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Cutting the grass in Elrose

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Help from a friend to cut my grass.

PAP at 60% popularity

The PAP has been very successful at fear mongering in order to win elections over the past couple of years with regards to the what happened after 9/11 and recently with LKY’s “Hard truths” which in many ways asked the Malay population in Singapore to be less religious, considering a majority of Malays in Singapore belong to the Islamic faith.

The above paragraph will not make alot of sense if you have not immersed youeself in Singaporean and Malaysian politics and culture. I shall discuss this in a later post hopefully after I come back from work.

A few more hours

The big day in the UK is tomorrow April 29 2011.

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Performace and Development Summary

Review: This was the review that I got yesterday at work.

Vasanth is certainly the rock in his department. He is respected by all of his fellow associates for his outstanding knowledge base and his keenness to help anywhere in the store. He exhibits a tremendous sense of ownership for his customers and the business. This is exhibited regularly when he comes to his ASM with customer concerns. He always has a solution in mind that helps our customer and protects our business and then he is always diligent about following through with the issue to ensure resolution. Vasanth does a good job selling leads and would benefit from continuing to drive this side of the business as he has a very conversion rate on his leads sold at 68%. 7051 wants to be # 1 in installation sales in our district this year and it will take great associates like Vasanth selling the whole project to get us there.

The whole report can be viewed here.

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The Drive

My friend and I left his home at around 10:00 am in the morning, picked up a mutual friend and left for the country. We stopped at a FasGas station just outside Red Deer for a break. We then left to look at a community called Sylvan Lake. Sylvan Lake is more of a resort community. I unfortunately did not take any photographs of the lake itself.

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We did not per say stop in Sylvan lake. We then drove to another community further west where we stopped to have lunch at a Boston Pizza in Rocky Mountain House where I had some Jambalaya pasta with baked on cheese.

Later we stopped at a lake at my insistence and took some photographs even though the lake was frozen over.

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We then made our way home stopping at a general store in Buck Lake, AB. The price of gas when the Google car went through was 96.9 cents a litre.

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We got back to Edmonton after stopping for a coffee in Wetaskawin. As one of our friends was feeling really hungry we stopped for a bite at a new Brewsters in a new neighbourhood called Somerset. I noticed that there were several Asian chain restaurants as well. There was a Vietnamese, Japanese, Middle Eastern and Mexican restaurant in the area.

We managed to get back home (his home) at around 2130 hrs.

Drove around town

We started our day at about 10:00 am in the morning. We went to a building supplies place called Totem and we looked at a bunch of toilets and flooring and some lumber.

We then went to South Edmonton Common and went for lunch at a chain restaurant which is nowhere to be found in Saskatoon called Swiss Chalet. They had some incredible food. I had some chicken rolls and chicken pot pie with mashed potatoes.

It seemed to me that the Superstore had a different colour scheme going on compared to the Superstores in Saskatoon.

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There were a couple of other chain restaurants in the area and I thought that I would take a photograph of those as well.

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Saskatoon to Edmonton

I left to Edmonton at around 0900 hrs in the morning and went to see my house in the country and stopped in several towns on the way. The towns included, Rosetown, Kindersely, Oyen, Hanna, and Stettler.

Alot of the towns are built around “Main Street” and seem to have been built in a haphazard fashion. Stettler seems to be a large town from the 1950’s They have a beautiful train that they run during the summer months with a diner car and they have a downtown which has alot of mom and pop stores. Their main street actually consists of 3 streets (At least as far as I could see)

The pictures are of the train and train station in the city.

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Regina’s revitalization plan

Was I ever surprised

I wanted to do something about my voter registration as I felt that it was not up to date. I decided to take action and called the toll free # listed on the Elections Canada website on Sunday and to my surprise there was a person on the other side of the line.

I told her that my electoral district was the Saskatoon- Rosetown- Biggar riding and she gave me the toll- free # to call them. Their # was 1866 354 7142. They are apparently open from 9am to 9pm Mon –Fri and 9am to 6pm on Saturdays and 9am – 4pm on Sundays.

War of the sexiest remarks

I was reading the Straits Times online a couple of days ago, when I came across this article on Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali. It was titled “ Malaysian MP says men have affairs as wives ‘neglect’ duty”.

I did not find it particularly tasteful and neither was I surprised. This is the person who believes in both “ketuanan Melayu” and in being an outright “MCP”.

What I really found interesting was the parallels that I drew from the remarks made by PAS president Nik Aziz Nik Mat in 1999. His comment was that of beautiful women should be discouraged from being recruited in government departments. He also said that women should stop wearing lipstick and perfume to lower the risk of getting raped.

Comments of such nature are not very helpful. It portrays Islam and Malaysia in negative light. It would be imperative for the government to condemn such comments right away.