Saturday, May 28, 2011


I just wanted everyone to know that I am now licensed to sell RESP (Registered Education Savings Plans) scholarship plans. I just got my license last week so if any of you have children, plan to have children, or know anybody who has children, please contact me. I have access to one of the best plans on the market. It's easy to contribute and you will also get free money from the government as a result! Facebook message or email me, or if you have my phone number, call me!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

First Steps

Through networking, I have begun an internship as a writer for the Vancouver Observer, an online newspaper of sorts. As I write more and more hopefully this will lead to the future that I've dreamed about. My first articles were about something dear to my heart, the casino industry. I was also interviewed by one of the senior writers there. Enjoy. Many people have said I should write that book that I've wanted to do, and I know that I will start that soon. I do have the short term goals to meet first and then, get ready. The opportunities are there.

My Interview
One of My Memories from the olden days
Gambling Addiction

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Goodnight Liz

A handful of celebrities are known by one name (Madonna, Cher, etc.). But there was one celebrity who was simply known by her shortened three-letter name. Liz. In the acting world, there was and will only be one Liz. But Liz left us this morning, and Hollywood lost perhaps the last icon of the Golden era. The days of Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Vivian Leigh, Ingrid Bergman and others are now of the past.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Even though right now I'm a difficult time, I guess it's part of my nature that I'm worried more about other people and events The devastation in Japan has almost made me forget that I have to look for a job in the short term. I guess that's the way I've been brought up, to think about others before thinking about yourself. Even closer to home I think I'm more worried about how the employees (OK, ex-employees) are rather than how I am. Shouldn't I be panicking now (is that how you spell panicking?). Stay calm I guess.

That being said, it's scary and sad watching the news regarding Japan. I know the country itself will eventually rebound but all these reports of tsunamis and nuclear explosions makes everybody nervous. And to think it happened so soon after the disaster in New Zealand. Who's next?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Don't Worry Be Happy

I don't want to hear about people crying and sad, because then I start feeling the same. I've been very blessed and fortunate to read such wonderful words in the matter of 24 hours. I'm man enough to say that there have been tears in my eyes. I'm sorry I did what I did but let's just remember the good, happy, and fun times.

Tell you what, I see these kind of posts before so if you want to play, post your favorite memory of me or something about me that made you happy. I hope it's more than just "I got EO a lot", although I know I may have been the King of Handing Out EO's (especially Pit 11). Gordon, you get to pick between "Delilah" and "FINGA". And even if you are one of my "non casino" friends, you can participate.

Goodbye (long version)

I won't go into detail, but suffice to say I am no longer working for River Rock or Great Canadian Casinos. It was sudden but it's happened. I'll leave it at that.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people I met and knew through the years. People such as Albert and Ron I knew before I even started in the casino industry in 1989. It's hard to imagine that was 22 years ago. I spent many years at the Holiday Inn on Broadway later known as Casino on Broadway. It's ironic that a few days ago I was reminiscing about the HIB and those memories still remain.

I spent a year at Fraser Downs and I met some great people as well. Some people came over with me when the COB closed down but I met others when I went to Cloverdale. And not just the tables department, but also the security, cage, and slot departments were very welcome (sorry Deryck, I guess we won't be doing cards anymore).

The River Rock was where my career ended. Sorry guys, I can't help you with EO's and cancelled shifts anymore. Enjoy the 10am shifts though. Les is still morning EO king and Fred can stay the 8pm king. And when Dancing Queen or Beat It plays on the stereo, do a little dance if no one is watching. Mamma, somebody else has to get coffee now. And for whoever does: Albert (1 and 1), Danny (1 cream), Oscar (hot chocolate), Chris (3 and 3), Ann (3 and 3), Dan (double double) and Wanda (double double). Sorry graveyard, never did buy coffee for you guys...

To Albert, Danny, Oscar, Chris, Ann, Sina, Dan (I'm putting you in the midshift section), Howard, Sylvia, Lenny, Wanda, Bo and Eva, you are one fine team and it was my pleasure to work with you. To Rick, Deborah, Daniel, Jim and Ray, I'm sorry for what happened but keep up the fine work you do. Take care everyone.

That being said, OTHER than the casino industry, Facebook me (is that a verb now?) if there are any job opportunities that a Michael Jackson dancing tall Chinese guy may be qualified for....

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Oscar Predictions

Well the Oscars are coming up. I realized that I haven't seen any of the movies in the major categories so it's hard to properly predict. But based on the Golden Globes and SAG Awards, here are my guesses for the major categories:

Best Picture: The Social Network won the Golden Globes but I suspect it will be a good night for The King's Speech so I will vote for them

Best Actor: Colin Firth, too easy

Best Actress: Natalie Portman, too easy. Seems like only yesterday she was in The Professional with Jean Reno. That was an awesome movie

Best Director: It's between David Fincher for The Social Network and Tom Hooper for The King's Speech. Let's go with Facebook guy

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale in a lock

Best Supporting Actress: I have no idea. There are two actresses nominated for The Fighter and Helena Bonham Carter for The King's Speech. I'll go with Melissa Leo for The Fighter

That's all for now.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Signs You've Been a Floor Manager for Too Long

Sorry I haven't posted in so long, but since people have been asking what's happened to my blog, here is a bit of humor only because #1 happened to me yesterday. These are signs that you've been in the casino industry for too long.

#1 You sign a personal cheque at home with your signature.... and GPEB number
#2 You "wash your hands" before you wipe your face or touch your hair.... at home
#3 You're at Safeway and when the cashier gives you your change you wait for him or her to put it on the counter because you can't take money from her hand
#4 You answer your cell phone "River Rock Casino"
#5 You drop something at home and yell "Pit".

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Secret

Wow, I can't believe it's been 2 months since I wrote on this blog. But it looks like the big secret is out so in case you still don't know, I am now engaged. I proposed on the radio sort of. If you want to hear, tune in to 103.5 QMFM from 8am-8:30am tomorrow (well, today, FRIDAY) morning. I think I sound really monotone on radio but it was taped really early in the morning. But it all went well because she did say yes.

Thank you to Brad, Mike and Tara from QMFM for setting it up, and to my friend Maureen for knowing Brad.