Patrick’s restaurant

July 18, 2010

No, I did not open a restaurant, but it certainly felt like I had one today. I spent most of my Sunday cooking five dishes, and if I had more time I would have cooked a sixth dish. Some people may think that it’s ridiculous, but I think they are using their perspective when evaluating whether or not spending my Sunday cooking is ridiculous, rather than viewing it from my perspective. And I think they should use my perspective to view the “problem” before forming their opinion since my spending my Sunday cooking does not affect them at all, does it?

So, why do my wife and I often spend our  Sundary cooking? Well, first, we just love cooking, especially from scratch whenever we can. Cooking is a fun activity for us. We love using a sharp knife to cut vegetables and meat and a cast iron pot for dishes that need to simmer for a long time over low heat. Second, having food ready for the week makes life easier for us. Time is a luxury when both parents work. And third, we don’t like to eat prepackaged frozen food if we don’t have to.

In conclusion, when viewed from my perspective, spending turning my Sunday into a cooking day is not so ridiculous, is it?

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Canadian Road Design Engineers

July 12, 2010

There are times when I ask myself what were the Canadian road design engineers thinking about when they were designing the roads in Canada. Why would they put a pedestrian crossing in a turn or close to a roundabout is beyond me. Speaking of roundabout, it is a fairly new concept in Canada, and many Canadians simply don’t know how to tackle them thereby causing road accidents.