2019 Mid-Year Review
It’s been almost 6 months since I last posted here. A lot of things have happened, and this is a review of the first half of 2019.
In January, I spent 5 days in Uruguay. I’ve always wanted to visit South America, but I couldn’t do it due to the distance. Now that I live in Canada, I can finally go there. After all, it’s quite nice too feel the 23°C breeze when Toronto is at -20°C.
Uruguay is one of my favourite countries that I visited, it’s so beautiful, and it makes me hoping to move there.
I was supposed to visit the US in February, but my visa was denied, which made me very angry. I decided that I would be traveling one way or the other, and I ended up visiting Japan with my friend Max. I also found out that I can apply for a Taiwanese visa in Toronto, so I decided to visit Taiwan for a couple of days as well.
I met my boyfriend in Taiwan, and I went to a lot of places that I thought I would never have the chance to see in person.
However, I was a little disappointed about Japan. While it’s pretty beautiful, I don’t really enjoy the vibes. Maybe I will go visit for another time, but I don’t think I’ll be moving there.
I started flying in February, because all my previous classes were cancelled due to weather. I was so excited to finally sit in the cockpit.
I went to New Zealand in April, and stayed there for the whole month. Visiting New Zealand has always been a dream of mine, and Ralphie, my homestay host’s brother, was doing working holiday there. Which made me realize that, there were nothing stopping me from visiting NZ right away. During my stay, I went to Nelson, Queenstown, Tekapo, Christchurch, Picton, Wellington, and Auckland. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier, because the bridge was collapsed due to flooding. But I’m pretty sure I’ll go there again next year.
I stopped by in Taipei and Vancouver on my way back. I’ve never visited Vancouver, and by the time I left, I already decided that I will move there. Their public transport is so convenient, and everything looks so nice.
I had a very busy May, I passed my ROC and ALPD, finished all the ground school classes that I missed, and logged around 10 hours of flight time.
On the 1st of June, I went to the rally in memory of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre. We started at the Chinese Consulate, went pass the Hong Kong Trade Office, and finished at the Tiananmen massacre monument at UofT. This is my first time going to a protest, and it felt really nice. Chinese, Hong Konger, and Tibetan stood together demanding freedom and justice.
I will be visiting Taiwan for the fourth time this month, I will also go to Kaohsiung for the first time, and I am very much looking forward to it.
Lately I realized the necessity of having a social life, especially after the protest, because it felt so nice to have people around me who also shares the same ideology with me. Therefore, I wish to make more Canadian friends in the second half of 2019, and put a stop to my lonely life.