Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Me's Korean BBQ - Honolulu

Here's a big shout out for the good people of Me's BBQ in Honolulu (situated on Uluniu Avenue, just off Kuhio Avenue)

Its been 5 months since I was there last. Good Korean food, fast....

The food is great, the prices are cheap, and its a welcome relief from the burger & fries joints that saturate the island

Do yourself a favour when in Waikiki and treat to yourself to some great, simple, Korean fare....

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Mobile Phone Contact List

So, I decided that I should back up my contacts list from my mobile phone
in case of the "inevitable" should happen (dropped in toilet, lost in cab, lost at the pub, etc).
I navigated through my list of contacts to realise that out of the 280 contacts listed, 
I have probably spoken with 40, at best, within the last 5 years.

How have I managed to hoard these numbers & not complete an annual cleanout of these digits?

More to the point, am I bad person for not reaching out to the remaining 240 or so, and dropping them a simple "hello" over the course of the last couple of years?

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Santa Monica - Fairmont Mirramar

Its almost a year since we stayed at the Fairmont Mirramar, Santa Monica.
Just to torment myself, I went through my photos of the trip to relieve the memory, and to remind myself that we wont be going this year.
Here is the view from our room, heading south towards the Pier and Venice Beach.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Studying has commenced!

Prior to my ITIL commencement in November, I will be undertaking a number of short courses to mentally prepare myself for learning & exams again. 

The last time I sat a course or exam was in 2006, so I may be a little rusty.

Today, I commenced the Leaders Curriculum through my work. Its an online course with set exams through SkillSoft.

My first unit is "Driving Business Excellence" and the first topic is "The Imperatives of Innovation and Leadership in Strategy"

I'm really looking forward to it!

Monday, 6 August 2012

Skillset Overhaul

Today, I came to the harsh realisation that my current position/role will be sent overseas for good within the next couple of years, and I'm still 25 years out from retirement (minimum)!
I had the "burning bush" moment that my skill set needs a major overhaul otherwise I will be left behind, and will find myself handing out flyers for Kinko's or working for Bunnings as a geriatric 'team member'.
I am going to harness my current employers offer for ITIL training and accreditation and focus my energy on completing all the modules in order to be a more employable and valuable asset.