Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

I recently found my Diana Mini toy camera sitting in a drawer with a roll of film which had been in there since Canada last year. I shot the last roll all in square format, so this time I decided to try the half-frame option which crams two exposures onto every frame. (more…)

Niagara: what better way to spend our last full day au Canada? (more…)

Pug Life

Posted: August 11, 2011 in Photography
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The Running of the Pugs, Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto. I still can’t believe this is a thing. (more…)

Strange Play

Posted: August 9, 2011 in Photography
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Market’s, clubbing, amnesia. All in a day’s werk. (more…)

Though its proximity to Toronto on a map was a tad deceptive when one Canadian province is about five times the size of my entire country, I managed to squeeze in a visit to Ottawa (and the lovely lady above) while I was there. (more…)

O Canada

Posted: August 7, 2011 in Photography
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To recap: back in May, Lindsay tweeted a photo of herself and Yurie at the airport in Toronto, sending me into a frothing apoplexy of envy. That same morning, however, I received a much-needed cash transfusion courtesy of the Japanese government, which I naturally took as a cosmic sign to go join them. Chris was also able to take some time out his nonexistent schedule to fly up from Georgia, and so Akita, Japan’s proposed takeover of Ontario, Canada was complete. (more…)

The best/most ridiculous thing I saw in Canada: the “Running of the Pugs” at Trinity Bellwoods Park. It’s an annual event, organised by Toronto’s Pugalug Pug Rescue.

Oh! …Canada?!

Posted: May 24, 2011 in Photography
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Typing these entries has just became exponentially easier with the arrival of my replacement laptop keys! \o/ Finally, I’m free of the cat-related mishap that destroyed my vowels and caps lock. And speaking of matters feline: we recently visited our kitten-to-be again! His eyes are open and he’s walking…albeit unsteadily. (He’s also the one on the right of the photo above, being decidedly more camera shy than his sister.) July 20th really can’t come soon enough.

Prior to that, however, I’ve stumbled across flights to Canada for less than the price of my coffee table. And booked them. Aaaand I’m leaving exactly one week today. 2G REUNION IN TO! …provided this god-forsaken ash cloud doesn’t put a very Icelandic dampener on things. Chris is also flying up from Georgia to meet us, and with Yurie presently doing a homestay there, it promises to be a thoroughly Akita-n get-together. It was Yurie’s arrival, in fact, that catalysed the entire thing. That same morning, my very happy bank balance informed me that I’d just became a pensioner – arigatou, Japan, for the early retirement! (^‿^)v – and naturally I took the appearance of my Japension money within mere hours of Yurie touching down at the airport as a cosmic sign to join her. (more…)