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The Founder

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I had not been to a movie for a long time and I decided to see what's available in theaters. Rather than usual Hollywood trash which is produced on monthly bases the only movie that caught my eyes was this new one called The Founder . This is the story of establishment and growth of the biggest chain restaurant in the world, McDonald's .  Surprisingly The Chef wanted to go to a movie for the first time in his life in Canada (!) and asked me what was on. He added that he wanted to get away from his stressful life now that he's on the verge of losing his house less than 2 years after he and his fool friend(!) bough it!  We went to Sunridge cinema which is not located in a nice neighbourhood of the city because The Chef himself doesn't not live in a nice neighbourhood of the city(!) but that was alright. I had not been to Sunridge because I knew what I should have expected but being close to The Chef 's and considering how he looks, I decided to go there de

Too Much Stress

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I finally got recovered from a Gout attack about 10 days ago and went back to my regular work-out to get ready for the Basic Officer Military Training Qualification Test when I received an e-mail from this guy asking for my High School Transcripts! It was odd! If I'm going to join as an officer and they have already reviewed my documents why the hell are they asking for High School?! I have no idea! So I e-mailed him back and I said that they are not here. Also asked for the affect it might have on my application. No answer!  I finally went to their office after a week. I was told over there that both of the people who were, one as the sender and the other as the recipient (CC), were in a meeting. I asked the guy, whom was uniformed to check. He came back in 5 min. or so and said everything was good and he had no idea why they had asked for such document! I told him I would contact them for confirmation next week, if they don't come back to me tomorrow! It seems that the

Third Appreciation

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I was doubtful about my third recognition until today that I received the cheque! I thought to myself that they would not recognize someone twice in a row but they did simply that because I had worked hard on that volunteer job I mentioned earlier . I still don't know how to spend the money although it's not much. When I first learnt that I had won twice but had not received any of the cheques, I thought of buying something from NBA.com ! I even find a good deal and that was something with The Pelican 's logo. I just like that. Not that I'm a die hard fan of them or something. I thought that was unique, nice and comfortable but then realized that their shipping cost is too high for me up here! I wanted to wear that in my Basic Officer Training Qualification Test just to have something new and fun, not knowing that attending that test is not finalized yet. I'll post that later!  My next choice was HMV . I wanted to get a movie or CD and I even went for Total

KFC = King Fahd's Chicken(!)

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The Brave called me the other day and said that he would need my help to move a few pieces of furniture to or in his new house. He has purchased a property while keeping the old one! As far as I know he has the northeast house since 2000 and recently has bought another one in Dalhousie neighbourhoud which is much better than the other one. He at times likes to talk a lot and that was one of those days. I heard he was taking bites of his breakfast between his sentences! He talked for 51 min. 37 sec. (!) mostly about his trip to Saudi Arabia (Or Yahodi  Arabia [means  Jew s of the Arabian territory!] as he likes to call it!) to do pilgrimage! He is a religious man but not a typical one. This part of his trip that he narrated for me is quite interesting: He goes to Mecca , accompanied by two or three guys who voluntarily become his religious guides so he is sure that he is following all the customs of ceremony. He thinks one of them might have been sent by Saudi intelligence

The Name-tag

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I had a vague dream, like most of my dreams have been(!) all my life,  about wearing a green camouflage with my own name-tag. This has obviously something with the position that I've applied but I don't think Navy guys wear green camouflage! However the dream is just a reflection of what people have in their mind or regularly think about and does not have to be the exact same thing. It was a very short scene and I don't remember anything else. I didn't even see my own face. I assume it's a positive sign! (Photo: Canadian Armed Forces uniforms. Perhaps there's no need to explain but Navy, Army  [field, I'd think] and Air force are hung from left) 

The Recovery

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The Chef called me surprisingly just yesterday afternoon when I was going for a walk after my exercises! He wanted to know what had happened and I told him with some exaggeration, of course! I told him that we were near a scuffle and he threw me out! He bought it and said that it was good that I had not been drunk, or we would have been beaten each other seriously! He's right but I would never get that drunk that I cannot recognize my actions! He never apologizes for his behaviour and thinks that is usual! I don't expect that from him either!   He then invited me over and I went! I don't know why I did it but I did because I needed someplace to hang out! When I got there I realized that it was about him moving out! We saw two different places together, one The Brave 's and the other one a Latino 's somewhere miserable in a really small townhouse. He liked neither of them because The Brave told him that he would not be allowed to smoke and drink and the other

The Sinking Ship

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I and The Chef have been in touch for the past week or so as he's trying to find a place to live. He has been having problem with mortgage of the place he and his fucking stupid so-called friend purchased a little more than a year and half ago. He called me to his place last night and when I got there I realized that he was drunk, as usual! After a few minutes we decided to go to the nearby Superstore to get a pair of fish for the oven. His situation appeared to go from bad to worse! He was clueless in the supermarket and I left him at the checkout because obviously I didn't want to pay! He got a pair of these full-of-bone damn fish called Tilapia . I couldn't convince him to get something better like a Trout or Salmon as he believed they were too expensive.  We then stopped at their liqueur store and he got a bottle of some sort of alcoholic beverage for $18 ! It was in their, at the cash, when he exchanged a word with a guy! He asked him if there was a problem

Second Appreciation

I don't know if I wrote about this or not but I was recognized for one of the volunteering jobs that I have been doing and was given a cheque! It's not a significant amount but it's something that many have to work for it for hours. That was in the last year of course and then again, in the last year(!), I was recognized again but I didn't post that because I wanted to make sure that I receive the cheque and I received it today. So it's great! But that is not all! Again this Jan. I received the message that I had been recognized, for the third time, this time for the month of Dec. which is wonderful. I haven't received this cheque yet but I thought I should write it. Or perhaps there's a mistake because they normally do not recognize a person two months in a row! However I will give it to the end of the month and will notify the organization if I don't receive the third cheque!  

As Real As It Can Be Enjoyed

There was another strange dream again the other night! Now I start to believe that this is caused by the damn pill that I take to treat the damn Gout ! This is not an over-the-counter medicine and causes some kind of dizziness when it kicks in, at times. So I guess it works quite similar to hallucinating pills but on much lower level. Before I briefly say what the dream was, I have to state the followings: 1. I have never been good at relationships (with women I mean). 2. I have never been sexually very active. My sex drive has always been below average. I lost a good number of partners or to-be-partners for that reason. 3. I've never been extraordinary or as some may call it amazing in sexual intercourse.  4. I've never been good at kissing. In fact I barely enjoyed a good kiss in my life while it is considered an important skill in love-making by many. With that in mind I had this short dream the other night that I was engaged in a very passionate and joyful

A Faceless Guy!

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I don't dream much. I dream under two circumstances only: 1. I have too much for dinner. 2. I'm dead tired. However I had a strange, short dream the night before. I guess what happened is I was not able to sleep due Gout . I swallowed a pill and went back to the mattress. The dream was that there was a guy in a navy suit looking right at me but he was faceless! I think I was sitting at a table, probably a dinner table because it was all dark around and the table seems (now!) round to me! It felt that he was looking right at me, in the dream, with no eye or any face feature! He looked like an extended neck or a thumb! I don't know whether dream interpretation really means something or not but I found a few meaning for that which I guess everyone can connect with one, at least, depending on his or her situation! (Photo: The guy in my dream was somehow similar to this portrait)

Going Downhill?!

I received the result of this damn exam just a few days ago and it says that I have failed! Damn it! Am I becoming stupid or what?! It was a shit exam with stupid questions and I knew I didn't do well but still hoped that I could pass! I have explained , in a previous post, how bad the exam had been held but that is an excuse!  On the other hand I'm doing well with the volunteering job and I was recognized two months in a row. I wanted to have a separate post for that but haven't yet because I haven't received the recognition prize. I even contacted the responsible person and he indicated end of the year chaos as the result of delay. I will contact him in Feb. again if I don't receive it by then. Anyways that was not a good news for me who is getting ready for his big job and has to go for training while I received another good news. 

The Revenant: Fictitious Story of Hungry Europeans!

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There was a lot talk about this movie, The Revenant , last year this time! Yes! It's almost a year now! Don't tell me I'm way behind. I wanted to watch it then but when I read all the reviews I realized it was another Hollywood shit like many others that they release! I watched it in late Nov. last year but the post was postponed until now due to its lack of importance. Today I'm happy that I didn't even spend a Penny on such a nonsense! I understand why there were so many negative reviews about that and they are mostly regarding the story. The acts are not bad but they are not something brilliant though, especially the DiCaprio 's! Here are a few points that based on them I was not able to stand the movie and watched it once miserably(!) in case you haven't watched and intend to: 1- This movie is based on the life of an 1800's guide and trapper in northern US , to be specific North Dakota , named Hugh Glass . The events depicted in the movie,