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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Building an Empire One Step at a Time



Pip and I are back at speech classes. Pip aced her class...she pronounces everything so well the teachers are at a loss at what we should work on. Pip talking so much at Preschool all year and singing Karaoke at home has improved her speech so very impressively.

Met Miranda at Brandt Creeks Pub before supper. It was so relaxing there. I can totally understand pub culture. If I didn't have to drive I could have stayed there all evening one drink after another...but alas, a wine spritzer is all this light weight can handle.

Mist and Tabs and Pip all had playdates in the afternoon.

I am getting very busy "building my empire" as I like to call it. Everything I have always wanted to do...I am doing it now. My Pip will start kindergarden next fall, I will graduate with an MA...I am so ready... Getting involved in Greenpeace as this has always been a goal of mine...want to start up an Okanagan chapter--I've always known that my naturalist/adventure-junkie self needs an outlet like Greenpeace--I'd like to work for them within their communications dept. Start Latin dance on Friday. I will be finished my thesis by mid march and then I will find a job teaching or in communications or perhaps both. Painting workshop in France to follow.

Tabs is writing a report on the Chinese in Canada during the gold rush and railway building. It is very heart breaking to read her report. I knew about all of the racism, but I didn't know that the Chinese have an official day (since 1923) that they celebrate called "Humiliation Day." They celebrate it on July 1st--Canada Day--they didn't want to celebrate a country that treated them so badly :( 
I don't think too many still celebrate such a day... judging from the number of Happy Chinese Canadians in BC (everyone we met in Hong Kong has a relative living in Vancouver), I think things have improved drastically.

Touch me not for I am free. Wild to hold though I seem tame.
-my personal mantra that I created as a teenager and still live by.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Sandra said...

good for your Pippi!

March 2, 2011 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

love your mantra. Also very cute outfit - the dress is to die for

March 13, 2011 at 9:18 AM  

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