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I am Dancing
I am dancing with my mother
Kid I was, without a trouble.
Fallowing her thoughtful hints
I was feeling like a prince.
I am dancing with my lovers
Then they get me in a trouble.
Before and after each of fight
I was feeling like a knight.
I am dancing with my wife
Then she start to change my life
Love and lyrics in the air
I was like my friend Voltaire.
I am dancing with my daughter
Swirling, jumping in her laughter.
Joy of happy thoughts arising
I am feeling so amazing.
In the morning was sunny and after we checked on the weather network to make sure it’s not going to rain today , we decided to go apple picking. But just to be on the safe side, because most of the time the guys from weather network are wrong, my wife decided that we should dress up like a cabbage (in layers of light clothes).
We set off to Frootogo orchards which is located in the picturesque town of Waterdown Ontario. On this beautiful 116 acre farm you can enjoy a day of family fun activities including pick your own apple or pumpkin, a petting zoo area, children’s play area and take home treats from their market or bakery.
After you have breathed the autumn fresh air, while picking up apples in the orchard, you can warm up in the bakery savouring one of their hot meals. We enjoy their mouth-watering home bake apple pie or home-made fresh leek soup. They are delicious.
You can see from the pictures that we spend a wonderful time on FROOTOGO Orchards where we pick our royal gala apples in the last 4 years.
Sea World San Diego
From Los Angeles we went on a day trip to San Diego to visit Sea World Park. It’s a very educational park about marine animals. We where looking forward to return to this park after 3 years. But unfortunately the One Ocean show with killer whales was not so great like 3 years ago. It was missing the bonding between human and whales that was before. In spite of that we enjoyed the encounters with killer whales, dolphins, sea lions, sharks and we even touch alive starfish. Blue Horizons show with dolphins, birds, pilot whales and acrobatic was superb. We had a nice lunch with chicken and ribs at Calypso Bay smokehouse.
Pictures from Downtown Disney Los Angeles
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After 5 hours of flying and 2 hours of waiting in line to rent the car we finally arrived in the room to relax a bit. I must say that I am a big fan of Disney Parks and whenever I’m here I feel like a child and I want to see and do as many as I can. The first thing was to visit Downtown Disney where we were impressed by the similarity with the park from Florida. The similarities were only at stores and the differences were at restaurants. Overall the one from California is smaller but it seems nicer and more welcoming. here are some pictures from downtown disneyland.
St. Jacobs Farmers Market
Today we went to St. Jacobs farmers market. it is a place where most of the farmers are Mennonites from around. Usually we buy some smoke sausage, eggs farms but today we bought a beef salami made by Mennonites. It is delicious
you can see on this picture. we like the place and we are visiting this place very often.
I have more picture and I will share with you.
The place is located near Kitchener city, Ontario
Look at that plant it has a bud. I wonder what kind is and what colour will be.
Now everybody is thrilled to know more about the new flower.
And the bud is starting to open
Everybody can see some petals and now we all start to guess what colour is.
And its opening more for our delight
Nobody can stop it.
in the end the beautiful flower that we all waiting for
Letter to CEO
My name is Adrian B and I know that you don’t care instead here is my employee number 1234.
Look I know is going to piss you off and this in going to look like I am causing problems. I’m not! I care for this plant, where I spend most of my time in the last 12 years and that’s why I’ve got the nerve to write this letter. Please take the time to really read this letter and digest it because it reflects the feeling of your new employees.
Recently you bought our company and last month your HR corporate manager came down to inform us about new changes in our plant. Your HR corporate manager presentation was a little bit of bullying: like IT’S ONLY BUSINESS and WE SHOULD BE LUCKY THAT WE HAVE A JOB. We find out that last year you close four plants and you are feeling so content about that, we got that from your HR.
We realized by now that you bought us only for our business and our customers. But who is doing your business and who deliver the product to the costumers. Yes the employee and that’s US. Then you should be lucky to have us otherwise you don’t have anybody to manage. We have many smart employees whose passion for work has been drained because of your last changes. Everybody doesn’t care about the quality of the product anymore. It’s just another day for them.
What I am trying to say is that we are not only numbers for you we are people just like your family. You are like a captain of a ship who has to take care of his ship and people not to throw them over the board and sink the ship if you don’t like them.
When you cut our benefits and make us to pay for them you save around 80.000$ a year (for all employee). That’s not bad for a plant whose yearly profit is 500.000 $. I hope you get my sarcasm. We got here by implementing very good programs like: 7 wastes, 5S, SMED, KAIZEN that are focusing on waste elimination and to improve safety, quality, cost, costumer service, innovation and teamwork.
Now everybody will get the same salary increase, if you decide to give one. I will get the same percentage like the one who’s coming at work just to collect some money. You are going to reward mediocrity . You know one of the main core values was PEOPLE in translation for you ” The best place to work for the best people”. It’s very hard to raise a team to it’s best but it’s so simple to raise an equity of a corporation.
I bet when you visit our plant you thought you are in a space ship with all the robots and vision systems. Unfortunately when I saw your automation that came to us from your old plant I was impressed that you are still in business. You are 25 year behind us on everything: management, quality, automation and more.
I am fed up with this so-called CEO who’s management skills are limited to just making money for the day and not thinking of tomorrow. We all know that you close your plant because they had union but with this changes don’t be surprise when people will bring the union in this plant too. You need to bring humanity back into the business. Leading corporations are aware that most of the employees would trade a pay raise for an increase in personal wellness.
I am closing my letter with one hope that you will never ever go on reality show “Undercover Boss” don’t make yourself a hypocrite too. But it’s not too late to watch the show so you can learn that is all about your employee. They are the one who thrive your company not the machines.
I showed you some pictures of my garden the day I plant them. Now I have new pictures with my vegetables.
As you see my tomatoes are started to ripe.
And I have a picture with a nice flower. I hope you like them.