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    One year! It seems that it is a big achievement in the life! I would love to put my thoughts on it. 


    What we did in this first year? I am looking back to see have we gain anything or we are just on the looser side? I am not negative but you have to be a good judge and can't keep only good things on the paper. 


    The first day or rather night was good here. Forovan (Highway 401) took us to the Scarborough from Airport in the
    evening around 7.00 PM after KLM's tiring journey. The city lights were amazing (or looked amazing at that time). The night was
    sleepless! You know lot of worry!


    Next morning we were taken by our kind host to Scarborough Civic Center. The queue was long. Long enough to indicate us
    that how many people are coming to this country every day. Long enough to encourage us that when so many people are coming here we haven't made any mistake! And long enough to discourage us that we have to face stiff competition from all these new immigrants. Of course the line was showing faces from all over the world. 


    The second day was not bad. At least it was better than rest of the days. After our eyes were settled after looking at the lights and glamour of Scarborough Center and other malls,
    I was advised to start looking for a job - a labor job! I was shocked - man! I am a Civil Engineer, was in charge of a division in Narmada and you are asking me to do
    labor job!! He must be kidding I said to myself. Or he must be underestimating my skills. 


    Then came the shocks with the list of people doing labor jobs - Civil Engineers, Computer Engineers, MBAs, Mechanical Engineers. People gave example of people working in factory who were getting 50,000
    Rupees salary in India per month. My wife told me to go back. I also thought for a while. Yes, she is right, we should go back. But when it came to a decision, lot of things came to mind - what people will tell, why so many people are still in Canada, There must be some hopes etc. 


    And after sleepless nights of about a week, I came out of frustration. It was good. I was prepared to do labor job


    And my journey started with lifting boxes


    A Year!! It is over. It is over and we are happy though it was like a nightmare!! Five jobs in a year and two layoffs, good
    enough to get Canadian Experience. My wife - who never came out of our home at India to cut boxes and fill bottles of glue and sorted old dirty clothes - no choice we had to meet ends!! 



    Achievements? 



    A Car. One old 1988 Honda which is noisy and giving me lot of trouble! What can I do for that? I want to change it but money? Those
    stupid apartment owners and ruthless government is taking major portion of our
    salary
    !! And if it is not enough the insurance companies are also not behind.
    2000 dollars of amount just in Car insurance!! How strange!! Who manages this country - OK in India we have 33 Crore God to take care, here only Jesus!! 


    A trip to Niagara can be an achievement and a trip to Wonderland also. When the whole country is Wonder why should we not see one piece of land called Wonderland. 


    And those doctors, oh god, who fools giving this country best country rating? So
    slow doctors, hospitals and asking for blood test for each every small problems. Who is handling it? 


    One trip to New York City was good. Was able to see World Trade Center! Great memories. 


    Conclusion?


    After a year we are on the looser side. The moral is down, the education is ruined,
    English is garbage, religion is at risk, eagerness to learn new things - where is new
    labor job? 


    What is good in this country? A Highly Educated Labor Force in the World!
     


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