Archive for July, 2009

saying goodbye

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

So as I count down my final few days in Canada, I am oddly calm. I suppose I should be rocketing off walls, but instead there’s a sort of Zen I seem to have acquired. It’s actually sort of off-putting. The forest is quiet. Too quiet.

It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but I can’t help but wonder if there are any implications I’m not catching. I’m a little apprehensive about getting on that motorbike, especially having just watched some travel show host ride a rickshaw through Delhi traffic. But it’s more than that, and I think I’ve figured it out.

I’m going to miss ¬†it here. In the spring of ’07 I came home after two years in Asia, and for the first time I really appreciated all Toronto has to offer. I won’t get into all the details about why this city impressed me so much, but let’s just say I’ve rarely¬†been bored since coming home.

So yeah, I’ll admit it. Part of my calm, my so-called Zen, is rooted in sadness. It’s restraining me from really expressing how exciting this is. I know I’ll be back, and for the most part things here will have remained the same, but there is a level of regret. It’s natural, I suppose, but feels strange.

At any rate, I love you all, and will miss you. So come meet me somewhere.

so long...

so long...

Trying out the new gallery

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Hey, so here’s my first attempt at adding a flickr gallery. I’ve installed a plugin called slickr, which takes your photos from flickr and displays them in a fancy manner on your wordpress blog.

Not sure how much sense that makes to the uninitiated, but hopefully there are some pretty photos below. I’ve taken a few from my trip to Havana earlier this year, just as a test. Hopefully this works!

Update: So I got it working, but unfortunately the galleries will get displayed (for now, this might change) on my “Photos” page, which is here.