Showing posts from April, 2016

Checking a Lens

I purchased a 75-300 zoom lens from Vision Electronics . My first and only purchase from this store in all years that I've been living in Canada ! In fact I had not stepped in a Visions Electronics before that but it was a good deal. The magnification is not very strong but with my budget I could not get anything better anywhere!  Anyways I went to Inglewood Bird Sanctuary to test it out a few days ago. It was early afternoon weekday so it was not crowded. In fact there were only two people I saw there. The majority part of the sanctuary was fenced off because apparently they were doing construction but I walked around for about an hour and took a few photos. It was cloudy first as it has been like this in the past week or so in the area and then just when I was about to leave the sun came out. I took only a few photos, including this , this and this and of course the one you see here on the top.  More photos would be all posted in the same website, if I took any. (Ph

An Invitation

I was almost sure that I would not receive an invitation to do a physical test for a job that I had applied almost a months ago although my buddy, A. F. , had said I would definitely receive one. He said that he had checked both my resume and the questionnaire and is certain I would receive the e-mail. So here I am with the invitation and I'm not confident but am a bit nervous. I just started going to gym again 2 weeks ago and now I'm older and do not have the same level of confidence that I had back in 2008-09. In those years I applied for a few jobs where all required physical test. I remember I had a very good time in Vancouver Police physical test in Downtown Vancouver , I guess that was the headquarters at the time and then they moved somewhere else. And there was another one that I did in Justice Institute of British Columbia and passed as well. It's not that I'm a whole lot weaker. I have to travel for hours to just get there first and there's cost because

A Deer in the Park

I went for a walk to South Glenmore Park yesterday after the disappointing morning in Mt. Baldy ! It didn't work either! I was tired as I had waken up at 05:00(!) and couldn't walk much. The park was empty. Maybe one or two people. You know how disgusting people here really are. As soon as the temperature drops to 2 C , they are disappear! In contrast I was in the nearby mall for a few minutes and it was packed! Were they shopping? Some were but the majority I guess were just window shopping or at the most were getting something from the fast food joints.  One disgusting motherfucker animal caught my attention. A piece of crap, ugly. motherfucker, whore Iranian woman with her little daughter. This ugly piece of crap who had dyed her hair blond was walking and her little daughter was crying and ask her to by her something. The ugly motherfucker, disgusting, shit-in-the-mouth turned to her and said: I hit you hard in the mouth in front of everyone! and the girl burst in to

Attempted Mt. Baldy (Kananaskis)

I was serious and determined to do Mt. Baldy in Kananaskis today after all these waste of time here and there in Alberta when I went to different places and no good hike or scramble came out of it. These idiots of so called hiking group that I found them through Meetup are nothing but a bunch of fucking coward, whimps who wake up at 09:00 AM and start for a trail-head at 10:00! So immature and disgusting! No doubt that they are bunch of lazy drunkards whom happen to know something new called hiking!  Anyways I woke at 05:00 and by 05:15 I was on the road to Highway No. 1 . I got a coffee on my way, as usual, and fortunately I found the trail-head easily this time. I started the hike at 06:35 by heading up the trail. The entire Barrier Lake and valley was covered in a thick fog. There was no other cars parked around showing that people were aware of the foggy and possibly rainy weather and stayed away.  Kananaskis Valley, Highway # 40 and Barrier Lake are all covered under

The Inner Light

I never forget that the day I landed in Canada was the same day that George Harrison passed away. He was only 58 . The other day I was watching a few clips on Youtube and I came across these clips of Concert for George . They were held in the first anniversary of his death in Royal Albert Hall . The Indian part of that concert is amazing. Apparently Harrison traveled to India or more specifically Mumbai once or maybe more and was taught the Sitar by Ravi Shankar who was a master in that instrument. Ravi died in 2012. Harrison performed a song called The Inner Light which in that the Sitar and other Indian instruments can be heard, Anushka Shankar , daughter of Ravi , who is a player herself now, plays that song alongside Jeff Lynne , whom was unknown to me until I saw this clip but apparently close to Harrison , and Harrison 's son, Dhani . Here's the lyrics: Without going out of my door I can know all things on Earth Without looking out of my

Disgusting France

They call France the land of liberty, freedom of speech and democracy. I'd rather call it the land of disgusting, lairs, bastard opportunists and greedy hypocrites. Everything that I know about France proves what kind nasty, disgusting, creatures these people, mainly their politicians are. I list them one after another here to prove that I'm not just saying something without having any evidence: 1- Dr. Shapour Bakhtiar , the last appointed prime minister of Iran before The Islamic Republic Murderers of Iran  took over left the country and lived in Paris after that. The assassins of The Islamic Murderers of Iran went after him and first had a failed attempt on his life. The second time, they disguised as journalists and murdered the patriot. After months of search, questioning and trail, the main suspect, Ali Vakili Rad was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. This piece of shit was later released by the disgusting French authorities after only serving 19 year

Another Online Certificate

We had an annual evaluation at the previous job every year. That was the stupidest thing I had ever experienced! Not to mention that there never was any result from that. The piece of shit who evaluated me every year, my direct supervisor, knew basically nothing about the nature of the work but reading the contracts and that's what the company wanted and that's why he's still there and I'm unemployed for the past 6 months ! There was a section in the evaluation form which you could indicate the training you thought you might need. I indicated that I wanted to take a course from this American institute and I don't even remember what his reaction was! I then got kicked out while I already had started conversation with the institute for the course. Eventually I was able to gain access in December  last year. The content was not very bad but considering it was the Review Mode of the online program, there were lots of issues. The program comprises of 6 courses. The

Cougar Creek

This past weekend's hike was changed from something in way west of Calgary to a near hike/scramble of Mt. Lady MacDonald but unintentionally and mistakenly was changed to a not very pleasant rock walking (!) in Cougar Creek in Canmore . Why did I use the term rock walking? Because it was a painful walk in loose rocks for most of the time. I wouldn't call it a hike! I woke up at 05:30 and realized I was too tired to even leave the bed! It must have been because I had just started weight lifting and my muscles were sore. I eventually got myself out of the bed and dragged myself to where I put my cloths on! I said to myself at the time: What if it was a group hike?! I got myself then quickly on Highway No. 1 and drove toward Canmore but shortly after leaving home and before getting in to the vehicle I realized I had forgotten something important: The map and instruction to Lady MacDonald but I was too lazy to go back in to get it. My understanding at the time was that I

Volunteering at C. F. B.

I went for volunteering to Calgary Food Bank for the second time this week. It's not bad. Majority of the people there, volunteers and staff are Caucasian . It's amazing how this people work. It's obvious that no volunteer does what he or she does is just for helping others. Many of them are old or lonely people who are looking a few hours of company to share their life stories. Still it's admirable what they do, I guess. I guess once I read that if Calgary Food Bank had wanted to hire people to do its stuff, it would have paid over $2,000.000 !  The problem with food bank is not that everyone who really is need comes and gets what they don't deserve but what can I do? The other thing that I noticed in the past two times that I have been there is some staff go to Candy and Chocolate bin and take the best brands such as Lindt for themselves! That is disgusting! Does these prevent me from volunteering at the place? No. I enjoyed that and even the second ti

A Little Dough after 6 Months!

My last day at work was 07.Oct.2015 . I filed for unemployment benefits immediately after that with my R. O. E. information. I received a message from the  Government that I would not be eligible for the benefit for a long time since my last employer has given me a little money! OK! What could I do? I waited and waited and kept applying for jobs without any success! All I got was a few interviews. I eventually filed the first report in late April where I was told I would not be paid for that!!! Why? I didn't get a straight answer! Eventually the second report led to the deposition of a total of $880 two days ago! after almost 6 freaking months unemployment! Not bad ha? Imagine a person with a family, mortgage, other expenses. How could he survive? It must be tough. Newlywed is almost in my shoes with a big difference: He has a newborn, his in-laws are visiting them and his wife is out of work too because of maternity and gets nothing because she didn't have a full-time

Olivier Salad

The Chef told me that he wanted to try Olivier Salad the weekend before we he was in my apartment. I cooked pasta and we both ate a lot. I don't know about him but I had difficulty sleeping and when I slept I had nightmares! So this past weekend he called me and he said he would go to a supermarket before I arrive and does all the shopping! That was wired but I didn't say much and agreed. When I got to his place he said he already had made the food and had put it in the freezer to cool off! Fucking stupid! I don't know why he did both the shopping and cooking by himself this time but I asked him to take the food out! Olivier Salad  , unlike what its name suggests has a Russian  origin  but I guess a French chef invented it when he was working in Russia . Russian s were obsessed with France and its culture back in the Tsar time. French was the second language of the country and knowing it was a sign of affluence! This meal can not be obtained in Canada It is made w

Love and Sex in Calgary Public Library(!)

When I came to Canada first, used Calgary Public Library for a short time. At that time you had to pay for membership. I don't remember how much it was but that was not a lot. They provided different services. Just two weeks ago I went to see if I can renew my membership because I realized there are new services available. In addition to that I have lots of free time that I can spend and I don't want to stay home all day long. To my surprise the fee for membership is eliminated! So was my personal information in their database! Apparently it was gone because I was inactive for so many years. So I got the new card easily and quickly and then I borrowed a laptop, a Chromebook . A Chromebook is actually not that bad. When we went to buy a second computer back in summer of 2014 , because my Toshiba laptop from 2007 was very slow at the time and now is resting in a recycling centre(!), we were told several times that we should not have bought a Chromebook but actually know I