Posts Tagged "canada"

My first fishing trip

Posted by on 8 Jul, 2012 in Canada | 1 comment

Learning to fish

Learning to fish

On Saturday, I went to the lovely lakeside village of Chambly, Quebec, with my friend Andrei and his wife Gabi, and for the first time in my life I tried my hand at fishing. I’m not sure why I’ve never tried it, but I really took to it.. It’s relaxing, exciting, and downright enjoyable. I will definitely be doing it again!

I’ve written a few words to try and capture my experience:


Eager; I’m going fishing!
Overwhelmed; This rod seems complicated.
Relieved; Casting is easier than I thought.
Confused; Too much line, tangles, aargh.
Determined; I can figure this out.
Unafraid; It’s starting to make sense.
Surprised; A tug on the line…

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The English des Québécois

Posted by on 21 Apr, 2012 in Canada | 81 comments

Next Cash Please

Since I moved here three years ago, I’ve been intrigued to listen to the way Montréalers speak. I’ve previously written about my experiences living in a bilingual city, and the bizarre experience of conversations switching back and forth between languages effortlessly.

As a settled Montrealer, having grown in confidence and ability with my French, I find myself doing it too, especially since I started my current job – where the staff are mostly francophones but the business is mostly in English. Most of my daily conversations involve a hybrid of French and English to some degree.

But what I find quite unique is the experience of being in a linguistic minority.

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Ten things I miss about Montreal

Posted by on 11 Jan, 2012 in Canada, Lifenotes | 1 comment

My strange start to 2012 has given me plenty of perspective on my life, as well as helping me to learn what’s important in my life, it’s also helping me to figure out what things I value. Which brings me to this, ten things I miss about Montreal, in descending order of importance:

  1. Movie night and all my movie night friends
  2. The Writers’ Bloc writers group where i get my fortnightly writer’s kick.
  3. Working face to face with my coworkers
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Fascinating video montage of Montreal in the 60’s

Posted by on 2 Mar, 2011 in My Stream | 0 comments

This is really interesting for Montreal residents such as myself. A glimpse of what the city used to look like.
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If boiling water freezes in mid-air, does that mean it’s a cold day?

Posted by on 23 Jan, 2011 in Video Creations | 0 comments

I recorded this video today with my new Panasonic HDC-TM60 camcorder and edited it with iMovie.



This was picked up by the Montreal Gazette, they came and photographed me and recorded some new video footage which they put on their website here. I was even featured on their front page!


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