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Same Feeling

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I was reading the book I bought just a few months after I came to Canada and haven't finished it yet (The book has 589 pages and I just finished 114 !): It Doesn't Take A Hero by General H. Norman Schwarzkopf and noticed that I, now, have almost the same feeling as he had when he was turning thirty and was about to start a Master degree in a L. A. School. he says: ... We strolled up to the entrance, looked through the glass, and spotted three coeds about to come out who looked exactly like the missed cheerleaders of my dreams. I straightened up, sucked in my stomach a little and gallantly help open the door. They looked at me, then at each other, and said, " Thank you, sir. " I suddenly saw myself as they did - a grown-up, obviously pushing thirty - and realized with sarrow that my fantasies of coed college life would remain forever unfulfilled. ... I usually don't feel that bad but there have been times that I knew I should have stayed away from th

Better on Road

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Edmonton and one other NHL team, which is not important here, were the only teams in this regular season who were better on road. Today the Oilers proved it again: They won over the Red Wings in Detroit 3-2. The second goal of the Red Wings was scored in less than 15 sec. to the end of the game. That doesn't take any credit off the great goalie of Edmonton , Dwayne Roloson , who had 32 saves in the game. The next game will be played in Edmonton the coming Mon. while the Oilers leads the series 3-2. (Photo: Dwayne Roloson, from Simcoe, Ontario stops a shot in today's game against the Red Wings in Detroit)

Leftover

I post the second part of my trip to Sabalan Mountain here and I'm waiting for the results of the contest which will be announced at the end of Sep.! I don't think I send any other story as I don't find 'em as attractive as the ones I've sent. But nothing is determined. There was no phone line in Ghotoor-Sooei and I had to make it to Ardabil as soon as possible. Finally after about one hour I and one of the Azeri climbers left the shelter together. I was lucky finding him because if he had not been there, it would have been really hard or even impossible to finish that trip safely! But I kind of helped him as well! He was very afraid of the dogs and when we faced them in our way down, few times, I was the one who told him what to do! He was extremely scared and I still wonder why someone so coward would go to wild remote mountains?! Once we saw a flock from few meters away and the sheepdog ran to us. That made the guy jump back and yell! The shepherd called t

Second OT again in the third game

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Calgary beat Anehiem in the third game and now leads the series 2-1. That was a tremendous game which I was watching live through Hockey Night in Canada on CBC . But the other game, Detroit at Edmonton went to the second OT and I'm too tired to follow that as it's almost 11:53 PM now. In the last minutes of the first OT the Red Wings scored a goal and they cheered and jumped up and down. The Oilers fans started leaving the Rexall Place and the goalie was skating off the ice slowly while his face looked like someone who's shocked through his mask. Then the judge announced that the goal doesn't count! This time the Oilers ' fans cheered and got back to their seats! The puck went down beneath the net and got in. It was shown through the net camera a few times. (Photo: McCarty scores a beautiful goal for the Flames in the third period of the game)

All tied up 1-1

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Edmonton was the only Canadian team who won the game today. They blasted Red Wings in their home. But both Ottawa and Calgary lost in their home. Now all eight teams which played today have one win and one loss. I watched the last period of Calgary - Anaheim game and the teams were fighting toe to toe but that was the Ducks who won the game. I think Kiprusoff has disappointed the Flames . He has a multi-million dollar contract for three years but accepted 4 goals tonight. The last one was a one-timer and very beautiful. (Photo: Official logo of Stanley Cup Playoffs)

Tickets, Transfer and Passes

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I was on the  LRT on my way to Talisman today when the inspectors got in. I showed my monthly pass and the lady thanked. Then the man asked a teen couple. The guy started searching his pockets and then went to his socks! He again started searching his pockets and the man was standing in front of him and saying nothing! Obviously he and his gf didn't have anything to present and that was just a game they were playing but it's interesting how patient, nice and calm the inspector was. If that had been me, I would have slapped that motherfucker for teasing me and would have yelled: Why the fuck don't you fucking say that you don't have anything to present! But obviously none of those three inspectors did that. They just made them get off at Chinook Station . I remember same thing happened to me just about 2 weeks after my arrival. I was caught by two inspectors, a man and a woman. The young lady took out her booklet and was about to start writing me a ticket which I

Ugly Piece of Crap!

I usually try not to write unpleasant things I see here, in this side of the globe but at times I feel I should. There's an ugly Hispanic woman from Chile that I've known her for a while. A few weeks ago I talked to her about a little problem I have with my 2005 income tax refund. She told me that she would help me. Then once I saw that ugly piece of shit messing with a nigger. I soon found out what it means. She's so ugly that I'm sure no one would ever sleep with her unless he gets paid. Look at this: Very short, huge ass and ugly face that reminds you of a mule or at the best a monkey. I have had seen her with another nigger last year and that guy is from Montreal . I guess he used to stay at her place for free and in return she gave her blow jobs and got fucked in every hole. Now she's trying to get this one. I don't understand people like this. They go and beg for a cock as they know no one ever fuck them unless they are paid. I, myself a few times told

The Real Mighty Ducks

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I only watched the third period and OT of the Flames - Ducks game tonight but I'd say those guys are really tough. Most of the time the puck was in Calgary 's zone and the Ducks had more shots on goal. Only it was the few last min. of the first OT that the Calgary guys were able to make some pressure on the Ducks and finally gain the winning goal. The final score is 2-1. If this is how they are playing every game, it will be really hard for them to make it to the next round and eventually the finals. The next game is on Sun. in Saddledome again. (Photo: Anaheim Mighty Ducks Hockey Club logo)

Clash

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Native people came into conflict with OPP today in the community of Caledonia, south of Hamilton. The reason is a land which is claimed by Six Nations people and is said has been given to them 200 years ago. The Federal Government and some provincial government are still in negotiation with aboriginal people over several land disputes. A few months ago a deal was reached with a group of oboriginal people over a land which a dam is going to be constructed in near future. Oboriginal people say police used force to take them out from a land which is going to be constructed by white people. (Photo: One of the aboriginal people who has covered his faced is talking on a radio. The logo on his cap is a native logo. The map shows where Caledonia is located in province of Ontario)

The Second Trip

I received confirmation e-mail today that my second story is accepted by Travel and Transitions . This is about the time me and Haj Mehdi (I gave him this pseudonym!) traveled to Sabalan Summit 11 years ago! I think I still am able to make a journey like that. The interesting thing is I almost remember everything and wrote the story. That's one of the most exciting trips that I've ever had. I'm thinking of sending another one. That could be our cycling trip to Roodbar or hiking through Alborz Mountains to get to Caspian Sea . Here's the part one of that amazing trip: In a September day I and a friend planned to go to Sabalan Summit in North West Iran . In order to reach Sabalan , you go to the city of Ardabil , first. So agreed to meet in a busy circle of Tehran at 08:30 PM and go to the bus depot for our tickets. But what happened is my friend was almost one hour late and we missed all of the departures to Ardabil that night! Luckily we found a bus going t

Bigger Is Not Always Better

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Both Vancouver and Toronto are eliminated and can't make it to 2005-06 playoffs. But Calgary is the third in the overall Eastern Conference and will wait for the Ducks this Fri. at the Saddledome . They lost to the said team in Anaheim in their last game which didn't effect their leadership. Edmonton , Montreal and Ottawa are other Canadian teams which have made it to the playoffs. (Photo: Brian Boucher was guarding the net in the last game of Calgary in Anaheim which the Ducks won 4-3. Kiprusoff was resting to get ready for playoffs)

The Roadhouse

Laszlo asked me if I wanted to join him and Levi in the same bar we were last time for a drink last Thu. I said sure and we went to The Roadhouse for a drink. Roadhouse is also the title of a movie which I watched years ago. It had been a mystery for me what roadhouse meant for years when I was in the early years of post secondary school! I know what it means today! Anyway we went there and Laszlo said that he was talking to a lady and she was coming to the bar and shortly after the old lady showed up. We talked about everything and I saw she was interested in making a relationship although she insisted that she was married. When I told her that I had a plan to go to Mexico she mentioned that she had been there and showed her jugging suit she had on with the word Cancun on the sleeves. Then I said: May be we go this time together and she was interested. She is old and just average-looking but very fuckable and I bet his husband, if there's any, doesn't satisfy her. Sh

Answer to Anger

A fellow reader has gone through my recent post regarding a nice pretty young Canadian girl whom I met last Sun. and is so mad and has commented on that post. Here's my short answer to him or her although s/he has mentioned that s/he would never read my blog: First of all don't you think it would be better if you introduced yourself and not to hide? Second of all sex is a need and I, like everyone else, am in need of that. I liked what I saw in that girl and I'd like to sleep with her. Is there anything wrong with that? If she doesn't want the others to see her boobs and ass, she simply can cover them up. Right? So she basically wants to get attention because she as a woman needs sex and companionship as well. Right? So think about it before calling the other people sick or looser. That's not nice. Try to understand the simple facts of life. It's not really hard, I guess.

Alamut Castle Trip: This Is How It Ended

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My situation was a little bit better than my friend’s because at least I had something to protect me from the cold but although he had everything on, he still was suffering. I finally slept for a short period of time and had a terrible nightmare! I remember that Indians were chasing me in the dream, pointing their bows toward me, aiming and firing! I suddenly woke up because of a noise, at dawn and noticed there is something behind us. I woke my friend up and turned my flash light on to find what it was. We both were a little scared. Then we saw a jackal or may be a fox in about 50 meters away from us trying to get close. I think it was hungry but also was not sure if we are big bites for it or not. We got more frightened and did not know what to do to. I had an AK-47 bayonet in my backpack but I didn’t even think of using it. I just took it out and hold it tight and waited. Then we decided to throw stones to the poor animal. It struggled with us for a few minutes and then left. It

Included: Alamut Castle Trip

I received an e-mail from a lady regarding the travel story I sent them. That was the story of me and a friend travelling to Alamut Castle . Here's what she says: Thank you for entering our Travel Story Contest. Your entry has been included in our contest and will be submitted to our jury after the contest closes. Feel free to send us additional stories as each contest entry will be judged on its own merit. So I might send another one to them. I have different choices: Sabalan Mountain trip Siah-Lan Mountain and Caspian Sea trip Damavand Mountain trip (My 1st) Birjand solar eclipse trip Roodbar cycling trip Alam-Kuh Mountain trip These are actually amongst many others and could be catchy. I will pick one and send in this week.And as I mentioned earlier, I post my travel story. That might be interesting to some. I add the story in two posts. Here is part one: I and a friend decided to go and see Alamut Castle in Alborz Mountains , in a hot summe

Cultural Discrepancies (3): Friendliness

It has been a long time since I posted something about the Canadian culture and how things are different here from what I used to deal with back home. Today I faced a nice young girl and that visit encourages me to write about the kindness and friendliness of Canadian people. This is not the first time I see such a thing though. Here's what happened today: I took C-train after I left Chinook Mall and got off at Anderson station to get the bus to go home. I went to the bus stop and saw a young girl sitting on the bench. I asked her if she knew what time the bus would come. She said 07:20 which was almost 15 min. to go. Then we started talking. She, a young girl with extremely beautiful blue eyes, dirty blond hair and fair complexion told me that she works in a women apparel store in Southcentre Mall , she's graduated and lives with her Mom. I saw that she feels cold and asked if she's cold she said yes and I noticed that she haven't had anything for her lunch. The

Flashback (7): Imari

When I moved out of D. H. 's house, I was in touch with him for a short period of time until we had a verbal fight. The reason we had that face-off which ended to exchanging nasty e-mails and finally staying away from each other for more than 3 year was an American girl called Imari . But how that Saudi - French - American (!) girl came in between us is interesting: D. H.  was unemployed at the time and I was his tenant. He was fighting with his wife over the kids and a divorce deal. I really don't know if he had any other source of income but regardless of a few tenants he had, he used to go to another East Indian guy's house, called Dr. Khan to accompany him and get paid. Also he used to get paid by kind of organizations which are founded to help poor people, I guess. Or if that was not it, he had kind of government help. So he used to spend most of his time behind the desk, talking to people through the net. The people who he talked to, were mostly anti- Muslims  a

The Meltdown

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I watched Ice Age : The Meltdown today in Chinook . That's incredibly funny and entertaining although the story is just good for kids. I haven't watched the first part but might get that through the net and take a look. It's amazing that the crew could make a movie out of a simple story of migration of group of animals from a valley to another place and lengthen it for 90 min. ! During the movie I noticed that one of the voices are very familiar to me and that was the voice of the male mammoth. I couldn't figure it out and then I checked YAHOO Movies when I got home and found out it's Ray Romano , the guy in the hilarious TV show, Everybody Loves Raymond . That's one of the best shows I've ever seen and it was when we and Resurrect used to live together and had cable TV. Not anymore! Anyhow the movie is good and not boring. But worth watching only once and in a movie theatre only. Even me who watches most of the movies more than 10 times, am not intereste

Message Trade

Nicole called me after month and half regarding the Quality Engineer position I applied in Tri Ocean Engineering and the interview I attended in Feb.21. She left a message asking if I was available or not. That was last Mon. I called her 3 times in the afternoon of that day but couldn't get her on the phone. Then I consulted my friend, Kamix and he indicated that I should not beg for the job. That three rings are enough. So I didn't call her yesterday until I got home and found her message saying she was busy and couldn't return my call! I left a message as well saying that I would be available the coming Mon. or Tue. but that was it. I didn't get anything from her today. I only got tomorrow and the day after. If I receive a call from them, it means there's a chance. If not, it's gone.

Flashback (6): Brother Moe

When I decided to move out from the townhouse I used to share with Resurrect , the king of idiots, he tried to help me finding a new place. But as he’s a complete asshole he messed up like everything else he does. He told me that he knew somewhere nice in the neighborhood which is close to everything. Then one day he drove me there: An old filthy place where an old Egyptian guy named Brother Moe (Moe for Mohammad ) resides. The house was a mess and the guy was a mess, a drunkard in his early 50s. Cans of beer were all over the place and you could smell poverty in the house. There was also an Oldsmobile parked in front of the house lacking driver’s side window. The window was covered by a plastic sheet. I didn’t say anything ‘cause I know Resurrect . He told me that Brother Moe used to live in a luxury house with his family and then one day his son got killed by the cops and his wife filed divorce and got the house from him! He turned to an alcoholic after that. Resurrect told him

Depressing Trade

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I sold my car today and that made me so depressed and sad. I have it only until the coming Wed. and have to leave it at buyer's yard. I sold it to the same dealer I bought it from 2.5 years ago. The car has less than 3 0,000 Km on it which is phenomenal in Canada and I've never been involved in an accident. I guess the guy was very happy but didn't show it. He makes at least $3000 from it. I financed it in Sep. of 03 and have still 21 months to go. I and Hojam went there and after that I was so down that didn't even go for my regular work out. It's a downgrade for me and have to buy a very cheep used car as soon as I can because it would be difficult having no car here. Selling it will save me about $450 every month. Also Alfa called me today from MA . His situation is not good either. His visa is expired and he's in debt and has no job. His story is a bit long but I know his main problem is he's very bad at English after doing a Masters Degree a

Otto

I went to my neighbourhood's Safeway for weekly grocery shopping and in the meat department I ran to Otto , the Vietnamese guy. He has been born here. He was wearing an earring and had a punkish-blond hair style! He used to be my supervisor for a period of time. A nice guy but to run his department, he had to be an asshole like most of the supervisors, sometimes. But I did the least amount of hard job under his supervision mostly because I was on light duty. But he lied to me a few times and I did something to him which led to his termination. That was not the only cause but did help. Here's the story which I think I should put here: Once I didn't see him for a few days at work and asked the guys where he is. I was told that he has gotten injured and is resting at home. One Mon. I saw Bev in the corridor and I asked her: Do you have any idea what happened to Otto ? She answered: He's sick and at home. I said: I saw him in Canada Olympic Park last Sat., skiing and

Drains

Here are the 10 most common money leaks in North America that it's said everyone can plug them in and save bucks. The way(s) I deal with the issue is offered beneath them: 1- Paying bills by snail mail. Using online banking system or any other electronic media. 2- Annual payments for credit cards. All my 6 credit cards have no annual fee. 3- Using cash to pay tolls. Not applicable to me. It's regarding the roads, bridges and highways which the driver should pay before s/he gets in. 4- Subscribing for cable TV, Internet service and phone from three different companies. There was no time that I have all the said three services together. Even when I used to share a townhouse with Resurrect I didn't pay for the phone and used to use only my mobile phone but he had a good deal from a company which I don't remember the name. (I guess it's Telus ) He had a considerable amount of time calling inside Canada for only $20 as he used to call his brot