Flights and boredom

As you know, it’s terrible to get stuck in the airport for several hours on end. For those who travel frequently like me, one stuck in the airport is really unbearable, if you do not know what to do. Instead of being bored at the airport, I came up with a few ideas that may help you shorten the time. Trust me, sitting in the terminal for hours on end can be the worst. Especially in Adelaide where there is hardly anything to do there anyway.

  • Go to the newsagent and finally buy a book or magazine, you were interested in or would like to read. I bought two gaming mags for only ten bux.
  • Next, try new foods. Order some new dish in a restaurant airport. I had a Bubblegum donut on Sunday, didn’t think I would like it but hey, not bad.
  • Play ‘Planespotting’, a term I coined like Trainspotting, as long as you have time at the airport, look closely at people. Try to find in each of them the punch line, something special may be funny, be sad. The main thing to know others better.
  • Workout, as you know airports are very large, which makes it possible to do fast walking, so go burn some calories. I swear I burnt off so many on Sunday waiting for my plane.
  • Take photos of random stuff! No camera? Use the phone for sure! With technologies like Instagram etc, you can create interesting photos as you had fun at the airport, who you saw, and as you can just take a picture of the most beautiful places on the airport, and then show it to all your relatives and friends. I do this often.

So, as you can see, the airport can be fun. If you want to get rid of boredom, then surely find things to do at the airport!

Published by theirishduck

I love the ability where I can plan, prioritise, design, develop and deliver blended learning solutions for a variety of markets. I love to consult and advise about the best use of digital learning and improve design standards in line with evolving ways of working. I also enjoy to keep up to date with, understand and regularly recommend emerging technologies and practice to improve individuals, teams and organisational capabilities. With over 12 years digital learning experience and demonstrated experience in both instructional design and eLearning development, I have also a lot of experience conducting training needs analysis including how to leverage principles such as design thinking and root cause analysis to understand and address performance gaps. I also have led many facilitation workshops and even presented at iDesignX and Game Developers Conferences both here in Australia, Wales and in the United States. I bring loads of coding experience in Java, ASM, C++, HTML, JavaScript, SCORM and xAPI, as well as proven capability using Adobe Captivate, Trivantis Lectora and Articulate Storyline 360 Studio authoring programs. Of course, Adobe Creative Cloud is also part of my toolbox which I also use daily. Being taught traditional and advanced 3D animation techniques, I love hand drawing and polymer clay sculpture, but can also use the Blender, 3D Studio Max, Maya and Softimage applications. With strong multimedia, training and programming backgrounds, I understand modern learner behaviour including micro and social learning, I am very familiar with most LMSes and app-based (XCode and Android Studio), adult learning models and e-solutions. I also possess the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, whilst being pro-active in delivering work independently with minimal supervision, but enjoy working in teams. I've been told I am a resilient, relationship focused guy which can manage and navigate conflicting views and stakeholders/subject matter experts.

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