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About iammonicasue

I'm just gal who was born and raised in So Cal, who has lived my whole life in California... until now. I moved to Toronto in August 2010 and this is my blog about the differences I'm discovering between the home I came from and the home I'm getting to know.

Canada Day, eh?

It’s a holiday weekend! So what are you doing with your Friday off? You don’t get Friday off? Of course you don’t, you’re probably in America where you celebrate Independence Day on Monday, July 4. Here in Canada, the holiday … Continue reading

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Sorry! (FYI – that’s pronounced “soar-y”)

Americans have a tendency to think that Canadians are culturally quite similar. I think there is some truth to that idea; Canadians are probably closer culturally to Americans than almost any other country. But Canada is indeed a separate, sovereign … Continue reading

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Party Hardy!

A few weeks ago, Canada had a national election. They’re on the parliamentary system here, like in England, and a vote of “no confidence” by the Members of Parliament (MPs) regarding the ruling Conservative party meant that it was time … Continue reading

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Eager for the Sun

It’s finally spring here in Toronto! Having never really experienced four different seasons before, I was looking forward to the spring as I had heard that it was a lovely time of year. But back in March when the spring … Continue reading

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Yes, Please, and Thank You, Ma’am.

One of the things that my husband and I continue to be impressed by up here in Toronto is the children we meet. No matter how old they are, they tend to be very well-behaved. That’s not to say that … Continue reading

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Back to Musing

It’s weird that the last time I posted on this blog was in January – almost four months ago. I began this blog as a kind of therapeutic aid, really. I had never lived in another country before, and writing … Continue reading

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Mix and Match – What does it mean?

Hey you guys!  Up for a little quiz? Just mix and match the terms below with their meaning!  I’ll give you the answers at the end.  (Hint: Remember to think like someone who lives in Toronto.) 1. 416er     … Continue reading

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