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The promised blog entry about my first week in Canuck-land!!! :D YAYNESS!!

Posted Jul 18th, 2005 at 12:46 AM by crazillo
Hey guys,
let's pray that nothing will happen this time. *knockswood* And DADYO should be happy now.
I have a thread called "Leaving for Canada tommorow", but will sum up my week and also thoughts here.
When I came here last Sunday it took decades until I could check in for my first fly to London because of the recent attacks. It really was that bad.... Everywhere police-officers and securtiy checks - horrible that some people try to kill others.
After arriving late in Montreal, the first week was a bit boring to be honest. Boring because of two reasons.
Reason No. 1: HUMIDITY and TEMPERATURES!!! It was like 33 every day and with the high percentage of humidity it was more like 40 degrees, many forests are even burning here!
I haven't done too much because of that.
Reasons No. 2: I miss a special girl... Read further (just wanna keep you interested ).

So, in the first few days we (we are my father, me and my dad's girlfriend who is a Bulgarian native) only slept as much as possible, ate and went to the shopping centre. In the evening I once went out to a disco on my own and some even asked me who I were and what I'd do here alone and I invented a nice story.... I am from Nebraska, you know. Hopefully those guys are not memebers here. But none liked tennis I think.

Then we went to downtown one day. Americans might think the skyline here is just small, but for an European living in a city with around 300,000 inhabitants (not counting the area around) it is a huge thing everytime. I bought a nice GIN TONIC shirt (my favourite brand, also because you can hide certain alcohol preferences SO well ). In the evening we had a drink in Crescent Street, which is like THE street in Montreal to go out. But the lady in that bar was soooo stupid. We wanted a Campari O, a Bacardi Coke and a "normal" Coke. She said whaaaaaaaat?? I din't know this. We only have softdrinks and coffee etc. Then we thought Aha, OK, let's take two ice-cappuchino then. Later we discovered Martini, Campari, Batdida de Coco, Bacardi etc. at the bar and asked her again (after she brought my father a cappuchino instead of a Coke) and she said ohhhh, you mean those tiny drinks?? I am soooooo sorry.. She even dared to ask if we want one now. We just said bring us the bill. I think this lady was on drugs and smoked and did never hear from alcohol... Well, we paid and she said I'm sooooooo sorry again. We just had our alcohol somewhere else and then went around at the river....

I find very funny that my father, Irina (the girlfriend) and me communicate in three languages. I speak German, English, a bit of French and Dutch and can translate Latin; my dad speaks Bulgarian, Englisch, French, German, Czech, Italian, Greek, Russian and can translate Latin (WOW!) and Irinia can speak Bulgarian, Russian and broken English. So we always have a mix of Bulgarian, german and English. I really need to study Bulgarian since 50% of my family is from there and we even had the president once so it is definitely a must-learn lanugage - but not this time yet.

I also played tennis on Saturday with JP ("Bree VanDeKamp" and it was as much fun as last year, although it was between all those Chinese again. ;lol: Not that I don't like them, but I had to laugh all the time when I heard them speaking. Later a guy around 30 played with his grandfather or so and it looked very funny, but my picks with the cellphone-cam were too tiny. I have to keep the score secret which I had vs. JP.
Later that day I met my sis and her two children (so I am unlce ) for the first time in a year (because my sis has to work all week) and it was very nice and reminded me of the need to study Bulgarian again. We had quite an insightful talk later when we went to her place and I definitely look forward to see her more in the next time. My niece Valeria (who is 11 and yet so cute) will come on Monday evening for two days. She's also got a baby called Sophia and she is 2 and curious as hell - fucking cute.
Well, today I didn't do too much. I started to learn a bit of Bulgarian and started to do more weightlifting (which was really cool) and we had a nice dinner in the evening. In the afternoon I also called a friend in Germany and we had a nice one hour-talk. I miss my friends there. You know, I haven't had many in the last time and they are so nice and I feel welcome and 100%-ly accepted for one of the first times now. I know someone who reads here who can understand that pretty well...

Which brings me to my last point (some might think FINALLY!). Before I left to Canada one/two of my friends and me and three nice girls we met at a tennisclub-party (or say we got to know them better) had much fun together. On Friday we had something like a "Goodbye-Sascha-Evening" and had muuuuch fun together (won't go into details). One of the girls and me (I talked a bit about her in my second latest blog) really liked each other and some other girl said to one of my bud's how cute we look together and I must admit I fall a bit in love. She made a funny chicken-imitation for my cellphone and I have a pic and I'm watching this like all day. Last year it was the same situation with a girl, but even though we were a couple after it, I don't want to repeat history itself completely (which would mean to lose all my friends again ). But I think this time it is different. That was the reason why I said in the beginning read further. Now you know everything and I kept you interested. You see, the upcoming journalist is practising really hard here.
I hope you enjoyed this and will inform you again.

Cheers, Sascha
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