Every year around the 1st of July, an important holiday struggles for press amidst all the heavy drinking. This year and for as long as I can remember, Canada Day has been 1 July. Well, it is time to break out the firecrackers and Alexander Keith’s, Moosehead and for the soft, Molson Canadian Lager. For the expats, download some Red Green Show, Little Mosque on the Prairie or relive the Billy Bob CBC interview for a good ol’ Canadian refresher course.
If you are not familiar, Canada is a country that sits just above the USA, in between Russia, Santa’s home, and wreckage of the Titanic. We are proud of our land, some of our musicians, most of our actors and nearly none of our politicians. If you are planning to visit, you may want to brush up on our two official languages: Canadian and Quebecan – both dialects grown far from their mother countries across the Atlantic and smoothly accented by salmon and poutine.
This expat received two small packages in the post today: a screw-driver and Earsonics’s SM2 DLX earphones. I won’t be reviewing the screwdriver, but the DLX will be up on the chopping block later in July. Preliminary reports are very good; their Westone-like cable survived a long, sweaty bicycle ride in the middle of Seoul’s humid rainy season, but a Comply® foam, however, fared worse. Construction seems top-tier and the sound is also very good if ‘thick’.
The screwdriver? To fit a new harddisk into my MacBook Pro which is quite stuffed. Perhaps I’ll take it with me on my next bicycle ride.
Happy Canada Day TMA!
For kicks: the Billy Bob interview at CBC (did I bring this up again)?
And, here is the Red Green Show!