Learn a new skill this month

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by kuan, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    March is upon us. I would like to encourage everyone to take on a challenge this month. It can be as small or as big as you want. For example, learn how to work with sugar or chocolate. Maybe learn a new cuisine like Thai, East African, or Japanese. Don't sit on your butt, improve yourself! :)

    Kuan
     
  2. suzanne

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    Oh, you mean like learning to make baby food? ;)
     
  3. athenaeus

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    Kuan this is one of the best things I have read lately :) You are so right!

    I will work into making great dishes for one :)
     
  4. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, I'm going to need to learn right the holidays :)

    Kuan
     
  5. suzanne

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    :bounce: :D :bounce: :D :bounce: :D :bounce:
     
  6. chef1x

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    :confused:

    I have no idea what you guys are talking about?

    Ah, the ides of March? (is that right?),

    So, Kuan, why don't you start us off?
     
  7. athenaeus

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    Aha!!!!!:cool:

    :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
     
  8. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Finally! People are catching on! :)

    Kuan
     
  9. fodigger

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    I took Kuan suggestion to heart and changed it slightly. At our safety meeting yesterday I had all the employees write down what they wanted to learn this yr. I gave them no guidelines to work from. I received a nice list to work from some work related some not. I spent the better part of today lining up the resources to make alot of these things happen for my employees. It should be a fun year.
     
  10. leo r.

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    Kuan,this is a very good idea.I`ve already started though as i`ve been looking at African cookery.There isn`t much of a demand for at the moment here in the U.K.thanks to McD`s,Burger King,etc.I`m also making enquiries about other meats e.g. crocodile,from a number of suppliers.We are in an industry that constantly changes,let`s go with the flow.

    Chef1x,you refer to the Ides of March which is March 15th,the day Julius Ceasar died.Does this day have some other significance? A new thread may be needed for that to be explained,Leo.
     
  11. nick.shu

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    this month? groan, but im already doing business law, hospitality marketing, management accounting, strategic management and organisational behaviour.

    And perhaps research and reports.

    i dont know how much more i can do.
     
  12. thebighat

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    I have the world's worst handwriting, so I am teaching myself calligraphy.
     
  13. anneke

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    I'm learning....

    :blush:

    ..how to drive....
     
  14. shroomgirl

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    hmmmm.....more art in food. There is a new french chef in town that turns me on. He's done pasta through a printer with squid ink so " you can eat your words". He treated me to his first chef's table in the kitchen of Faust and asked, " is there anything your allergic to, or don't care for" 8 courses later/3 btls of wine.....what a sense of play this man has.
     
  15. mezzaluna

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    I'll be learning how to say "No". I'm one of those people that others can get to do their work for them. :rolleyes:

    I also have to pare down the amount of after-work activities that cut into my sleep, which I badly need right now. :crazy:
     
  16. anneke

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    This is starting to look an awful lot like the New Year's Resolution thread!
     
  17. panini

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    I'm going to try to better understand political speech4es. For the life of me, I can't find any of those tremendous breaks for small business that our great leader referred to in his State address.
     
  18. chef1x

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    :) Hmmm, I for one am gonna start listening more to panini's posts, a very even-headed fella!:)
     
  19. athenaeus

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    Yeah, but don't you think that it would be better if we made new month's instead of New Year's resolutions? ;)
     
  20. isa

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    I'd love to learn to do embroidery.