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Canada 2005

Job and Toronto Zoo

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Ian Britton (c) FreeFoto.com

I’ve not posted for quite a few days so here is a
quick summary. I’ve left my job on the grounds that
market research over the phone was not for me and also
for other reasons regarding the business which I’d
rather not go into detail of here.

Yesterday I took a trip up to Toronto Zoo, which is to
the east of the city centre. It took an hour to get
there by subway and bus (Which only cost 2.50 pounds
return). I had a good day their and covered the entire
zoo, which amazed me due to the vast size of the zoo
and the fact that I was not even tired at the end of
it. The zoo is split up into five different areas
representing different areas of the planet. Some of
the areas of the zoo where indoors with replicated
climates for the animals within. But to be honest it
was cooler indoors yesterday as it turned out to be a
very hot day. Yet again I caught the sun but did not
burn. The sun protection cream I am using must be
excellent as with the sweat I was producing I’m
surprised it did not evaporate away!

Which reminds me I still need to get a hat. Thankfully
I took a lot of bottled tap water with me and refilled
at water fountains. If I had’nt I’d have either passed
out or have no money left from buying bottled water.

Coleman Web – The Personal Website of Anthony P. Coleman
https://www.colemanweb.co.uk/

P.S. I am posting from Toronto, Canada and the current time is minus 4 hours to the time on these posts.

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Canada 2005

Work and Play

Hi all.

Well I’m currentley working five hours a day on a
market research job which I mentioned last Thursday.
It’s not the most fun job I’ve ever had but it will do
for now.

last Friday I went to my first baseball game! It was
at the Skydome (Rodgers Centre) in downtown Toronto
witht the Blue Jays playing to some team who I forget
the name of. To say I found it boring is an
understatement. I used to think cricket was slow, but
this was slower and 100 times more boring. Three hours
and a bit of a ball being thrown and nobody hitting it
much. Also, I was in one of the cheaper seats quite
high up and the cool wind made it so cold after a
while, espcially as I was only wearing a t-shirt. They
actually opened the Skydome at one point and we all
thought they would close it due to the wind and
temperature but no. Must have wanted everybody to go
and buy hot drinks and food during the game, which
nearly everybody and myself did.

Well I’m basically in a routine now of getting up,
breakfast, going to work, leaving work and going food
shopping and then coming back to my room and eiter
reading and going to bed or watching TV and going to
bed. This trip was supposed to show me the Canadian
workers life, and I guess it’s doing that. Not all fun
and games!

Coleman Web – The Personal Website of Anthony P. Coleman
https://www.colemanweb.co.uk/

P.S. I am posting from Toronto, Canada and the current time is minus 4 hours to the time on these posts.

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Canada 2005

The last week or so…

Over the last week I have had several interviews with
various companies in my effort to find a job. On
Tuesday and Wednesday I completed a trial period with
a telemarketing firm, selling subscriptions to
Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper, but I was not
offered a position. Today I am going to a meeting at a
market research company regarding a market researcher
position. If its like Tuesdays and Wednesdays work,
which was basically cold calling people, I may not
take to it, but I am prepared to give it a try. I’m
still going to be keeping an eye out for other
positions, with the exception of the telemarketing
area. Dependent on how things work out today, I may
register with a work agency on Friday.

It’s cooled down nicely over the last few days. On
Monday I was caught under an expressway bridge as a
thunderstorm passed over the city, and it was great as
from the expressway, which is near to Lake Ontario I
could see the main city skyline and the thunderstorm
going over it. I was a little worried when the rain
started to cause overflows on the drainage system from
the expressway I was standing under, but I managed to
position myself not to get wet, remarkably considering
the volume of water coming down from the expressway. I
was relatively hear to the CN tower, which for a while
was partly blanketed with cloud. I’m glad I was not
one of the tourists up there!

The thunderstorm on Monday afternoon cooled the air
down and its remained cool ever since. It heats up a
little at times, but a thunderstorm usually cools it
back down again. Unfortunately this is not always true
as with yesterday, with the weather patterns the city
has, the storms are usually blown away from the city.

Coleman Web – The Personal Website of Anthony P. Coleman
https://www.colemanweb.co.uk/

P.S. I am posting from Toronto, Canada and the current time is minus 4 hours to the time on these posts.