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451 November 17, 2007

Posted by Raul in Uncategorized.

And no, the post title does not refer to the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. In this case, this would be my post # 451. I was going to make a big fuss about my 300th post, and then I wrote a series of posts and before I realized it, I was posting # 303. Then I thought “I’ll wait until I’m in the 400s” and same thing happened. So I decided to just mark this one as an important post (I passed the 450 mark with the previous one already).

Several noteworthy points that would warrant fuller discussions but that I don’t have the time to delve into.

  • Best recipe of the past couple of weeks: Ma Po Chicken (the actual recipe is for Ma Po Tofu, but I ended up changing tofu cubes for chicken breast cubes). This is tonight’s dinner. I made rice (strangely, basmati rice) to go with the Ma Po Chicken. Thanks to B for the recipe and the ma po sauce!
  • Question of the week: Why didn’t anybody think of calling an interpreter to help Robert Dziekanski? He was Polish, why would people assume that he spoke Russian (but of course, you would have to have some degree of cultural training and language skills). Getting an interpreter would have been my first reaction. I had talked to my good friend Sara, who is a professional interpreter (English-Spanish), and she mentioned she asked herself the same question.
  • Strike of the week: We just emerged from a civic worker strike recently and now the Screen Guild Writers of America are on strike. If you watch Vancouver-shot shows, such like Bionic Woman, Smallville, Supernatural… you may be in for lots of re-runs.

There are important issues that should be discussed at length, but I don’t have the time at the moment, as I have an important deadline for Monday. But I hope you’re having a good weekend!



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