Amusing Musings of a Character Curious About Culture

Some Rants, Raves and Ramblings about All that I See

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Entries from March 2008

I’m more of a Meat and Potatoes guy myself

March 28th, 2008 · 110 Comments

I spoke with a friend in Copenhagen today who told me that there was a position opened that they thought would be closed by now, that of the head of global seafood business. That’s a lot of containers of fish. I spoke with the S.V.P. (whom I mentioned previously) who apparently had thought that I’d [...]

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Yeah, right.

March 27th, 2008 · 39 Comments

Had a colleague send me an email from Italy today asking me to call him back. He knows that I am in the market to find a position, so I thought “Yeah! He’s giving up his extremely plush job in Italy (which covers the Eastern Med) and wants to make sure that I get first [...]

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The Game Continues

March 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I made a good play this last week. After meeting with clients in  Hong Kong, I followed up with nice emails to them thanking them for their time and committing to improving our service to them – you know, a personal commitment to making things better. They appreciated the efforts and replied in kind, thanking [...]

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Failed Dogs

March 15th, 2008 · 36 Comments

I’ve always found dogs to be one of the most humorous animals on the planet. I guess that someone else feels this way too. This website is pretty cool. http://faildogs.com/

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The Urban Mess

March 12th, 2008 · 13 Comments

This is what Hong Kong has become – the ultimate epitomy of unabated urban sprawl that has turned into urban chaos. Walking past a McDonald’s today, I had one of those flashback moments where I remembered standing at that exact spot and knew what I should see to my left – a large paved area [...]

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The Game and How to Play it

March 7th, 2008 · 88 Comments

Well, this is getting interesting. As of this morning, I was browsing through the rest of the job postings on our internal website. Dubai? Nah. Oman? Plenty of jobs there. Nah. India? Hmmm….the wife loves those Bolllywood movies…sure, why not? Application submitted. Poland? No one picks up the phone – not a good sign. Nah! [...]

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A few more photos from Ecuador

March 5th, 2008 · 1,496 Comments

Why was I in Ecuador? Roses! So many different colors and sizes (ever seen green roses?), an absolute feast for the eyes! Here is a photo from the local market which is near the base of the volcano pictured.

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Straddlin’ the Globe

March 4th, 2008 · 104 Comments

I figure that with all of the rants on my job situation that I’d make some related to other stuff for a change. This is me, straddling the equator in the mountains above Quito, Ecuador, the other day. The egg is perched atop the geological survery marker showing 0.00’00″ lattitude. I’m at about 3100m above [...]

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Got an appointment – gotta leave!

March 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments

This was the story of the day in my section. Right around lunchtime, one of my colleagues stood up and proclaimed, “I have a dentist appointment! Gotta leave!” The person next to her also stood up and proclaimed, “I have a doctor’s appointment too! Gotta leave!”A couple of funny things about this. First of all, [...]

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Somber Seat

March 3rd, 2008 · 4 Comments

Though I am almost always the first one in the office in the morning so that I can enjoy an hour’s of silence until others start filing in, I must say that today didn’t really make much of a difference. Everyone was strangely quiet today – no discussions of “what did you do for the [...]

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