Meanwhile in Vancouver … Flying High

In the middle of an atrium of Pacific Centre, I looked up to see how it feels good just to be. There were people watching people. A mother nursing a child, couples having coffee, people swirling around me as they pass. Such a refined atmosphere. Civilized.

Flaming red lanterns, a seagull flying high and Canadian Maple Leaf flag on top of the clock tower.

“You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way”.” ― Richard BachJonathan Livingston Seagull

There is so much to celebrate living in Vancouver. First, It’s a free country filled with diversity, welcoming place and a land of opportunity. I am proud and honored to be here similar to the people before me: Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and variations of Indo-European, to name a few.

Tomorrow, February 18, Vancouver will celebrate  Chinese New Year.  It’s the year of the dog. I can imagine there will be plenty of dogs running around with traditional red Chinese outfit.

On top of this, somewhere in South Korea, Canada ranks third on the grid winning five medals each of gold, silver, and bronze. All-time standing, 15 badges.

I can taste the sweet taste of the Canadian Olympics.

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