My earliest taste of business having started at the age of 9 when I started selling “Gaaring” (Nylon String) to kids in my area in order for them to fly there kites. A profitable business, but one that soon closed down when my leading supplier, my mother, realized that she was going through string faster than a newborn in diapers.
Having walked into a well-established and respected restaurant with a footprint in Walmer, Stanley Street, and Summerstrand respectively. I have come to see a noticeable drop in their overall quality and standard of service since their humble yet blazing beginnings in the then newly renovated Parliament Street. It seemed that with each passing year, their requirements for staff (management and waiters alike) seem to decline as their brand grew. Mention needs to be made of a few staff members who really stand out, yet the overall quality of food, lack of attention to client needs, and general disregard for basic requests left much to be desired. Read more
2 Weeks, 4 Cities, 4 Provinces – 4000km
What I learned from my 2 weeks, 4 provinces, 4 cities (excluding the ones traveled through) and 4000km traveled can be summoned up in a few general clichés.
- The grass always looks greener on the other side.
- There’s no place like home
- Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
- Change is as good as a holiday
My new found confidence led me to form wonderful friendships and meet incredible people, people I would otherwise not have met had I remained the introvert shy to be noticed. However, with the increase in confidence came the freedom to speak to members of the opposite sex. And that became the game changer for me.