Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Place

I moved to a new place, to a high-rise for the first time in my life. I get good sleep because the building is made of concrete of course and there's no noise from the floor above. We get a good view and everything is close. The rent is reasonable. It's been a good move so far, I'd say. I'd never bought such a place though, If I ever could. And there're lots of crackheads, assholes, nose in the sky and so on in the building which I'm not surprised. It's a huge population here compare to the last place. The last building had only 10 apartments. This one has over 350, I think. I met my buddy S. J. yesterday after almost a year a half and he told me that there had been a homicide in the tower once a few years ago! I think I remember that. I don't remember if that was the address though. He's a bit slow and you can't trust whatever he says after all!
(Photo: View from the apartment in the morning after a light snow yesterday)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wrong Selection Methods

This recent scandal of a high ranking Canadian officer and all the other wrongdoings of the Canadian authorities, including many police officers, proves that the selection method of the government agencies is way too wrong. I remember this time that I was in a police recruiting centre when the policemen and policewomen kids were receiving special treatment from the recruiting crew, very different from us, the regular applicants: How's your Mommy constable?! How's your Daddy Sargent!?
If somebody's Dad or Mom is a police officer, does that guarantee that he or she makes a good one too!? It's like that fat fuck, M. W. that I used to work with. He used to make every police car stopped just to tell the officer that his that had been a police officer too!
I mean do I still live in Medieval Times that authority would be transferred to the next generation!? That's fucking daft! We have had so many cases of police officers selling illegal substances, involved in driving and drinking accidents, possession of stolen property and so more and nobody says that the selection process should be reviewed and modified and frequent evaluations should be put in place. One guess is the recruiting a new officer is too costly. But what about the disadvantages of the scandals and all the other related issues?
(Photo: Colonel Russell Williams (left)seen here with Peter McKay, the Minister of Defence, has been charged with 2 counts of first degree murder, 2 counts of sexual assault and more than 80 counts of break and enter was the commanding officer of CFB Trenton in Ontario. I'm very curious to see what McKay wants to say about this guy who is going to spend the rest of his life, very likely behind the bars. No comment has been published in behalf of him yet)

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Amazing Guys of Mark's

If you are not a person who wears fancy cloths or if you ever need working cloths, shoes and accessories I believe Mark's Work Warehouse is a very good place to shop at. I bought a pair of shoes in Aug. from one of Mark's locations in Calgary. It was nice, comfortable and cheap. I realized that does not meet the safety requirements of the new job. So I went to a Mark's location in the neighbourhood and by a pair of Caterpillar for almost $140 and returned the old one. They gave me a gift card for the original price although I had worn the shoe for over a month! Isn't that a fair deal!?
(Photo: The Cat pair of shoes are so comfortable that you can wear them for walking every day)

Monday, October 11, 2010


This year we decided to celebrate Thanksgiving by making a turkey dinner for the first time. We got a turkey from a local supermarket and since we're a small family, we got a small one which weight a little more than 3.4 Kg. We got the ingredients for stuffing, cranberry sauce and of course a pumpkin pie as the official desert of the dinner.
It took almost 3 hours to have the turkey ready. It was not bad but it was a bit dry and because we had no experience we could not say if it was bad or just OK. Of course tons are left which would make sandwiches and meals for the next few days. I finished the pie off as it was delicious but F. F. didn't like it very much. She was looking for her favorite, as apple pie but couldn't find one for obvious reasons! I'm gonna make the pie myself next time.
(Photo: The turkey might not look very good but doesn't taste bad at all. It's just doesn't have enough moist, nor does the neck!)

A Different Attitude

I started this new job which I don't know how long I'm goin' to keep(!) just a few days ago and I'm starting it with a completely different attitude. I don't want to be the same troublemaker who gets written up off and on and gets booted out. I'll be the Troublemaker though! But honestly I'm sick and tired of running around and also these f**king bills which get piled up every month. Not that this job pays better or is easier but I will try hard until I get something else. I have to re-do my medical with CF in the first week of Nov. and may be after that I'll be interviewed and move on. There're a few other options available which I'm hoping for. But that's all I'm goin' to be a good employee. Actually I start all of the job, well most of the jobs very calmly, I listen to sups and everything and as soon as I get good at it, I turn to a completely different person. I'm hoping that something kicks in in a short time but if it doesn't then I will have to remain a good boy!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

A Big Mess or Mixed Up

I'm not telling the entire story of how I got into this mess but we're in the process of changing our place, I'm starting training on a new job this Mon., I have to do a medical exam for CF tomorrow and also Tue., in their recruiting centre, I have to attend an interview with them in less than 2 weeks, I have to attend an information session for a volunteer job, I'm waiting for a few calls from different employers, I have to get my exams done for my class 4 Driver's Licence and ... what else? These are all goin' to be done in the next 2 weeks.
The most important one of course is CF which although nothing is clear yet but it's goin' to be a huge change. I think I've written enough because nothing is clear yet. I don't know how I'm goin' to keep a job that I'm leaving it in the second day of training but I need it. Goodness I have to make up stories and sell them again!