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Persistence (2)

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The Chef has been in a battle with his partner, law office, bank, insurance and other over the house they bought nearly two years ago for 3 months now. It's so confusing that I think even they don't know what's going on! The law office's letter indicated that they had until the end of February to vacant the property. The first week of March is gone and he still live there! He told me he wanted to make Kebab in his backyard, the backyard he never was able to use since the house was purchased! He had a Latino tenant in the basement who used the backyard all the time, he said. So we got some Beef and a few few Chicken Drumstick s and marinated them. The stupid asked me to go to his place at around 17:00 and that was the previous weekend and cold. So by the time we got out to the backyard it was dark, the wind was blowing and the snow was falling! I didn't know he selected that time of the day while he had nothing to do the entire day.  We had bought a pack

The Rock of The Chef

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The Chef just narrated me one his numerous amazing stories one night that I was having dinner at his place again. This one: The Rock! It's not about the movie or even this silly guy who thinks he's another Schwarzenegger ! This is about a drug with the street name of Rock ! However we don't know what he actually consumed which led to this story. Was that Cocaine which is called Rock on the street or what he thinks it was, Crystal Meth ?!  According to him he got a little of that stuff from his colleagues at work. People of East Asian background. He consumed some one day and made him be up all day and night! He wouldn't sleep or eat. Only a sip of water every few hours! He said he would put food in microwave oven on the stove and forgot about it until the fire alarm would go off and the kitchen was full of thick smoke! He then would open all of the windows and use a stool to reach the smoke alarm to turn it off! He says he had lost so much weight that when he

Bizarre Encounter of the First Kind(!)

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When The Chef moved some stuff to The Brave 's basement as his new tenant, we got a chance to have a few chats with him. As usual he talked about business, religion, this and that and we quietly listened and mostly nodded! During his speeches(!) he referred to one of his nighbours whom he had problems with earlier. He referred to the guy as ... bastard several time and told us stories about how big of an asshole the guy was. I thought he was exaggerating as usual.  One weekend The Chef called me and said he would move stuff in there with my help, if I was available. I went there and parked the car right in front of one of The Brave 's car which he parks there just to prevent The ... Bastard (I use this to refer to the guy as of now! That's why you see bastard is started with capital B!). I basically stuck The Chef 's car to the front of that car, just to leave enough room for anyone who might wanted to move around as it's a Cul-de-sac.  It was not even t

Norman (1)

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I first was introduced to Norman , a mid-age married man with a teenage daughter, about a year ago. We never met until I asked Mom to tell him that I would like to meet and talk about the job market. This guy is from a small town in one of the provinces which borders  Caspian Sea , a typical villager/peasant  person who went to a large city, studied, got a degree and joined the job market. Then like many Iranian s in early 21st century decided to go to Canada and experience life of excellence!  Norman worked for about a year or so in the field that he's been educated and is experienced in. He then got kicked out like many others, including me, but I assume it was much earlier because I used to see him in the neighbourhood with a briefcase which is a sign of having a great position(!) in the old country. People tend to keep the tradition here!  I then saw him twice and since he had been told that I was interested in meeting him we greeted, shook hands (a custom from the ol

Enrollment Ceremony

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I finally attended the Enrollment Ceremony today. It's interesting that everyone in that recruitment center spells it Enrolment Ceremony but I never mentioned to any of them although I later found out that in some dictionaries Enrolment is considered correct as well! I don't want them to get a bad impression and know I'm a Troublemaker ! I guess from the time I applied for the position to the day it took about 1 year and 4 months ! It's my own fault. If I had accepted to go to the interview when they called me first in 2011, I would have had at least 5 years of service now but it's in the past and must be forgotten. I need to focus on the Basic Training which will start shortly. Unlike they have indicated in their e-mail I and one other guy where the only ones who were dressed properly. The other ones (5 others) were dressed either casually or like a hobo!  The whole ceremony was well organized and with the least amount of wasted time, I would say. A Navy l

Love This Winter!

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After the disgusting and disappointing winter of 2015-16 now we are enjoying the true beautiful winter of Alberta . It's March.08 and it was around -16 ℃ when I went for jogging beside Bow River but that's not all. Windchill made it even colder. It was around -24℃ when I was approaching home. There was an unusually heavy traffic for that time of the day. When I was heading to Bow River Pathway it was around 08:15 and the streets were congested. On the way back around 09:05 still there was a bit of traffic. I ran for almost 22 min. The only problem is that my knees hurt a little bit after running and it appears after I come out of shower or after I finish my breakfast. Now that I'm scheduled to leave soon, I eat whatever I have and try not to buy any food. Avoiding outside food, although it's hard, I had Boiled Egg , Quinoa and Coffee for my breakfast. It's very filling but it could be felt bland if you don't know how to make it. (Photo: Kids have m

The Liberal's Plan for Marijuana

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One of the promises of Trudeau when running against Harper in late 2015 was that he would legalize Marijuana . Of course bunch of stupid, idiot, useless, assholes who have nothing to do but  drinking, smoking or sniffing drugs and fucking around were very happy! I'm not saying that it was the main reason he won but generally people go for the one who's easier on them not the one who enforces more laws and restrictions! Nevertheless his approval rate, it's said, that has gone down significantly.  Marijuana , when it's legalized, according to the PM , would be available to the interested people and the money which is in the hands of criminals, he says, becomes the Government 's revenue and is used for good purposes.  There's no doubt that the Government needs money but that is the only intention. He said nothing about the stuff being bad and harmful and said nothing about controlling the access of people to that. As per the so-called criminals, I don'

Vacant Offices of Downtown

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In a society which money has the utmost importance, people do whatever it takes to make some, even a Penny ! The Kevin P. told me once a short story which he had heard from The Spring Maker . This is about disgusting Vietnamese in Standens a manufacturer in Calgary . According The Springs Maker , labourers would receive $0.25 bonus for every item they make over the designated number they are planned to make in their shift. Some cheap workers, and according to him, mostly the Vietnamese , would stay longer to make as many extra as they could even if they had to pee! The Spring Maker indicates that he has seen with his own eyes that these people would we their pants but didn't want to leave their working station!  This is only one example out of thousands that I can tell about the greed of people, whether a Vietnamese or an East Indian ! This is at the poor side, the side of people who come from slums of the Third World . At the other side these Westerner s are as greedy

From Southern Comfort to Operation Lagoon!

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I've been a big movie buff for years. I now have a collection of more than  300 titles. One of the movies which was the topic of discussion years ago as well as being controversial, in the old country, was Southern Comfort . This was shown in there under Operation Lagoon and the entire story had been changed!! I know it's crazy and I don't think it has probably never happened in the history of cinema. If it has happened it should have happened in that country or similar place as they are very good at stuff like that.  In Southern Comfort a unit of Louisiana National Guard goes to Louisiana Swamp for a military training. They do a silly thing over there and get themselves in trouble with the locals, the Cajun s. Seven out of the group of 9 are killed by the Cajun s, each differently while the last two get themselves to a small town and after a series of adventures in there, survive.  The movie is accompanied by the amazing work of Ry Cooder and is very unpredictiv

Safeway's Wise Policy!

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Safeway has always been my favorite supermarket. Even now that I'm not financially in a very good situation, I still shop at Safeway . This supermarket was bough by Sobeys I guess about two years ago but they still run under the original name. Their advertisements, including flyers are together, mostly and they claim they have reduced the prices of more than 2000 items significantly.  I've seen some price drops in the past but at the same time I've seen some increases as well. One of my favorite breads was this multi-grain bun with sesame seeds on it . We used to buy them for ¢65 each only awhile ago and that was if you purchased a group of 6. We never minded that. Then they canceled that 6-piece policy and increased the price to ¢90 ! Less than a year after that I was just in one of the locations and realized that the price had been increased to  $1.29 each! Is that how Safeway is trying to compete in the market?! I know Super-asshole  has garbage bread mostly and

A Good Analogy

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I was at The Brave 's the other day. he had called me the day before and said he was a bit sick. I called him to see how he was and then I said I would bring him some tea. I went there although I think it was a mistake because his wife seemed upset about it.  We were talking about everything and it got to The Chef who know is renting a room from The Brave in his basement. The Chef has recently had a very beautiful accident! According to him he was driving on a major rood and he rear ended a lady(!) whom was driving an SUV . His car is crippled! The bumper came off, the indicator at driver's side is broken and the hood is swollen! I could probably put the photo here but it wouldn't be nice! I met him at his place a few days after the accident and we fixed(!) the car. We took the bumper, which was sitting on the backseat and put it at the side of the house and then we forced the hood down! It looked a little bit better! It's been a week since the accident and he&#