Just a daily update.

Our friend's scooter we were borrowing. Its pretty swank, actually.

Our friend’s scooter we were borrowing. Its pretty swank, actually.

Last weekend we had 5 people staying over with us, it was a bit crowded but due to extreme hard work and cleaning on both my wife’s and myself’s part it was a success.

We can basically say that all the initial hoop jumping and set up stuff has been done now. I am currently in discussions with several schools regarding employment. I won’t jinx anything by talking too much about that. The downside of it is that most of the full time positions won’t start until August… so hopefully I can score some subbing and summer camp hours at one of these places.

I just got myself a shiny new scooter delivered. I will get some photos posted of us.

We visited a new downtown park nearby the Tiger City area of Taichung (just off HeNan road.) It is actually quite a pretty set up and is a pleasant escape from the house that is a short distance away. It reminds me of a mountain walk, but inside the city. Running streams and small ponds with catwalks and soaring bridges abound.


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View of the display building in Maple Park.

View of the display building in Maple Park.

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Photographic Recap of Dec- to beginning of Jan

Went through my wife’s computer the other day, she had put a lot of pics in her computer that were not on mine yet. Probably many people already saw these on her FB, but for my own gratification I will post them here. We have been keeping busy while I hoop-jumped and job-hunted. Mostly dog walking but a few visits with friends and family, too.


At Java Mama with Matt A/B.


1st Haircut with Auntie Margo!


Punk’d out Ariel


River Valley walk with Mark Huculak


Francois the drag queen poodle in cop gear. DISCIPLINE iz zee word? Oui?


Francois and Colby.


Ariel tries on one of Francois’ hats.


Keely’s 21st birthday.


Hangin’ out at the community center.


Mark and his clan cookin up some bannock at the community center.

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Welcome to my Blog.

The goal of this blog is to record my impressions of returning to Canada from being overseas for over a decade, hopefully more positive than negative.

Its good to be back in effect on WordPress. I am going to attempt to be better about blogging at this location.  This basically will be a personal journal/photo posting/ vid linking location this year in relation to living and working now that I have returned to Canada.

Big changes in my life since my last updates on this location. Back 1 year ago I became a dad while living and working in TW. Now I have crossed the ocean back to Canada and brought my family back with me. Currently we are working on rebooting my life and getting my feet back into Canadian society. Not the easiest of tasks, by any account.

I used to use WordPress before I got lazy while working as a textbook editor in Taiwan. I am switching back to here as it is a cleaner interface for me and it is easiest to control the content for me of what I want to see. Future pics from Canada and where ever fate sees fit to guide me will be posted here.

The pics below were taken today while trying out a new use for my boogieboard. It works surprisingly well for pulling my daughter around outside on the snow and ice. She seemed very happy about the whole thing. I am glad I can still use my boogieboard.

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We walked around in a woody area behind the Regency Estates area. There is a small playground there and a big field that has some paths that may be plowed every once in a while. Not a bad deal for being nearby my parents home! Worth a look if you live in the area, probably not worth a look if you are a traveler looking for interesting things to do. I will post some of those on this site later as I begin exploring around the Edmonton/ Alberta/ Western Canadian area.