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True Sweetness

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A fella Afghan coworker suggested to purchase Sugarcane a few weeks ago and I agreed. I had never tried them before and it's not something that you can get from any supermarket. I can understand why people don't want something like that. It's a hassle to get the juice out! You need a very sharp knife and you need to be very careful.  Basically what you have to do is you must cut the stick on the natural distances created during growth and then peel each piece. After that what the fella told me is, you chew, like a gum, suck all the juice and spit the leftover. That has a mild and natural sweetness which is different from a candy bar or any other sweet thing that you've ever tried or consume on daily basis. That's why many people might not like it because after years their tasting system is accustomed to artificial sugar ( White Sugar ) that the industry has been feeding them. I know different drinks could be made using sugarcane but it requires patient, e

Recognition

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I was at work a few days ago and the supervisor approached me, for the second time in the past two weeks and told me that I was doing really well and added: " If everyone was working like you … ". I thanked him and indicated that would not have been possible, had it not been all his guidance and supervision! Of course I said that to be respectful and nice(!), not that he's a bad man or anything. He's just not involved directly with us, the grunts!  Then in the middle of the day I was on my break, sitting at a table and eating and he called me on the radio, asking me to go to the office. My co-worker, sitting next to me, told me to tell him I was on my break! I was going to tell him: Are you out of your freaking mind?! Under no circumstance I would tell the supervisor I am on the break when he calls me, even if I have full mouth!  I went to the office and there he was and the lady who is the manager's rep. in operations. They directed me to a room, which is

The Year of Rat

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It's Chinese New Year tomorrow and of course people of Chinese decent celebrate tonight. We had a sort of celebration at work as the company is owned by Chinese , mostly. Lunch was served in that style and surprisingly was not bad. There was, of course White Rice and Noodle s, which I avoided them both but there was also Sweet & Sour Pork and Fried Chicken , which I tried them both.  I took 4 trips to the table and ate as much that I was about to explode! No I'm just kidding! I still had room! The fact is most of the people, or better to say, all people drink something with their food: water, pop and in Wester n countries, Wine. I drink nothing!  Drinking alongside eating your food not only dilutes your acid in the stomach which eventually prevents a good digestion, but also feels your stomach and of course gets full faster. There were a couple of bottles which from distance looked like Olive Oil to me(!) but then I was told they were disgusting sweetened tea(

Polar Vortex

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Calgary and most of Alberta has plummeted to a deep freeze since Sun. I was at work this past Sat. and the supervisor, the Chinese man, surprisingly approached me and asked me if I could start at 04:30 hours on Sun. I started this job just 2 months ago and I've had a number of mistakes. So saying no to the supervisor, who by the way is not a bad person, would have been detrimental to my job, especially in this market. I said yes and t he supervisor thanked me a lot but due to eating too much on Sat. night(!) I wasn't able to sleep and left home at about 03:55 hours. I had the entire 14th Street to myself but when I got to work, I was like a zombie!  My car's thermometer always shows 2 degrees C warmer. I took this yesterday afternoon on my way home. -30 degrees Celsius which is equal to -22 degrees Fahrenheit   I worked the entire shift and while I was heading home, The Lazy Ass called and asked if I wanted to join for a meal at Gate to India . Why th

How Was I Attacked by an Oriental Guy?!

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I was driving home the other night at around 19:30 and it was cold, slippery and snowy. Somewhere between Edmonton Tr. and 16th Ave. , I made a turn to avoid the damn traffic lights. Then at 11th Ave. waited at the stop sign to make a left turn on Edmonton Tr. and go to Downtown . I was watching the road carefully and all of a sudden saw someone at my window (driver side, of course) who was saying something like " I f--- you up! " or something similar while pointing his index finger at me! At first I though he wanted to address something or ask an address but then he punched the side mirror in a way that the cap came off and fell on the street! I jumped out of the car but the asshole coward Oriental , most likely a Chinese ran like a fucking dog, got in to his vehicle, a Silver Honda CR-V and sped off north-band Edmonton Tr. ! My mistake here was not being able to get his plate number! I think I got too excited to be able to think rationally although later on the pol

Stupid Mistake by Trump Administration

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This is something that I couldn't close my eyes to although it happened at the other side of the globe, not this side that I always write about: The assassination of General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq . I have never been a supporter of The Islamic Republic of Iran and in fact in a post called The Islamic Murderers of Republic of Iran but I believe what Trump did was a mistake regardless of what the Iranian s, led by Soleimani had done prior to that.  First of all that was an act of terrorism. There's no difference between what The IMRI did to its opposition leaders such as Dr. Shapour Bakhtiar and what Trump did to Soleimani . Second of all that act not only does not stop violence in the region but also will increase it. The IMRI now has supporters and affiliates in Syria , Lebanon , Iraq , Afghanistan , Pakistan and a number of other countries in the region as well of agents and supporters around the world. Anything can happen any day. This will be a never-ending w

Surprised by the Contact

Newlywed e-mailed me a few days ago and asked when he could call. We talked over the phone yesterday for more than half an hour. He, to my surprise, was worried about my well being particularly after I told him that I no longer lived with The Lady . This is far rare within East Indian community. They don't care and barely hang out about other people. A good example of that is The Mumbling Guy who never calls or checks on me unless I call him and I decided not to, starting this year. He told me how great his life has become since he has his daughter and held his shaky relationship with his wife, He then gave me a recruiter's phone number and asked me to call him on Mon. I, most likely will but I'm not looking for any temporary job. The stress has significant affect on my life. I appreciated him and we both wished that we could meet soon especially now that he's moving to northern British Columbia for the new job offer he has.