Trials & Tribulations; One Man's Journey to Get a Seat Aboard That Train!

Canadian Immigration

By Paul at 12:19 pm on Saturday, June 30, 2007

So many times I have thought about this process I am going through to sponsor my wife to Canada, and all that comes to mind is what a HUGE JOKE the Canadian Immigration is…  You have people that deliberately deceive the system and they seem to get rewarded for it and others like my self who go through all the So-Called proper channels and am still waiting for her to receive a letter that says she can now get her visa to come to Canada.

My having to even go though an appeal hearing is a joke too when you look at the “FACTS” of my application and the appeal hearing itself only lasting 20 minutes for them to approve it. Why now has it taken 2 whole months since that decision for my wife’s application to be allowed to proceed, why are we still waiting for a damn letter which can’t take more than 10-15 days to arrive to my wife. once she receives the letter she will need to go through another medical exam and then await yet another who knows how long for them to send her passport back to her with the visa papers.

I see no excuse for it to take as long as it is taking considering all that has happened, starting with the lady that took my wife’s original interview back in January 2006 being apparently fired from her position but when asked about it they say she quit. She (the interviewer) did NOT do her job as she was supposed to instead she pushed her own “Indian” values upon my wife’s case and denied her a visa to come to Canada at the time of the interview.  the Appeal hearing took a whole 20 minutes for the Immigration council and Appeal board member to approve my appeal.  this whole process baffles me to no end.

So what do I think of Canadian Immigration and their procedures..??  Just a HUGE JOKE on burden on the TAX Payers of this country and an even bigger burden on those separated spouses that have to wait years for something that sh0ould take no longer than a month to go through. In fact My wife should have been allowed to come with me back to Canada while this stupid and unnecessary immigration process was completed. Just like the spouse of a visiting partner is allowed to stay in the country had my wife and I been married here in Canada, and she was visiting she would have been allowed to stay with me till this whole process was complete. Instead she and I have now been apart since we married back in Dec 22, 2004 other than the time I spent on visits, it’s just not the same as having her here with me.

Immigration Canada needs to do MORE to avoid keeping “REAL” Marriages from suffering while the FAKE and DELIBERATE ones that cheat the system are allowed to prosper. WHAT A JOKE!!!!

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American Idol??

By Paul at 6:07 pm on Tuesday, April 3, 2007

I’ve been watching American idol all season….  I usually get hooked to the auditions part…..  and then just want to see how it unfolds till the top 10… by then I’m usually hooked enough to watch every week even thought this season I have promised to boycott it if a certain someone continues to be safe. You all know who I am talking about. I was hoping to keep some eye candy around for us men to look at, and poof!! we lose Sabrina Sloan …  sure we still have Haley Scarnato still.. but with all the reviews she gets from the “Judges” how long will we have her to look at?

I suppose I am just venting, god knows how Sanjaya Malakar keeps making it through each week.. we all know it’s not for his singing talent. Doesn’t this fact alone show how you can’t really trust any so-called “Reality” shows anymore. Does he really make it through each week with public votes.? or do the producers of the show just decide who they want to keep for a while longer to make it more controversial or whatever you want to call it, if enough people talk about it, the more $$$ they make.

But how fair is that, if that’s what’s actually going on? Was the only true winner the first Idol, Kelly Clarkson.? ok now I’m getting a little more pissed off so….. I will leave it for now and see what happens on tomorrows results show.

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Mind Farts!

By Paul at 5:44 pm on Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Why does the mind fart now and then.?  Here I am in the 2nd week of my 5 week Level 3 Apprenticeship at B.C.I.T. and we had our first test.  We worked on plate layout and we basically draw out the project we are working on, be it a cone with a square bottom with a round top or both top and bottom are round,  to an offset opening from top to bottom. I know not a lot of you have a clue as to what I am talking about, but I’m sure some of you do. Anyway why do our minds fart??

I have done countless drawings since my first level class in Spring of 2005.  I understand them, and then I stop practicing them. I was so confident going into my test this morning and then I get to the last of the 4 drawings we had to do. and My mind goes FART!!!  I must have tried the same part like 4 times all to no avail. I forgot one small element of the drawing and the shape I should have had was just not coming out in the drawing.

So I ask, Why do minds fart when you least expect it? This whole week we’re working on Trigonometry. I hope my mind doesn’t fart when I recall my Sack of Tab Cola on the CBC when I have my Trig test. I have to save that for another days Post, but I’m happy to say, even though the Mind can FART!!! they are odorless and not quite as noisy as those from the exhaust end of the human body. 

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My time at George Third & Son…

By Paul at 11:06 am on Thursday, January 18, 2007

Wow… where to begin.?? I may have to think about this one for a bit before I make an actual Post about it. Although I will say I was only there for a period of One month 4 weeks exactly minus one day which was a Stat. Now let me ponder how much I want to say about them and just how badly I want to bash them for their conduct about me.
See you back in a few.

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By Paul at 11:02 am on Thursday, January 18, 2007

ok seriously what’s up with the weather.?  Are we now Toronto.?? I hear they haven’t had “ANY” Snow yet and here we are with countless times of snow fall and freezing temperatures that usually Montreal gets.  Not sure I want ot move to Toronto be cause of this but I think we are in for a HOT Summer if the winter is any kind of indication of what to prepare for this spring/summer. 

We are obiously not prepared for this kind of weather out in the west as far as the whole having salt trucks we need more of them,  I mean we’re so use to a mild wet winter where snow is usually just seen up in the mountains.  What more can we expect.??  I don’t think anyone knows for sure….  Lets see what hap[pens in the coming days and lets hope Toronto takes its weather back soon.  

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OMG!!! what is it with MSN Messenger…?

By Paul at 4:38 pm on Sunday, November 5, 2006

First of all you get Messenger 4.7 installed when you do a fresh install of WINXP… why have they not removed it when SP1 and SP2 came out….  Now when you get a Full instal OEM WinXP SP2 Pro CD it still has that silly 4.7 version of Messenger. Now they upgraded MANY times and when will it ever work properly.?? Do you still have that pesky versiion around….  well get rid of it fully with this command……  Just copy and paste this whole line between the quotes into a RUN Command line and poof!!! All gone…  “rundll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %systemRoot%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove” it’s one of the first things I do when I have to reinstall the OS or when I build a new PC.

How many times has MSN Messenger been updated now.?? and they still seem to have one problem after another…. I like the new Messenger Live!! but geez… Why change the way you added contacts to your list…? Was great to get that popup window telling you that you have been added… now you get nothing… at least I haven’t recieved that little popup recently… yet we I have a tick in the Privacy Tab to “Alert me when other prople add me to their contacts list” must be broken now.

So I went back to version 7.5 and as soon as I logged in with the old version I get 3-4 popup windowes telling me so-n-so has added me…  today I have been getting the silly message “The following message could not be delivered to all recipients:” and that is the middle of a chat session… I close the chat window fire up another and it still happens.. it’s annoying as hell.. Maybe they should rename it “Windows Dead Messenger” instead!! Nothing Live! about it….  Thank god I still have Yahoo and ICQ or I may never be able to comminucate with some of my friends…..

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Not a Happy Camper….

By Paul at 4:57 pm on Saturday, November 4, 2006

Well first of all I was to attend Manjit’s Funeral service.. and second I was expecting a Phone call about a job or something to help me complete my Apprenticeship.. I also wanted to go for PHO!! the link was just to give you an idea of what i am talking about everytime I mention the term PHO…. 

So anyway……  Why am I not happy you ask..? well I never recieved the phone call about the job….  because of that I never made it to the Funeral…. and obviously I missed out on my Saturday afternoon PHO! So all in all it was a horrible day…..  not getting anywhere with finding a Job…..  not able to pay my respects to Manjit…  and missing out on a very delicious lunch friends….  I usually go there with my Dad and meet up with John, Wolfe, Lindsey, Todd, they are the usual group…  sometimes John and Lindsey bring their counter parts….  recently Gerry came out and We also met with Walker.  needless to say it is a great way to spend your afternoon..

So not to make it a total wasted day I sent off a few emails for more potential local jobs…. I’d love to get a call back from Hammer looks like something I’d enjoy doing… fingers crossed…… and few others that I found….  but we will see what happens on Monday hopefully I get a call back from my interview I had on Friday…

Almost time for some news reports so hope all of you had/have a great day/evening..  I want to see if there’s anything about Manjit’s funeral on the news…..


Thanks for reading….


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