Welcome to new life!

Work Permit

Work Permit (Photo credit: Cliph)

This is not about the documents or the procedure you need to know to get a visa or permanent residence card or work permit .

There are millions of articles for that kind of information.
My blog is all about what to expect when you are home away from home.
How to start all over again once you land in a new country of which you know little about.
How to find your space.
What all to see in Toronto.

 

Toronto Skyline

Toronto Skyline (Photo credit: Bobolink)

 

The first thing that you will miss is your network of people and friends that you were so used to in your native country. If you were already staying away from your family you have had some practice.good for you! If not it is a bit harder to get used to that void.
Get hold of those few people whom you know in your initial days because of your job,or your neighborhood . Do no rush into making relationships. Only if you are comfortable around someone , you should be thinking of taking it further.you will be meeting many people but not all will be your kind.

I used to search online for groups who were from India . Found few and networked with them.went into their events . Not all of them were continued. But found few friends among them. Not a bad way to start networking.

So search online the groups that you might be interested to explore.

I am a stay at home mom .If you have kids then you have the advantage in that you can join a kid- parent program in your area to get to know other moms. Who knows you might get your BFF in one of them!!

You need to be approachable and warm to let others know you. It is very different once you are out of your birth land. You need to give importance to networking with people. They are all you have in the name of family and friends.

All the best!!

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Mother’s day and all that..

Writing this post on mother’s day.

What I see on Facebook when I log in this morning is a flood of mother’s day messages. People posting their pics with their moms and confessing their love for them. That makes me ponder oh so they need to wait for a particular day to pour their hearts out to their lovely mothers who have been loving them unconditionally since their birth.

I am not against public display of affection. But what bothers me is why only on this day designated as Mother’s day? Also why do people need to show the pictures of their loved ones , the gifts, the praise they get from their loved ones to everyone in their list on Facebook.it does not end there because when anyone in your list comments or like what you have posted it is visible to everyone in that person’s friend list.

And what is more surprising is most of the mothers who are wished and appreciated on Facebook do not even have a Facebook account.So it is not for them but for the world to know!!

That makes me think of old days when it was a dream to get your picture in newspaper. It was a symbol of fame , praise and it still is. But what is interesting is that social networking sites are making this dream a reality. Now people have chance to be talked about, to be famous in their circle, to be praised and liked. You post a picture and instantly you get liked and praised.You feel like a celebrity. hmm..so is that the only motivation for people posting their most intimate moments like honeymoon pictures!, a gift by a loved one?

No there is more to it. There is an inherent desire to tell others how lucky you are, how happy you are. But why? portraying your life as a perfect dream with a perfect spouse, perfect children, a perfect job, perfect vacations.We want someone to tell us how lovely our child is. How adorable our dog is. How caring our spouse is. How beautiful our holiday destination is and blah blah.

There really is no one day for mothers. They need to be appreciated each day.

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