Tag: holiday

Another year behind us

I just wanted to take this time to wish everyone who reads this a happy holidays and a hope for all the best in 2010.

It has been another interesting year for me, moving to Bermuda once again, hopefully this time for a bit longer, but only time will tell that story. At the moment I am home in Nova Scotia with my family, which makes me happy. I only get to see them once or twice a year, so I definitely enjoy these times.

I suspect that 2010 will be a busy one for myself, but enjoyable none-the-less.

December 26, 2009

Happy Hallowe'en 2009

Well it was a slow Hallowe’en at our place in Bermuda, no one arrived at the door looking for candy. That just means more candy for me. I did even dress up for it.

October 31, 2009

A week of two brothers

It was a hot, tiring week, but like all good things, it too had to come to an end. The week in question was this past week when two of my brothers, Adam and Peter, joined me in Bermuda for some fun in the sun.

The trip which was planned as a way to make sure all of my family has had a chance to visit this small island which I now call home. It also doubled as a graduation present for Adam who will be walking across the stage to receive his degree in a couple of weeks. They grow up so fast. I’m still coping with the thought of living a “real” life myself. Although sometimes living in Bermuda can make it feel a little fantastic.

As for the week, I rented scooters for my brothers and we cruised around the island playing the role of tourist. Beaches, forts, lighthouses and various other sites and activities were mingled amongst naps, BBQs, and evenings relaxing at home. It was low key, but at the same time high energy, at least if you consider heat to be energy. :)

There are photos and video of the week, and I’m hoping to have had a chance to go through them before too long, while it is still fresh, and share some of the memories with others.

UPDATE: I made a video of the week: Bate Boys Bermuda Bash

May 9, 2009

Snowing in Edmonton

While it had been forecast for the weekend, it had held off until now. It is currently snowing—and accumulating—in Edmonton.

After our initial east coast admirations of it, cameras were grabbed and photos taken. Then I realized that this might be the only snow I see until I head home for Christmas, and even then there is no guarentee, what with the unpredictable snow patterns of the last few years.

Hopefully the snow won’t affect me getting to the airport and in turn my flight from departing back to Vancouver.

I bid you all wintery greetings.

November 10, 2008

At the rodeo

I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to or want to say this in the future, but I’m a the rodeo. The Canadian Finals Rodeo to be exact. I really don’t know what to expect—bull-riding, steer wrestling I guess. Some sort of roping stuff. Should be interesting. Unfortunately they don’t allow the use of “detachable lens cameras”, but I’ll try to grab a couple shots anyway. There are a lot of cowboy hats and boots in here. :)

November 7, 2008

Christmas vacation

Every year for my whole life, I have spent Christmas at home with my family. In the past six or seven years that would mean coming home during "Christmas break" at school. School wasn't always in the same spot, but I always had some time to make it back home. This, however, is my first year that I have to take actual vacation time off work to make the trip home. It would be easier of course if I weren't in a different country, but I am.

I was recently speaking with one of my colleagues at work who is originally from Singapore. He was asking me about my Christmas traditions, at least in regards to how I valued them in my life and whether I always spend Christmas with my family. I told him that yes, it was a very important time for me to spend at home with my family, and that it would take some sort of natural disaster to keep me from being at home at least for a couple days around Christmas. For him, he feels the same way about Chinese New Year. Which makes sense to me now because I knew that he had two weeks booked off from the 1st to the 15th of February.

And so, tomorrow I will be flying home, back to Canada to spend a week or so with my family. Now all I have to do is mentally and/or physically prepare for the drastic change in temperature that accompanies that flight.

Happy holidays everyone!

December 22, 2007


Bermuda: 15°C
Halifax: 0.3°C

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