Tuesday, 27 September 2011

The life of the immigrant

How can I be happy and sad at the same time?
Why are my sad tears rolling down my face while my eyes and heart are smiling?
How is it possible to be happy with what we have and still miss so much of what is far?
How can it be so painful and be so grateful at the same time?

This is my country now, it is my home; yet my family is not here.
My friends and their families are my family now; yet I need my parents here.
It's the same sun and the same moon, is my same God, is the same love.
 My heart is filled with love, but there will always be a void, you are not here.

Four years doesn't make it easier, and doesn't make it harder, its just more of me missing you. Your hugs, your kisses, your smell, your touch. I miss you with all my soul, and will always be like this.

Wish you were here.

Monday, 26 September 2011

One roof!!

Jesus Got Us Fallin' In Love
One roof  is the event that The Meeting House did this year to celebrate all God has accomplished in the community over 25 years. Given that The Meeting House is not a conventional church, this couldn't be a conventional event!

I love what they did with the event and the special touches all around. This video shows how church can be a good place and a fun place at the same time.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Konnichiwa!! (Japanese classes)

Yesterday I started classes at the JCCC (Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre) here in Toronto.

When I was in Venezuela I took one level of Japanese, but didn't go anymore because of timing issues and the teacher was all from "the man first" culture.

Here, I've only had one class and I'm having a blast! Is one day a week, hour and a half, for 10 classes, for $100, not bad! The only bad part is that it's only during spring and fall, so no winter or summer sessions... Still don't know if I'm going to find another place for that time yet, or just wait until spring, but we'll see :)

My class is 8 guys and 5 girls, and everyone has interesting stories on why they are learning japanese; including 2 that are learning so they can comunicate with their parents in law xD

The other funny thing is how many languages we talk. I was talking to the girl sitting next to me, and the guy sitting next to her, and between the 3 of us, we know 5 languages and learning japanese now! Pretty fun :)

Monday, 19 September 2011

You want how many on a what?

Tim Hortons... Gotta love it :) There is a certain hate/love relationship between canadians and this place, some love it and some hate it. Seems to be the one place everyone has an opinion of!

I'm sure everyone has their own little stories about the place, but for me, the drive-thru has to be THE place to find the funniest or the most annoying ones LOL

We got one of our inside jokes from that place. Every single day my friend would go there (and he used to go every day), he would ask for 2 this, or 1 that, and the woman taking the order would go "How many?" in some type of accent. It became the phrase to say among us, "how many?" and we would all laugh about it.

A few weeks ago I went and ask for a breakfast sandwich on a biscuit, but I pronounced it really really funny, and it has been such a joke that I don't want to pronounce it right anymore. So the girl at the drive-thru kinda laughs but still understands what I want without problem.

Yesterday we go again, and this time I'm not driving, so my "nomnom" (who is driving) decides to try to ask for my biscuit the same funny way I do (he is canadian btw) "can I have 2 sausage breakfast sandwich on a biscuit please" and inmediately the woman at the drive-thru goes "on a what?!" hahahahaha

Seems like I'm the only one able to pull that one off :) Now my other friends are going to try the same, see who else can make them laugh, take it seriously or make them say "you want how many on a what?!"