140 Days Until Canada

Sounds like a lot of days, but it’ll be incredibly short. It’s been five years since I’ve set foot in Canada. I wonder how foreign it’ll feel. But we’re not going to just visit, we’re going to live there.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the things I’ve missed. There’s actually a lot, though some more than others.

I miss Canadian forests. Japanese forests are more like rain forests and almost always green. At least around here. I want to see a birch forest again.

I miss driving in Canada. The roads are narrow and congested in Japan. I want Canada’s broad streets and easier to navigate cities and highways.

I miss certain foods, such as Old Dutch taco flavoured tortilla chips, pepperoni, New York Fries, Harvey’s, Panago, and KFC’s fries and gravy.

I miss hockey. Just can’t see it on TV in Japan.

I can’t wait to experience these things again.

If you have moved away (actually or hypothetically) from your home country, what would/do you miss?

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Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 22

It’s been a little while since the last group. This time, we have a lot of random pictures. There is no theme here.  However, there are some interesting ones.

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every few days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did. The poll comes after the photos.

Here are the photos.

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Heron

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Pedestrian bridge in front of Fujisawa station

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Leaf-like moth

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Bathroom at sunset

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Bridge, houses and a big tree

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Emergency button

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Odakyu ticket machines

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Street lined with green ginkgo trees

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Building construction

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Pink stairs

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And now the vote. Please vote for your favourite photos (ideally 3, but anywhere between 2 and 4):