The 2013 ASEP Wind and Earthquake Engineering Seminar was held on August 16 to 17, 2013 in Cagayan de Oro City.
Because of work, I took a 7:00 am flight from Manila, arrived at the CDO airport by 8:30 am, took an hour long taxi that cost P450, and arrived at the hotel venue just in time for my 9:30 am presentation! Incidentally, at around 12:30 pm, it took me about P550 of taxi to get back to the airport in time for my 2:30 pm flight back to Manila. Including my breakfast meals, parking, and transpo from my home to the airport, I spent P1,500 for this trip (airfare was c/o ASEP) but I was given an honorarium of P1,500. Nothing earned, but also nothing lost, except the time I spent. But I hope it was worth it -- i.e. if only the participants learned from my presentation, I can't be any happier.
Anyway, all that for just an hour long presentation, but my video camera unfortunately stopped recording at around the 45-minute mark. If you're interested, this is actually almost the same presentation I made during the 2013 PICE National Midyear Convention. I did discuss a few more things including some engineering misconceptions about return periods and more -- which you can read about in this blog, if you're interested, via this link: