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Well, I’ve been back from the trip since Friday night but then I had to start getting all stressed out about the medical check-up I had to go through on Tuesday for immigration purposes (which went well, by the way) and then I’ve been busy putting together my application for Canadian permanent residency, which is supposed to be sent in early next week. It’s a busy time in Firdaland. I’ve been so busy that I’ve got really behind in processing the 7 GB worth of pictures that I took during the trip, plus the two rolls of 35mm film that have been processed and scanned into a CD by the photolab (thank God!). Still have yet to drop off the two rolls of 120 film for processing. And I still have a roll of 120 negative from before the trip that needs to be scanned. Hopefully some time next week I’ll be able to catch up with my photography.

I had an amazing trip out west. Saw a lot of wildlife, except for moose and bears. I’ve seen more bears in a dump in Ontario (about half a dozen) than in the Canadian Rockies or Vancouver Island (zero). But all the elks (lots of them), wolves, deers, pikas, bald eagle, sea lions, sea otters, porpoises, and humpback whales I saw kind of made up for the lack of moose and bears. And I took tonnes of pictures of the ever so mesmerizing jellyfish at the Vancouver Aquarium. I love jellyfish, but I don’t think I’d want to come across them in the wild because they sting.

Hmm, I don’t know why I started writing this entry. I don’t usually make much sense late at night. I guess I just needed to let you know that I’m home safe and sound and in one piece.

More pictures are coming up, I promise! In the meantime, just enjoy the few I’ve uploaded to Flickr.

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  1. welcome back!! that’s great about your citizenship that you finally have all the required papers.
    That sky picture is awesome, how did you get it so clear through the airplane window. Hope to see you and Troy soon

  2. Thanks, Matt. Citizenship is still a long way. Right now I’m just working on becoming a permanent resident.
    As for the picture, I had to clean the window first because it was smudgy! Then I shot with UV and Circular Polarizer filters attached to the lens. Fairly simple.
    We might see you at your parents place this weekend. We left the bag with all my documents there before the trip and forgot to pick it up last weekend. Smart, eh? 😉

  3. Actually she only had the UV filter – we didn’t buy the circular polarizer until we were in Jasper. Though I think part of the clearness of the picture is due to the “image stabilizer” on the lens Firda was using.

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