Monday, August 18, 2014

Firkin




Saturday, August 16, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

This man casually pushing his foldable bicycle through Cannon Street Station




This mindful design of tables for an outside sitting area

I remember a job I had a few years ago where everyday, at the end of the shift, we had to cram the all the tables in a tiny corner, and then put them back again in the morning when we would set the place up for the day. 

We had to use the space wisely and the best option was to put the tables one on top of the other. It was the most unsatisfying and dreaded part of the day. 

Someone very considerate at All Bar One in Victoria had the inspiration to buy - if not design - this tables. 

Such a brilliant idea! Not only it allows the  staff to work more effectively but also it's very aesthetic. 





Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Top tip for effective communication


When something requires a reply, continue the conversation with contextual sentences. 

When something requires an answer, respond with a clear reply - whether offering the demanded information or stating your inability to offer a satisfactory answer. 

DONTS: Avoid answering with another question. Unless you need to clarify the question being asked, answering with another questions will block the conversation in a very distasteful manner.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

When "ice" becomes "lice"

At the end of a busy day you might find yourself asking a guest if they'd like some lice with their drink. Fortunately, he's a good-hearted fella and jokes that he loves a drink full of protein but he'd rather just have a cold one for now. 

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

There's no such thing as people born with a talent

There are specific circumstances and lots of dedicated work which can help you develop a special ability.

As soon as you relieve yourself of the preconception that some people are special while some aren't, you are free to start your journey to becoming whatever you want to be.

It's funny how a bunch of keys can mess you up

You can't get to work because you also left your wallet home and the locker won't open itself, anyway.

You can neither get in because there's nobody home to open the door for you.


Luckily, you live on the first floor. And there's a tall gate right under your flat. And a window ledge generous enough for you to be able to walk on it. And you're a good climber. Or at least stupid enough to climb the gate, walk the ledge, get in through the window, and grab the damned keys and wallet.

Your legs tremble uncontrollably but you don't give a damn because you won against all odds and can now resume your day.

But not before you change your clothes.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

How to Speak with Confidence