Canada Day in Toronto

My day started at 5:00 am with the freakishly loud clanging of Julie’s alarm clock. You know how people usually wake up with their eyes all a flutter? Well mine shot right open. I didn’t mind though, because I did not want to miss my flight. So mum, dad, and Julie escorted me to the airport… it was bittersweet. A big part of me wanted to be a little girl again holding tightly onto my dad’s hand as we made our way through the hustle and bustle of the airport. You see, today was my first time on the airplane by myself. I think I’ve become way too dependent on my parents, but it’s a nice feeling you know? Just not having to worry about where to go or what to do – it’s all taken care of. But I guess we all have to learn to become independent sooner or later.

The first thing that caught my eye when I reached my seat on the plane was a chewed up piece of gum on the seat belt. I know right?? Who in their right minds would stick their gum on the seat belt?! So gross. Anyway, as any normal person with only 3 hours of sleep would do, I slept for 2/3 of the plane ride. There was a very sweet little girl in the seat closest to mine and we talked about how the earphones (provided by Air Canada) do not work.

I finally arrived in Toronto (with the sketchiest landing I have ever experienced) and proceeded to the baggage claim with no problems. Did you know that you have to pay for the trolleys here in Toronto? I tried to pull one out but then I found out that I had to pay. So being the cheap university student that I am, I carried my luggage with the help of the good ‘ol biceps and triceps. Uncle Irvin, Auntie Carmen, and Carita were already at the gate waiting for me, so off we went to lunch at a very lovely Chinese restaurant.

At the house, I took a glorious nap because I was so exhausted. The rest of the evening was very relaxed which included gardening, dinner, walking Cypress (and seeing colourful fireworks), and youtubing random videos with Carita =) Who would have thought a cow caesarean could be so interesting!

Happy Canada Day everybody!

PS: I’ll be in Toronto for about 6 days with my relatives. So hang tight, the Quebec program doesn’t start until July 6th ;)


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