It is amazing what less than 24 hours can do to your surroundings. Yesterday, I was walking down the street without snow and now everything is white. Snow, snow, and snow everywhere!
Some may see this as a significant sign that there's no turning back to our glorious days without snow. Sun and fun all around. We are full steam ahead into deep winter for the next 4 months.
As a first time initiate to the magical white phenomenon. I am baffled by its cold and slippery properties. Midnight, I examined its crystalline structure up close. I wondered if I could chill drinks out my window seal. Surely, I'm not the first one to think of this. It's like my personal giant refrigerator. But most curiously, I wanted to write my name with my pee on the snow. One for the bucket list!
The morning, experiencing for the first time what snow is, I ignored the cold. I couldn't contain my excited self and explore the surroundings. I brave out from my apartment stairs, then I slipped!. Humiliated, I blamed the snow and retreated back inside to my apartment.
Back at the safety of my apartment, I regaled my experiences to my ex-patriots (from Philippines) and quickly realize, the love and hate relationship they seemed to have. "I hate snow", is the resounding themed reply. Regardless, of their experiences, I was determined not to be discouraged. I was determined to experience it for myself and make my own opinion.
So, going to work, I will brave the cold and snow. I will explore my new found home, strong and free, the true country of the north. Welcome to Canada. Until, then wish me luck.
Do you have winter tips for me? Do I need $1000 parkas?
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