... well meanwhile i am here for 6 weeks now and this is how i would like to name my first impression. It is really hard to tell how i feel about all this cause my brain has just started to take this whole scenario for real. But i have to defend my brain in this way because almost everything that i sample here seems to be like a movie. The image i have of north America is maybe just to embossed by the movies i have seen but the most circumstances here are very movie like. For instance the community i live in. I share a flat with a Brazilian, a Canadian, a French and a Russian. You can imagine what kind of potential to compare international cultures this is. An we can go on with the job i have. I have a job where i get paid for playing video games most of the time. And in fact the most significant thing is Montreal it self.
I am getting to know new ares of this city almost every day and none of them looks or feels like the one before.You can find so versatile cultures here and so they created such a diversity in their city as well. Now that i found a place where i finally can play beach volleyball Montréal became a city that can provide anything i would demand from a home town. And that is the point. Home. At the end of my article "A night at Mont Royal" i mentioned how easy an almost naturally the word "home" found its way into this article. And that is it: Montréal became a home to me!
Originally i came to Canada to improve my English.
Originally i wanted to work in Toronto.
Originally i thought my missing french skills would isolate me socially.
Originally i just wanted to stay for 1 Month.
Now i can also learn a little bit french.
Now i found a perfect job here.
Now i am surrounded by many new friends.
No i am going to stay here for 5 till 5 months.
Now after all that glorification there is still one question left. "Am i homesick?" Yes of cause i am homesick! Montréal might be my home now but my thoughts and feelings are still in Stolzenhagen and Berlin. This is where i belong. And this is what i want to express with this article. Montréal has chosen me but i do not belong to here for ever. And as much as i appreciate how this city is acting to me, my time here is limit and that is the key why everything i mentioned is working so well for me. And this is also the reason why this all feel like a movie to me.
Stolzenhagen ... Berlin ... wait for me! I will come back and bring some stories with me.
And so i close as always: Cheers, ND