You’ve found your way in Lost In The Leaf City!
Maybe it’s one of the “lucky discoveries” people stumble on the Internet. So now that you are here stay on track and get to know more of what this blog is all about.
Somewhere in the world someone is wearing a pair of shoe—a newcomer just starting out in a foreign land.
Are you in that shoe or someone you know? Lost In The Leaf City is made for you.
It has found its way on the blogosphere in 2012 to give tips and guides on how to start anew.
People ended up and fall in love in different cities but the experiences of newcomers has similarities. Here in LITLC everybody is welcome to share their tips (how not to get lost) and encouragement (you’ll find your way, just ask).
Here’s how you can start your journey.
If you are a newcomer in Canada the following posts are highly recommended:
- Do You Want To Live In Canada . . . Seriously? (Part 1)
- 5 Ideal Qualities Of A Successful Newcomer To Canada: You Must Possess Or Develop
- 3 Canadian Government Agencies And Departments Every Newcomer Should Know By Now
Note: For all the newcomers anywhere else in the world, this is a must read: The Best Advice For Newcomers You Cannot Miss.
The following are the recent post under the Newcomer category:
- Authentication Of Philippine Documents In Canada Sometimes, I remember to feel grateful of how lucky I am to be in Calgary, just like when I had to get a special power of attorney (SPA) at the ...
- Free Entrance To The Calgary Tower And Telus Spark What’s the most popular tourist attraction in Calgary? For me it’s the Calgary Tower. Almost anywhere you are in downtown, you can spot the tower. Tip: If you are getting lost ...
- Summer Cherry Picking At Saskatoon Farm I’m excited to tell you the story about my first summer cherry picking at Saskatoon Farm. It is less than 30-minute drive from Calgary. The farm is closer compare to a ...
- How Naturalized Canadian Can Apply For Dual Citizenship In The Philippines Although this post is an alternative for Filipino-Canadian who wants to apply for dual citizenship in Canada, any former Philippine citizen wherever you are can use the tips in this ...
- Caregiver Salary in Canada (Province and Territory) Being in a Canadian workforce for several years, I have learn not to ask about the salary in an interview. Well, you’ll already have an idea in the job advertisement and ...
That’s not all.
Still pondering when and how to move to the place firmly pinned on your vision board? Whether you are already or bound to become a newcomer, Lost In The Leaf City also covered different topics that are interesting and helpful wherever you are:
- Getting the best deal and freebies (no need to cross borders)
- Increasing financial literacy (do it now)
- Finding quick extra cash online and offline (yes, it includes your closet and shoeboxes)
What’s next? Stay up-to-date.
Suggest, ask, or complain in the contact form that this page is too wordy when all you want to know is why and how the domain name “Lost In The Leaf City” is made.
Wondering who is behind this blog?
Hi, I’m Carolyn. (Just a moment. There’s really a name behind the blog!)
I’m blogging for more than two years in LITLC as “I” and this year I put on a name tag.
Just as it was in school, it is easier to pin point who to blame for photos not matching the post or anything that catches or bothers your attention. (Just let me know.)
I never lived my life without a dog and I don’t like the sun.
Until I become a newcomer in Canada. Now I think of my dogs every time I see furry creatures in the park catching balls and giving it back to his master. Brilliant! (How come I only manage to teach my dogs how to sit?)
My mood will lighten every time I see the sun—till the chilly wind blows. (Please no more chinooks.)
will-never-be-disclosed reason, I ended up in Alberta, Canada. And as a newcomer, I’ve experienced many things typical of a foreigner and embarrassing feat typical of a clumsy, a-bit-obsessive-compulsive part of my character.
These are my realizations throughout the seasons:
- Listing goals for the year is effective than making new year`s resolution.
- Quitting coffee doesn’t mean saying goodbye to caffeine. (Tea anyone?)
- Learning personal finance isn’t boring at all. My interest started in 2012. The first financial book I read is The Lazy Investor.
- Multitasking is just a fancy word for blunder. My toast is too hard (and sometimes burnt) by the time I`m done frying eggs.
- Cooking barley soup takes longer than eating it. (Good thing oat meal is quick and easy to prepare.)
- Watching TED Talks is uplifting. (Ever since free viewing in my smartphone was locked, choosing is not a burden.)
- Loving smartphone comes with three reasons: browsing, reading and watching. (Texting? I’d rather do it in Viber for desktop.)
These are the little things about me.
The little things that gradually changed since I moved out of the “comfort zone.”
Being a newcomer is not all about quitting and starting. It`s about changing to become a better version of yourself
As the days go by, the more I learn, the easier it is to adapt.
Blogging about the experience has led me to other newcomers online. If you have a blog, I would like to visit yours. I know you have inspiring story to tell.
I’m glad you made it all the way down here.
What’s that, still looking for the story as to how I come up with the name Lost In The Leaf City?
Well, I often see the maple leaf or the Canadian flags before I got here. I assumed it was a sign (maybe coincidence.) Regardless, I know I have to leave (and eventually will get lost because I’m not that good with direction). I want to travel and Canada is the first stop and who knows what other cities I will get lost into.
I appreciate your time for stopping by on my blog.
And if there’s anything you would like to ask or suggest, don’t hold it back. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. If you have a good book for recommendation, can I add it to my Goodreads collection?
P.P.S. Oh, and lastly, I’m hoarding links on Diigo. I have a collection of useful links that keeps on growing; it can include your favorite links if you don’t mind sharing.
Just a final reminder. Don’t forget!
Embrace the uncertainty in a foreign land—you’ll soon fall in love with.
You made it this far. It’s just the beginning of limitless possibilities.