Monday, July 21, 2014

tony meets canada: notes from the first two days.

+ These photos are a pretty accurate representation of Tony's first few days in Canada. Tim Horton's, farmers' market, shopping, family, and food.

+ At the Toronto airport, we bought bottles of water. Tony said, "In China it's 2 kuai! Here it's 2 dollars!" (2 CNY = approx. 30 cents)

+ I think Tony might feel a little cheated when it comes to the Canadian sky: When we landed in Fredericton, he immediately said, "Where are the stars? I can't see the stars!" and when we woke up the next morning, he said, "The sky's not so blue" and when I didn't reply, he said, "Well is it? Is it?"

+ But. When we landed in Fredericton, we both remarked that we could smell trees! Glorious glorious trees!

+ At Target and the mall in Fredericton, he said, "There's not so many people here!" I think at one point, he also asked, "Where are all the people?"

+ The first time in a car here, he asked, "Do I have to buckle up?" (In China, no one does.)

+ Things with family are going well so far. Everyone likes Tony (of course), and even my dad got along with him!

+ Tony brought snacks for everyone to try: chicken feet, tofu, cucumber chips, seaweed chips. Everyone has liked the chips, and my dad loved the chicken feet!

+ We went for ice cream last night with Nan and Dan. He ordered a small chocolate mint fudge and when I gave it to him, he said, "Wow!" "Welcome to Canada," I said.

+ Besides ice cream and Tim Hortons, other "things of note" he's eaten include samosas from the market, Dixie Lee, and beet greens.

The plan for this week: a doctor's appointment and renewing my license, photo session with Kandise Brown, Snooty Fox (!!!) with friends, Saint John to visit family, and then PEI with Melissa! Woot woot!


  1. Can't wait to see you both! Sorry we won't get to spend much time with you as we leave for NY the next morning. I would have loved to have you both over for dinner.

  2. So much happiness! Can't wait to share some of it with you soon! xo


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