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When Do Really Canadians Like You?

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The relationship between you, as an immigrant, and Canadian s, and by Canadian s I mean Caucasian s who are originally from western Europe , truly depends on a number of factors but generally follows a few rules.  First of all the majority of  Canadian s look down on you and they don't care where you're from. To them you're all foreigners and mostly unwanted and irritating! But they love you under one condition: If they see you in a lower class of society than them! If they see you in shabby cloths and worn out shoes, struggling in life, doing hard labour job, having a sad face and wrinkled forehead, then they give you a big smile and petty you! They show a friendly face and even might help you with food and money! I remember once I was in a McDonald's in Surrey years ago and was getting a coffee or something and there was a pause because I was looking for change. A Caucasian guy next to me tossed a Loony on the counter(!) and asked the person to give me what

1 Billion Bugs!

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I had a plan to hike in Bob Creek area and reach a summit in there last weekend. Hard work and laziness combined together and prevented me to go. Basically most of the day was waste. In the afternoon though I decided to have a walk in one of the parks in the city and it was not just a simple decision. I had to! I ate two medium Vegetarian Pizza from Pizza Hut and I felt really heavy! In fact I wanted to eat have of the first one and keep the next one for Mon. but it was tasty and I finish them both!  I went to Fish Creek Provincial Park and what kind of mistake that was! A bad mistake. It was hot and there were a billion bugs everywhere! I don't think they were mosquitos because I didn't bitten not once but they were very disturbing and they were almost everywhere. The timing was wrong too! It was very sunny and hot and just after perhaps an hour or so I decided to leave. This, I think, is what is called Saskatoon Berry. I have purchased this from a farm in South

The Chef's Trip to Dehradun

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The Chef sent me a text message a couple of weeks ago but I couldn't read that! It looked like that he was drunk! I wrote that back to him. It was a surprise to me because we had not been in touch for nearly 4 months ! He called a few days after. We eventually met last weekend and it seemed that he was bored and wanted to go do something!   After a few minutes of discussion he decided to call The Brave so we could all get together and visit the King . However he had Beer in his truck as usual and wanted to enjoy that before we go for the meal. Therefore we went to a nearby quiet and nice park and enjoyed the beverage! I don't remember what brand of Beer it was but after 3 freaking cans (more than 5%! but not sure what!) my head was spinning and I couldn't hold it straight! It actually was not bad but having three cans on empty stomach, especially if it is more than 5%, would affect your system efficiently. I was like that for the next 2 hours or so but it felt good

A Beautiful Scene in the Park

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I have become very lazy lately both physically and mentally. I've written about this earlier and have no intention to bring this up. I set my alarm clock at 05:30 AM this past Sat. to go for hiking. My destination was southern Alberta but despite the fact that the alarm went off, I stayed in the bed and didn't go! If I had stayed and did something positive with my time, that would have been fine but I normally don't! I waste time and money! Then again I set the alarm at the same time on Sun. and it went off I didn't go! Instead I stayed in the bed and slept until 08:30!  This last one was probably because I went for a walk to North Glenmore Park late evening and went to bed at around 12:00 AM. The walk and sleep of only nearly 05:30 was not enough but when I went to the park I faced beautiful mammals sprinting, walking or grazing in the park. They were a kind of Deer for that matter! Unfortunately I didn't have a good camera on me and used my telephone. The

Canon's Amazing Service and Products

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I dropped my telephoto lens when I A. F. was showing me around in Summerland two years ago and partially broke it! He took me to Summerland Sweets and then we went to a railroad bridge, I guess it was and I had it in my camera bag and silly me I had not zipped it! It fell 10 m. down and boom! The little motor which make the zooming available broke. This at side but when I told A. F. that I had dropped the thing(!) down in the ravine he got upset and said that it would take me 1 hour to get it and left while I had no car and basically didn't know my surrounding very well. I never brought that up and I went down and got the lens in less than 15 minutes and called him! He came and picked me up. This is not the topic of this post but the way I look at it is he would stay with me and even if he was not going down he could wait up on the rail until I get the thing and then we would leave together but I think friendship has a different meaning for him or it's because we're

The Month's End Race

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I spent a lot of time on V-Work (volunteer work) on Jul.01 long weekend. I basically were not able to do anything else. What could I have done?! Besides I wanted to do as much as I was able to so I win the monthly recognition award.  Failed! How? A tiny mistake! Apparently, and I learnt that later, I'm supposed to submit my work to the manager by the end of the month's last day and I worked up to the evening of Jul.02 ! Therefore most of the work that I did, was not considered for June, which was the month I was working hard to get the reward. Now that the one third of month has passed, I haven't even started!  Being exhausted after daily shitty work, lack of motivation (rather than the pity reward!), being so freaking board are the main reasons that I'm not that determined as I was. I've written about this so there's no point to bring it up again!  What I wanted to add, as a new thing here, is that while I was working I realized that I was in direct

A Short Hike in Ghost Lake Area

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The Mumbling Guy told me that he wanted to go hiking with me, few weeks ago. I postponed it for a number of reasons. First of I didn't think I was ready for a hike considering the shitty job I have been doing for months now. Secondly I didn't think it was a good idea going hiking with a cheap asshole particularly because I had seen sides of stinginess. However I decided to take him because there are not many people that I have around and I need a few friends in case a reference is required or anything else is up. So after we met on a Sun. morning he suggested to take a hike in Canmore area. I, in turn, wanted to go somewhere else and I suggested Ghost Lake area and convinced him by an e-mail, using his own stinginess techniques! I calculated for him that if we went to Ghost Lake instead of Canmore we eventually would as much as $5 on gasoline! What did idiot didn't know, and possibly realized when we hit the gravel road(!), is that your car would consume more fuel

What's Worse than Cocaine?

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When I had my application with CAF in process back in 2016 , one of the steps that I had to take, was filling out a form in regards to consumption, purchasing or selling of illegal substances. This is something which is considered OK in West and people even are honored and proud that they have used, sold or purchased those kind of stuff. I, however come from a society, which at least when I was growing up, that would have been considered unacceptable. On that in the CAF office, I sat at the desk with a few others and it was a long list. I didn't recognise more than perhaps 3 or 4 of them and all I knew, and still I know, is from what I have read or heard on the news. I obviously denied being involved in any type of illegal drugs but I read it later that there's something which is worse than any known drug: Sugar ! Sugar , which these days is seen in any processed food is many times worse than any drug. Why? Because it's cheap and accessible anywhere and most of peo

Cultural Discripancies (5): Canadians and Coupons

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One of the concepts of shopping here in Canada is coupons that different services provide and distribute to boots their businesses and attract more customers. Coupons and flyers I should say which at times they come together. They could be for anything: From household items to vehicle parts and sporting goods. However the ones which appear in shape of coupon are mostly for food industry or to be specific, for fast food restaurants.  However the funny thing is when I go to the mail room, which I barely go, to see what's available, I see a big pile of coupons and flyers in the recycle bin! It's funny because Canadians mostly eat out and many at least once in the fast food joints! So when I see A&W , McDonald's or Pizza Hut coupons there, I can't stop smiling! Do they want to show that they have enough money and they don't need coupons? Or as my Newfoundlander buddy once told me: If you're making your own sandwich it means you're really broke! If a