The Power of (S)NOW!

You know when you wake up and you glance out the window groggily as you make your way through your morning routine?  You’re barely half awake, yet you subconsciously need to confirm what the weather looks like before you start your…

…and then, BOOM!  White everywhere!  Welcome to beautiful Canadian winter, baby! It’s here!

Yes, yes, I know, it’s cold and your boots are heavy and it’s hard to hold anything when you’re wearing those goofy gloves. But man, is it beautiful, and clean and fresh and exciting…admit it.  You love snow. I know you do.

I like winter because it’s such a dramatic and refreshing change from the rest of the year.  A dramatic weather change like this helps you to remember where you are, and what you were doing when it happened. Also, I love winter because it brings people together, indoors, playing games and swapping stories (or apps) to help stay warm and cozy. That’s the power of snow.

For those of you experiencing this gorgeous Canadian precipitation, breathe it in and enjoy.  These are the memories that living in a foreign country are made of.  Stay warm and take lots of pictures, my friends!  I guarantee your friends back home won’t believe it.

Why do you love winter?  Leave a comment below and let us know!

Your Friendly Canadians

Ah, Canadians!  Don’t you just love them?

If Canadians were animals, countries would fight over who could keep them in their zoos, like panda bears.

If Canadians were food, there’d be a line up outside their restaurant a million blocks long, like that soup place on Seinfeld.

If Canadians were a natural disaster…wait.  Hang on.  Canadians would never be a natural disaster.  Scratch that.

If Canadians were a gadget, they’d be a limited edition and we’d have to keep them in our pockets for fear of losing them, like Google Glass.

If Canadians were fashion, you’d have to wear sunglasses to protect yourself from its awesomeness, like something out of Bjork’s wardrobe.

Why do we love Canadians?  Because they’re friendly, of course!

Canadians will open the door for you even when you are hundreds of meters behind!

They’ll apologize when you bump into them in public, when clearly it was your fault!

Sometimes Canadians will give you the ‘thanks’ and ‘sorry’ combination.  For example, when paying for a taxi but taking too long to leave the cab!

They’ll talk to you (often about the weather) and they’ll actually listen and care what you have to say!

Canadians make eye contact and ask, “How are you?”, and mean it!

Canadians like to wave on traffic at stop lights…from their cars!

They shovel the snow off each other’s driveways in the winter.

They’ll even pay for your coffee if you forget your wallet at Tim Hortons.  (Well, not always, but it’s happened to me before, so, there’s that.)

From shopkeepers to policemen to teachers, Canadians are some of the friendliest people in the world.  If you have chosen to come to Canada, you’ve chosen wisely.

P.S. Sorry that this post was so long.  And thanks for reading it.  Sorry.  Thanks. 🙂