Category Archives: Canada

Canada

Amid all the controversy of celebrating colonialism, though the birthday for that would be much more than 150 years, I feel that I need to write something about this day.   I don’t really need to commemorate anything.  Instead of celebrating … Continue reading

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Direct from Switzerland

As a teacher in a private English school, in no way associated with a school board or university, it is okay to receive gifts from students. What I mean is, these gifts are not meant to influence student placement, acceptance, … Continue reading

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A New Canadian is Created

Today’s Perfect Moment was an easy one.  Please take a moment to read this very simple tale. Today, over plenty of drinks and bawdy talk spurred by a strange internet quiz, we celebrated a new Canadian. When someone mused that … Continue reading

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Getting Ready Pho My Trip

I have only ever had to apply for a visa once before a trip. In actual fact, that wasn’t a vacation but rather the start of my working time in Japan.  Since then, I have always gotten a visa at … Continue reading

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Let’s Here it for the Underdogs!

Another year and another Grey Cup final.  Say what you want, but Canadian football is entertaining.  This year was no exception as overtime was needed to decide a winner. What makes this another of Today’s Perfect Moments is that I … Continue reading

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