Upcoming Appearances Forward to: Test Case Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder By Frank Landis I'm not a Solarpunk, I just play one in real life, it seems.
Thanks to everyone who commented in a civil and respectful manner. I am surprised at the constant popularity of this post. However, remember that it was written in Marchafter I left Vancouver mostly heartbroken and disillusioned.
Immigration can be an issue, but racism is barbaric and is swiftly removed. This post is entirely my own opinion, based on my personal experience and has no claim to objectivity.
It just represents my truth. Please give it a look. There are beautiful mountains and glass skyscrapers and the ocean. Everyone is a hippie and people are friendly and mellow because they all do yoga and run while breathing clean, wholesome ocean air.
There is no snow. You should have heard me in my first two or three months here: You should totally move here. Now, not only am I leaving, but I never want to come back.
Despite the good things about Vancouver, it has disappointed me on so many levels that I wonder why anyone in their right minds would choose to stay here.
Am I not good enough? There are no jobs here, and when a good one pops up, the competition is so fierce that you have to send a singing telegram to get noticed. I thought my French would give me an edge—might as well speak Catalan for the little it did for me.
And IF you get one of these rare jobs, the salaries are in no way high enough to support basic living. No car, no luxuries, probably no savings either. I knew about the cost of living because of the two years I spent in Victoria.
But even then, the cost of living here is ludicrous. Well, actually, there is, but the cheaper stuff is often illegal, unsafe and unhealthy.
The food is also ludicrously expensive. Big brick of cheap, Kraft, orange cheddar cheese?
Actually, I was pretty busy during the months I spent there. But the city has, how can I explain it… no soul. It is as superficial and empty as the endless condo towers growing like weeds.It was a beautiful evening in my neighborhood, and I was enjoying one of my giant homebrews on a deck chair I had placed in the middle of the street, as.
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I find it helpful. However, I have to say I sensed a bit of “Montreal/Quebec vs rest of Canada”, buried in between the lines of the text. 1: For California, a whole lot of industrial scale solar in the desert. Because that is the cheapest solve, and a whole lot of californias power use is for air con, which means solar natively load-follows fairly well.
As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from barnweddingvt.com