Archive | February 2012

Don’t Make Promises You Cannot Keep

Lately, I have had a strain of bad luck when someone promises me something and they don’t follow through with them. It is very sad to see this happening quite more often now. Promises should be kept and if you cannot fulfill a promise, either explain why you cannot follow through them or give someone a valid reason. It is not a good trait to develop at all. This past weekend, I will not name any names, but when I was visiting Montreal after 7 Months of not being there, I had received numerous text messages from people who I thought were my dear friends that told me straight up, that they will come and see me and hang out with me for a while, someone said, we wouldn’t miss it for the world, we cannot wait to see you an hour or two prior to our meeting time, and the time came, and I got stood up by those people and they would not even text me back and have the common courtesy to explain to me why they didn’t show up and they never even budged to come and see me after so long. They knew way in advanced that I was coming about 3-4 weeks before, then I reminded them a few days before and all I would hear is, we cannot wait to see you, Anyway, I even texted them and to see where they are and nothing came about. These acts really show peoples true colours. People who do that are not true friends, and people who don’t give time for you even if it was for 2 hours are not real friends. I know that people get busy and I know life is really different now with people having priorities and stuff, but you cant make promises you cannot keep nonetheless. Peoples emotions and peoples feelings are not a joke, you cannot just go about ruining a persons mood with breaking promises and not even apologizing for them.

This is my 2nd day back and I have yet to hear from them and to hear their apology. It is not right at all to go through this. I am just tired of people not appreciating me, and leaving me out in things. It really got to me and given with so much sadness and the battles I have had to face with people bullying me, tormenting me, and emotionally abusing me in school when I was growing up, really does a number on me and these things like breaking promises to me and not showing up to see me really hit me hard and I just cried so much inside and I didn’t want to show it to my 3 friends who came and saw me Sunday Morning in Montreal and I am ever so grateful they came out and saw me. I cannot believe some people have the audacity to do these things, in general I hope people never have to go through these problems, I hope people will never have to endure this. It really did an emotional scar on me. We were driving back on the Highway 401 west and I was going through so much in my brain, and I did not want to share it with anyone in the car with me, so I just kept it in and I know that I wrote in one of my blogs not to keep anything bottled up inside, but this time I don’t know I just couldn’t speak up, because I was just too hurt to even speak that much and I will never forget that. I just don’t want anymore part time people in my life, it is either your with me full time and to appreciate me, or your out of my life. I am just so tired of peoples broken promises. When is it going to stop?

Working on Getting People’s Links on My Favourite Links Page.

Hi All! I have started putting links to people’s blogs and links on my Favourite Link’s page. However It may take a bit of time as I have a lot of them to post up. It may take about a week or more for me to put them all up, but don’t worry, your blog will be there to see. I have put quite a few of them on the page today. I believe in recognizing, and appreciating other people and their blogs and each persons blog deserves recognition and every blogger is different, has different perspectives on life and things, and people have different motives, different interests and all that is wonderful. Each person is different in this world and likes different things. I respect that very much and each person is entitled to his/her opinions, and freedom of expression. I strongly believe everyone has a place in this world and I believe in making a difference in ones life and recognizing them, and putting them on the blogging map. I am dedicated to people and I appreciate people for who they are and I have come across some really wonderful blogs and wonderful people and that should be celebrated. People who work hard day in and day out to keep their blogs alive, to keep people in the know and updated, is something so incredible. All of us have a gift and were talented in some way, shape and form and its something I love about the Humanity and Society of this world.

Like I stated, it will take me some time, but you will see your blog on my favourite links and hopefully it will draw a lot of traffic to your sites and have a lot of readers.

Thank you for being patient with me.

Love you all!

KEEP UP THE FABULOUS WORK!

Back From Montreal, Quebec!

I cannot even begin to describe how incredible and refreshed I feel after returning from My Happy place which I call Montreal. This weekend that past went by super fast. I reunited with my lovely friends after 7 Months and reunited with my brothers In laws, I haven’t seen since the summer of 2011. It was a nice and great weekend. A first, getting on my favourite highway, highway 401 East to Montreal put the cherry on top. It was a lovely drive and I will never stop loving it and my love for my great friends in Montreal, the highway 401 east, Montreal will never ever fade. It was an emotional weekend for me too because I hadn’t been there in so long and everyone was just so excited to see me. Some said, next time do not wait so long to come. They said come more often. I said I wish I could but I will always come out whenever I am able to.

Now that I am back, I feel the need to go back to Montreal. Weekends are so short and go by way too fast.

If You Would Like Me To Add You To My Favourite Links Page, Contact Me.

As you may or may not know, My appreciation of people and their work and efforts are a big deal for me and its one of the most important things in my life to give recognition to people as I value everyones opinions, and I really think that people should be recognized for the hard work and blogging people do and I would like to do so by starting to put different bloggers and different sites of others on my favourite links page. I have done so with several already, but I am going to ask you today and request that whoever would like me to add their links to my favourite links, please do so by contacting me with putting a comment below with your link and a little description of your site so as I can put it on. Thank you so much!

I look forward to adding you on.

Love

Talin Orfali

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Your Favourite Chocolate For Those Chocoholics

Hello All,

I am here to talk to you about your favourite chocolate, and chocolate delights. Its awesome how they make the chocolate from cocoa beans and how they do it is beyond me. No wonder sometimes some chocolates can run to be expensive and pricey. I guess because of the way its made and how precious cocoa beans really are. I get all happy and satisfied with my chocolate buzz after I eat it. I get this energy from it. Since I was a kid, I am a huge fan of chocolate more than vanilla, but vanilla is also awesome, however I am a huge chocoholic and my chocolate favourites are:

Nutella Spread is my number ONE!

Kit Kat

Reese Pieces

Hershey Chocolate Almonds – Milk Chocolate

Easter Bunny Solid Milk Chocolates

Aero

Smarties

M&M’s All accept the Peanuts kind.

Hot Chocolate

Mini Wheats Choco Lil Bites

Chocolate Cheerios

Chocolate Almonds

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Flakes

 

Talin’s Blog Will Soon Be Introducing A New Page on Travel Tips

Hello Everyone!

I have exciting news to share today with all of you.

I Will soon be introducing a new page added to my blog on Talin’s Travel tips before heading to the Airport, At the Airport, including travel destinations to my top spots such as Cuba, Dominican Republic, so on and so forth, tips on Cruise Ships and Cruising, What to Pack, How to pack, getting through metal security screening faster, documents, etc… Will be published sometime in Mid March 2012.

This goes along with my favourite travel website links, airline websites, best travel websites for great deals, so on and so forth, plus others ratings on travel spots. etc…

 

My Heartfelt Appreciation & Thank You’s To All Those Who Helped Me With Seeking Employment!

Hello,

I’d like to say thank you for all your comments, advice, suggestions and ways to go about looking for employment. Yesterday was one of those days where, I was just lost and I couldn’t concentrate on anything else but this issue and I am sure a lot of people are in my shoes. These days Job finding is a lot more difficult than it was years ago where people didn’t need to give in their resume, they just simply I want to work and boom, there you were employed. Now everything is under a microscope and under rigorous tests but that too is important to test people for very important jobs out there, but I am sure all jobs are important. I heard from many people, it doesn’t matter what you do and there is no shame in working in retail, gas stations, fast food places, so on and so forth, as long as an income is coming in and bread and butter is served on the table and people pay their way, is all that counts the bottomline and anything you do is life experience and experience with different people, different customers, so on and so forth. Now I am not saying about those jobs where you know, that is inappropriate, You fill in the blank, I am sure you know what I am talking about, stops here.

Anyway, again, thank you to all those who have helped me. I couldn’t do it without the help of my fellow readers, bloggers, supporters, fans, family. You all are an important part of my life and I am ever so glad to share this internet world with you all. I have found some incredible people here and people whom care about others and that is very sweet of you all. You all have earned the VERSATILE Blog Award, Kreativ Blogger Award, Liebster Blog Award, so on and so forth. You all deserve it and a lot more. Recognition must be done. You all are recognized.

All the best to everyone who is in the same boat as I in the matter of employment searching. Its a tough thing, but More power to you!

Love you all,

Love,

Talin Orfali

WordPress Blogs.

Looking For Employment in Blogging, Social Media, Office Work.

It’s been a constant struggle for me to look for employment and looking in the right places in the right companies and I just don’t know where to begin. I have been looking and looking and its not getting me anywhere, and most companies and places require someone to have a lot of experience in the field, but what if that person is just getting out of college, or getting out of a program in which they earned a certificate and they too cannot get into the placement or career they have been studying and preparing for? I am looking for employment in the blogging, social media, office work of administrative duties, clerical. I have been looking all over the internet and It seems like I am just going in circles. Any ideas? My residence is in the Toronto, Ontario Canada area, and I am willing to work from home as well and work for companies to blog for them across North America. Please drop me a line if you have tips and tricks on how to get started. I have done many different types of jobs but recently, I just cannot get into the vibe and I need assistance. Thank you so much!

 

Had a Fabulous Time At The Autoshow in Toronto, Canada Yesterday.

Yesterday, I was at the Autoshow with some of my great friends and I saw so many of my favourite cars and so many incredibly designed vehicles which I really enjoyed looking at. I took so many photos, and I would like to Share some today with you all… After that to end our Autoshow Experience, we went and dined at Joe Badali’s a new placed I learned about. It is an Italian Restaurant and I really enjoyed my dinner there. After that we were on our way home.

Here are the photos.

 

 

Going to An Autoshow Today!

As you may or May not know, I am a huge fan of Cars and Driving of course. Today, I will embark to Downtown Toronto with great friends, for the Annual Autoshow that takes place at Metro Toronto Convention Center. I am so excited to see the cars of today and the past history. I love Japanese, and European Made vehicles as I have never really driven A North American car except for a GMC Safari Van, but other than that nope. So I am about to leave which takes me a quite a bit of time to head to downtown as I will take the subway, downtown parking and the prices is incredibly ridiculous…. I am excited! What is your favourite Car Makes or Cars?

Banana, Cinnamon, Walnut Sandwich on a Thin Pita Bread

Lately I have been incorporating more fruits in my diet and finding ways to get more nutrients in my body as its very important for longevity and health.

For years My mother and I have had this delicious sandwich of Banana, Cinnamon and Walnuts in an Arabic Pita Bread and I just lovvvve it! Here is what you do.

You take a whole banana, you tear apart the Arabic Pita Bread, and you put in the Banana, then you add Walnuts, after you add the Cinnamon on top.

It is so healthy and Cinnamon is a great defense for so many things and you get your daily potassium and protein from the Walnuts….

 

You can also add into the sandwich some real pure honey. It tastes incredible.

 

A Fruitful Breakfast With Waffles

Recently, I discovered new and exciting recipes to incorporate fruits in my daily intake. So I decided to make a fruitful breakfast with regular waffles.

Here is what I do…

I chop up 1 banana into small round pieces, then I take 4 or 5 strawberries, 15 blueberries, and 1 apple chopped…. I wash the apple, strawberry and blueberries. I put them together and then I make sure they are nicely decorated around my 2 waffles… I buy the regular waffles at the store. I toast it, then I use the fruit on my waffle and eat it. No Syrup required..

There you have it :)

Bon apetit!

Travel Now before It is Too Late!

I have learned so much during my travels on the various places I have been, the history, the culture, heritage and so much more. I believe in traveling when I am still able to. People say that they will wait to travel until they retire, but things can happen and traveling may become difficult for people as they really age and cannot really take steps anymore. I think it is really important to take some time for traveling and changing scenery once in a while. I like to travel once or twice a year by plane to a nice destination to the Caribbean, or a Cruise Ship Vacation to the south. When I flew back from Cuba this past weekend, I had the window seat and I saw how fast the plane is traveling up in the air. When we got to Florida, I can see the Florida shape from high up in the air, and I saw the Port Everglades Cruise Port and saw some Cruise ships in the harbour at night. It was beautiful. It makes me realize how great traveling is and seeing really cool things from up in the airplane when it is a clear sky of course with no clouds in sight. I love all aspects of traveling and I am going to travel as much as I am able to before it is too late. Some people wait and wait and wait to do so, and then they go on vacation all sore, and people have limitations unfortunately. Unless people have people to assist them in travels, that is a different story, but I truly believe in traveling now, than later on. Then we can say, Oh I have been there, we can tell our travel stories together, we can express ourselves, have various subjects to talk about, what we saw, what we felt, how we felt during all that. Its pretty neat.

God gave me a gift of Life and life is meant to be enjoyed, to see places, to get out of our circle and visit our wonderous world waiting for us to discover it. I know some people may have trouble traveling, or some people are not financially fit, but I believe in saving money and putting it in for travel and booking a holiday. I am sure all of us deserve a getaway once or twice a year. We all work so hard in our lives. We owe it to ourselves to save the money, to see the world, and just live life, to experience our world, to experience the greatness.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and make travel a yearly thing.

Excited To Be Visiting Montreal, Quebec Again

I am so excited, that I cannot hide it. I know that is a song, but My excitement to be going to Montreal later on this month is really something I cannot keep to myself. I am excited to be seeing my friends and just getting there, traveling on my favourite highway after so many months, its going to be a great getaway, short, but sweet. I am really excited to be reliving my moments on my favourite highway and especially visiting my friends, and making more memories as I go.

Today, that is what I would like to share with you all. I will still be posting on the days I go… :)

 

YAY TO MONTREAL!

My Trip to Varadero, Cuba from February 5-12, 2012

Last week I embarked on a wonderful travel journey to Varadero, Cuba. I got to travel with Sunwing Airlines which I really enjoyed the service and they gave us champagne, complimentary headsets, great food, then to end the flight with a sunwing airlines chocolate mint. It was my 10th time in Cuba and I must say it was an incredible time. The weather was beautiful and hot, the turquoise seas were there right before my eyes, every opportunity I had, I was in the ocean swimming and getting that salt water on me which did wonders for my mild psoriasis that I have and it took away the dry skin condition I have. I spent time just under the sun and I got a tan. I met some really nice people and made friends with them instantly. I made friends from Chile, Russia, Vancouver, Ontario, and made some more Cuban friends.

I really enjoyed Varadero. I took the Varadero Bus tour hop on hop off double decker bus like England, and toured around the whole strip and it was so beautiful, an array of hotels, resorts all over, the palm trees with coconuts, the hot sun, saw so many vintage and old cars from the 50′s, 60′s, So many souvenir shops around with so many unique things. Cuba is all around a beautiful country with beautiful people. I met the famous baseball team of Cuba of Matanza’s province and later I watched them play on the TV they had at the lobby and they won. So I hung out with them after the win at the hotel and it was a blast. There was also a pageant of the Resort I stood at called Miss Oasis and I won first place. So I am Miss Oasis, so they gave me a bottle of Blumans Ginebra.

the last couple of days the ocean was very rocky and the currents were very strong, so the lifeguard and the administration of the resort, prohibited the guests from swimming as it was very dangerous, so everyone hung out by the pool side and a lot of people went into town. The winds were so strong and then after that, It was our last day and after checking out, we hung out with our newly made friends until we left to the Varadero Airport to come home. We were delayed for an hour coming home, but coming home safe and sound is the important part. I don’t really care if there is a delay. I would rather have the delay, then to have something terrible happen or something. Always have to play it safe….  Here are some pictures.