Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Great Retreat

Howdy-ho everybody....
Here I am back in sunny and colorful New Minas, Nova Scotia, home of my parents and my cat, and me, for the moment.
Well, only for a brief moment it seems... That's right, got back from "French boot camp" as it has come to be known, last Sunday, and I'm taking off again tomorrow for even sunnier and more colorful Victoria, British Columbia (on the west coast of Canada, as I unnecessarily explained to Nachi earlier today! "I know where BC is!!!")...
Being at French camp was good, but I definitely needed a break by the end, so it's good to be home relaxing now, and will also be nice to chill with my friend Maria for a while out in BC, which has the nicest weather in Canada...
After living in Quebec for about two months, I have to say that I really really liked the lifestyle and culture there... it's really different from the rest of Canada, and I'm really starting to like speaking French. I'm thinking about moving back to Trois Rivieres in September, possibly for a whole year of immersion... (that's if I don't move to India, right Nach?) Anyway, we'll see what happens. It's all up in the air right now...
But I'm sure you'd all be interested to know that I had a dream about being back in Mauritius last night... it was very strange. I saw Havish on the street, and then some of the other guys, and realized that a lot of things had changed since I left. I was cool with that, but I also wondered what I was doing back there, and felt strange about being there and not being at the uni anymore...
I think what prompted the whole dream was the fact that I had a major craving for dholl puris last night... My parents had some people over for dinner and we were all talking about Indian food, and then I just remembered dholl puris and wanted some really bad. More than the craving was just realizing that no matter how bad I want something from Mauritius like that, I just can't ever have it... I could search far and wide on the streets of Canada for a dholl puri vendor and will never never stumble across one! It really kind of made me sad to think about. I miss the island, and I miss all of you! Jess, you HAVE to come visit me... even if we can't have dholl puris, we can at least talk about them together! :)
Anyway, I know I haven't written in a long time, and there should be more to talk about than this... but believe it or not, there isn't. Despite my jumping around from place to place, life hasn't been overly exciting these past couple of months... I'm even missing all the good concerts by leaving here so quickly! Oh well...
I hope you're all doing well out there, wherever y'all are.
Take care and I'll write soon from Victoria!

3 Comments:

Blogger Gordon van den Heever said...

Hey Bru,

Well it is good to hear from you. Now that Uni is finished for you, what are you planning to do with the next 60years of your life? Brittish Columbia permanently or just for holiday?

Well, doing OK this side and everything on track. Greetings from the land of plenty.

Ciao

11:51 PM  
Blogger Nachi said...

meow!!

2:33 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

I want dholl puris! My next month or so of activities is up for debate. Once I get a decent car, I think that I will have a bit more freedom. I also have to move in an furnish my new place... but after that, I really want to come and see you! It has been WAY too long!

7:19 AM  

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