So it’s been a record 24 hours X 3 in Canny Land ??? and I am loving it so far. It has been a fantastic display of kindness from new friends I have just discovered on this side of the world.
Before I arrived, I was introduced to this amazingly kind family who lives on the outskirts of Toronto. They have been so warm to me. The husband picked me up from the airport and battled with my three heavy bags on Thursday, April 19th. When we arrived that afternoon, his wife welcomed me with some tasty fried rice in green ayamase stew with snails that made me think of home. Na small thing remain, I for burst into happy tears sef.
Then yesterday Friday, I went to the local fast food joint to try Poutine; no, not Putin as in the Russian President but pronounced as Puh’teeeeeen. It is a dish originating from the Quebec province and is referred to as a local Canadian dish with French fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy. Even for a recovering ‘fit-fammer’ like me, it did taste nice. This Poutine from my host was the upgraded one, with add-ons like barbeque sauce, bacon, sausages. I wish I had taken a picture before we began eating, but here’s an image from Google that works as well.
Just this morning, I have called another friend I was connected to before my arrival and she will come get me, to take me to a basketball game with her son. The weather is starting to warm up by Canadian standards- Up as high as 12 degrees Celsius, so hopefully, I will not keel over from dealing with the cold.
Did I mention that my hosts also gave me a moveable heater for the room I’m currently staying in? If that isn’t Jesus using them, then I don’t know what it is. For a girl from the tropics, used to 32 degrees Celsius weather, a heater here is comparable to gifting me a 4G phone in Nigeria ???. Okay, okay, I kid.
Anyway, based on my very ‘vast’ three days experience, Canada is shaping up to be a land of warmth and kindness. I’ll pick that any day over greenery or the weather.
I am thankful. Grateful. So blessed.