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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by GlitteringStar: 2:14pm On Sep 13
Ehrnie:


or...Enitan, Enieye, Eniafe, Enibukun....

you're absolutely correct

Lol grin grin

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Aig84: 2:35pm On Sep 13
Ehrnie:


or...Enitan, Enieye, Eniafe, Enibukun....

you're absolutely correct
Completely thought you're male too.
Here I was thinking the name is a variation of Ernie (Ernie and Bert of sesame street) shocked shocked

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by TheWatcher212: 2:53pm On Sep 13
Ehrnie:


or...Enitan, Enieye, Eniafe, Enibukun....

you're absolutely correct

Any of the Eni's

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by toyogirl: 3:03pm On Sep 13
I don't want to say this but I can't help it....It bothers me a lot that the 'assumed' gender is always male...

GlitteringStar:


I've always assumed that you are a guy shocked grin wink

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by GlitteringStar: 3:06pm On Sep 13
toyogirl:
I don't want to say this but I can't help it....It bothers me a lot that the 'assumed' gender is always male...


That is true. Many people have used "bro" for me too undecided grin
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Ehrnie: 3:26pm On Sep 13
toyogirl:
I don't want to say this but I can't help it....It bothers me a lot that the 'assumed' gender is always male...


I tire o - please I am "very female".... cheesy
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Ehrnie: 3:26pm On Sep 13
Aig84:

Completely thought you're male too.
Here I was thinking the name is a variation of Ernie (Ernie and Bert of sesame street) shocked shocked

cheesy cheesy now that really cracked me up!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Wura27: 3:39pm On Sep 13
Lol, always one new thing or the other on this thread.

At least no one would think u'r a guy @toyogirl. Glitteringstar sounds very feminine so I wonder why some people would think u'r a guy.

I also thought Ehrnie was a guy at some point.... The one that surprises me is when peeps see Wura and still call me bro. Never ever seen or heard of any Wura guy.

Anyway that's how forums are. In your mind, u'd ve pictured the possible sex and how the person looks.

I know I've already pictured how some people on this thread look and their personality too.... By their chats, you shall know them....

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by GlitteringStar: 3:47pm On Sep 13

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Ehrnie: 3:56pm On Sep 13
Wura27:
Lol, always one new thing or the other on this thread.

At least no one would think u'r a guy @toyogirl. Glitteringstar sounds very feminine so I wonder why some people would think u'r a guy.

I also thought Ehrnie was a guy at some point.... The one that surprises me is when peeps see Wura and still call me bro. Never ever seen or heard of any Wura guy.

Anyway that's how forums are. In your mind, u'd ve pictured the possible sex and how the person looks.

I know I've already pictured how some people on this thread look and their personality too.... By their chats, you shall know them....

hahahaha - I thought I was the only one that had people's images formed in my head... cheesy cheesy

Anyways, I sincerely hope the picture you (now) have of me is hawt wink it gasto-be hawt!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Canadianfly: 4:21pm On Sep 13
Ehrnie:


I tire o - please I am "very female".... cheesy

Same here. Always read your posts in a manly voice in my head. Thought you were male. And yes...thought your name was coined from Ernie too.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Canadianfly: 4:22pm On Sep 13
GlitteringStar:


That is true. Many people have used "bro" for me too undecided grin

Anybody that thinks a man would have a name with "Glittering" in it is suspect. grin

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by toyogirl: 4:23pm On Sep 13
Hahahaha. ...I'm guilty of the act too...I remember the days b4 I got married, I had spoken to this particular guy on phone a couple of times and he had a very sweet voice. In my mind, I 'mapped' a face to the voice as usual....The day I eventually saw him, I wanted to faint cheesy cheesy cos the voice was waaaayyyyy sweeter than the mapping!

The sad part of the story is that I was so disappointed with what I saw that the guy noticed it and voiced it out... grin...and then I felt embarrassed..lol


Ehrnie:


hahahaha - I thought I was the only one that had people's images formed in my head... cheesy cheesy

Anyways, I sincerely hope the picture you (now) have of me is hawt wink it gasto-be hawt!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by GlitteringStar: 4:27pm On Sep 13
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Canadianfly: 4:33pm On Sep 13
toyogirl:
Hahahaha. ...I'm guilty of the act too...I remember the days b4 I got married, I had spoken to this particular guy on phone a couple of times and he had a very sweet voice. In my mind, I 'mapped' a face to the voice as usual....The day I eventually saw him, I wanted to faint cheesy cheesy cos the voice was waaaayyyyy sweeter than the mapping!

The sad part of the story is that I was so disappointed with what I saw that the guy noticed it and voiced it out... grin...and then I felt embarrassed..lol



Hahahaha mehn the rule back then in our singles days was...if his voice is smooth and sweet, RUN!!! Broda WILL NOT be fine. If he's voice was whack, broda IS FINE. Case in point, David Beckham. Terrible voice, very good looking man.

So then you have to settle for half whack voice half sweet, that way you won't be disappointed when you see him. cheesy

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Ehrnie: 5:42pm On Sep 13
Canadianfly:


Hahahaha mehn the rule back then in our singles days was...if his voice is smooth and sweet, RUN!!! Broda WILL NOT be fine. If he's voice was whack, broda IS FINE. Case in point, David Beckham. Terrible voice, very good looking man.

So then you have to settle for half whack voice half sweet, that way you won't be disappointed when you see him. cheesy

Hahaha noted!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Ehrnie: 5:43pm On Sep 13
Canadianfly:


Same here. Always read your posts in a manly voice in my head. Thought you were male. And yes...thought your name was coined from Ernie too.

You too...? cheesy choi!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Ehrnie: 5:45pm On Sep 13
toyogirl:
Hahahaha. ...I'm guilty of the act too...I remember the days b4 I got married, I had spoken to this particular guy on phone a couple of times and he had a very sweet voice. In my mind, I 'mapped' a face to the voice as usual....The day I eventually saw him, I wanted to faint cheesy cheesy cos the voice was waaaayyyyy sweeter than the mapping!

The sad part of the story is that I was so disappointed with what I saw that the guy noticed it and voiced it out... grin...and then I felt embarrassed..lol



Wow! That's indeed an oops moment embarassed I would be embarrassed too but the guy really handled it well. Thumbs up to him.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by yokus(f): 6:23pm On Sep 13
Lmao @ comments. I thought @Erhnie is Male too

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by XX01(f): 6:53pm On Sep 13
salford1:

You can indeed dress fashionable in winter if you are ready to spend some money. I have only worn an ugly winter boot once. for guys, there are timberland boots and Nike Lunar Force 1. My everyday footwear in winter is the Lf1 by nike.
Jackets..you have canadian goose, Under armour, North face, columbia and some other fancy ones out there.

Can one wear those boots to work, if you work in a bank for instance? It looks too casual for an office environment.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by impish: 8:12pm On Sep 13
Hi Pauloverdi,

My family and I landed in Canada on August 31. We were asked how much we had on us, and we responded that we had 0, yes 0 USD on us. The IO asked how much we had available to us, and we mentioned that we had some money in our US accounts etc (the total was above the required CAD 18k required for a family of 3. My husband logged into one of his accounts and was trying to show the IO the balance of his account, but he was not interested at all.

Not sure if they ask everyone to count their money, but we were not asked to show POF at the airport.

Hope this helps.

Mrs. O
www.mycanadianfling.com

pauloverdi:


Lolz... just had to ask abeg. I heard that at the point of entry you will have to show evidence of the funds u said u have in pof. One of my friends said he wa asked to count the money in front of the immigration guys at the point of entry into canada. That's y I'm asking if I can use the receipt to explain the shortfall

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by impish: 8:38pm On Sep 13
Dear Nwandy,

Hmmmm.....this is a good question. We also have a toddler who often gets a cold. We looked at the insurance costs, and it was about CAD 400 I think for 3 of us (2 adults and a child) for 3 months. I am not 100% sure of the figure because we looked at this about 6 weeks ago. Eventually, we did not pay for the insurance. We stocked up on Vitamin C and prayed, and left it at that. It also helps that we hardly ever visit the hospital in Nigeria.

I am not certain that this was the right approach. However, I am comforted by the knowledge that there are community health centres around us, which are subsidised, and so if we ever need to see a doctor, we can use there. I am not sure how much this will cost though.

Alternatively, if we choose to visit a hospital, a friend said that he and his family did not pay for health insurance, and each time they needed medical attention, he had to pay CAD 90 per visit to a hospital.

Perhaps, someone with more experience here can help better, but this is the information I have.

Mrs. O
www.mycanadianfling.com

Nwandy218:
Hi Fam, for those that landed in Ontario, how do you handle the 3 months wait for OINP health insurance ? Reason I ask is that I am coming with a toddler and an infant who are allergic esp to cold. Just wondering how much private insurance would cost for the period.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Canadianfly: 8:50pm On Sep 13
Impish, any new blog updates? Been reading.... grin
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by impish: 9:09pm On Sep 13
Yes! I posted something yesterday, and will post again today. I want to talk about a few things we have been up to so far - SIN application, health card, etc. Hope to share that today.

Meanwhile, to my experienced egbons in the house, abeg, where can a housewife find assorted meat in Ottawa? grin grin

Thanks.

Mrs. O
www.mycanadianfling.com

Canadianfly:
Impish, any new blog updates? Been reading.... grin
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by impish: 9:09pm On Sep 13
Yes! I posted something yesterday, and will post again today. I want to talk about a few things we have been up to so far - SIN application, health card, etc. Hope to share that today.

Meanwhile, to my experienced egbons in the house, abeg, where can a housewife find assorted meat in Ottawa? grin grin

Thanks.

Mrs. O
www.mycanadianfling.com

Canadianfly:
Impish, any new blog updates? Been reading.... grin
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by einsteino(m): 9:22pm On Sep 13
toyogirl:
Hahahaha. ...I'm guilty of the act too...I remember the days b4 I got married, I had spoken to this particular guy on phone a couple of times and he had a very sweet voice. In my mind, I 'mapped' a face to the voice as usual....The day I eventually saw him, I wanted to faint cheesy cheesy cos the voice was waaaayyyyy sweeter than the mapping!

The sad part of the story is that I was so disappointed with what I saw that the guy noticed it and voiced it out... grin...and then I felt embarrassed..lol



lol reminds me of something that happened in my uni days. a friend of mine had been chatting with a chick for several months, she has a voice so sweet that your ears could get diabetic from it. before they got a chance to meet, my friend was already crushing and head over heels.

finally they arranged a meet. My friend arrived well ahead of time, in his best clothes, well groomed hair and all. inshort me wey escort come be like houseboy for where e dey. while we were waiting, his phone rang, shawty ask if he is the one putting on so and so.. he replies yes, she hangs up and walks up to us and intoduces herself.. saying "Hi! I'm Jenny".. my friend was so dissapointed and found himself replying "I'm not Pascal" with a contenance that made it obvious he couldnt believe his eyes.

Anyways, sense returned to him and he managed to cover it up, they chatted but it was obvious he was merely doing it for the sake of it.

I almost laughed my heart out when we returned to our hostel but i soon remembered my voice sweet small and i fit dey the babe shoe someday.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Hamiltondreamer: 9:23pm On Sep 13
Ehrnie:


Trendy Salford wink I love em shoes...i'm guessing that's your feet lol!

Okay - you've only addressed the guys...what about we ladies? We want to be trendy too...we deserve to be trendy cheesy

this might be of interest to the ladies in the house.the prices seem reasonable and its in canada www.sportchek.com

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by SlowlybtSurely: 10:01pm On Sep 13
^^^ God help petite ladies with 'em boots. They look heavy. grin

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Ekpekus(m): 10:07pm On Sep 13
Hamiltondreamer:


this might be of interest to the ladies in the house.the prices seem reasonable and its in canada www.sportchek.com
That money for fashion winter boots only reach person monthly groceries o grin
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Wura27: 10:15pm On Sep 13
Lolll so funny! grin

I see you as a a bit of a tomboy, a bit of a geek, very smart, and calm. I picture you as slim and dark

Just my imagination.... Mehn I'm so weird! shocked

Ehrnie:


hahahaha - I thought I was the only one that had people's images formed in my head... cheesy cheesy

Anyways, I sincerely hope the picture you (now) have of me is hawt wink it gasto-be hawt!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by toyogirl: 10:59pm On Sep 13
cheesy cheesy

[quote author=einsteino post=60430616]

ntoduces herself.. saying "Hi! I'm Jenny".. my friend was so dissapointed and found himself replying "I'm not Pascal" with a contenance that made it obvious he couldnt believe his eyes.


Haa! After that incident, I learned to always reset my brain & imagination even after trying to place a face with the voice...

[quote author=Canadianfly post=60422232]

Hahahaha mehn the rule back then in our singles days was...if his voice is smooth and sweet, RUN!!! Broda WILL NOT be fine. If he's voice was whack, broda IS FINE.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Hamiltondreamer: 11:00pm On Sep 13
Ekpekus:

That money for fashion winter boots only reach person monthly groceries o grin

Lol. How person go? We need to look fly even if we are constrained to boots. I can already see my self buying one already. grin

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