O Canada!

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  1. FerrisXB9R

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    Yeah even going from +15 to -15 is jarring. Mainly because of all that pesky phase change at 0.
     
  2. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Least you can strip off durting the day and put back on at night. Most we have is probably about a 20C swing.....maybe.
     
  3. FerrisXB9R

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    Worse bit is, Chilled, is that sometimes it'll snow, then the next day its hot again and melts, leaving water everywhere, then that night its cold again, and all turns to ice. It gets fucken hectic.

    When it's cold and STAYS cold, it's actually safer. Winter bounced around even late into january. Fucking annoying.
     
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  4. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Admittedly not having been to too many really cold and snowy environments I've kinda glamorised the snow aspect in my own head a bit. It all sounds like a blast to me. But when I speak to my relatives over in the UK they say they hate it and it makes everything yucky after it melts.

    Might be better to be int he super hot than the super cold climates.
     
  5. fetetert

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    This is so true, if it's cold and stays cold it's so much nicer, we had lakes on the street outside, now it's all frozen, my entire driveway is a 5cm thick skating rink now
     
  6. gdjacobs

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    Then it gets mild again (or rains a little bit). A nice layer of water on top of the ice makes for an impromptu, fun game of bumper cars.

    Also, driving through slush is fun times. Nothing like hydroplaning at 30km/h (on the highway).
     
  7. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Much better at 100 :p
     
  8. FerrisXB9R

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    I spent a large portion of today standing at an intersection watching front wheel drives wheelspin uselessly up over a large pedestrian crossing/speedbump that doubled as the stop line for the traffic lights. Fucking hilarity ensued all goddamn day. So many people unable to take off smoothly up an icy incline.
     
  9. ni9ht_5ta1k3r

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    hmm.... my luck here hasn't been the best. it's nearly been 10 months and I haven't gotten anything concrete when it comes to job opportunities. So I am very bummed about it and I don't feel like this was meant to happen for me.
     
  10. FerrisXB9R

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    Have you made lots of friends?
     
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    unfortunately no, not IRL. I am partially disappointed in myself for not getting out there more and I am bummed that nothing has worked out as I had hoped with nothing to show for it. i've pretty much set a departure date so it's just a matter of packing and cleaning up before leaving. being 34 I feel like I am already emotionally drained from all the moving back and forth so at some point I have to just stop.

    That's not to say i dislike Canada, just the circumstances.
     
  12. FerrisXB9R

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    Well... I think that's your issue. You really need to make friends in a new place to get anywhere. A network of friends is a huge gateway for employment.
     
  13. ni9ht_5ta1k3r

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    Yes, though my mistake was to waste the time so i am at the point where it's not even (financially) viable anymore because I left it too late. I also think that i wasn't fully committed to this venture than previously thought.

    So to put it bluntly: I fucked up big time.
     
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    But you've learnt something, and you got to live in a different country. It's not a total loss man. Look at the positives!
     
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    That's true. I did get more tatts done by my favourite artist so.... :thumbup:

    i now have 2 sleeves, chest, and the outside of my right calf done.
     
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    I am now back in Australia after 10 months of no luck. I am unsure if I want to try again in a year while I still have the PR.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Oh well, chalk it up to a life experience. Least you gave it a shot.
     
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    i'll decide if i want to try again in the future.

    I just feel so dumb that it didn't work on my second try.
     
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    3rd time lucky.
     
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    i hope so, but i think it's a bit too early to tell.
     

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