Tuesday, November 13, 2007

New Years at Toronto

December 2004

Right after Christmas of 2004, I went to Toronto to spend the New Years.

This was my FIRST TIME to experience winter. It was extremely cold, the temperature would fluctuate anywhere from -10 Celsius (14 Farenheit) to -20 C (-4 F). I remember there was even a snow storm and I was told people would wear hard core snow climbing gear just to avoid getting frostbite. YIKES.

Luckily, I visited my Tita Sandra in New York for a few days and missed the snow storm. PHEW! (I will write about my short NY Trip after this post!)

I was very happy to meet new friends ... most especially PAM, whom I still keep in touch with. I was also glad to see Chad Diaz, an old college barkada who currently lives in Canada, and Cholo, a very good friend of Ivan who is another college buddy of mine.

From Toronto, we drove to the Niagara Falls ... and it was even colder at the site! Everything was turning into one big ice cube. Niagara Falls is located at the border that separates Canada and the U.S.. It is the most powerful waterfall in North America.

It was generally too cold for my taste... but at least I was able to try my first winter sport - snowboarding! It was fun but I didn't know how to break so I would just fall on my butt to stop. And the result was.... a painful ass the next day! Oh, btw, thanks PAM for lending me that gorgeous blue snowboarding suit! =)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Heyyyy!!! Toronto's the BEST!!! LMAO!!