Taking a Break in #Canada. 12

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.

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.


Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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