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Read Between the Lines

I had this today from the office and it actually had been sent to everyone, in regards to business travels. For a company like this that has being managed like a corner convenience store, it sounded like a wake up call. As far I know there has never been much control over the way people travel around. Now that the company has come to a shitty position, they realize that there has been a hole that caused them losing some though and are trying to patch it up. I have not been to many places so far and if I have,   never spent too much. At the same time there has been many who went as far as the US and Europe without having any valid reason and did nothing but slacking. This is a summary of what the e-mail said: 1- The cost of the travels should be kept to minimum. 2- Every trip should be pre-approved before any ticket is bought. 3- Only certain individuals have the authority to but tickets. 4- All of the tickets should be purchased under Economy Class . 5- World

Meat Pie

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We had an amazing Meat Pie last week, in three shape and sizes. It had a few advantages that you never find in any other Meat Pie s bought in the supermarkets: 1- Made out of Whole Wheat flour. 2- Fresh out of oven, not made frozen months ago and thawed in a stupid microwave. 3- Herbs, vegetables and spices and fresh extra lean ground beef and grated Mozzarella Cheese were only the ingredients, meaning minimum preservatives. When it comes out of the oven just have it cool down and service immediately. The rest could be simply stored in refrigerator or freezer for as long as weeks or month. (Photo: This is the biggest and deepest Meat Pie made, decorated with Whole Wheat heart-shaped biscuits on the top. Healthy and delicious, a true work of art by F. F.)

Idle No More, Assholes Far More

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I have not had many experiences with Native people here but a few that I had was pleasant. There was this guy that I worked with for a short time and he was an OK guy. Once saw him outside and we said Hi. Then a few times I ran to a few people how were all nice people. This lady that I have been to a few times for my banking needs is a Native and has been OK. Nevertheless this new Idle No More has not impressed me a lot. First of all why are they thinking it is the time that they should be more involved in the country's management. And if they think they should be, do they also believe that they are qualified in terms of education, experience and expertise? A found a couple of interesting comments about this new movement called Idle No More that I would like to share with everyone:   1- Attawapistat received nearly 80 million dollars last year to support its 1500 residents. nearly half came from the Canadian taxpayers and the other half came from 51 million in contracts

Very Knowledgable People

Sometimes you think you know someone and then you lose the contact with him and after a while you find out something about him and you realize he was not really what you had thought! This just happened to me last Fri. about the guy who used to work with us. He was an elderly guy in his mid. 60s, Caucasian . Our relationship was good and I learnt things from him but the Caucasian -Non-Caucasian relationship of any kind which barely works here, did not work out! He left the company and before leaving he gave me his telephone number and e-mail address. I stayed in touch through e-mail because it's more convenient for most but after his last response that he said something and never did it, I stopped e-mailing. What I found last Fri. was a printed copy of an e-mail that he had sent to the Client asking him for an advice on a welding issue! He is supposedly an individual with over 25 years practical experience in welding and welding inspection field and he did not know that! And if

My 2 Years Tanure with the Company

I finished my second year with this company yesterday. Am I happy here? I must say no. There are lots of ups and downs and looks like we are going down now! All the way down! Until we hit something hard and break! I have to find a new job of the year and it depends on different factors including my title. But when I think deeper I think of moving out of this province and even the country! I know it's not easy to do but this life sucks here! We need to get to a better place or we suffer more because the weather is disgusting here! I can move to any country now and even F. F. will be ready in a year but what would I do with Mom  and F. D. I was thinking of Australia where the weather should be nice or the US if i can get a job but with that issue I have to forget about them.

The First Trip of 2013

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I went to Edmonton with a colleague to visit a supplier yesterday. Such a tiring trip. I had to wake up at 05:45 AM to pick him up at his place which was at the other end of the city and I had a little difficulty at the end to find him. So I called and found the place after a few minutes of conversation and driving around the neighbourhood. Then we got a little breakfast and hit the Queen Elizabeth Highway . I was fine and the vehicle was really comfortable except for a few times that we had issue with the heat. On the road a few times I had to slow down because of the thick fog. We reached our destination with almost half hour delay and another reason was the supplier's premises. I really like the guy who runs the place and according to the documents he has been doing that for quite a long time but when we reached where the company was supposed to be, we didn't see any sign or logo which says the company is here. Then we called the guys we realized that the were hiding

Glenbow Museum

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We went to Glenbow Museum today. That was my second time. The first time I went with Mom back in 2004 . The main entrance and gift shop has been changed. I am fine with the main entrance but the gift shop has been pushed sort of back and is not in your way when getting in and out. So might not be very good for their business. When I was there in the first time the entrance was from the gift shop or very close to it so you had the opportunity to see what's available. Anyways the sections for Asian and African history, as well as Aboriginal s, Mining and War and war was the same. I guess the only part changed was the History of Alberta that I realized changes in it. I think different items were displayed but still good. There were also paintings which were nice. We started at about 12:20 and finished at around 16:30 but got too tired and I missed the photography of the War section because I ran out of battery on my camera! But I spent very good time in Asian history w