I arrived back in Canada a little less than a week ago.
- Had Tim Hortons
- visited Home Depot
- experienced a thunderstorm
- eaten corn on the cob, and pecan pie
- Had Canadian Beer ( something with taste)
- had Pizza with real cheese and crust
The only things on my “list” that I haven’t done is had a piece of Cherry Pie, Butter Tarts and “real” chinese food.
Waterloo ( city I am staying in) is very clean, green and friendly, but it does have the same urban sprawl that most cities in North America have… you have to drive almost everywhere. I am concerned about my weight..food in vs. exercise. It was so easy to burn calories in Ecuador when I had to walk everywhere.
Television and the media is worse than I remeber, all about fear hate and war, and selling unneeded stuff.
I am going to be here for a while I think.
It is strange to walk into a store and not be different… I am surrounded by people who look like me, and talk like me… I am not the stranger or foreigner in the crowd. Having been the “different” one both in Japan and then Ecuador the anonymity is something I will need to get used to.
I have been working on getting myself set-up to teach online. I am close to working with two different companies, one which deals mostly with China and Taiwan, the other which deals mostly with Japan. Once I have confirmed these arrangements I will publish details. I have set up a little teaching “studio” so I can spend the time needed online without disrupting the day to day life of my parents.
Next week I will make my first trip into Toronto to visit friends. This is a difficult time of the year to make arrangements, since so many people in Ontario take holidays in August.