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The Two Vital Things for Canada

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With Coronavirus around and limiting almost everything these days and low income, there's nothing to do but work, eat and sleep. The lather, though, has become not very pleasant either! It was hot last night and I barely slept. Today I have a little time and I thought I should have a brief post about the two essentials that Canada cannot survive without them for a month! What are they? 1- Cheap immigrant/refugee labour force. 2- Alcohol Let's have a look at them in detail. Shall we? 1- Cheap Labour: Canada has been using cheap labour since its foundation. Chinese and Indian s, to be specific Sikh s, are amogst the ones who were let in, or brought to, the country to do hard work that the average Caucasian normally escapes from. The city of Abbotsford in British Columbia has a big population of Indian Sikh s who were pushed by the British to this part of the world more than 100 years ago to do the labour job. Today they come on their own to run gas stations,

The Costly Effect of Over-Drinking!

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With bars and restaurants oppening one after another, there's barely any week that The Chef doesn't call me to join him for a drink. However our " drinks " are only limited to Beer and not more than 2 or 3 but even that has a significnt affect on him. I've written about this before but I can't stop writing because it's funny while scary! Yes! Funny and Scarry at the same time because you never know what his reaction might be! So here we are and because he was some 30 minutes late I penalized him by asking to pay the bill but went easy. In fact I wanted to ditch him and even left the area but then turned back(!) because I said to myslef: What he hell?! What am I going to do at home?! I'm going to waste my time there so I might as well waste it with The Chef in a bar!  We sit and a waitress, who has served us before and I think she even knows The Chef , appears. We order a bottle for me and a Pint for him. The bar is not very crowed, perhaps bec

The Nutritious and Real Peanut Butter by Kraft

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I discovered the amazing All Natural Crunchy Kraft Peanut Butter just a short while back and now there's barely one morning I can pass without it! I, of course, was introduced to this food years ago when I came to Canada because it is not part of the old country's food culture but at the same time I was surprised that there are people who peanut butter could be fatal for them. This food and particularly this brand is so good and nutritious that there has been days that I was hungry and didn't have anything else to eat and just 2 or 3 teaspoon of that has given me enough energy to continue working for the rest of the day. As I indicated this particular brand is the best and is real peanut butter because there's no additive. That's the only one I go with.  (Photo: The real and actual peanut butter with no shit added to it. I will check the other less known brands and probably will have posts for them as well)

Awesome Knock out

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Lazy Ass was eventually received a big kick in his ass and that was so hard that he was thrown out of his house! His dad threw him out after an intense fight and I guess he has sought asylum in his mom's! The guy lived in his house for more than 4 years after his father and the second wife and 2 kids moved out to a bigger and better house in a better neighbourhood, with no job most of the time! I guess he was unemployed or perhaps it's better to say he chose to be unemployed more than 95% of the time during that period! He had no rent. He rented the other rooms of the house and stole from the money which was supposed to go to his father and fucked around with women and girls until the tenants complained to his father! There were basically two guys on the main floor with him: A Hindu and a Punjabi Sikh and while the history shows that these guys barely had a good relationship in Indian sub-continent, they got together and kicked the guy out! I saw the Hindu guy, a fel

The Inspection

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Having a home inspection, before the sale becomes finalized as an option available to the purchaser but is not mandatory. The aim is to find any issue in the house that might become a problem when it is occupied by the new owner and address it. The result, in a documented report, is supposed to enter into negotiation with the seller and get the price lower or ask them to fix the issue. The purchaser, of course, pays the inspector's charge but the question is whether the cost balances itself? Is the inspection's report worth the money that the purchaser pays? In my case, the seller first forbade us from accompanying the inspector, the right that the purchaser, in my opinion, should have. However I was able to reach out to him just 15 minutes before he finishes his work and he pointed at a few issues. The realtor recommended to have an amendment to the offer and in that she requested the issue to be fixed before the possession date or a total of $750 be given to the purchaser

The Final Cut

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I finally had an offer which was accepted and now we're moving forward to make everything ready for possession. This, unfortunately is not as good as the home that I missed a number of weeks ago but it's not too bad. The construction was ended in 2018. So it's pretty new. It's in one of the small towns near Calgary . That is what I wanted and now we're going to see how the things go. There are so many things to do to change the ownership of the property including: 1- Bank approval. 2- Home inspection 3- Legal things, association with lawyer 4- Utilities 5- Insurance 6- Moving And possibly a few other minor things. I went back and forth a few times with my realtor, who by the way is a very nice Caucasian lady, and eventually I was happy with what I got. The owner wanted to take a major appliance and needed a long time to move out, possibly to search for a bigger place. I gave them both in exchange of $2000 in price reduction! I'm not in r

An Authentic and Beautiful Fight!

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I witnessed a very intensive and at the same time beautiful fight at work today. It was so interesting that I decided to have a post for that and here it is: Two Chinese employees, a man and a woman, both working in the same department and both almost at the same level, having a number of people working under their so-called leadership (I doubt they even are able to define what real leadership is about!) were in the breakroom and into a very heated argument. It was really easy to understand that they are fighting: The tone of their voices, body language, loudness and eventually the woman burst into tears!  It was not a load crying but I easily sensed that in her voice and then saw that she was wiping her eyes! What I assume, based on the English words that they had to threw in their Mandarin , is the supervisor was not happy with their performance, or perhaps it's better to say the performance of the woman's team and has mentioned that to her and the woman knew the guy