the Pacific Ocean in one day? If you didn't catch the leadup to the big competition that comes to a head in this article, you can read about it here.

Culture Class

So here we are, in a totally foreign land, without any Mandarin beyond "ni-hao". Thankfully, Guinness is a class-act, and provided Marlo and myself with Frank (I don't think that was his real name). He was very friendly, and his English was excellent, as you'd expect from one that studied in the States - which a very large number of those in China's tourist industry do.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Guinness World Record 60th Anniversary Broadcast - a.k.a. My Ticket to the Middle Kingdom

Creating opportunities doesn't have to be rocket science...but being focused in your efforts can lead to success far faster than just finding things to keep yourself "busy". My wife suggested going for a Guinness World Record. It's a huge brand with universal recognition, and if nothing else it'd be a great addition to the ol' resume. You can read about the actual attempt here.