Talin’s New Travel & Baggage Tips to keep in mind

1. Always check with your Airline/Air Carrier for Carry-On and/or Checked Baggage Allowance as in how many pounds/kg’s, dimensions, and also fees for baggage. Depending on your destination/vacation packages, some baggage fees will be exempt. If you purchase a vacation package for example all inclusive resort stay, you do not have to pay the baggage fees. Always good to check ahead.

2. When packing liquids in Carry on, make sure its a transparent sealable bag and also make sure that liquids are under 100ml or less. When going through security, please take it out of your bag and place separately in the security bins to be checked by the security officer as it goes through the x-ray machines. Liquids cannot exceed 3.4 oz./ounces no more than 1 litre capacity.

3. With Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones that are exploding and if you are a carrier of that particular smartphone, security will confiscate it and will not allow it on board the aircraft as it is a potential hazard that can endanger passenger safety as well as the aircraft.

4. Prescribed medications, syringes, needles from your doctor/pharmacies, all medication must be labelled properly with the proper identification from your doctor and pharmacist. Pack all medication in Carry-on baggage. Liquid Medication is not subject to liquid restrictions and will be allowed. All will be scanned through the X-ray machine at security. If you require a water bottle going through security, please advise your security officer that you need this water to take with your medication. They may allow it.

5. Before you head to security, to prevent delays, please save time and hassle by removing metal hair clips, clearing your pockets and put everything in your carry-on, as well as any jewellery, watches, belts, jackets. All will be inspected at security. Saving time to head to your gate to meet with your air carrier and aircraft is of course an integral part of travel and if you want to get there quicker, follow these guidelines.

6. If you need to use the restroom, or go get a bite to eat or walk around, please make sure that you are not late to board your flight. It is not fair for other passengers who have to wait for certain passengers to arrive to the gate just because someone is walking around the airport and getting a bite to eat or something. Arrive early, be on time and things like that will not happen. Its nice to see all passengers loading an aircraft be together and get into the aircraft at once, rather than having the ground air carrier attendants calling late passengers to board the aircraft. Would be embarrassing. So, do yourself a favour, do everything quick that you have to do and come board and join us all. It will prevent delays and we can get to our destination on time. Don’t be the tardy one keeping everyone waiting. Not cool.

The Voca People — All Dressed in White

Recently in the last couple of months, I have learned about an incredibly awesome group of 8 people who are musician actors that are dressed in white. They are called The Voca People. They create sounds, beatbox, capella’s, as well as sound effects, singing songs without the use of instruments or anything else. All is done vocally.  They are friendly aliens from the planet Voca.

They are an Israel based group ensemble. They have performed in many places around the world. The creators of the group are Lior Kalfon and Shai Fishman. A lot of the performances have been compared to the Blue Man Group, but the Voca People bring on a whole new twist of their own individuality, craft and talent.

Meeting the Voca’s — They each have their own unique names called Beat On, Scratcher, Tubas, Alta, Mezzo, Bari-Tone, Tenoro, and Soprana.

All communication in music and vocal expressions by the Voca People say that life is music and music is life. They have a lot of visits to planet earth to perform their awesome craft for their fans, and so much more.

The Voca People bring a whole new twist into music, comedy, theatre whilst bringing the stage alive, entertaining people with their unique talent that you will be hooked on them. I know I am. I watch their videos all the time on YouTube. you can search for them on YouTube and have endless amount of fun with enjoying them. I cannot wait to see them in Niagara Falls with the hopes I will take pictures with them and meet them. I am a huge fan of them now.

All the best to The Voca People. You all are awesome!

Links below to get to know them better:

http://www.voca-people.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/vocapeopleofficial

https://twitter.com/vocapeopletweet

https://www.instagram.com/vocapeople/

Introducing you to Chef Seb

In life each one of us have talents and what we are so great at whether its how to cook, bake and so many other things we all are fantastic in and it is important to recognize all talents of the world no matter what it is all about. Without further delay, I would like to introduce you to one of my friends for many years from my Armenian community and his name is Sebouh Yaacoubian who is Chef Sebouh or you can call him Chef Seb. He is an Armenian, who took his passion for food, baking and cooking to an all new level in the culinary world.

Chef Seb studied at the Culinary Institute of America, and then traveled back to Toronto, Ontario, Canada to work at multiple places in the city until he became a sous chef at Trinity Taverna. After working a year at Trinity Taverna, he got hired to be the opening head chef of Mamakas Taverna on Ossington. Since then he has been focusing on his catering and currently working his way up to owning his own restaurant called Mayrik. In English, Mayrik means Mom, Mother, Mamas, in Armenian.

Recently Chef Seb, and his brother began a YouTube channel to introduce to everyone how to create a masterpiece from inexpensive food, to also teach people how and what proper kitchen equipment, utensils, and cutlery to use for types of meats, vegetables and so much more. He will also teach people techniques on how to sharpen knives and to maintain the items you have in your kitchen.

His Videographer/Photographer, Ishkhan Ghazarian will be videotaping the sessions and each segment will be posted on Chef Seb’s YouTube Channel. You can find his work at https://ishkhanphotography.wordpress.com/ and you can obtain more information about his photography and background. Also Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Ishkhanphotography/?qsefr=1
You can view Chef Seb’s YouTube Channel at the link below where you will find the videos. More video’s will be added every week. Keep staying tuned in and subscribe to his channel, as you do not want to miss out on his scrumptious, delicious meals as they are mouth-watering, super appetizing, and as well as his how-to and DIY(Do it yourself)  Videos. Click below.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdMJn4ZFpkX5HBFlriNm0ew

If you would like to ask Chef Seb any questions, comment on his videos or anything, do not hesitate to contact him and he will be happy to answer and question you have about cooking, maintaining kitchen items and so much more.

All the best to Chef Seb and Ishkhan Ghazarian! 🙂

Living In The Middle Of Nowhere

Ever wonder how people end up living in the middle of nowhere? Ever wonder how homes get built in the most isolated areas of the world where people do not even think it?

As I have road tripped in the past in the USA, and Canada in Ontario and Quebec, I went by towns and villages. I would see these homes that are just by themselves, and then you would see a few houses, but then there is no grocery store, gas station, and other stores that provide our daily necessities of life for so many km’s and miles away. I am not just talking about farm land, but homes that have nothing around them. I always see the odd house here and there.

I have always wondered how these people live day by day? Or do they go up to those places occasionally? Its amazing on how people can live in rural areas.

If heaven forbid that a person needs medical attention, there are no hospitals around or medical facilities, pharmacies, and people have to drive an hour or 2 to get somewhere.

I can never live in the middle of nowhere. It is nice to see nature, trees, and breath in the fresh air everyday, but I’d rather stay in the city where I am able to drive a few minutes to get to somewhere, rather than living somewhere, where it is absolutely difficult to move around life. I can never live my life in isolation in the middle of no where.

I guess its personal preference and some people prefer to live that way. Its all good and its fine to do that. I am just wondering how they do that’s all. Its like where do these people work? How do they go on about life?

On my road trips, I have really never asked people how they get around and everything. Its something I have always wanted to know how their lives are, how they are able to manage day to day life without boredom. Do you know anybody who does live in these remote areas? Next time, I am for sure going to ask around when I go on my next road trip.

This has been on my mind for quite sometime now.
Do you sometimes come across things like this in your mind and how things are in life? What is the purpose of things?

I will just stick to my city living 🙂

Rescue 401 on Discovery Channel a must see.

Watching Rescue 401 tonight on Discovery about North America’s busiest highway which is the main artery for 400 series highways in Ontario, it puts a different perspective into highway safety.

Winter is upon us and our actions on the road is very important. It is also important to remember the truckers who haul huge trailers as well as tow truck drivers. They haul and transport almost if not all of our daily necessities of life that would not get to our retail store and grocery store shelves if it was not for the drivers of those trucks on long haul trips to get it there.

We wouldn’t sleep in our beds, we wouldn’t have furniture in our homes, we wouldn’t have food and hygiene products and as well as fuel for our vehicles that take us to point a to b as well as the car we have too.

We have a lot to be respectful for these transporters in logistics and we must appreciate them because in all weather and in terrible snow storms they still go out there to drive and to put their health and safety at risk for hours and hours and days, weeks and months. They barely get to spend time with their families and friends because they have a job to support them.

Rescue 401 on Discovery Channel is a real eye opener that winter driving and driving at anytime is not a joke as its very serious and life can change at any moment.

Logistics and transport industry is what keeps the world going and keeps us fed, clothed and our homes full as well as taking us to where we want to go. I recommend people watching Rescue 401 as its very important to see and learn.

Please drive carefully and please don’t rush to get somewhere. Better to be late than sorry later. Especially in icy and snowy road conditions. Just obey the rules and take it easy and open your eyes to be alert and be prepared to make fast decisions as you are dealing with seconds, not minutes or hours.

All it takes is a second. Be safe and please don’t drink and drive, please don’t text while driving and do not be distracted. Focus on driving as that should be your #1 priority while on the road.