Has Visiting the Library Become a Thing Of The Past?

A few days ago, I decided to take a walk out by a shopping centre and as I walked by a Library, I saw tables, chairs and aisles all empty. Maybe 2-3 people were in there max. I began to think about how dependent people have gotten over using the internet now to find information instantly, rather than sifting through index cube cards, and looking through aisles of books to get what we want. over 10-15 years ago, you would see a lot more people in the libraries, nowadays, you don’t see many.

I admit, I haven’t been to a library in years because we can find all the information on the internet in the comfort of your own home instead of venturing out to the library which would take a while to research, read and everything. Remember the times when people used to buy Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedias that would take up room on our shelves? Now there is a thing called Search Engines that do all the work for us when we type something that we want to look for.

I still have my encyclopedias, and books on the shelves, but unfortunately; are collecting dust. I know its become a sad reality when it comes to that point. As much as I like searching for new and exciting things online. Nothing really beats opening up a book physically, reading it and making notes by hand instead of typing. I should dig into my books more often. Nowadays you see these books in second time around stores, garage sales, and sent to the local schools and libraries.

It is time to bring back the lively Libraries. I know there are people who still go there to study, have quiet time and everything, but it is nice to get out of the house and go to a new environment where you can see people, meet people and just browse around, take out library books to read, then return them in before the due date.

Do you still visit the Library?

Aircraft Spotting is My Favourite

A few times a year, I love to go spotting aircraft and sitting down to watch aircraft take off and land so, I head out towards my local airport called Toronto Pearson. There are so many people that come out spotting using cameras and video cameras to take photos and film the aircraft as they land and take off and while still on the runway ready to take off. Some even at the Gates.

We have a group on Facebook called “Toronto Pearson Aviation”, there you will find a lot of aircraft enthusiasts, those who work at the airport, those who have hobby stores of aircraft from small to big. Our family of aviation is so dedicated to these aircraft. or family members are so detail oriented, they know a lot about them, the kind of aircraft it is, we know the difference between Boeing and airbus, as well as all the other technical information that a lot of travelers who go on commercial airlines will not even think of.

It is a great group and I fit right in. I remember one time when I went spotting on Airport Rd at the Country Style/Wendy’s and that is where the runway 23 is, I was so excited to see these beautiful planes land, and I remember seeing the Emirates A380 for the first time and I fell in love with it. It is so huge and the sound is magnificent. After that, I met people face to face from our Toronto Pearson Aviation family and they are such nice and great people and to find people that are interested in what I am interested in is something so incredibly beautiful. I feel so welcome and they make you feel that way every passing day.

Now, after a couple of years, our group members are increasing. Now, my aircraft spotting does not end there. When I fly out, or I am at the Gate waiting for my flight inside the airport grounds, I enjoy observing the aircraft, and the whole operations of an airport. Some passengers like to go look at shops and go shopping and walk around and all that, read their magazines or books, engage into their screens and here is me looking outside, take pictures and even selfies with the aircraft before they begin to call people to board the aircraft. I love to observe the moment and cherish it.

I don’t usually like to spend time in the shops at the airport. I am not that shopping type of person when there are beautiful planes outside just waiting for me to observe and get the best photo shots for me to document.

Another thing that gets me excited is actually being onboard a commercial airline and heading to my destination. I really enjoy the adrenaline of the aircraft when its about to take off and the landing. It is something that I always look forward to. I usually ask the airline ground attendant to put me on a window seat. I just cannot do other seats on the plane. I will always be devoted to my window seat. No matter if it is dark outside, or whatever. I still love it.

Now, there have been people who make fun of me because I like and enjoy spotting and people say, what is the big deal? Aircraft land, take off. Now what? They just get up in the sky or land to gate to the airports for another flight. It is a big deal for some and it is a passion for people, and nobody should be made fun of for enjoying something. There have been bullies and that is not such a great feeling at all. Some have been made fun of by passerby motorists who see people spotting out with cameras and everything calling people names and everything.

It is not nice at all. Some people are just so mean and plain nasty to others. It is not right at all. People should be entitled to what they are interested in and what they love and are passionate about. Also, to never give up their passion just because someone else has a problem with it.

These beautiful planes will forever be part of my memories and future as well. I just love to travel as much as I am able to and I will keep going with what I love. It’s very important to find what you love and what you are passionate about and sticking to it no matter what anybody else says.

Do you enjoy spotting and traveling on Airlines?

Hospital Parking Fees Ridiculous

Ever been in a situation where visiting a hospital to visit a patient, or go to check ups, and visiting doctors for other tests and everything, where you feel very hesitant to go because of the ridiculous parking fees at Hospitals?

Look, don’t get me wrong I am all for giving hospitals money to upkeep, and helping them with updating new machines, purchasing supplies, also helping patients, get new beds, and other equipment. I know it takes a lot of money, but nobody should pay ridiculous amounts just to park a car in a spot.

Some Hospital parking fees go up to $15, $20, $30, and even more. It is highway robbery. It should not be more than $5.00. If you have a test of some sort and visiting patients, your parking fees should be validated.

Some people find other ways to go park their cars. Either at a nearby plaza, on other residential streets, and some people drop patients and people who have to go to tests and stuff, then they wait for them at a nearby place and wait for their call to go pick them up from the front entrance.

Some people just don’t want to go into the hospital with loved ones or wait for them inside because of that. Some patients go alone when they go for day surgery. I know it doesn’t sound right when it comes to money and a persons well-being and health at issues like this and I know it should not be an issue, but for some people it is. I have heard that many times when going to hospitals that people just do not want to pay for something ridiculous as parking.

Some people just do not want to pay those outrageous fees. These hospital officials that control these prices for parking think everyone has a lot of money and that everyone is made out of Gold, so they will charge people ridiculous amounts. Things need to change. If everyone opens their mouths and take our thoughts to these people in charge of these prices, maybe things will change. It is unlikely, but we have to speak up and spread the word out if we do not like something.

They should be investigated. They probably have in the past or whatever the case, but it is time to do it. it is preposterous

Hopefully things will change and be more reasonable. Heaven forbid anybody gets into that predicament of hospital visits.

Depth of The Ocean a Mystery

No one really knows the depth of the ocean, and some people sometimes ponder on how much water there is on earth. Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the ocean of over 36,000 ft of water. So, when you fly up in the sky with a commercial airline at 36,000 ft and just a bit more, imagine all that water underneath you. It is a pretty scary thought, but I believe that there is more water than the Mariana Trench. The Trench is somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, but to me, I think the water goes even deeper somewhere else. To me, I say it’s bottomless. The R.M.S Titanic rests at 13,000 ft below on the Atlantic Ocean floor.

. I was on a cruise ship and when the captain announced that where we are sailing now on the ocean in the Caribbean is 6,755 feet of water. I found it to be a little nerve wracking, but then I said, wow that is incredible. I saw some Dolphins too after he said that on the PA system. I am glad for technology these days. With hi-tech compasses, more safety features, new innovative technology to move a heavy and huge vessel to keep it floating on the seas. Its incredible on how thousands and hundreds of thousands of tons are capable of floating on the ocean surface. It is a floating city on the sea. I hope I will get to be on a cruise ship once again very soon.

I will be studying this further and doing extensive research. These things interest me and it is so intriguing to learn about the world, geography, the oceans, streams, rivers, lakes and so much more. I am excited. I love learning about the world a lot. It keeps me informed about everything

Going Strong With My New Years Resolution

In the beginning of 2016, I made a New Years resolution, that every day that passes by, I will be contributing to my Blog site and write something every day. I know it will be a task and a half, but I am prepared for it. I am excited to introduce to my readers, family and friends and everyone in the world to give everyone new and exciting topics to write about daily and to contribute to the world. So far January I completed the task of writing 31 Articles. This month in February, I plan to write 29 as it is a leap year.

Let’s see how far I will go, but I will keep going. Like I said a couple of blogs ago about introducing poetry into it. Now, I will be writing song lyrics, and I will go as far as writing a Mini Script for a short film or whatever the case maybe. I am going to get my creative juices flowing within me and come out with writing something that is absolutely captivating and will put a whole new meaning of screenwriting.

Thank you for joining me on this journey, thank you to my devoted family, friends, readers, fans and more for giving me the strength to keep writing, and to keep going. I thank you all every passing day. I truly appreciate it more than you will ever know. Again thank you so much for this. It means a lot to me. Without readers, and those who engage into blogs not only mine, but everyone else’s, it would be nothing, but it will be something to a writer, for putting it out there and expressing one’s self and also sharing a whole new twist into writing and transmitting information quickly. I am excited to get this going. Wish me luck as I get through the year without missing a day.

I will not be able to do it without you and your support to give me strength.

Thanks

Getting Back Into My Cruises Travel Mode

It has been a while since I have been in tune with a different type of travel that goes to many destinations at once. Something that brings traveling to an awesome level. This type of travel requires a huge body of water such as Atlantic, Pacific and other oceans and seas. This form of travel is on a huge vessel which are called ships. In the travel world, we call them Cruise Ships. I have sailed on 4 Cruise ships in my life. It’s such a great way to travel and experiment different ships and sizes from small to huge.

In the last couple of days, I have been brushing up and studying the cruise industry once again. I had been out of the loop for about 4-5 years now. Maybe a bit more. A lot has changed in the cruising industry. Many new Ships have joined cruise lines, policies, rules and so much has been updated in the last little while with new technology, innovative ways to preserve our waters with less pollution and more better ways to make the cruise ships run on natural fuels and more.

It is incredibly amazing on how such huge and extremely heavy ships can be floating on our waters. Ships have come a long way since the making of the R.M.S Titanic and those big talkers and boasters about how the ship is unsinkable and even God cannot sink the ship. Now, ships are equipped with all kinds of communication devices, more lifeboats, many emergency kits and life jackets. Heaven forbid if something goes wrong, which hopefully it will not. The have mandatory lifeboat/lifejacket drills on board each Cruise vacations for passengers and crew which everyone must go to for precaution.

Do not ever be scared or think about cruising to be boring. It is a floating city on water, and it feels like you are on an all inclusive beach resort, just that you are surrounded with a huge body of water. Trust me, it is incredibly beautiful sailing on a ship. There is no time to bore yourself. There is always something to do on board with eating, going to shows, bars, lounges, activities, working out, pools, hot tubs, shopping. You name it, they have it.

I am excited to be going back into my cruise mode. The reason being is that I want to educate myself so that I can help people who will be new to the cruising industry, those who are new, and those who have sailed in the past before. Another thing with me is that I know some people may know what they are doing and how they handle situations and everything when they travel, but when I explain it to them, I don’t want people to think they do not know or whatever the case maybe. I feel better advising people all the time. I will have done my duty that way and because I care. I wish the best for everyone’s travel plans. Hope you can come to me with whatever concerns you may have.

Have you been on a cruise?
Are you considering on going on one in the future?
Are you new to the cruises industry?

would love to hear your thoughts about it.

Thank you.

The Beach is my Paradise

In life, we all have places and things we all enjoy and get great joy from. I absolutely find great pleasure in paradise at the beach. When I travel to resorts at southern destinations in the Caribbean, I first get acquainted with the resort on the first day and then without wasting any time, I venture off to the beach where I soak up in the sun, take a nice swim in the salt watered ocean amongst the sand, the hot sun, getting tanned and the joys of feeling comfort under my feet. You will see seashells washed up by the shore and in the sand.

The sand is an automatic natural pedicure which gets rid of the impurities, dry skin and cracked skin, with the mix of natural salt water ocean which is so therapeutic and good for the body and skin. These are natural ways without strong chemicals in lotions and spa products. I venture off to the beach once or twice a year. I also enjoy seeing fish swim around me and take off after a couple of seconds, looking under the seafloor to check for shells and other fish.

The blue sky, the birds chirping, the ocean breeze with the palm trees swaying back and forth, sipping on a nice drink, relaxing at the lounge chairs with my sun glasses on, the warmth of the sand between my toes, and enjoying my time without technology, without books and screens in my face, without music. Just listening to the sounds of the ocean and clearing the mind. I sometimes see people read books and look at their smartphone devices. There is a time and place for everything and being at the beach requires you to just unwind, relax without anything in your hands. That is the true meaning of relaxation. Okay maybe reading books can be relaxing for some people, but then it gets you even more tired in the mind. Don’t do it on the beach.

Trust me, it does not get boring. You may think it is boring not doing anything, but it is not boring. It is how you think of it and how you handle it. It is never boring to relax and enjoy the beautiful ocean horizon, the sun, and the sand, the scenery and more.

The beach is a natural way to relieve yourself of stress and get physical, mental and emotional cleansing to capture and think of the moment. Vacations go by like a dream. Enjoying each moment and not wasting any time going to paradise is very important. Don’t connect to the world for just a little duration of time. Disconnect, and live for the moment.

I sometimes do not understand why or how people can go lounge by the pool side of a resort, when they can look at pools back at home. Might as well as not go on a vacation if people do that. I know some people may mind the sand, the ocean and everything, but that is the true key to paradise and relaxing there is so much better than getting into water that is full of chlorine and terrible chemicals that can get on your skin and absorbed into your body. The ocean is where its at.

What is your paradise?