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18 September 2005

how's about a cultural contrast?

So a few weeks have passed...yep. I've been struggling to keep up with the pace of life in my beloved, lovely Canada. Even though the sun eternally sets at 7 in Tanzania, the days stretch out much farther. It's hard to write about the transition right now cause there is still so much that has to sink in. I guess I'll start with where I started...

After spending an all-too-brief car ride etc with my family, I was off to join in the festivities of O-week. I arrived just in time for the pre-party which involved many shirtless men with strange facial hair frantically flipping beer cups and yelling at eachother. Welcome back to Western! After we all signed our contracts, the week progressed in all it's festive, zen yet spirited sobriety (at least for the sophs).

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O-week always involves a lot of this kinda stuff:

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And also, quite a bit of this:

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Post-O-Week has been a flurry of running around socializing. Busy, crazy, indulgent and wonderful. The Bloc Party concert was exhiliratiing, even though it was a constant struggle to see. The auditory delights made up for the patchy visuals.

It was this guy's birthday and a very nice night it was.

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Lots of walk-homes on the comparably safe streets of London

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And a formal event. From mud-covered sandals and value village skirts to strech cotton dresses and hair ornamentation...Summer to fall is simplicity to decadence. It's all about the extremes right now, I guess.

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I know this post is different that my summer ones. Give me some time to find a nice writing groove.

More to come when I get my photobucket account sorted out...

4 comments:

eano said...

geez...i almost feel kinda mother to the pup for you dallas.....thats gotta be tough like no one can understand flying into oweek of all canadian experiences to dive back into.


i hope the transition is going well, and im sure gentleman like that photo or whatever his name is of yours is making it much more than happy to be home, but I still feel for the games that must be played on your eyes and mind being thrown back into the hustle and bustle of even a city like london as compared to mwanza.


EVERYONE IS HAPPY YOUR HOME....even people you rarely see in far off ontarian places.


ouiiiiii........

Burns said...

beep beep!
Cant wait to see.
I love you just as much, if not more than tea.. and that's saying somethin' ( and slightly offending my scottish heritage..meh) take care!

Anonymous said...

We're all so happy to have you home again! Take care and enjoy the craziness as September flies by. See you in London next weekend - we're all so looking forward to it!

xo Erin

syl said...

i friggen love your photos dallas.

hehe

always so creative