Time to go Home?
I am unsure of where my home is currently. I assume Canada is my home and Bali Indonesia is my second home. I love both and it is hard to choose. There are amazing things, and amazing sights, and of course, my family is here.
If, I was forced to choose over family and Bali… I would choose family. Having both is great so I can have my cake and eat it too. Last night I went out to dinner with my son and his girlfriend. We walked from what used to be Ryerson, renamed to MTU over the slave ownerships and the political upheaval of the Indigenous schools in Canada to the CN Tower. We shot some content and enjoyed the last few days of amazing fall weather.
20 Degrees in October!
I did have a jacket… The temperatures plummet from 20 to 8 degrees as soon as the sun sets so we all needed one. We went to a Japanese place and had dinner, then walked quite a few kilometers to the CN tower. Through city hall and Nathan Philips square, where New Year celebrations will once again take place this year. No more COVId bullshit here!
Walking past Roy Thompson Hall and towards the tower was liberating. This is one thing we cannot do in Bali or Jakarta. The infrastructure is such that it is difficult to get around and traffic flow is not conducive to pedestrians. On the other hand, watching the sun set and dip in the ocean with the warmth of an ocean breeze is something foreign to Torontonians.
I couldn’t tell you…
Nope, I couldn’t tell you which is better. There are amazing plusses and minuses to both and I do choose Bali over the cold winter. That is one major plus though the rainy season is also somewhat hazardous to one’s health in Bali.
Getting soaked and trying to dry off with the AC on can be a great way to catch a cold. The traffic situation in both Toronto and Bali can get out of hand but the tropical destinations seem to win even with the rainy season.
Walking through the downtown core of Toronto was amazing. The last time I was here we still had major COVID restrictions and it was in February so it was freaking cold! This was amazing and so, so pleasant that I will have wonderful memories of Toronto for a long time to come.
Saying goodbye is always hard. Yet I know it is not goodbye. This is only saying bye and I will be back. My son too is planning his trip to Bali, we will have amazing memories again.
Well, know that we settle into a routine and rut. My son and I went to concerts in Toronto, we went out to eat, and so forth. Yet the walk through the downtown core and all the way to the CN Tower was a pleasant one. Having the freedom to stroll through the streets without masks and having sidewalks is also a bonus. It is time to go home to the nomadic life I have made for myself. That also reminds me that I need to book myself an Airbnb to stay in for a month so I may continue my journey through Bali.