How to become a Dublin “local” in under a week.

It's official. I am a Dublin local. How, you ask? I am renting a flat, I have a job, I have a phone, I walk when the light is red, and I've ventured away from Temple Bar and Grafton Street. Here's how I settled into Dublin in five days: Step 1: Mobile phone Before you…

You never know when a stranger will change your life

wait·ing/ˈwātiNG/ Noun: The action of staying where one is or delaying action until a particular time or until something else happens. "Waiting" is a word that I have become very familiar with this year. I returned to Canada in February with the intention of "waiting" for three months for my new visa to be approved…

There’s someone for everyone

I've been experiencing some strange encounters lately. I don't like to say that people are "strange", but it is the best word to describe the humans I've been coming in contact with. Strange |strānj| adjective 1 unusual or surprising in a way that is unsettling or hard to understand : children have some strange ideas…

The differences between Australia and Canada, part two: climate

The most obvious difference between Australia and Canada is the climate. Australia is hot, shark infested, and full of palm trees and deserts. Canada is cold, beaver infested, and full of maples and snow. Being on opposite ends of the Earth, seasons are at opposite times. It’s summer in Canada right now while it’s “winter”…