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for: ‘February, 2011’

What Valentine’s day means to a Mexican

Valentine’s day is more than just an excuse to celebrate a lover. In Mexico the day is called “Día del Amor y la Amistad”, which means “Day of Love and Friendship”. Romantic love is indeed celebrated, but so is the love between parents and children, between friends, between family members, collegues, etc. There are so […]

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Patience paid off

Yesterday was a very happy day for me. I was finally granted full permanent residence to Canada!!!! I sent my initial forms filled out to Immigration Canada  489 days ago.  So after a long process that required lots of attention to detail, organization, translating of paperwork and above all patience, I am glad that the […]

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Super Bowl Sunday

During most of the year I am grateful that my husband isn’t glued to the TV every time a football game is taking place. We spend a lot of quality time together on weekends/evenings. I know that not all wives are this lucky, and many “lose” their husbands during football season. My dear Canadian husband […]

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YOWYOW in Ottawa

My husband and I attended the 1st ever YOWYOW event last night at Raw Sugar Café on Somerset Street in Chinatown. It’s described as an unconference and networking event featuring interesting people and ideas in Ottawa. The Raw Sugar Café is such a lovely and cozy place (Read Ottawa’s Foodies review on the place). I […]

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My bucket list

I have started to work on my bucket list, but a lot of things are still pending. It might make things a lot easier if it started to rain money or if I lived to be 140! Here’s the to do list for my life: Read the whole Bible | Go on a Safari in […]

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Have you heard about the Awesome Foundation?

I initially moved to Ottawa to fulfill a one year work contract and never thought I’d stay longer than that.  Adventures have always been welcome in my life, and  I viewed my stay in Ottawa as one more adventure to scratch off the bucket list. But Ottawa surprised me and it didn’t take long before […]

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