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So Much Happening!

I am not dead! But I feel like I’ve mostly disappeared from a lot of social media, though I do talk on Twitter and Facebook regularly. I have news, though. And this is something I’ve been hoping for since returning to Canada from Japan.

I won’t be mysterious about this. I’ve returned to teaching English! I taught English for 11 years in Japan, and now I’m starting again in Canada. The focus is on business people this time, and I’ll have to help develop a lot of the curriculum, so it’s going to be an interesting challenge.

Due to the hours of this job, I have less opportunity to record videos, unfortunately. And since I got a new car last month, my commute isn’t a one hour bus ride. Unfortunately, I get less time for reading, because I often read on my commute. I’ll figure out ways to get reading in, and I might do it during lunch breaks.

I still have so much I want to do: write, read, make videos. I’ll find the time for them all. And this blog, too. When I was living in Japan, this was my big project. This was my baby (other than my daughter). I devoted a lot of time on this blog, and there is absolutely no way I would let it die. While I’m settling into my new job, I’ll probably be busy with preparations, but once everything is routine, I’ll have time to get back to everything I enjoy doing. I know I’ve said I’d be back to blogging earlier this year, but I found I was getting tired and unmotivated about so many things. Now, I feel energy again. I’m definitely back, and soon!

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Four Months Until Canada

Time just keeps going by quickly. It’s only four months until we go to Canada. There’s a lot of work to do, but I’m also anticipating a lot of more exciting things.

There are things that will happen that I’ve never experienced before. First, a lot of my relatives will be meeting my daughter for the first time. My mom will get to see her for the first time in person. My dad will also see her for the first time. Another thing is that I’m going to have a car for the first time. I’m really looking forward to that.

There’s a lot of food I want to eat again:

  • Harvey’s burgers
  • Arby’s sandwiches
  • Cheese! Sure, there’s cheese in Japan, but it’s almost all processed.
  • Potato chip flavours including dill pickle, Miss Vickie’s salt and vinegar, jalapeno, and barbecue.
  • Green peas, which are so expensive in Japan.
  • Cheez Whiz
  • Nachos
  • Bacon that gets crispy when cooked

I’m also looking forward to joining the local fitness/sports centre, which also has a library. I want to go swimming and skating.

I will also finally be able to play SimCity 4 again, after I buy a new copy.

I’ll be able to watch all the Star Trek I want. And we’ll see movies occasionally.

Along with having a car, we’ll be able to take trips without having to deal with buses and trains, which can be difficult with a young child like we have.

It’ll also be nice to see the Rocky Mountains again.

There’s so much more to experience once again. It’ll also be great to see friends and family. Have I forgotten anything?