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Family • Photo Restoration • 43 • Gabičko • Chapter III

Chapter III • 7,197 Days

• After graduating from university I treated myself by visited my friend Robert Fridrich in Prague. He had arrived two years earlier to teach English. By the time I visited in June of 1991 he was starting Mac Source, an Apple reseller business with two partners, Tony Hasek and Glen Emery. I witnessed how the market was developing and the opportunities to make a fresh start. My challenge as a fresh graduate was entering the workforce in the middle of a North American recession.  After struggling for over a year to get my career off the ground, I gave up on Canada decided to move to Europe. I arrived in Prague on the 21st of September 1993. Although I was grateful for my Canadian education, I ran out of patience and became apprehensive of the fact that my brain capacity was in perpetual state of decay. Besides, I saw the move as an opportunity to reconnect with my cultural roots. At twenty five I was ready for a tangential change to my life.

• Success is often defined by “time and place”. In 1993 I felt I had arrived late to the Czech Republic. In hindsight it was perfect timing. I was confident, ambitious, and brash, but had little experience in corporate business. I remember what Rob asked me, driving home after picking me up from the airport, “So what do you think you’re going to do here?” Clenching my teeth I said , “I’ll get a job.”

Chapters

If you missed the other chapters, you can find them here:

• Digital Photo Restoration

 5 minutes 3 seconds

86.Jul - Burlington · Gabriel Dusil (haircut)
86.Jul – Burlington · Gabriel Dusil (haircut)
86.Jul - Burlington · Gabriel Dusil (haircut)
86.Jul – Burlington · Gabriel Dusil (haircut)
87.Jun.11 - Burlington · Gabriel Dusil (high school prom)
87.Jun.11 – Burlington · Gabriel Dusil (high school prom)
87.Mar.16 - Dominican Republic · Gabriel Dusil (hat pose)
87.Mar.16 – Dominican Republic · Gabriel Dusil (hat pose)
87.Sep.6 - Kingston · Gabriel Dusil (Queens University, Rideau Park)
87.Sep.6 – Kingston · Gabriel Dusil (Queens University, Rideau Park)
88 - Burlington · Gabriel Dusil (book keeping)
88 – Burlington · Gabriel Dusil (book keeping)
88.Nov - Burlington · Gabriel Dusil (studying)
88.Nov – Burlington · Gabriel Dusil (studying)
89 - Burlington · Gabriel Dusil (studying)
89 – Burlington · Gabriel Dusil (studying)
89.Jul.12 - Burlington · Gabriel Dusil (change collection)
89.Jul.12 – Burlington · Gabriel Dusil (change collection)
92.Aug - British Colombia · Gabriel Dusil (drive across Canada)
92.Aug – British Colombia · Gabriel Dusil (drive across Canada)

93.Nov - Prague · Gabriel Dusil (cigar & beer, premiere pro)

 


Family • Photo Restoration • 39 • Gabičko • Chapter II

Chapter II • 4,476 Days

• I had a strong mother to carry me into teenage-hood. I found my strength in her, even if I didn’t realize it at the time.  Losing my father at 12 meant missing out on the opportunity to absorbing many of his traits.  As I entered puberty I completely ignored the testosterone infused raw-raw spirit of team sports, for instance. I had no interest in football, soccer, or baseball. To me it was just herd behavior, and that reminded me of being bullied in elementary school. I watched as passive by-standards got caught up in the frenzy of the crowd, suddenly finding themselves participating with the bullies. I still had a competitive spirit and found my strength in individual sports like swimming and martial arts. I often felt that the war zone I experienced in elementary school made me stronger, preparing me for various battles I faced in the corporate world.

• Throughout my teens I acquired my emotional intelligence from my mother. She was the disciplinarian, but underneath her tough exterior was a loving heart. I saw that more as I grew up.  I realize in hindsight she had a profound effect my emotional sensitivity, and how I expressed it.  I was emotionally complicated, and it effected my social interactions in positive and negative ways. Mainly my girlfriends noticed it, as they were much closer to my emotions than others. I looked into someone’s eyes and see their soul. It was my way of understanding what made then tick. I sometimes needed to avoid eye contact to not see that part of them. Other times I found it unnerving when I couldn’t immediately see who they really were. As if they were hiding something. In business I would walk into a room and feel the layer of emotion that dictated the meeting. Then I would deliberately change it to suit my agenda. Controlling the room’s emotion allowed me to control the meeting.

Chapters

If you missed the other chapters, you can find them here:

• Digital Photo Restoration

 6 minutes 8 seconds

87.Jun - Burlington · Eva & Gabriel Dusil (Aldershot High School, graduation)
87.Jun – Burlington · Eva & Gabriel Dusil (Aldershot High School, graduation)
87.Jun - Burlington · Gabriel & Eva Dusil (high school graduation)
87.Jun – Burlington · Gabriel & Eva Dusil (high school graduation)
87.Sep.6 - Kingston · Eva & Gabriel Dusil (Queens University)
87.Sep.6 – Kingston · Eva & Gabriel Dusil (Queens University)
88.Jun.28 - Burlington · Alica & Eva Dusil (Holy Rosary, graduation)
88.Jun.28 – Burlington · Alica & Eva Dusil (Holy Rosary, graduation)
90.Dec.24 - Burlington · Gabriel, Eva & Alica Dusil (christmas)
90.Dec.24 – Burlington · Gabriel, Eva & Alica Dusil (Christmas)
86.Sep.18 - Burlington · Eva & Gabriel Dusil
86.Sep.18 – Burlington · Eva & Gabriel Dusil
91.Dec.24 - Burlington · Eva, Alica & Gabriel Dusil (christmas)
91.Dec.24 – Burlington · Eva, Alica & Gabriel Dusil (christmas)
92.Dec.24 - Burlington · Eva & Gabriel Dusil (family room)
92.Dec.24 – Burlington · Eva & Gabriel Dusil (family room)
96.Apr.14 - Burlington · Eva & Gabriel (driveway)
96.Apr.14 – Burlington · Eva & Gabriel (driveway)
96.Dec - Burlington · Eva Dusil (Christmas)
96.Dec – Burlington · Eva Dusil (Christmas)

 

86.Sep.18 - Burlington · Eva & Gabriel Dusil (premiere pro)

Education • Photo Restoration • 11 • Googičko • School

• Here is my beautiful sister growing up – from kindergarten all the way to her high school graduation. As with anyone with a younger sibling, I will always look at our Googičko as my little sister. Well, she’s not so little anymore. She’s a business woman. She’s a wonderful mother. She’s an accomplished artist. She’s trains in mixed martial arts (MMA). Oh ya,… and she’s beautiful. I couldn’t ask for a better sister!

 Happy Birthda Googičko 

I love you,

Home - Signature, Gabriel Dusil ('12, shadow, teal, Gab)

• These days, my sister runs her own  business.

 

Home - Alica Dusil (Class photos, Holy Rosary & Aldershot High School '80-'92)

• Digital Photo Restoration

 8 minutes 33 seconds

Alica Dusil (Class photos, Holy Rosary & Aldershot High School '80-'92)
Alica Dusil (Class photos, Holy Rosary & Aldershot High School ’80-’92)

80 - Burlington · Alica Dusil (Holy Rosary, kindergarten)
80 – Burlington · Alica Dusil (Holy Rosary, kindergarten)

81 - Burlington · Alica Dusil (Holy Rosary, grade 1)
81 – Burlington · Alica Dusil (Holy Rosary, grade 1)

82 - Burlington · Alica Dusil (Holy Rosary, grade 2)
82 – Burlington · Alica Dusil (Holy Rosary, grade 2)

83 - Burlington · Alica Dusil (Holy Rosary, grade 3)
83 – Burlington · Alica Dusil (Holy Rosary, grade 3)

84 - Burlington · Alica Dusil (Holy Rosary, grade 4)
84 – Burlington · Alica Dusil (Holy Rosary, grade 4)

85 - Burlington · Alica Dusil (Holy Rosary, grade 5)
85 – Burlington · Alica Dusil (Holy Rosary, grade 5)

86 - Burlington · Alica Dusil (Holy Rosary, grade 6)
86 – Burlington · Alica Dusil (Holy Rosary, grade 6)

87 - Burlington · Alica Dusil (Holy Rosary, grade 7)
87 – Burlington · Alica Dusil (Holy Rosary, grade 7)

88 - Burlington · Alica Dusil (Holy Rosary, grade 8)
88 – Burlington · Alica Dusil (Holy Rosary, grade 8)

89 - Burlington · Alica Dusil (Aldershot High, grade 9)
89 – Burlington · Alica Dusil (Aldershot High, grade 9)

90 - Burlington · Alica Dusil (Aldershot High, grade 10)
90 – Burlington · Alica Dusil (Aldershot High, grade 10)

91 - Burlington · Alica Dusil (Aldershot High, grade 11)
91 – Burlington · Alica Dusil (Aldershot High, grade 11)

92 - Burlington · Alica Dusil (Aldershot High, grade 12)
92 – Burlington · Alica Dusil (Aldershot High, grade 12)

 


80 - Burlington · Alica Dusil (Holy Rosary, kindergarten, restoring, premiere pro)