Asked any “seasoned” Accenture folks, they would know or heard about St Charles. Back in the old days – every Accenture folks (or Andersen Consulting then) are required to travel to St Charles in Chicago to attend their central training. In the past couple of years – the central training has been distributed across the globe as part of reducing the cost.
I myself was lucky to be able to attend central training almost once a year. I remember the first time I attended, that was back in 1999 – roughly about 3 weeks after I started work. That was pretty hard as I just got into the workforce, no credit card no nothing. Now is definitely a lot easier. Not that I needed to spend money in St Charles, everything is paid for including food.
One of the best thing about St Charles is the fact that it’s really pretty. You can see the photo below – the trees that surrounds the compound.
In addition to that, they do have a fully equipped gym! I remember back in the old days where there weren’t that my gym available in Malaysia. Having to go to gym at 5am was something that is new to Malaysian like me! Now its pretty normal to see gyms tobe packed.
And of course – the wonderful fireplace – that keeps me warm while working
It’s always good to have dinner with team to appreciate the handwork that they have done. Sometimes we go dinner after we achieved something, or when someone celebrating their birthday or someone leaving us. What ever that maybe – being together going out for dinner or drinks or lunch, always help to create that sense camaraderie.
I am always an advocate of team spirit, I may not be the best lead at all times – but we do what we can to try to be better.
This is the first time I went to New York. This was back in 2001, few months before 9/11
There’s is this place in Singapore called PasarBella. It’s a pretty awesome place. I’ve been to many places in Singapore but this is one my favourite place. PasarBella is situated in the old race course in Singapore. I remember going to the race course to have chill crab. This was back during my days in Cuscapi.
The photo you see is the guy making Paella. Looks damn awesome and taste pretty good too!
I am in the process of finding a pegboard to put own my work desk aka my workshop desk aka my movie desk aka… what ever it may be.! Seriously – pegboard is so cool. If you look at the photo of my work desk now, its really sucky!
Not cool at all. It looks dark to start with. I didn’t switch on my table/desk lamp :p Amazing. Well – I wish i can hang stuffs on the wall more, so that I can create a lot more space for my tools, my stationeries, painting etc etc. With having an empty wall – it’s not cool.
Here’s an example of a cool desk with pegboard.
Colour might not be cool, but you can see the pegboard got a lot of junk to put! The photo below is taken by me in Container Store back when i was in San Francisco. Hehe. See you can see that its so cool. Can put really all sort of junk. Imagine all my electronics stuffs. Cool innit!
So now, question in my mind is where to I find pegboard!