Canada is 141 years old today. I marked the occasion, here in Osaka, by going to the Eddie Bauer shop in the mall in Sakai and buying two shirts for half price. This is usually how Canadians celebrate Victoria Day, but when you’re living abroad, you have to adapt.
In lieu of a Canada Day parade, I put on the iPod and hiked, like a courier-du-bois, around Higashi-Sumiyoshi-ku for a couple of hours. I will, however, miss the annual Dominion Day July 1st Picnic in Enfield, Nova Scotia. I hope my mother bought me a book of tickets on the 50-50 draw.