I am Canadian!

Spring Migration of Tundra Swans

I don’t enjoy hock­ey, don’t skate or ski, but I like snow in the win­ter­time (the more the bet­ter, with strong empha­sis on ‘in the win­ter­time’).

I find the win­ter land­scape beau­ti­ful.

I’ve been out and about with a cam­era when the tem­per­a­ture is under -10°C sim­ply because I felt like it.

I’ve been to Win­nipeg in win­ter where I walked the frozen Red Riv­er and cel­e­brat­ed Louis Riel Day with the locals at Le Fes­ti­val du Voyageur.

I’ve had ice-cream crav­ings in win­ter.

I’ve seen the North­ern Lights.

I’ve been to 8 out of 10 Cana­di­an provinces (soon to be 9 out of 10).

I’ve been to all 4 of the Great Lakes in Cana­da (I’d go to all 5 Great Lakes but Lake Michi­gan just isn’t part of Cana­da).

I’ve been to the icon­ic Spir­it Island (which turns out to be not much of an island).

I’ve been to Tofi­no and gone whale-watch­ing.

I’ve seen a rain­bow by the Rain­bow Bridge in Nia­gara Falls.

I’ve tak­en the Cabot Trail.

I’ve had scal­lops in Dig­by, Nova Sco­tia (the so-called Scal­lop Cap­i­tal of the World).

I’ve had a lob­ster in Prince Edward Island.

I had Troy dri­ve me to Que­bec just to have pou­tine. In Que­bec.

I’ve shak­en hands and had pic­tures tak­en with Rick Mer­cer.

I’ve no prob­lem with gay mar­riage.
I embrace free-think­ing.

I am Cana­di­an!

(I gave up my Indone­sian cit­i­zen­ship and took an oath to become a Cana­di­an cit­i­zen on March 30, 2011.)

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  1. I love this list! Jeal­ous of your food­ie des­ti­na­tions too. I didn’t know you gave up your Indone­sian cit­i­zen­ship — that’s com­mit­ment (he must be worth it! ;)). So glad you came and stayed — Glad that my Cana­da includes Fir­da!

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