Thanksgiving Ringing Canadian

Thanksgiving Wedding Bells Ringing

The weekend was spent in the Ottawa area, celebrating the union of Tien and Natalie Wong.

I won’t get into too much detail, unless the bride and groom want me to.

I will say, though, that it was a beautiful wedding, and I believe everyone really enjoyed themselves.

I am very happy for them both.

I am also convinced that more food was consumed this past weekend than was consumed in Montréal. Mind you, there were more people at the wedding…



Canadian Appreciation Week – My Favourite Canadian Place

My favourite place in Canada is probably not going to be too much of a shock to most of you. Actually, to some, it will be a cause to roll eyes.

Algonquin Park is a place that just struck a chord in my soul at the end of the last decade.

No year is complete without at least one visit to this magical park.

I first went to Algonquin Park after university. The weather was crappy for the first few days, but even amidst the downpour, the park’s beauty was unquestionable. It was the end of August, and the leaves had already started turning (early, really). It smelled like nature, rather than pollution.

It was a feast for the senses.

Since that time, I’ve gone back at least a few times a year. I can never get enough of it.

It has great fishing, and camping.

Most of my nature photos are taken in Algonquin Park. Whether in the interior or along one of the Highway 60 Corridor Trails, the scenery is breathtaking.

Algonquin Park has places to camp all year long.

You should definitely check it out. These two sites are well-run and have lots of information…



I’m sort of at a loss to write about The Gonk. It’s like trying to explain why you like your favourite food. If anyone has questions about it, I’ll answer them by updating this entry.

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Hai-Kuul – October 11, 2005

Spicy Salmon Handroll (Requested by Schmitgit)
Salmon with spices
Wrapped with care in some seaweed
Feast for all senses


Baby Penguins (Requested by Schmitgit)
Miniature birds
A roadmap of potential
And just so darned cute


Snoozinator (Requested by Schmitgit)
Hear the Governor
Listen to his wondrous speech!
Try to stay awake


Broken Glass (Requested by Schmitgit)
It lies on the floor
And speaks volumes on the plight
Of alcoholics


Spiral Notebook (Requested by Schmitgit)
A piece of straight wire
Can hold much more when it’s wound
Like a curled pig’s tail




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