According to a recent article, Vancouver may be a beautiful place to live, but it aint exactly the friendliest of cities. Apparently, it’s not easy to make friends here because Vancouverites tend to be aloof, cliquey, and not all that inclined to welcome newcomers into their established social circles. Truth be told, this isn’t the first time I’ve heard this complaint so the article wasn’t all that surprising. However, I can’t complain. I found it fairly easy to make friends when I first moved to Vancouver and, even today, have no problem striking up conversations with complete strangers. My advice to those looking to make new social connections? Get a dog.
In my first few months in the city, I made a number of friends at the local dog park I used to frequent with Jelly. Many of those friendships have faded but a few remain strong to this day. Take my buddies Errol and Janice for instance. Despite the fact that they moved to Toronto, and then moved back to Vancouver when I moved to Toronto, we’ve still remained good friends. The dogs may have brought us together but nowadays it’s food that keeps us connected.
Today, it was my turn to trek on over to their turf – lovely Coquitlam – for top-notch Filipino cuisine at Kulinarya…
It was a great meal. Akemi and I were absolutely stuffed. So we worked off lunch by heading back home, picking up Lulu, and taking her for a walk through Greek Fest:
Tomorrow, I begin the rewrite of the horror script!
Finish up The Phantom. Cookie Monster will have his review tomorrow. And then, on Tuesday, we continue our trip down SGA memory lane as we begin our reminiscences of Stargate: Atlantis’s second season!