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First Emperor Chinese Restaurant in Richardson Yummy Food !


For dinner tonight visited the First Emperor Chinese Restaurant. First time there.   The place is a small hole in the wall but the reviews on yelp are great for this place.  My date and I ordered an appetizer each and an entree each.   My date ordered egg drop soup and I ordered shrimp egg rolls. For our main meal my date ordered steamed pork with veggies. That was pretty much large slices of bacon. Pig stomach . Still yummy. I ordered sweet and sour shrimp. I never knew that existed. I’ve heard of sweet and sour chicken but never sweet and sour shrimp.   They were so good and fresh and steaming hot. They  served us steamed rice with our meal. To drink we had hot tea. Everything was good.  

The restaurant is run by a husband and wife team so depending on the amount of customers the service can lag a bit.  For all the food we ate it ended up costing about 43 bucks.  A bit pricey you might say but the food is worth it.   

Updated: January 5, 2017 — 11:12 AM

Aokigahara aka the Suicide Forest or Sea of Trees


It’s Japanese for don’t do it bro

What is Aokigahara ?  it sounds like the name of a cool anime show or  a character from street fighter right ?  Actually it’s a forest located at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan. As we all know Mount Fuji is one of Japans 3 sacred mountains so I find it hard to believe people travel to Aokigahara to commit suicide. 






Can’t even hike peacefully

The crazy part is they have workers who go into the forest and find the dead bodies and have to carry them all the way down to the mountain.   Then they have to play rock paper scissors to decide who will sleep with the corpse that night.   It’s bad luck for a corpse to be alone the first night it’s dead.   The spirit will scream all night and the body will go crazy.  Japan is known for high suicide rates. Sometimes they have the most suicides in the world.







Yurei making me scared !


Aokigahara is said to be the most haunted place in Japan.  Stories are told of screams originating from the forest randomly.  To travel in the forest and not get lost you have to use tape to create a trail. GPS and cell phones and compasses don’t work in the forest due to high iron content in the soil or demons as the locals believe. Yurei (Japanese for ghost) are blamed for cutting visitors tape so people will get lost and die in the forest.  Screams are also blamed on Yurei  because those souls can’t rest or are evil it seems.  If you’re near Japan and want to suicide or have one of the scariest hikes in your life then visit Aokigahara. 

Updated: November 7, 2016 — 2:06 PM

50 positive one liners. Worthy of reading again & again

1. Have a firm handshake.

2. Look people in the eye.

3. Sing in the shower.

4. Own a great stereo system.

5. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.

6. Keep secrets.

7. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.

8. Always accept an outstretched hand.

9. Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.

10. Whistle.

11. Avoid sarcastic remarks.

12. Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 per cent of all your happiness or misery.

13. Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.

14. Lend only those books you never care to see again.

15. Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have.

16. When playing games with children, let them win.

17. Give people a second chance, always.

18. Be romantic.

19. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.

20. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.

21. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for our convenience, not the caller’s.

22. Be a good loser for your  loved ones.

23. Be a good winner of Hearts.

24. Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.

25. When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.

26. Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.

27. Keep it simple.

28. Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.

29. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.

30. Live your life so that your epitaph could read, No Regrets

31. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.

32. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.

33. Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped you.

34. Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you.

35. Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes.

36. Begin each day with some of your favourite music.

37. Once in a while, take the scenic route.

38. Forgive quickly. Life is short.

39. Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice.

40. Keep a note pad and pencil on your bed-side table. Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at 3a.m.

41. Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job.

42. Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later.

43. Make someone’s day by encouraging them.

44. Become someone’s hero.

45. Marry only for love.

46. Count your blessings.

47. Compliment the meal when you’re a guest in someone’s home.

48. Wave at the children on a school bus.

49. Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people.

50. Don’t expect life to be fair…

Updated: February 17, 2016 — 9:57 AM

5 Fun Facts About Canada That Can Help You Survive a Filibuster !

  1. In Canada they have a fun club named the Sour Toe Cocktail club.  To join members drink a Sourtoe Cocktail which consist of a shot of your choice with a dehydrated toe dropped in for flavor. The toe must touch your lips to join the club. More than Sixty-thousand people have joined the Sourtoe Cocktail Club. The toes occasionally get swallowed, despite a hefty fine.  I’ve heard of worms in my tequila  but toes … eww.




2. The West Edmonton Mall  is the only mall where you can fire a .44 Magnum, and other weapons, in the Wild West Shooting Centre.  I didn’t even know Canadians could own guns. 



3. If you ever wanted to spend a night in jail with out the real thrills of getting arrested then visit Nicholas Street jail. It was a jail that was closed in the 1970s due to inhumane conditions, it reopened as a backpacker hostel. Guests lock themselves in cells for the night.   Canadians have all the fun.


4. Many outside of Canada have never heard of John Mark Tillmann. He has stolen hundreds of antiquities.  Some of the coolest things he has stolen are,

  1. Letter written by British Gen. James Wolfe in May 1758, one year before he won the Battle of Quebec
  2. Letter written by Gen. George Washington in November 1775, before he became the first president of the United States
  3. First-edition copy of Charles Darwin’s famous book On the Origin of Species
  4. 1819 painting of Province House, home of the Nova Scotia Legislature
  5. Marriage documents from the 1800s


5. Last but not least  basketball  is a Canadian invention. Can you believe that ?    James Naismith invented the first official basketball rulebook in 1891.  Basketball only had 13 rules back then.  Now they have dozens and dozens of rules.  Those were simpler times.

Updated: March 25, 2016 — 9:41 AM
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