Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Dream jobs

I just saw the glacier (which was really cool and I will have pictures later) and now I'm hanging out in the cafeteria until my bus departs because it's raining outside today.

This morning I responded to a whole bunch of comments on my blog dating back to the end of November and while I was doing that I read one where Ben asked me to find a job where I can travel as a living and it got me thinking, wouldn't that be so freakin' cool?

As long as I don't have to travel *all* the time. I would need "holidays" and some "weekends" where I can stay home and do nothing or be with people on a semi regular basis too. I don't think I'd actually enjoy being on travel 365 days a year every year.

Another job that came to mind while talking to Mario in Egypt was that I would also make a really good entertainment host. I'm thinking like somebody who works for a casino or another establishment that has rich and/or powerful clients and when they come to my town, I get to show them the time of their lives.

Since I already have high patience, a personality that can get along with anyone for a temporary amount of time, and a willingness to please everyone, I think I'd be perfect for this job, especially with a high budget :) I'm a good party host when I throw a bash. I'm always thinking about my guests already, why not take it to the next level?

The last one I'm going to mention, I've wanted to try for at least 5-10 years but was always too chicken to attempt. In fact I only told 2 people about it because I felt like I didn't want to be pressured into trying it. I am chicken because I've wanted to do it so much I couldn't stand the thought of trying it and then finding out I really suck at it. This one would be acting.

I don't know what's changed but I feel more comfortable writing about it on my blog now. Maybe it's because I can't be pressured into it because I'll still be traveling for 3.5 months anyway, or maybe I no longer feel that finding out that I'm a crappy actor will really bother me because I've seen that there's so much other stuff to do out there. Or maybe it's a just a result of a general boost of self confidence.


Anonymous yan said...

you could definitely be a travel writer ,cause you,re such a productive blogger! :)

February 12, 2009 at 7:01 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

haha, but is it even interesting to read?

February 12, 2009 at 11:07 AM  
Anonymous yan said...

yeah, maybe you,re right...J/K...well you don,t have to worry too much about the readership ,cause you don,t need to make a living off it now. So just keep having fun blogging, and we,ll have fun reading.

You know you could also be a Club Med GO with a blog :)

February 13, 2009 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

what´s a club med go? i´ve never heard of that before!

February 15, 2009 at 4:47 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

you should totally pursue a travel writer like Rick Steves except you will be one for Gen X and Gen Y. When I was in Italy, every American tourist has a Rick Steve book and it was quite a sight. So I think you could put in good stories as well as recommendations to what/where to eat/stay/visit. I know these foreign shop owners would love to set up a good relationship with you so you can refer tourists to their shops which means you could have free room and board when you go there. As far as host, maybe you can do the casino host thing in Vegas but you would prob have to start as a pee-on and work your way up which I don't think you have the patiences to do that. Acting...I guess you could take some acting classes and go for some casting calls in LA. But the thing is that you will most likely be type-cast to play the asian role (i.e. the Korean guy in Lost or some extra in Harold and Kumar). Give it a try and what's the worst thing could happen, going back to Boeing?

February 24, 2009 at 1:06 PM  

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