Tag Archives: Toronto

Champions Day

Today was the Raptor’s celebration parade. I couldn’t go, but that didn’t stop me from getting a taste of what was happening. My bus seemed more crowded than usual. I didn’t really put two and two together until I realized, … Continue reading

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Free Beer

I was walking toward the subway station when I spotted some young campaign women on the corner handing out something. Owing to ongoing construction and a reduction in public space thanks to additions to the building, this has been a … Continue reading

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We the North

The TV is all about the Raptors today. Basketball fever has well and truly taken hold of Toronto, and likely Canada.  Tonight the Raptor have a chance at the championship. I am not a huge basketball fan, but I have … Continue reading

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Teacher, What Does Jeeping Mean?

There are two candidates for the Perfect Moment….or maybe two completely different Perfect Moments. Maybe I am too tired to pick the right one. The first is the picture I have included above. I found it on one of my … Continue reading

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Restful

Some weekends are jam packed. I am constantly on the move and there are so many things to do.  Those are great weekends.  The only problem is that you finish them and you’re in need another weekend to recover from … Continue reading

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Disappointment

Let’s just get it out of the way right from the beginning. There is no Perfect Moment today.  Of course there is one, but it just cannot rise out of the gloom that my feelings are trapped in.  Am I … Continue reading

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Attempting to Save my Afternoon

I really hoped that Today’s Perfect Moment would be the Toronto Maple Leafs advancing to the next round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. I even took pictures to that effect.  Sadly, it will have to wait until Tuesday. If that … Continue reading

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Friends

I last wrote this blog five days ago. This might be the longest I have gone without a post since the start of the blog.  Even when I was on vacation, I managed to blog every couple of days.  I … Continue reading

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What happened to Facebook?

As an ESL teacher, I am sometimes caught in a time warp. Of course, teaching people younger than I am is always going to expose a generation gap, but actually it is the textbooks that are a bigger culprit.  This … Continue reading

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An Encounter with Muji

Decades ago, when I lived in Japan, various satirical magazines often made fun of what we termed Japanese English or Janglish. These were translation mistakes or misuses of English (intentional or unintentional) that appeared everywhere. They could be boldly emblazoned … Continue reading

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