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In an effort to consolidate some of my projects including YouTube and Instagram. I’m featuring two of my favorite vlogs from  as well as five of my favorite pictures. I love feedback so let me know what you think.

How can you say no to this face? #doglovers #dog #android #animal #stbernards #eyes #bigpuppy

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Early morning run with the chica @breakingbada2z

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Lovely #hamont #waterfalls #myontario #mycanada

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The Hamilton Tiger Cats Game on Labor Day

Since I was a little kid I’d always watch the NFL and wish I could be at a live game. There is always so much going in the stadium, you just want to be a part of it live.
Fast forward to many years later and an even longer bucket list than I’ve ever had. I’m currently in Canada and even though the NFL is big here, they have a league called the CFL. Major towns have teams just like the US.
So I was excited when a friend of mine at work told me his uncle had some extra  tickets and he wanted to let them go cheap. I didn’t hesitate. Watching a football game live? Wow!
So the big day came. It was Labor Day and it was a sold out game. The Ivor Wynn stadium  where games have been played for close to a century was in its last year as it is being torn down to make way for a new stadium for the Pan Am Games. I was glad to have had the chance to be there.
The game was between the Hamilton TigerCats (home team) and the Toronto Argonauts.  It was hot and my empress and I had problems finding our seats. Apparently the tickets were for the away crowd so we ended up on the opposite side. Did I mention it was hot.
Then during the game they had a draw for prizes. I excitedly checked my pockets and guess what? I couldn’t find my tickets.

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In the end the Ticats lost but in exciting fashion if that counts for anything. The crowd, the food and the company made the experience well worth it. Even though the NFL game is still on my list I am glad I had this chance. Taking them as they come.

SN : Because I lost the tickets we couldn’t get on the free shuttles so we had to walk home. Next time the empress keeps the tickets.

Ainz

 

 

 

 

New Year! What now?

Happy New Year everyone! It’s 2012 and everybody as always happens is excited at the prospects of the days and months to come. In this year of the dragon what will we being doing differently to make this year successful? You’re going to make resolutions? Good for you? But what does that mean? Does it mean you make a list, get all worked up and weeks later go back to life as usual?

Year after year I try to set goals that will enhance my life even in small ways. This year is no different with a 13 goal spread (plus a few left from last year). This obsession started in 2006 when I set a list of 153 goals to do by the end of the year which I did accomplish. The excitement of that and the inspiration from reading Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People pushed me to make it a yearly ritual.

After doing it for some time I started to hone in on things that were really important to me and breaking those down into sub goals. Things like spiritual growth, health, career, and travel after a couple of years of building goal lists were separated and then broken down into accomplishable tasks.  I stayed as realistic as possible with my goals  as they were all based on bigger goals based on a five year plan.

This year starts the beginning of a new five years and I’m excited.  Even though my last five years were mixed because of unforeseen problems (like business endeavours getting robbed or extorted and world economy going to crap) I still am impressed by what was accomplished and I’m definitely looking to do it bigger this time.

As I mentioned before I have thirteen goals this year. I’ll share a few with you as I close this blog. One of my fitness goals is to run a 5K marathon in the summer or fall of this year. This means training starts now. Another goal in terms of my career is to get a job in Canada which utilizes all of the experience and skill I garnered while in Jamaica.  One of my spiritual goals is to spend time in the New Testament covering the letters to the churches and how it applies to me.

I”m excited and hope all those who have set resolutions or goals may move toward them with excitement and fervour.  I also did get a life goal done this year. On my bucket list I had to go to a hockey game and was given that chance this past week. Yes!

Looking forward to your feedback. Stay strong and focused!

Ainzlee

Note : Check out my trip to the Hockey Game 😉

Avalanche?

It’s been a while since I last blogged. It may be the longest since I started blogging again. I want to say that in my mind I’ve written a thousand blogs but never got a chance to put it on my internet blog. So much to tell you all but so little time.

I’ve been so busy with school that the only time I do remember about writing is on the bus to class. It will improve I promise. I have exams and tests and group assignments this week so I’ll call this entry a filler. i do want to say before i post a video and some pics of my beautiful country that the experience so far has been wonderful.  The opportunities glisten in front of your eyes but right now I’m staying focused on getting my PMP (Project Management Certification) and see what happens after that God willing.

So until next week…

Peace

Side Note ; While writing this I heard one of the most forward thinking persons of this generation died. Rest in Peace Steve Jobs till that day!  Your legacy will continue.

Food Review : Club Sandwiches at The Pelican, Montego Bay

I know I did a food review on my last blog but this food experience happened on the same trip and after reading this review you may understand why I did.  This particular experience happened after the one I blogged about but after the ocean took me and tossed me to and fro in a couple of hours I was ready to eat again and hoping for a better experience.

I had never been to The Pelican and wanting to conquer the hip strip (as in interact with every food joint and hotel – 85% there) so when it was suggested I eagerly agreed.  It was exactly as I had thought the ambiance would be but the design of the place wasn’t.  But all in all very nice food place that I would recommend to anyone.  Not only for the sweet setup but the prices were very good as well.  I mean if I had the choice between KFC and The Pelican, KFC lose! (yes, I went there).

So to the “meat” of the matter! We got our menus and after the experience with the microwaved and very salty meal mentioned in previous review before I wasn’t in the mood for chicken and neither were the other four people that made up the group. So after looking through and rejecting all fowl dishes, two people went with fish and the other oxtail. I wasn’t feeling any of those dishes but something caught my eye.  Club sandwiches with a mix of three meats. Once my eyes saw that my mouth started to water.

Excitedly I ordered and waited hoping for a meal as my mind was at the moment was creating and my taste buds were hoping for. It came in good time. Nicely served with a beautiful smile I jumped right in.  Can I say that… my mouth, lips, tongue and belly were not disappointed.  I had struck food gold.  I will try to find some adjectives to describe my food high.   Delightful, Loaded with flavour and a real work of art.  The bread was toasted just right and the meats which were ham chicken and beef were all well done.  Bravo! *claps* It came with a decent serving of fries which maybe even though tasty were a bit soaked in oil so I ended up squeezing some of that oil out but tasty nonetheless.

I’d dare say even though this was my first expereince there and having tht club sandwich that I may go back for seconds…..naaaah! I’ll try something else next time!   After making such a good impression and with such good service I am confident they won’t let me down….

Only time will tell!

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Peace…

Video Games and all dem tings

So E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) has come and gone and I don’t know about you but as the biggest video game NERD in Jamdown my head is still spinning from all the stuff I’ve seen.  Now i coud rant on and on for hours about all the new entries coming to a system near you for maybe the next hour but I’m going to pick a couple of things and give a short history lesson where needed.

I’ve been playing video games since the Atari 2600 so yeah itz been ages and with every system they move closer to virtual reality.  Not that VR will make the games better (as I think the best systems were the NES, Super Nintendo and the Playstation 2) but just the opportunity to see technology grow excites the heck out of me.

This year’s E3 didn’t let up on excitement as the Big 3 threw down hard with Nintendo (my fave VG company) announcing the release of their new system, The Nintendo Wii U.  Now don’t get me wrong I love games on other systems as well but the fun factor has always been high with Nintendo who always have said fun over graphics.  Nintendo though seems to be going after hardcore gamers who have scuffed at Nintendo’s offerings in the past because of graphics.  Their new system will be more powerful than both the Xbox 360 and the PS3!  So for all the Sony and MS fanboys, what now?

I mean this year was suppose to be the year all the companies went to their new systems as on an average systems are usually on a 5 year cycle before the next gen systems come out but because of the recession and the fact that turnovers haven’t been as fast Sony and Microsoft decided to get as much out of the existing systems as possible.  Not being biased (maybe a little) but Nintendo won this generation hands down making profits off the first set of systems to go out and then continuing the trend while the other two operated at losses for years to recover the cost of building their flagship systems.

But enough on that!  Said I would keep it short.  The Sony Vita is a new handheld and has me excited. After owning a PSP and having all the multimedia at my fingertips this is a true upgrade. Sony tried but failed with the PSP Go so this is a direct competitor to the Nintendo 3DS with Gryoscope and way improved graphics among other sweet features.  Coming to some hands near you (hopefully mine).

Now to the games!  This is year liek so many years in the past, the scene was taken over by Army type games.  From Halo to Battlefield to Modern Warfare it’s all about guns and blowing ish up.  I love Halo and the fact we’re getting not one but two Halo titles soon but I miss playing fantasy games which is why the new Fable has me excited.  I mean are we training soldiers or something?  Zelda as well put a smile on my face but we know Nintendo will be showing this one at maybe the next 2 or 3 E3 shows..

Not going to lie though between the first person shooters and the third person shooters, the few car games and even fewer puzzle games it was a good E3 and like the NBA Finals is the best in years.  This event is defintely on my list of places to go before I die.

Peace

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