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  • In Canada most of February. updated less often.

    Posted by Dr. ARUDOU, Debito on February 4th, 2010

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    Hi Blog.  Just to let everyone know, I’m going over to Canada (Calgary and Edmonton) from tomorrow for a spell for most of February.  I’ll still be online probably every day, of course, but the blog may be updated and comments approved less frequently.  FYI.  Thanks everyone for reading  Arudou Debito in Sapporo

    15 Responses to “In Canada most of February. updated less often.”

    1. Laura Says:

      Have a lovely time in my homeland – make sure to drink lots of Tim Horton`s coffee – its cold in Alberta this time of year!

    2. Erin Says:

      Hello! I am a Monbukagakusho undergraduate law student wannabe lawyer (but deterred from trying for the J bar exam by reality) with a comparatively good experience here.

      Small world. Edmonton is my hometown!

    3. snowman Says:

      Hope you have a good time Debito! How did you manage to persuade your University to give you February off?

      — Saved up vacation days.

    4. Mark Hunter Says:

      Hey Debito. Might as well try the Tim Horton’s breakfast sandwich, too. Not bad at all. By the way, do you know who Tim Horton was? Have a great trip, eh!

      — Soory. Don’t know much aboot Tim, but will find oot. Will try not to be a hoser. Should be a beauty way to go.

    5. Odeena Says:

      Have a great trip!

    6. Meat67 Says:

      I grew up in Winnipeg. If there is anywhere I would rather NOT be in February other than Winnipeg, it would be Edmonton! After walking to school in -20c or -30c or sometimes -40c for 12 years, I simply cannot imagine wanting to go to Edmonton and Calgary in February for vacation. Then again, people think I’m crazy because I love the heat and humidity of Tokyo in August (and one of the reasons is it reminds me of August in Winnipeg when I was growing up; hot, humid and on vacation (and Tokyo doesn’t have 40 billion mosquitoes either)).

      Uh, have fun?

      — I could have fun anywhere with the right friends and the right activities. It’s currently -19 in Sapporo, anyway. This is a part of Canada I’ve never seen. Let’s have a look.

    7. DR Says:

      Bon Voyage! Keep an eye on this site: Today it’s -9C in Edmonton & -11C in Calgary. As a former resident of Winnipeg and Saskatoon, my advice is don’t forget to add the wind-chill factor to those numbers. As they say, “It’s a dry cold!” Great steaks and micro-brews in that part of the world, I tell you.

      If you’re not transiting through the Yew-Ess, you might well get to keep your fingerprints to yourself! (Or whatever else they feel like ogling these days under the pretense of security!) Bonus!

    8. Jerry Says:

      get yourself a hakapik and have a good time in the great white north ‘eh!

      — Maybe even some mukluks.

    9. george Says:


      Actually, Winnipeg is on average several degrees colder than Edmonton during the winter months. I’d rather be in Edmonton than Winnipeg.

    10. Laura Says:

      Of course Tim Horton was a former NHL`er….

    11. John (Yokohama) Says:

      Try the sausages and perogies. There are many Canadians of Ukrainian extract in those parts.

    12. Erin Says:

      Edmonton…brrr..Somewhere I escape at this time of the year. The temperature lies, go with the windfactor.

      Have fun in security, they were not so nice last time I went home.

      MMMMMMmmm…Tim Horton`s coffee. I think they put something in it to make it addictive.

      — Doesn’t matter. I don’t drink coffee.

    13. GlitterBerri Says:

      Come down to Vancouver sometime, I’d love to hear you speak at UBC!

      — I did three years ago.

    14. debiddo1 Says:

      I’m from Calgary, glad to hear yer paying me hometown a visit. Keep an eye open all through customs in both Van and Calgary and you’ll witness the effects of liberal immigration all around you. For good or for bad I can’t say, but the Japanese could draw some conclusions from it. Have a good trip !

      — I say for good. YVR is one of my favorite airports. It’s excellently designed, too.

    15. Allen Says:

      I just realized that you missed the Snow Festival in Sapporo. Oh well, the snow sculptures are nice (like a Yuki Miku, Mr. Lives in Same City as Crypton Future Media) but spending time with family or friends are more important. I hope you enjoy your time in Canada.

      — I am. I had a wonderful sirloin last night. And I’m looking over the mountains of Banff as I type this.

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