Sunday, August 27, 2006




Good afternoon everyone,

My parents are moving to Vancouver in the next month and they are selling eveything including the PIANO, TREADMILL, FURNITURE, LIVING ROOM SET, BEDS, AND TABLES.

EVERYTHING MUST BE SOLD => CHEAP CHEAP prices

Phone #: 286-5005
The address is 1237 Firestone Cr. Ottawa

Ask for Ali or Shahla

Please forward this to anyone that might be interested

Here are some pics

Thanks alot,
Amin

Monday, August 21, 2006


GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING KELOWNA

Guess whose back on the Motha Fu*#$ing blog
Its your boy Amin G (son of Ali G), with a bad boy mouth


Yo yo yo ...
Long time no post...
so I be makin this one worth da wait
Respect!!

Well ....where to begin.

So much has happened but Ill try a quick an dirty update first


I am in LOVE!!!

Marriage is a definite possibility ...
we've been dating for 6 months now and it was love at first site.


Her name is Sara and here is a pic.
She is a gentle soul with a heart that is bigger than mine...
Her smile makes my knees week and I have never felt this way about anyone before!!
She is Iranian and we met at a Persian new year's party.

The job with Interior Health has been great so far - Only down fall => I travel alot ..and I mean alot!!
I have to provide IT support for doctors and Health inspecters across BC so lots of nice scenary but the driving has been a pain specially in the summer when you have all these toursists with their RV's clogging up the highways with their 70Km/h!
So I been on the road alot busy busy busy ... so I am really sorry that I havent posted more but I have honestly been ridiculously busy.

My knee has been getting much stronger with weekly massage and physiotherapy, and I played my first tennis match last week...the serve and endurance need a lot of work but I m on my way to my pre gimp status => hopefully ....meanwhile I gained alot of weight beacuase stress + eatinig on the road!!
lol
yup chubby Amin G now has a massive beer belly without drinking a single beer...
oh yeah and I quit drinking..not that I had a probelm but beer or any type of alcohol hurts my stomach as Dave saw first handed
;)

Lineh and Mo are doing great...
we see each other almost daily and keep busy with golf, going to the beach, watching movies and my favourite....playing video games

I been going to Vancouver every other weekend. Once in while we go to Victoria (Which I call the BC version of Ottawa)..it looks and feels identical to O town => from the historic buildings to the subtle british influences with its masses of politicians and government employees

I been playing lots of Poker















I been playing drums in a band twice a week - although we play more slow classics (many I had never heard before) - I been enjoying it alot and learninig alot

I aslo have some bad news => My parents have sold their house and will move to Vancouver in the next month. This means that I won't be back there any time soon but I promise to come visit.

Things are moving along nicely but at a frantic pace...
Miss you all

Hope everyone is doing good and I hope to see you soon

Till next time,

Amin

Monday, April 17, 2006

Goooooooooooood Morning Kelowna!!!

Just an update ....
I am feeling much better now and I have found the remedy to my boredom + grumpiness.

What would you do you do if you had a torn ACL + are out of shape ...

Tennis?
I wish.Hopefully soon after some more physio.

Soccer?
Thats how I hurt my knee...I'll pass for now...


















Golf?
Yup...


















I am hooked on golf thanks to my buddy Phil back in Ottawa...who thaught me how to play and helped me buy my clubs....


So I ve been going once a week...I suck but I love being out there on the fantastic courses and great weather that Kelowna is famous for.

and of course after golf..nothin beats a cold beer and the patio (thanks Ryan) ..sure worked!

Till next time
Amin

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Gooooooooooooooooooooooood Morning KELOWNA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Well ...let me rephrase that ..

All those oooo's make the morning seem much better than it actually is...Not sure how to explain it but Ill try.

Have you ever been so tired that you couldn't sleep?











Or so bored that you didn't want to do anything?

Or so lazy that you don't feel like getting the phone!

Or so hungry that you didnt want to eat!








Or cook?

Or shop?


Well, if you answered yes to any of these, then you and I have a lot in common.

Y you ask?

Well, I am honestly not sure why but recently after work, I feel like

doing NOTHING!!

Yeah ....NOTHING AT ALL!

Nothin excites me like it used to...video games lost their glamour, movies lost their appeal, music...ok the drums or the guitar is still fun but other than that nothin really excites me....
Poker, golf, tennis...not like before?

Is this normal?


Could this be related to being sick for a long time/ or the new job or the new life?

Maybe its a mid - mid life crisis....just 3 years too late...should have had thiss when I was 25 !

lol

Any ways I am looking forward to hearing what you guys think?


Don't get me wrong..There is lots to do and I been busy but maybe work has just takin alot out of me.....

I mean I stillhave fun when I play poker with the guys, watch the hockey game, go over to my sisters, cook, do laundry, play video games, go shopping, play golf, go or a drive,go for a swim.....

Maybe I am just grumpy!

Till next time,



Amin aka grumpy


Saturday, March 18, 2006

Gooooooooooooooooooooooood Morning KELWONA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Long time no post...

so much has changed in the past months ...

not really sure where to start..

heres a summary...new house, new job, facial paralysis, new car, food poisoning!


Oh well I have to start somewhere I guess...so lets start with what puts bread on the table...the new job.

The job has been great and I am really enjoying it.

I met some new friends there and also a band to jam with (we jam every weekend) so I am very happy about that !

The bad part is that the job has a very steep learning curve (it will be another 6 months before all the training and knowledge will make sense, so for a guy who need to know everything right a away, I am going to have be patient and take things one step at a time.


So to say that I am a little over whelmed with all the information is an understatement.

Way too many much info and way too many acronyms in the world of Systems Analysts today !

Thats where I get confused fast.

Aren't acronyms supposed to help as oppose to confuse ?

There are so many acronyms today that I find it ironic that in the computer age of copy and paste people still use acronyms ...

Don't get me wrong, I use them all the time too but theres just so many of them around now that its hard to know what they stand for.

Don't believe me...

lets play a game to test your acronym abilities:

IHA -?

Interior Health authority

MHO- ?

Medical Health Officer

OE - ?

Order Entry

CC - ?

Community Care

PHN - ?
Public Health Nurse

Another major thing that I am having a hard time is learning all the terminology doctors use ...and since I am new to the Health sector, its been hard....How hard you ask?

Well, I spend 2-3 hours a day (of my own time trying to read up on stuff from work!)


So the job led to the financial security to put a down payment on a new condo. Its a one bedroom + den, in a good part of town so I am very excited to finally decide to buy as oppose to rent. For pics go here. Itll be completed in Sept 2007 though :(

As soon as I realized that bus system in Kelowna sucked so I bought a 2001 Honda Accord. I got a great price thanks to my dad's connections in Vancouver... and other than the fact that it takes $55 to fill up, I love it!


Now you must be saying..wow... things are going great for Amin in KElowna!

WRONG...

Maybe things are good but whats the most important thing in life?

One forgets so easily what that is as we get caught up in all the materialistic things in life!

YES there are more important things than a roof over your head, food on the table...

and that is your HEALTH!

I was very ignorant to this fact untill i got BELL's PALSY

yup.. for those who don't know thats what makes Jean Chretien talk the way he does and Sylvester Stallone too.

I had no idea what it was but when the right side of my face was literally frozen (the nerves just stopped functioning )...I knew something was wrong!

It was very scary and I thought it was going to be permanment at first but after a doctor's visit and lots of medication(expensive ones at that too) ...
I was cured. No real reason for getting it but some say genetics,
others say cold weather
but I know it was STRESS!

yup..

New job + New town + New life = stress!

so I learnt that hard way to make sure my health is #1 and then come all the other stuff we all get so focused on!


But thats not it on the health probelsm I had!
A week into the bells palsy I got food poisoning

lol

I am not kidding!

I oredered indain food from a place I heard good things about and it lead to spending the night in the hospital! I am much better now and apart from all the steroids I been taking

(yup thats how they treat bells palsy)...

things are back top normal (my face and food posinning are gone !)

so make for anyone who is stressed or think's money is more important than anything...I hope my lessons show you differently...

So please make health your #1 priority or you might get a rude awkinging as I did!


Till next time,

Amin


Tuesday, March 14, 2006

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING KELOWNA~~~~~~~~~~

It has been a while since my last posting and I apologize for that...
there are two main reasons...

1) I forgot my USERNAME
lol
how often does that happen!Its easy to retrieve a password but try finding your user name!!
specially when its nice_guy77 ===> What was I thinking!!
lol

2)I been busy with the new job (I am loving it) + just bought a house + a car !
so lots of running around town but it will all settle soon!
I will post more but I need to go shave and get ready for work
lol
Take care,

and Till next time ...(which might be another 2-3 months ...just kidding!)

Amin

Friday, January 27, 2006


Good morning Kelowna,

My good friend Phil in Ottawa tried to get into the DVD business. Unfortunately high costs and competition from large companies caused him to close down. He now owns lots of DVD's he is trying to liquidate. He is not trying to make a profit but is just trying to get back the wholesale price he paid so if you or anyone you know is interested in buying brand new DVD's that are still in their original packaging, please email him at shawakwak@yahoo.com.
Btw, if you find a price lower than his, he will beat it.

You can find a list of the movies here:
http://www.geocities.com/shawakwak/

Thanks and
Till next time,

Amin