- Hot water and cold water from the taps.
Unlike hot water and even hotter water (Dubai) or just ice cold water (Dhaka).
- Proper sized tea MUGS.
Unlike the plastic cups (Dubai) or the miniature airplane-cup-sized-cups (Dhaka).
- Courteous drivers on the road.
Unlike rodeo drivers (UAE) or naam-ka-wasta drivers (Dhaka).
I just drove for a week in UAE and already my driving skills have deteriorated. People are amazed here if I speed up and try to cut in (oops). And I wouldn't have thought it was possible to drive rashly at 20 kmh, but Dhaka proved me wrong.
- Tim Hortons.
No comment! :-D
- PROPER Chinese food.
It's amazing how Bangladeshis are convinced there's no Chinese food like Bangladeshi Chinese food. It is almost a sign of patriotism to sing praises of Chinese restaurants in Dhaka. I have been to a few. SWEET! It's like they dip everything in sugar. Think Manchurian Roshogolla and you get the idea. Blech! Toronto is great that way, you got authentic cuisines from everywhere in the world.
Of course Abu Dhabi is still the King when it comes to food. Even the pizza of UAE tastes ten times better. Next time I have to schedule a few days in Abu Dhabi just to eat. *drool*
- My car.
May not deserve it's own entry but there's nothing like slipping into the driver's seat of your own car and just taking in the familiarity of it all.
- Just going to bed.
Without having to bother with mosquito nets, Aerosol or the coil that gives you second-hand-smoke.
- Old people not farting or burping whenever they feel like it.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Things I Missed About Toronto
Yes, I am back! While a trip abroad without the stress of work and school can be fun, it's always good to be back. Home Sweet Home and all that. Here's what I missed about Toronto: