Monthly Archives: October 2010

Differences at the Grocery Store

Now I know I’ve written about the joys of my local Chinese supermarket, Tone Tai, but unfortunately, I also have to shop at a “regular” Canadian supermarket in order to purchase everything I need for our household and some of … Continue reading

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Black Squirrels!

This one was a little gift from God. Up here they have regular gray squirrels, like this one:And, they have black squirrels, like these guys here!! I haven’t seen black squirrels since my days up at Stanford! We joked that … Continue reading

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More “What they say/What they mean…”

Thought about it and came up with a few more terms and phrases that are different here in Canada: hydro = electricity When we were looking for apartments, some were listed as “hydro included.” Thank God we had a Canadian … Continue reading

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What they say/What they mean

There are several words and phrases that they use differently up here.  Here are a few that I’ve come across. Washroom = Bathroom My favorite encounter with this was when a young girl noticed that my dog had to pee. … Continue reading

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Honest Eds!

This isn’t really a difference between So Cal and Toronto, per se.  It’s more like a strange thing I found in Toronto that is a wonder all to itself.  On the corner of Bloor and Bathhurst, is the famous Honest … Continue reading

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