Sunday, 2 August 2009

Celebrating the Anniversary of a Year Gone By...




Oh my gosh! In exactly a week from today, I will have been in Canada for a year...Yeah, you heard it right...A year!


My summer classes are coming to an end in a week, and as much as I look forward to it being over because I want a break, I know that every week that passes is one step closer to the cold returning. Summer is just perfect, because although hot, it's not as hot as Malaysia!


One of my professors, Dr. Liana Brown, treated us (her lab members) to lunch just before the weekend. It was nice meeting the other people in the lab. As much as I am looking forward to break, I know I will miss the labs for some peculiar reason, lol. And because this world is just sooo small ;), it turns out one of the lab members, Davood, happens to have studied in Malaysia for a couple of years (and he gives the thumbs-up for Malaysian food!)!




Clockwise from left: Davood, Andrew, Meaghan, Dr. Liana Brown and me...




Up close!




Sigh...As much as I miss family, home (my doggies, bed and Scooby-Doo pillow!), friends and food, I must say I am happy here--it's just a different world altogether...Thank heavens for that, otherwise I will be very miserable throughout the year!

Canada is really beautiful (except when they have garbage strikes!), and here's just a few snapshots to take you through the different seasons. Who will believe it's the same country?!?





Spring! In the park...




Summer! Otonabee houses the Psychology Department...




Autumn! Gorgeous view, ain't it? It's the West Bank of the university...




Winter! Brrrr...Canadian winters are brutal! The building in front of you is Otonabee, the same building shown in the Summer picture...




Wow, four seasons captured in picture...

In the meantime, my exams are this week, so I'll disappear for a while. After that, it will be a short break before I return to another 8 months of full-time study (whoa, talk about testing my stamina)...Thankfully, my courses next year sound interesting enough. Heck, one of them is the study and analysis of dreams (Let's see if I can lucid dream... ;))!


And I'm looking forward to Mother-Goose and puppeting again, that's for sure!





13 comments:

Jo-D said...

Hi Daphne, wow time flies! It's been some time since I came on your blog. Have been busy with work. Glad to see you having fun in Canada. It IS VERY BEAUTIFUL your picture shows! And Icannot believe professors take their students out!

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Daphne, Holy Smoke! You 1 year here already.
So happy to read you have settled down well.
You just study hard and exceed yours and everyone's expectations. You can do it.

I am quite busy as a friend and family arrived here 2 weeks ago to start a new life here.
Then last week a niece and family arrived too, start new life here.
In Feb another niece arriving with her family.

Thus I am very busy helping everyone settle down.
You keep well and enjoy the Summer. Best regards, Lee.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Daph, it's been 1 year already? My oh my... I remember when you left Malaysia, it was just like yesterday!

It's good to know that life is great for you even without your family and friends (and your scooby-doo pillow!) Enjoy it while you can coz you know you'll cherish these moments especially when you're at my age.

Take care dear :)

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david santos said...

Hello Daphne!
Have a very beautiful and happy celebration Anniversary of a Year!
HAPPY, HAPPY AND HAPPY!!!!
BY

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Jo-D,

Hey! Long time no see! Yeah lor, time flies ler. Very soon another year will fly and it will be time for me to come home...

Yes, Canada is beautiful, lucky me. And yes, profs take their students out. Lol. It's a small uni ma...

Daphne Ling said...

Hello Uncle Lee,

Wah, I'm not the only busy one by the looks of it.

Come to see it, your whole family coming here ar? Aiyo! You're gonna be busy for quite a while! Hehe...

Well, don't worry. I will be busy for a while samore, don't you worry. I have my third year all filled up! Class...Class...Class...;)

Daphne Ling said...

To the three comment-deleted people,

This blog will not tolerate people who want a free-ride on the politics-boat.

Please go somewhere else. You're not welcome here.

Cheers.

Daphne Ling said...

HI Mr. Santos,

Thanks a lot! Your comment is much appreciated...=)

Nightwing said...

Good stuff. Wow...one year already. It seems like...u were just getting ur letter, do some checklist, meet up bloggers...even had time to meet up with Tun....and now here u r...

Going to be senior in Uni the next semester...:)

the Razzler said...

Dear Daphne..

Time sure flies... :) I just know that you will do well in whatever you do! Take care..