Showing Angelenos a Canadian Time
The Nishino ladies have arrived in Vancouver safely! That includes my sweet cat Megumi!!!!
I was so nervous that customs wasn’t going to allow Megumi into the country! My mom said that she barely made a peep (probably traumatized) + behaved like a little doll (paralyzed with fright)! But mom, Ashley + Megumi are all here in my Vancouver home!!!!
Kudos, mom! The best cat sitter in the world (and you too, dad!)!
Where did I take them for lunch??? Why, White Spot of course! White Spot is as Canadian as it gets! Just to let you Yankees know, White Spot is a beloved western Canadian chain restaurant specializing in comfort food. Me loves me some White Spot. I asked the ladies if they wanted an order of poutine. “What’s that????” they asked quizzically. Oh my!!!! Well, well well!!! Poutine is a dish that originated in Quebec + consists of french fries, gravy + cheese curds! Canada’s national dish!!! It’s to die for!!!!
“Mom, what do you think of the poutine?” I asked. “OUTSTANDING!!!!!” she screamed. Outstanding, indeed. Well played, mom. She can’t remember the word poutine for the life of her so my sister said, “Just remember “poo” like poop + “teen” as in teenager.” Oh Ashley, of course she works for the Los Angeles School District. She’s good at word association like that.
We ran around + did errands + next on the Canadian checklist: Real Canadian Superstore. Oooooh yeeeeeah. It’s kinda like Target but kinda not really. It’s basically large + in charge. Their brand of food + housewares is called “President’s Choice”. Ashley found it really funny + kept snickering while we were browsing.
That’s Ashley giving a thumbs up which you can’t really tell cuz of her crazy mittens that she’s wearing indoors. “Doesn’t Canada have a Prime Minister?” she asked. “Yeah” I replied. “Well then, why is it called ‘President’s Choice’?” she inquired. Good point! Touche!!!
I love having my family here in Vancouver! It’s fun + hilarious introducing them to all things Canadian because the oooooh + aaaaaah about everything! It’s all so similar to home but yet so different! And being reunited with my Megumi makes me so elated that I want to squeeze her little body so hard that her eyes pop out! Now don’t be calling animal services on me!