Before I moved to Toronto, I existed in a largely homogenouus society. Sure, outliers existed...the odd vegan here and there, a few people who spoke a language other than the native English. Everyone I knew identified on the spectrum from Atheist to Christian, and I had never seen a Sikh a day in my life. Suddenly, three … Continue reading Culture Clash – 3 Things You Learn Living in a Multicultural Society
A telegram? It's 2017 - do those things still exist? I was watching Cool Runnings on Netflix (it's a gutsy, feel good tale about Jamaican Bob sledders who entered the 1988 Winter Olympics even though the island's average temperature is around 96° and they'd never seen snow before. It's good 😀. One of the characters got an "urgent" telegram … Continue reading VOIP-onomics: Did WiFi Kill the Telegram?
*This is a follow up to my recently published post Before you Pack, Jack: Things I wish I'd Known Before Moving to Another Country (Part 1). If you’ve already seen that piece, don’t worry, there is plenty of fresh content here.* Migrating to a new country is a life changing decision, but adequate preparation can … Continue reading Before you Pack, Jack: Things I wish I’d Known Before Moving to Another Country (Part 2)
*This is a two part post. Part one deals with the mental preparation needed to adjust to a new country and part two will explore some practical steps you can take to help make the transition* The Twitterverse got loud on March 6, 2017 as indignant fingers pounded keyboards and angrily tapped smartphone screens to voice their displeasure online. … Continue reading Before you Pack, Jack: Things I wish I’d Known Before Moving to Another Country (Part 1)
I grudging ate chicken back and I despised callaloo. Growing up, I longed for cornflakes (a rare treat - barrel come, oh!), bacon, eggs with waffles. I was well in my teens before I even tasted the latter, and I could barely mask my disappointment. Moments before I had gushed to my uptown classmate that it was … Continue reading Tin Mackerel & Curry – Locating your Tribe