Sunshine Too Brief


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I'm a self-absorbed Bengali-Torontonian;
Fish comes to me raw, wrappend in seaweed, not cooked in curry;
I love watching thunderstorms and rain;
Sad endings make more sense to me than happy ones;
I hate empty walls.

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Dark Chocolate
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Midnight's Children
Movie review(out of 5)-
127 hours- *****
Buried- ****
That Girl in Yellow Boots- **
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Seeing James Franco
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Watch 'Going Postal' The Movie

My Novella: Samosa for the Arranged Souls

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Chapter 6

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    Feeling Raw

    I appears our good old Ontario's gone racist....or communist what ever you want to interpret from today's story on Toronto Star about ban on use of raw fish in sushi by provincial health officials . They want to enforce freezing the fish before it will be used and they are giving all sushi restaurants three months to get to it.
    I'm sure there are those among you who are gagging at the thought of eating raw-fish- so stop reading already. BUT.....Sushi lovers like me are just gagging at the thought of frozen raw fish in sushi with ice-bits. . If you are going to freeze the stuff.... You might as not eat sushi.......make bloody curry out of the damn thing! I can just imagine how the chefs are reacting - what makes sushi appetizing and colorful IS the fresh fish you idiots! Its how its MADE for fucks sake and people are have eating it for centuries - no problem.
    It seems that not only is there no immediate threat to public health from raw fish, but even infectious disease experts are clueless as to the reason for the changes, adding "severe sickness from a parasite coming from raw sushi is rather rare!" And they can't possibly be thinking about PCPs and other chemical pollutants in fish because you can't get rid of that stuff by freezing anyway. There is no reason provided, just a fear-mongering tactic by health officials- freeze the sushi. Why? who the fuck knows, but you just know there are going to be idiots buying into this scare and stop going to their favourite joint.

    Gawd, first we had some stupid 'scientific' study that tried to prove that extensive use of chop-sticks will give you arthritis (its being overweight that'll give you arthritis you dolts), and now this! And don't get me started on all that happened during SARS thing. I'm embarrassed even to admit that my parents were among those ....excuse the insult......BLOODY FUCKING IDIOTS....who stopped going to Asian places, when I was the one working the same fucking hospital building where the SARS patients were being treated!

    You just know some racist bastards up there are thinking 'o too many fucking Asian people can we run them out of business', or ' we have been controlling what people are going to wear this season (Pink), we might as well try and give it as shot at controlling what they bloody well eat too!'.

    I say lets take it to the streets, people.....say it with me 'Hail to raw salmon smothered in unidentified spicy creamy sauce and avocado wrapped in sea-weed'! mmmmmmm.. :D


    At 10:30 a.m., September 30, 2004, Blogger Simika said...

    oh that totally sucks! I dont like sushi myself but i don't understand this new step by ontario health ppl. Shouldn't this be up to the sushi chefs?

    At 12:28 p.m., September 30, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Err...what was one of the earlier warnings? Extensive use of chopsticks causing arthritis? Hmm... "Extensive" eh? Haven't the south-east Asians been using chopsticks since allaah knows when? But oh! Of cooors...if by "extensive" they mean doing things with chopsticks other than just eating.. y' typing on the computer.. holding yer pen...txting yer m8s on yer cell phone...aaaaand picking up 5-kilo shopping bags with chopsticks...I think they just might have a point there :)

    And err what can be so bad about "ice-cream-sushi"? Sounds yummy :)



    At 3:34 p.m., September 30, 2004, Blogger Simika said...

    yo tomorrow nite - it's all right by me - just gonna ask mish/shahid if i can hitch a ride with them ---
    dont' feel like driving :)

    At 9:27 a.m., October 01, 2004, Blogger Tazzy said...

    Sim: see you tonight.

    Zero: Icecream sushi I dont have a problem with, just frozen fish with icybits in my suhi.
    As for the chopstick 'extensive' use they meant 'long term' use, I think. Its still stupid considering how long people in east Asia have been using them but pick up grocery bags with chopsticks :O ?
    LOL at *cough*...bring it on...we'll show you....we'll have a Rock Concert! haha.


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