Tuesday, 25 October 2011

You Never Know Where You Might Meet a Friend...

Yesterday, I followed the people I stay with to Costco (it's where you buy everything in bulk). As usual, I was looking for food.

Found some Ferrero Rocher for a good deal, so got some. And while I was wondering around aimlessly, I saw some coats on sale. Now, I needed a rain coat, and have had good experience with a winter jacket I found at Costco so I went to look. 

Incidentally, this lady who was totting her little baby in a carrier around her back was also looking at coats. We both liked the same coat and I tried mine and was on my merry way.

Then I realised this lady could not try on her coat because her infant was strapped to her.  I asked if she wanted someone to hold the little tyke and she was so surprised, her eyes nearly popped out.

But she accepted (oh, she did ME the favour--I've been dying to hold babies). So I had this super cute baby who's all of 5-months to play with for a while while mummy tried on the jacket. He just looked at me with this oogy-woogy eyes and kept smiling. Such lovely temperament!

Mummy and I got to talking and it turns out she came from Tanzania last year.

And before we parted ways, she gave me her phone number and told me to give her a call and I am welcome to come visit her.

Yes! Now I feel more like me...I made another friend...:)

Monday, 10 October 2011


I love Vancouver! Rain and all too, although it's nice to grumble about it...

I'm getting settled into my work (and love it!), I've gotten quite used to my new supervisor, made new friends, know my peers and colleagues, know my bus routes to my most frequented places, and have already popped my knee. Once I've hobbled in a place, I know I've settled in.

Everything seems perfect, but I feel like my life is somewhat empty.

Why? Because I have not done something for someone else...Favours don't count.

No volunteer work anywhere.

This is ridiculous...I feel like I'm going through withdrawal.