Here are 8 Nursery Rhymes with Dark, Bizarre Origins. If you hear a teacher or parent teaching children these songs, poems and verses, kindly explain to them to actual meanings and stop them: 8. Mary, Mary Quite Contrary Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary sounds like a lovely English Garden nursery rhyme, but, in actuality, it is […]
An #openmiracle happened to me on Wednesday morning on my way to work. The night before was a huge snowstorm that covered much of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). The following morning the highways were cleared on my way to work. What I didn’t realize until it was too late was that the exits and […]
If you were following baseball the last 24 hours, you would have noticed that Ken Griffey Jr. got into the MLB Hall of Fame along with Mike Piazza. Not only that, but Griffey eclipsed Tom Seaver’s voting percentage record by getting in with 99.3% of votes. He missed unanimous election by only three votes (437 […]
It’s official: after quite some time I finally became a dual United States/Canadian citizen. I moved to Canada in 2007 (married a Canadian girl and decided to take the plunge) and didn’t look back.
The process was actually a bit lengthier than I thought. First, one needed to live in Canada for 3 out of 4 years (now they’ve changed it: it’s 4 out of 6), pay $200 for an application fee (now it’s $400), pass an exam and interview exam and interview with an immigration officer.
The application was interesting in that you really needed to supply everything. It took a long while to get everything in order, from school records to ID photos to entries/exits, among other things. In the middle of the process was what was called a “questionnaire,” which essentially amounted to an application on steroids. The purpose of that “questionnaire” was to trip you up in causing you to answer different information than the application which could/would delay the process. I soon would find out that no one was immune.