Saturday, 22 September 2012

Canadian Eh?

So I managed to cross off one more item on the "to do" list:

✓ become a Canadian citizen ...

After living here for just over 28 years and 18 months after applying, they finally let me in. On September 20th, 2012 I was made a Canadian citizen.  I gave the oath in both official languages even though I can only speak one, I wore a silly maple-leaf hat and I cried while singing O Canada for the first time as a Canadian. 

It is a very strange feeling to join another country — especially when you already like the one you have.

Sadly I won't be able to make much use of the gift of a one-year pass to Canada's national parks but it was a nice gesture. 

 I will be able to wear my tiny maple-leaf pin with pride as I do what any red-blooded newly-crowned Canadian would do — go travelling abroad.

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