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 does....so 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!
Growing up I participated in a bunch of different sports; basketball, badminton, tennis, volleyball, just to name a few. Each one affecting or inspiring me in many different ways, but I realized there would always be this one common ground. This one universal feeling of striving to become better, learning, working at it, and then eventually achieving those goals. Like looking up at the 10 foot hoop, visualizing myself leaping, flying up there with ball in hand, throwing it down and grabbing that rim hanging, savouring it for just a moment. I would look up and say to myself, "one day Rich, one of these days it'll happen." ...
These types of accomplishments for me, these "days of flight" certainly don't happen everyday. In fact when they do happen, it always happens in a flash and then its over.