Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Green and Blue

Spent most of the afternoon looking up career choice type surveys or tests... most of which end up telling me that i need to pay a fee for the USEFUL info. I think I'm realizing that i know myself a bit better than i originally thought. mot of the personality tests pretty much tell me things i already know. Anyway, the best one i found today was from this Princeton Review website. The entire site has some pretty good info.

Here are my results of their test:

My interest color is GREEN:
People with green Interests like job responsibilities and occupations that involve persuasion, sales, promotions, and group or personal contact. People with green Interests enjoy activities that include: motivating, mediating, selling, influencing, consensus building, persuading, delegating authority, entertaining, and lobbying. These Interests often lead to work in marketing, advertising, training, therapy, consulting, teaching, law, and public relations.

My usual style is BLUE:
People with blue styles prefer to perform their job responsibilities in a manner that is supportive and helpful to others with a minimum of confrontation. They prefer to work where they have time to think things through before acting. People with blue style tend to be insightful, reflective, selectively sociable, creative, thoughtful, emotional, imaginative, and sensitive. Usually they thrive in a cutting edge, informally paced, future-oriented environment. You will want to choose a work environment or career path in which your style is welcomed and produces results.

The GREEN interests are a bit surprising to me.. i don't see myself in any of those positions. But the BLUE style is pretty much bang on.

The test then offers some career suggestions. These are the ones that it chose for me:

Advertising Executive Agent
Art Dealer
Bank Officer
Bar/Club Manager
Benefits Administrator
Auto Salesperson
Clothing/Jewelry/Cosmetics Generalist
Diplomat/Foreign Service Officer/Specialist

Fundraiser/Institutional Solicitor
Hotel Manager
Insurance Agent/Broker
Investment Banker
Labor Relations Specialist

Marketing Executive
Music Executive
Performing Arts Administrator
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Political Aide
Property Manager
Publicist Real Estate Agent/Broker
Retail Salesperson
Service Sales Representative

Telecommunications Specialist
Television Reporter
Wedding Consultant
Small Business Owner
Venture Capitalist/ Investor

I dunno.. seems a bit random. clicking on each of these careers gives you a bit of an overview which is kinda interesting.. but i can't say theres one that really intrigues me.

The search continues...

My mind is still in Hawaii.

So its been a week and a half since i got back from Hawaii. Vacation, fun in the sun was definitely good to me... especially after a stressful 4 months. Its good to leave reality behind every so often.. get that little taste of the good life. The thing is, i didn't have a reality to return to, so been feeling a bit in limbo.

I honestly don't know what i want to do anymore. i think i have quite a few interests, but i don't know how to make them into careers. Why can't i make hanging out in Hawaii a career?!
Anyway, I'll be taking a few steps to find direction. Gotta ask myself some questions. Gotta look into the future. Gotta get off my ass.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Nike knows how to do commercials.

Friday, April 25, 2008


Today, I wrapped up a logo design for our roller hockey team. We're called Rampage, so I drew inspiration from the classic arcade game where there were giant monsters that demolished the city. The logo became more of an illustrative work I guess.. but it was the only way I could get satisfaction out of it. All in all I like what I've done, but while hammering these designs out, it has been a constant reconfirmation that I need to look for a different career... and maybe keep design as a hobby. 

Thursday, April 24, 2008


This is the first watch phone I've seen... but i wonder if this type of tech has been out in asia for years? Why does it always take so freakin long for cool ish like this to arrive in North America?

Saucy Susur

Just watched an interesting episode of Restaurant Makeover, which is definitely one of my favourite shows. They decided to try a new designer and a new chef for this particular project and they happened to be: Susur and his wife as the designer. Dang, thought to myself this show is gonna be hype. Susur is such a rockstar chef. Dude is neurotic, a perfectionist, an artist. What I noticed during the show was that the couple seemed to be really into themselves. Which I guess is normal? Susur's attention to detail and the stories he put behind the ingredients of the food didn't disappoint.. but what was disappointing was that he did not create a single dish for the makeover! All he did was plate them differently.. which i guess is an art in itself.

I guess the reason why i felt like posting about Susur is because I want to be respected just like him. People often say i'm a like able guy.. and i definitely take it to heart and i love that people like me... but i often question myself.... is it enough to be just liked? i want to be RESPECTED. In a way where my opinions count, that even just the little things that i may do for a job are noticed and appreciated. Susur speaks with passion and he clearly loves what he much so that just by re-plating a dish and talking about it gets him high praise and i'm sure highly paid! dang man, thats a chill a$$ job! I want that!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Marcus Buckingham

Okay okay, yes i watch Oprah occasionally... and I don't think there's anythin wrong with that! and now that I don't gotta go to work, I have more time to! anyway, in one of her recent shows, she recommended a book by Marcus Buckingham called: Go Put Your Strengths To Work. The testimonies were intriguing so I thought Elaine and I should read it sometime. Well, Elaine ended up researching a lil more into it and came upon this workshop that we're currently watching. I gotta say, its pretty damn good. It's helping me already in taking a deep look at what my true strengths are and in turn giving me a new hope and possibly a new direction in career.
If you hate your job and have just a bit of time to think about it, I recommend watching this workshop.

A New Beginning

So I've been away from posting entries for a while now, but there's good reason for that. I have to say the later half of 07 and the beginning of 08 has been interesting.... to say the least. I've gone from being clinically depressed, ending a long relationship, quitting a job.. to putting myself out there, becoming increasingly positive, finding a very special person and starting a new relationship, finding and starting a new job, and now leaving that job.... yes, I'm once again unemployed. I've been in this situation before.. about a year and a half ago actually. 

I have to admit I do have some of the same concerns, of course most of them surrounding finances, but I know in myself that I've got a much different attitude. This is a huge opportunity for myself to explore, to figure myself out... and BEGIN a new journey. I'm extremely excited about starting a career in which I am truly PASSIONATE about and NOT one that I'm constantly forcing myself to do.

So here's to a NEW BEGINNING!


Friday, April 04, 2008

Thursday, April 03, 2008