Fourteen years ago I landed for the first time in Canada. Abbostford, BC, became a new home and the start of a future that is still shaping my life.
Below are some of the many experiences in this country that would eventually lead to March 21, 2014. The day I became Canadian.
- Landing in Abbotsford, a great city to start a new life.
- Going to the University College of the Fraser Valley, the best place I could’ve picked.
- Having my application rejected from SFU only to appeal and win my entry after presenting my case to the board (long story)
- Days focused exclusively on snowboarding and Tim Horton’s
- 90.1 FM… El Niño! The best radio show that was ever at SFU Radio.
- SFU Co-op! I owe finishing my career and my ability to remain in Canada to that program!
- Living in Coquitlam, Burnaby and Vancouver! 🙂
- Learning how to drink beer.
- Landing my first contract to design a website!
- Getting fired from that contract after realizing the disconnect between my ideas and what I was actually able to do.
- Graduating from university and being able to appreciate it not only for the matter of study but for all the challenges that it throws at you.
- Learning more about adult topics 😉 No, seriously…
- Getting introduced to Japan.
- Growing as an online marketing professional.
- Really learning about different people.
- Meeting the people that would make my life, my life.
Ahhh… I see photos as I write this and there are too many things to list.
Becoming Canadian coincides with me leaving to Japan for a few years. It sounds funny, but that’s life. Though I’m leaving for Japan, Canada remains as my home.
Venezuela will always be the country that saw me grow up. I’m proud to be Venezuelan.
Canada was the country that saw me become a man. I’m proud to be Canadian!