This episode was recorded on Groundhog Day 2020, Paul and I talk a little about our past adventures and some of what we would like to share with you in the future.
Orca encounters, agate hunting,fishing,gaming and more.
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a thanks for joining. Always game for life podcast. In this episode, we're going to talk a little about the outdoor life and places we'd like to go in places we like to see.
Well, without further ado, let's get into it. So, yeah, I was looking on Twitter today and seen, uh there is a guard dog day, you know, hard to believe. It's like the first day in 900 years that we're gonna have. Ah, the dates lined up. 0202 2020
900 years. A
hole through the internet Told me anyway. And, uh, yeah, uh, I believe it. Ah, ground hard. Definitely. See a shadow because you walk out our front door and the snow is coming down as we speak.
Are you serious? I'm
serious. It's no one out there. Their
starship. You knew, Miss.
I thought like we were free, like 11 degrees the other day. Oh, and look what the turn. Just like the Arctic outflow comes down. Next thing you know, we're freezing, but, you know, I guess that's part of living in Canada, but
at birth, so sheltered here on
the floor, southwest coast. Here. It's my duty. It's nice, but I think they say tomorrow it's going to still be cool, But we're clear breaks. And then probably Tuesday, some flurries again. And then let's just pray that's the end of the
the last winter and start looking forward to summer man wear.
Make some game plan's going toe legs this year, man. And I want to get some actual fishing reports or people that we can. No, Brini. Absolute show Where the Bates going. You know, maybe we even start falling on some of the fly Hodges this year. And, you know, maybe even try some different styles. Efficient nutrition were cast and, you know, they've just been casting. You know, I'd like to actually kind of, you know, look at the environment and see you know what? Tune in with nature. A little bit figure. Oh, you know what
I like to like to do bullets find, find somewhere new. You know, we always go to Jones. Like which I love Jones leg. That was the problem.
Always going up to a little way, you know, like like we were stopping up there at the local lakes. And, you know, it was always you know, drive four hours of town hit the lake
and yeah, sure, Yeah, but, you know, we we got to
explore a little bit and take a little more like supernatural BC in, Like, I've been following some of the actual rock groups on Facebook. They're talking about this Mon Kaylie cup in Kamloops, and I always got Pete
Hammam's rule. He's got
people up there, man, and
they're finding incredible egg. It's like just beautiful gems. And I
saying, You know, like like anywhere on the Fraser, you can really find, like, high quality agents. But some of these air really unique, like some of them actually look like eyes. Oh, and you know, people cut them a polish, Um, and they get all different kinds of styles. Some have, like, really jemmy blues and waits in there. And, you know, you just sob cutting you, Paul. She's things up. They just look amazing. And then, you know, of course, we got our BCG like I'd like to go find some good cashier. Jade. I know you've personally firsthand seen the piece of Jade I found no Chihuahua. Yes, they did. It's It's a real low grade kind of like, you know, darker
green. Still enjoyed it. Doable is just not real
translucent like that Cassie Energy. They go.
Yeah. Someone stuff you introduced with you hold?
Yeah, like it's got, like, the polar jade using the stuff with, like, the white streaks and
yeah, yeah, you know. Yeah, absolutely. Like, man, we don't have to find, like, a huge boulders. No result men, you know,
working in the stone job. I could get some slabs cut, you know, you know, make make some cool stuff.
That would be fun to do. Hell, yeah. Oh, yeah. Like to get on my boat this time? Not, you know, tempted. Drowned by a Yeah, those those near death experiences. You know, we've
had a few. I remember. I was just talking about my co worker the other day. That time we went running down Michael Coolen River in the rapids and
oh, man. Yeah, you gotta be careful. Little Swift Waters, Rivers. They can take
it for a mile or two for even know what?
Yeah, we've had our fuel tell you. Oh, man, I'd waking me up in the truck. I thought we were there. I really thought were accolades. July opened the bag and look down side of Ah, 100 meter. Cliff was, uh that was quite a week up. Yeah, we can
just say we're lucky to be here today, you know?
But sometimes I like that's what being
young's all a boat like. That was one situation. It was kind of out of our control. We're just
sitting in the back
of the truck. Next thing we're hanging over a cliff, But I know there's been some reckless times, you know, in
the old days, you
know what they're like, you know, even one time up in the lake. I just hopped out there, my little skiff Try to drop the anchor outside of a bay in the wind Picked up the way A man I was out there in, like, 34 foot swells And this little 10 foot skiff No mortar trying to roll back
down, man, I was getting pushed back one meter every three hours Moving forward. Oh, my dream like an
hour and 1/2. Just tow just to get back around the corner. Like like a very short distance. And
man, that's crazy.
And, you know, like
you gotta be careful
there in the water in those small boats, man like like people have noticed when I were locked.
Oh, yeah, all day. No way. We're overfishing nearer wasa ocean. Yeah, we're just Oh, you know, next close to shore. Just casual
day. And, you know, we decided to go to a little bit deeper waters she have. Maybe we hook into some big wings or something. And then what happens? Yeah, your lock brakes. Try getting back ashore. Would wanna work in, like a 12 foot rowboat. Or maybe was a 14 footer, man. I struggled with that. Three of us taken turns for God an hour, and then finally we look across the water and sea land and figure, Yeah,
What's weird, though, is is how just flora but are inside of us. I mean, at first I was starting to freak out. I was like, What? It broke, and we're not going anywhere. I started, you know, I was like, Oh, my God, I was getting scared. Well, that's what Daniel was. This moment you get to you, it's like there's nothing you can do. So you're no longer that scared, because why does? Well, that's what that's when you get in danger. If you start to panic, you
get scared. That's when that's when accidents happen. And that's when you're more susceptible. Danger. You always got to keep calm, level head and, you know, approach. A situation is best you can do is you panic and you start to run. Like like I was out there one time without you. And I was with ah departed. Ah, brother in law, Frank. There rest in peace and not one of our other neighbors at the time. Well, we're sitting there fishing wee hours of the morning sun just coming up. And we looked out maybe 20 feet off the side of the boat and there was an orca along right beside us. And one buddy we're with you
kind of panicked. Grabbed the world. There's a killer whale there, man. We got a man. We gotta get outta here. So we start paddling like do you just relax, relax.
And and our anchors down Well, you know, he's trying to Poudel gets her anchor all wedged, and I don't even think anything of it at the time. All right? We're just like, OK, the orca swims away. Everything's cool with fishing for another hour. We decided we want We want Parker in Well, me being young and stupid, You know, I kind of reached down and try pulling the the
anchor up. 00 no.
It turns out it got snake really good on a rock down there. And it was total so tightly I can't even move.
Can he do but cut it here? Well, that's that's what I'm doing. I'm like I'm
like, Yo, Frank just passed me out. Now,
if I'm just gonna cut
the rope and we'll get out of here So I reached down. I starts on, I'm bending over the friend of the bull. I'm cutting, trying to save a little bit of the rope. Here you go. Pain A little bit. A little one strand left and a ping.
Next thing I'm airborne. Oh, whoa. I'm the front of the bullets just picking up, and I'm going up in the air up in there, and I'm just I'm looking. I'm like, dude, I'm getting cara pulled in. As soon as I get up to the peak where I'm going off the boat. I kicked down with all my force, and I launched myself even further, but I managed to just save this boat from doing a complete cops. I know, man. I must I must have flu like 10 15 feet in the air like I launched and my other two
buddies ever the bock of the bolt They
both killed in the water. I'm like whale in the water, but somehow the boat is not flipped over on. We got so lucky. I think we lost minimal fishing gear. I don't even think we lost the rods that day. Yeah,
and we all managed to pile back in the boat and Ah, yeah, a
little wet, little choked. But we made a bad man,
and, uh, yeah, but it just goes to show, you know, you got to really use your head, and you only stay calm in a situation like that. Like we all just You know, we're in a bit of
shock at first, but we all got
together, got back in the bowl, paddle back into shore, and, you know, everything
was good, you know? But you get
in that moment. You know, you just seen an orca like an hour earlier, and you're in the water with
it? Oh, absolutely. Yeah. You know, it's
it's pretty easy for a person just to
lose it. Just lose yourself. Yeah, you
know that that's when you actually, you know, run the risk of, you know, a nice, casual day. You know, even your weight 200 feet from shore. Oh,
yeah. It, uh it could be life threatening. Oh, absolutely. So, I mean, look how long it's been. So you're building a boat and everything are fishing at all. And then we went Thio Jones late there around the bold remote. They're fishing. I feel relaxed and ready. And I got that bite. And what happens? You know, I'm not used to it it right. So I pulled really hard. You know, it's a little hard for a trophy if my memory serves. And I just went rate to the drink, man. Right out of my boot. That was Mom, Have your life jacket. I did not have my life jacket on. Using it as a sea life lesson. Yes. Life lesson. Yeah, like, thank
God you actually heard our friend Amber there near you too. And, you know, she was able to bring the boat.
Yeah, and the crazy part is, too is like I didn't lose a thing. My Rod went and I saw it all Expects. That's a special Rod, man. And that that was from my grandfather. And I was pretty down when I got back in the bowl that climbed in. And after she brought it to me, Thanks. I felt kind
of bad that I was sitting on shore watching your son,
and I really had no idea you going in until you come back in like I'm look love alive. Oh, my God. What are you talking about, man? I'm just 20 feet away. Yeah, well, I'm glad he had a good time and everything worked out. I mean, my legs got cut, which was really weird, because, you know, I wasn't in like, a bold bugs of rubber dinghy boat. Right? And there was nothing around the cut. Me. I didn't even have a tackle box. I only had tackled that I needed so and then my villa
plastic work and do stuff like that, the one you flip you can get in a breeze. It's not like you don't have to be cut by a bleed.
Those legs I couldn't believe that blood running down them rolling your solar that Damon only in Jaws come up. No. Oh, yeah. Could have been just so much worse. Although, I don't know, man so far are our experiences at the ocean lately, Man, there there's, like nothing around. Yeah, I haven't
noticed a lot. Like, you know, it seems back in the day I go out
and I'd see the Yorkers quite often. There were a couple of sightings last
year. I think they even had a grey whale coming to full screen. And you know what?
They still come
around a little bit, but you more have to go over to, like the West Coast, the Highlander. A pied a gwai. I was I was watching the steamer, sir report last night. Oh, yeah, and he did a special apartheid Agwai there. And I've never been there personally. And the looks of our West Coast up north there, um, it's stunning. Like it's it's like we're in a different world and like, it's it's not like just down here and stuff like down here. It seems kind of dreary and, you know, there's all the development and like
even when you're on the clothes
in here. It's like, you know, really steep inclines and rocky and everything's been logged recently and you go up into the height Agwai coast and you We got all these nasal shelter bays and the water looks clear and you got old growth trees. They're like 900,000 years old, all beautiful. You know, it's it's It's like taking, ah, a walk through history, almost like going in a time machine back in time. And, you know, you was originally Lake and, you know, I've I've only seem like, you know, documentaries on it And like, I'd really like to take the time and like, do a kayak trip up there, you know, even get a larger sale bull and go up for, like, you know, three months on, just like an excursion. You know, I feel so so restricted by, like, the 9 to 5 job these days and, you know, being stuck kind of like in the city and being a real city boy and not being able to unleased unleash that that inner part of me that wants to go and adventure and really
Yeah, I mean, see things when it comes when it comes to summertime as you notice Sledge. But once we draw it out there, I mean, that's when I felt like that's where I belong. Man, I had my camera one day. Oh, yeah. Stay tuned. Always game for ventured outdoor adventures apartment. That'll be coming. Um, yeah. I mean, I'd like to make still do that. I mean, I love taking the camera and just just going to do that, we're gonna have to get four. And we're gonna have to bring
people with us and share our experiences of the world and really open up some eyes and weak people up that there's there's more out there than just, you know, the
the urbanized life. So absolutely, you
know, like like we're in supernatural birch Columbia. This is our playground right here. We gotta utilize that. We gotta get out there and, you know, get off the beaten path, get off of the traveled roads and the traveled roads and and find our only
Yeah, I'm an explorer. Just go, you know? Yeah, man. Syria find. I mean, you'll be amazed. There's there's ghost towns everywhere, minds that you would blow your mind, you know, you could run into anything, man. Abandoned tappings nose man way. Really
Gotta Riccio to our listeners here. And we need to get some input from people that have actually gone out there. Our west coast. And give us some ideas, actually, where to go. Look at what? What should we be aiming toe like? Discover? Should we be going, like, you know, cave in and unlike Vancouver Island? Or, like, you know, fine, like, you know, old native totems up and hide a y, or like, you know, that most towns are absolutely in the interior Ling like their stuff out there, but the actual specific locations and you know, things like that we got actually research and get out there like I know where there's a few places with old need of beans and Iraq's
and little fishes Definitely check out. You know,
it's it. Be cooled, actually, like, you know, documents. Some of these things usually take photos and, you know,
And and Toller Toller listeners. What would actually is out there? Yeah, maybe we can find something. That's ah been, you know, long forgotten and undiscovered until we happened.
You know, you never know man, anything is out there. Anything is possible. Well, I was still
surprised at that artifact they found. Ah, that viral. If it's even totally legit, I haven't researched it, but ah, on the shot tower there in downtown Vancouver, Lofty little bit got that replica display and they say they found it on an island and hide Agwai. And it was basically like an ancient insurance instrument or something that was badly corroded. And they're not quite sure what it relates to, like, you know, it's I don't know if the guy actually May is an artistic thing, and is it just totally kind of like a story made up? Or if they actually found this old corroded instrument like, it's like a navigational device? From what?
That's what it sounds like to me, but I can only memories
haven't seen that the original or anything when they claim is the original. They made basically like a mark up kind of glass model of it, and it is kind of interesting that, you know, like there's a chance that maybe we can get out there and, you know,
find one ourselves and like, you know, chances
are if it is like, uh, you know, an artifact or something. Equate probably was blowing in overseas from, like Japan or something. Because I know West Coast quite often. You find, like, fishing floats. And, you know, when there was, like, that massive tsunami and the whole 610,008 or what? Not a lot of the debris had actually floated over here, and they along like small.
I never even thought
schools and everything that it just come over here, you know, like, you know how much more densely populated the Pacific Coast is. Yes. And, you know, we get stuff that drifts in the ocean here. So, you know, there's really, like, so many things that just just being like a beach comber on our coast, you know, you can fire like that whale vomit, make bringing, like, half a 1,000,000 bucks off a couple of pounds a lot. Or, you know, you can find some antique floats or, you know, just like you know, so many different little cooler facts have got even be content finding a message in a bottle, you know?
Yeah, I know. Don't get into safer, you know, in like you know
Japanese or trains or something. And, you know, it would be cool being able to experience something like that firsthand. Get out there, you know?
Yeah. Absolutely. I would love Thio Go back to, like when we were younger, like fuck. We had no fear, man. We went anywhere and everywhere. And Ah, you know, again, um, what I was saying earlier about the ocean and not seen so much any more or any way at the moment? I don't know, meal back then. Amanda, recite. I remember going with you, and there was more jellyfish and Aiken, I can't even tell you how many was there? It was. It was insane. Now I haven't seen one. Well, it depends on your
timing, Like I was down in Ah, nor fan at the key there the other day. And we've seen several off of the dock. And, you know, I remember were younger. There was like, a huge, huge, freaking massive want Komal Bloom or what? You actually call him. But like we were at Rocky Point, there must be like two billion jelly fisherman around The friggin thing, like the water was just full of memory, you know, like like I've been in the Vancouver Aquarium and they talk about the moon. Jellies are quite often and stuff, and I think it just is probably really favorable conditions where the old just basically comodo it once and one specific area and you know, it's it's just kind of Ah, you know, luck of the draw being and right place right time and being able to actually identify what's there. And it's sometimes herb the ocean, too, because you can only see so far on the surface, right off course. You get a nice clear day and clear conditions you can you can get a lot more in depth and visually see what's there. You know, it's just kind of Ah, you know, we just gotta get out there more like that. I think that's our real problem is, you know, we we don't get out and actually get on the ocean firsthand, like, you know? Yeah, I can honestly say I've never reeled in a ling cod.
I can't say have either. I mean, lots of raw card by now. Yeah, I can't. Have
you ever gotten one of the yellow eye man like, you know, those
reds now I can't see. I have I mean, that I can remember for
And I hear they're getting a lot more rare rarer And, you know, this will start official belong life span to take 30 to 50 years to sexually mature old. You know, we're not even supposed to really keep them anymore. So fair and like Like I think a couple zones in the island and way up north, they still have some retention limits. But, you know, it is really a crisis about species disappearing our plant right now. I was looking at ah, Twitter earlier today, and there was a person taking a selfie with what they believe is the last to wait. Ryan was soft on the planet. Oh, and they say I think I believe they're both female. And there's people struggling trying to save the species. They have sperm from, ah, frozen sperm from previous dead ones, and they're trying to take eggs and fertilize them. But oh, you know, with the last two remaining, you know where the odds that they can actually bring them back, Like I don't haven't really researched the way or it was too much. I don't know what their you know, sexual, mature, raise or you know anything. But you know, it's it's sad to see, like, you know, there's a day in age debt. We've allowed species to just fall off the church, become extinct like that, like they're officially extinct. I think like you can. You can practically call something like you know, is extinct when there's there's less than 100 or 1000 like, I don't think they have to be completely obliterated. It's like highly endangered. I don't remember the exact term, but you know, like in order for a species to actually come back, there has to be like a certain number of them with like, you know, extensive, like critical care from us to basically moving forward. You know what I really you know often wonder a lot of things, like boats down the Amazon, like with all the fires they had earlier this year. How much of it's really propaganda with it? Burning is like there were photos being released to the force or on fire from like 20 years ago, and people thought they were
current. That's the thing about nowadays, you know, it's so hard to tell because I mean the Internet and everything. Like a man. You can make videos, you can make creatures. I mean all, my lord,
like hopefully with with our, you know, always game adventure. One day we can go first hand and we can assess things, you know, maybe get out there and, you know, fly over a large part of South America and see how much of it's actually untouched. And, you know, I've actually really been surprised in life to see how fast nature can actually, you know, basically repair itself and regenerate like I've been the local areas here in Vancouver that you know are unrecognisable from when I first seen 25 30. Many, many Yes. And you know, some of that's with a little bit of human help, but nature in itself, it is able to transform a landscape and change faster than people actually really conceive. Like, you know, things are always in development and recycling themselves, you know, after a forest fire, you know, you get you get the mushrooms coming out. And yet no, everything's fertilized and plant started up again. Fresh now. Sure. The no. We'll go trees bigger. They're gonna take centuries to replace themselves but smaller saplings. And, you know, the other four religion stuff. They they really take their foothold. You know, they can have a really vibrant ecosystem again after a very short time and, you know,
yeah, yeah, yeah. Nuclear nature work some magic, I'll tell you. I mean after, like like I said, I feel in the last more, more. In the last few 100 years, I think we've been taking everything for granted more and more each day as we're going, you know, everything right are wide, um, connection now around world in action, our travel, everything, but is taking everything for granted and just it's not going well.
Yeah, be nice to get a little more in tune with the planet. You know, it's
that we need to you know that it's part of us. This is our home, our land, our You
know, I'm also looking forward to reliving some things from my my, uh, you know, childhood slash You know, teenage years, for example, like a fancy seven remake.
Down with that down with that way. Got Coupal con coming out into the street, you know,
launch of it and I have been getting hyped on those trailers, and I can't believe how it's just evolved. Even the gaming industry from, you know, being these little picks leading
like it's so wild over it. And Kendall the graphics on P s war Man, these things, you know, I remember way. And now you're looking at it.
It's like it's like, Dude might even playing a game or is just like a full feature movie. Like, you know,
yeah, Valley. I remember how nuts we went just going the transition from Nintendo to Super Nintendo. We were just like when we were drafts of this one. You
know, like I know you. You've still really been an avid gamer these days, and I've kind of
always helps the
band. We're gonna play a little
bit of a global now, But now I got my PS forced. I
think when the PS five comes Oh, I got to get back in, man. I got to try to, you know, get get in touch with my geeky, nerdy
side again and I want I want
to live some of those moments again. Like I used to really enjoy the storylines of some of the old RP cheese and stuff. And now that they're re re bring it back, you know, I might follow clouds story, you know, And, uh,
yeah, I was thinking back into with me and it takes, you know, I used to everything. Um, now I just as we get older, I noticed with myself it takes a certain games now for me. And I like big Siri's like borderlands Terminator breakpoint. You know the tone plane. See Siri's, um, any final fancy? Of course. You know it takes those big titles, but either, not like I just, you know, the interest isn't like he used to be where I just like I want to try everything. Hey, no, it's got to be big titles. So you know, I want I want that I want the excitement of being surprised and blown away the new let's see what they're capable of now with graphics, or I think
it's really hard in today's industry for them to bring the creative genius and the new into the big mainstream market. Because nor for ah, large company to get behind it and investing the multi millions of dollars to do really high quality gain development they have to know what's going to be like a for sure thing like That's one reason with, like, the final fantasy seven. They've put so much energy and old time it because they know there's a huge fan base like one was released like Thought it must be close to 25 years ago or something. And there's still people that actively go to conventions and cosplay. These characters abilities Carol years and they're still releasing the original on Mobile. And you know, they got all the computer versions of the like. It would be interesting just to see how many freaking copies of Final Fantasy seven have sold over the years like Yeah, we shall like they haven't even me, uh, made a PS one person and, like, you know, 15 decades. And I bet you they've sold more copies on mobile than they actually sold on the PS one. If you actually had
a swell to the FF seven and all the rats. 123456 But nine. You know, they're all on PC as well. And you know, yeah,
people are just download them everywhere, E and you know, to see these remakes now how they they've read Ege. It ties everything really regrettable. And they got new voice actors like It's oh, it's incredible, you know, they really went all load on and it's it's basically like full movie production going into the digital gaming world.
Oh yeah, it's incredible. I've even checked out the, uh, traders and whatnot and came play to the remakes of the Resident Evil's My Good related They're Getting good. I mean, I played and I loved Resin of one and two back Police station, the original.
Like I went to TGS a couple years ago when they had some of the resident evil stuff in there, and it was a little bit before they were. They were getting into the phone Fancy seven remake. They were touching base on it, but they didn't really have any content to release son. And you know, I miss last year's. It's kind of like, you know, I kind of wish I could have been there for it, too, but, you know,
Yeah, I know. It's incredible. I mean, I I bought There is no evil to remake, only pierce for, um now resin evil three. Nemesis TW is coming soon. But the remains man, I don't know much about Nemesis. I don't remember it. I know I've played it, but I was so into 21 into especially to I love the rack room from station, you know, it's just I don't know. The setting of it was I loved it. I think that was one of my favorite reason. Evils scares me, too, because, you know, they got, like,
the friggin the T virus being released and then get all the hype in the media nowadays. Like Corona virus,
Right? You know, nobody looked like how, like a virus, Carolyn can
actually really affect real life. Like trade. You're being cut off travels or being cut off. People are going crazy over
access says It's so it's so Could
you imagine if something in real life actually came into effect? It was like World War Z or something, man. Well, when you'll massive millions of people were just like going under Lake Man, it like, I just hope no freaking crazy, apocalyptic kind of vote breaks happen cause, man, this world's gonna get turned upside down, man, like we're problem. If something like that have been, it would all be like underground lake stuff like this. Like satellites and crash, everyone going off the grid. Like I don't even know what the world be like without going back into the dark ages. Now we're so dependent on technology.
Yeah. I don't know how old, many, many, many, many of us would ever make it. You know, there might be some of the old school or that you know, about dia hard. You know, Prepper would have
to be, like a real survive
Survivalists. Yeah, Yeah, Exactly. Yeah.
Like I know here in our house where we're not prepared for a major earthquake or, you know, let alone like, some kind of like nuclear follow. It's sad, you know, really invasion or something? Well,
yeah, like that. We're not like we're living and
living day today, and, you know, somebody cuts our power line. We got no backup generator.
Oh, that. I can't
even honestly say we got, like, water supply for more than, like, maybe 12 hours. You cut off our running water, we're gonna be able to scramble with the friggin rainwater. But you don't. Oh, no. Don't know. Like we should actually take a look at our our survival, this plan, our souls. And second, nothing. I have, like, an emergency procedure. Where if, you know, we get into the red zone
Well, to set up a contraption where you know, we're capturing raindrops. I know lots of people there that do it. Um, apparently, it's illegal in some states with facility, but, you know, everyone has our laws, Bryant. Yeah, but actually, you need, man. You know, the person didn't make a contraption and collecting
might My sister and old Bird, She's ah, like basically, like consider a homesteader like she's lived off the grid for many years. She raises her own animals as words is, you know, they got solar power, honor solar power panels allow they go into town. They fill water tanks regularly in, like, you know, it's there, there. There's even people doing that, like, in candidate here. Like it's is not really that, like, you know, unheard of people to be actually living off the grid. You know, I look at just how dependent people in the major metropolitan areas are, like, you know, you talked about this stuff and they look at you like you're crazy. Yeah. Why put all your eggs in one basket. We should all have a fullback plan like there's no everything's good running great today. But, you know, it doesn't take too much for things to full no chaos. And, you know, you get cut off and we've all seen it, you know? Yeah. And like they're even looking the news quite often, there's there's hold cities that basically, you know, go through these natural disasters, and they get cut off of, you know, running water and no outs of ears and, you know, yes, power know everything. And, you know, I hear it's not that bad, but you get some of the, you know, Eastern provinces and stuff, you know, if they get their power cut off and it's minus 25 30 0 and they got nothing to January. He 12 hours could be a serious thing alone. Freakin like older 45 weeks or something. Very like, uh,
no, like this year, you know, our power goes out. It was, what, four hours or so in my bag, you know, way had battery or laptop's battery and our phones, you know, like before we know it all, power's back on you know, this is where we relying on trying, you know, like old powers down. Well, I got this with full battery, you know, man.
Yeah. I think it is one thing we should really be, You know, we'll take some time and, you know, make make an emergency plan, Figure out what we need to actually have to utilize, you know, self ready ourselves for emergency. Because, you know, you don't want to be, like, sitting back like, yeah, you know, somebody send in the military, Come rescue me here. You know, you want to be one of those people that could be out there providing hope to like, you know, the seniors.
Oh, absolutely. Yeah. Children. You
know what? Not really. You know.
Yeah, I seen that. I have two Children. Yeah, Stefanie? Absolutely. You And then, I mean, there are totally helpless. I mean, you know, my son's pretty big boy, and he's going on 13 so, you know, you can help out. Um, you know, my daughter can help. To an extent. Shoes? What? Nine. Going on 10. She's just getting there, but yeah, Absolutely. Absolutely. Yeah. I think we really We need to pay attention more like, I think, as many people have said, I'm not the only or last, but we need to look up more. You know, when you go out, just do a little survey for yourself and see how many heads are down everywhere you go. Bus stops wherever. The mall. Yeah, a lot of people. Now they get
caught up in their own little worlds and into almost a virtual world. You're in social media, you know, you're you're disconnected from people doing the face to face one on one. And people don't take action when they see an issue that needs to be addressed. I find it quite often that people will side push, like if somebody's in trouble, like, you know, like I'm even kind of guilty in a way, we're all guilty. Like like the other day we were leaving a job site and it was kind of late. Night is dark and they're doing major construction, not just in our job safe, but they had just dug up the whole road. Okay? And you know, the roads were were basically changed. A payment have been greeted. Everything had been altered and there was a blind person standing there She had her hive is on. She hadn't led cane. She was sitting there trying to top the ground rise and look around. And I was really driving at the time. We kind of made a comment and like, you know, we didn't really stop the work truck and Oscar, she was okay with the directions and kind of like, you know, it was kind of the outskirts of Richmond and there were some other people there, but like, it's it's one of those things where we could have probably taken that moment. Oh, absolute And just just ass like you re comfortable with your sense of direction. She didn't have anyone guiding their
June baby. It's because what more and more to that, because of everything that's going on and has been going on, we may be We're, like, becoming more afraid, you know, like, I'm afraid just because I've seen a lot of cars, I think people get in a Russian authorities. You. But I've seen a lot of curse, you know, even myself before. But, you know, pulled over, does a bro down or whatever? Yeah, I can just go or just too scared to stop or just don't. So I'm not sure like, well, that that can be
part of it, too. I can see people, you know, being fearful for that. But I think a lot of times people get on their own kind of schedules and stuff and, you know, we're always in a big freeze, so we rush right
now, we're on a fast paced life now. Yeah, for sure. Realistically, I don't think
people were meant to live like that. Like, there are areas in the world where people are a lot more laid back. They just, you know, they don't work the constant 9 to 5 and over time and try to do the soccer practice and going over dinner. And, you know, I got to do the host Reynolds and Global.
Yeah, you know,
like like we've really created Lake a stressful environment for ourselves where it does, I believe it to be so kind of Ah, you know, it creates anxiety after, you know, it's hard to actually get everything that a person's considered supposed to do in today's society. And, you know, sometimes we got it. We gotta take the moment and actually reach out to our neighbors and it will be like a what do you need for a boost this week? Like Like we're really fortunate to have the guy that was below us. Yes, you know, he he looks out for everybody in this whole ability.
Everybody on the
block, he goes out of his way for like, he's he's aren't disabilities kind of retired? Yeah, but
no means no holding back. Amazing. Oh, man, he's out there. When it snows, he'll shovel or driveway, whatever. The neighbors trying to wash my car sidewalks for half a block and you know he'll go to
his way. If he sees people need a little bit of assistance or advice and he'll take on the job himself and he will just get it done because he wants to, he wants to feel useful on you. Wants to, you know, utilize the skills. Still, he just doesn't just like, Oh, it's not my problem. No, Absolutely. Yeah, And And we need more people like that that will actually step outside their door and just be like, Hey, I'll do this for you because I know how to do it. And I'm
able to Yeah, absolutely, Absolutely. I mean he's even washed our cars. Man, tonight. Yeah, I I didn't even know what half time, Really. I washed your car, you know, and that's that's also
I mean, and that's that's a really amazing attitude that, you know, if everybody was willing just to go and do things just because they felt like doing it for other people, this world would be a better place. You know, it's not all movement making a dollar and getting what's mine and you know it. Za boat, you know, given take kind of situation.
Yeah, I think a lot of people can learn from them. And I mean, you know, he doesn't just power wash our driveway in sidewalk. He goes down the block and I know other people's. Yeah, he's
like, What? I'm doing this now. That's amazing. I'm gonna do what I see needs to be
dug. That's where air nowadays. I mean, when we were kids, yeah, it was all over the place. I mean, I remember bringing ah Longmore current across the city. Making money do underlines whatever. Bye.
Yeah, it's, you know, it's it's somewhat You're so much more likely these days to see someone ripping something off for destroying something that somebody trying to repair something air enhanced something. And that's that's a general attitude. I think everyone used to look at themselves and especially say, You know, like like what kind of person do do I want to be? Do I want to be a positive influence to my community and, you know, make a positive influence to the world? Or do I want to have a negative impact? Yeah, absolutely. And I don't think anybody actually really, honestly wants to sit there and be like, Yeah, I want to be I want to be the negative downer of society and, you know, it's
no, I don't believe we're just all feeling that are you know, I didn't know a I mean, you know, we're all human, you know, real fuel the same ways. But yeah, I don't know. I mean, like I said at the society and the way way we're being programs, you know? Do this, do this Run, run, go, go and just fend for yourself. Everybody's for that. Like how much
of it is our basic subliminal messages we get from, you know, basically what television Use it. They were ever like, you know, media, Like where we get our actual general thought process. Like, I I kind of look at the way that towel, like, you know, the rap game brainwashed a lot of the younger generation and, you know, really kind of brothel. Some, ah, you know, mega tive kind of, ah, emotions a lot of the time and didn't really have a good positive message. And, you know,
it's been, you know, changed. And current times there's been a little more of a change, but, you know, it's taken taking a little bit of a healing, I think in general, and I compare basically North American culture just from what I've seen from being over in Japan a lot. Oh, yeah. And you know, there there does seem to be a little bit of ah difference And, you know, people's openness and general positivity and, you know, outreaching to people. Kind of. It seems a little like I consider us sometimes a little more selfish. And I don't like to think about that. No, too much, you know, like I don't want to see myself as a selfish person.
No, no, no, no. I know no. How's it like so the environment fuels
different over there in Japan, you're open and I even felt different and lots of like the actual Ah, like the night life there. Hello. It's a lot different, Like you don't go into like a dark, gloomy, like, borrow rush strong. Everything's great lit up and night life's there. Go on, like really only wee hours in the morning like Tokyo and Oh, and then things shut down in the morning and they don't start it up until till later in the date. And it just seems like the city's a lot more self reliant kind of And I don't know, like, it's I haven't been there like AA lot Lot. I'm going kind of been through it a little bit like, you know, a week here a week there. Oh, yeah, but just the general, like just I get of it. There's like, you can go up and talk to anybody, And I guess they kind of get to like, you know, I'm a tourist out of town and kind of guy, you know? But people are usually is willing. Thio kind of try to communicate with you, pointing in the right direction. And, you know, though, the politeness smile noticeable on you know, it's a lot harder now, like, you know, a lot of people and and, like Donald Vancouver equate often you. You see tourist people kinda shy and walk
away, and some people stop and give directions. There's there's the aw gas there stairs, the rare few You bet. But, like, how many
people in in Vancouver here have gone another way to learn to speak? You know, Captain User, you know, or Japanese air really que no, like even Frank's like we're French Canadian. I'm even know hardly any people that speak French around me. And we live in a ah French like area here. It's, you know, I I found it totally different Japan, where I could go like in a lot of areas and even, even, well, side of like, Tokyo is open like a sock on stuff. And did you find it easy to find people that could actually communicate? Like I went there not knowing how to speak any job? Great. Yeah, and I never had a problem being able to get directions finding English maps. It was, you know, oh, and I guess a lot of it is They've they've tailored themselves toe, you know, have a big tourism industry. But you look how big Asian culture is an our West coast now. Oh, yes. And there is not a real push here for people to go out of their way and learn Chinese or job user, you know? Yeah, mate, make them feel like, you know, a comedy didn't at home here, and it's I find that just that just a different views, how it's, you know, it it seems different, like, you know, in a way, we kind of repel it over there. They embrace.
Yes. Yeah, and you know,
it's Ah, like like I'm open everything or eat. And it's just like I find it kind of, you know, bizarre. Why? Why, you know, the North American culture sometimes seems a little more like cut throat cold. Heard it. You know, they they don't seem to be is open. Yeah, but like I say, I haven't seen the bad sides of a lot of their places the world either. Like, I hear you know, we live in the bus place in the world and,
you know, I hear and and sometimes I question that I'm, like, you know, don't go. Yeah, like Like, are we already spoiled Because we live in such a good place, or what is it exactly? Yeah, it's maybe. I mean, I don't know, like, like, you know, like
like maybe maybe a lot of people need to go live in, like, a rougher area where there isn't as much and kind of see what the rest of the world's lake and then get appreciation of, you know, opportunities and the wealth that we actually have here.
Maybe, maybe, you know, just to get the idea and then feeling.
But I don't know, I think we should almost ah, wrap it up a little bit for the session. And you have a work week plan to hit.
Yeah. Yeah. No, no, no doubt. And hopefully we'll we got more coming. We don't more coming. So if the snow does hit her tonight, yeah, maybe maybe
our listeners will be lucky enough to build, you know? Yeah. Yeah. Get a few more, uh, discussions in from me. A
marker. Very true. Very true. My goodness. Yes. All right, guys. Until most Dan, flip Stephanie. Thanks for joining, man.
Yeah, I appreciate
it. And we, uh we shall be back. Stay tuned