MAKING time for my daily exercise before going to have breakfast with HE The Canadian High Commissioner, David Sevigny, found me jogging 3.6km, followed by a bracing swim in ice cold water. It was great to meet up with David as he is one of the nicest gentlemen you could ever meet.
I really enjoyed the typical hearty Canadian breakfast of yoghurt, fresh strawberries, dates, huge black cherries, crispy bacon, poached eggs, hash browns, white sausages, baked beans with julienne of red and green capsicum, and of course pancakes with palate pleasing genuine Canadian Maple Syrup! Unfortunately, there was no Shreddies breakfast cereal.
"I’ll try and get some next time!" promised friendly Canadian Executive Sous Chef Nathan Alexander Brown.
After breakfast, the highlight was the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. It was broadcast live on big screen TV by ESPN. Having skied before in Europe and Korea, I was very impressed by the mesmerizing display of precision skiing. A champion skier on a single ski with no poles skied down at breakneck speed…right through the outline of Canada’s maple leaf formed by torch bearers. Spectacular!
The Winter Olympics will be on from Feb 13 for 27 days and athletes from all over the world will compete for medals from Vancouver’s ocean shores to Whistler’s snowcapped mountain peaks. ENJOY!
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