Author Archives: Batale

About Batale

I am an aspiring writer - though since I haven't written anything original in about 2 years, so calling me a writer is like calling a man who makes dinner every night a 5 star chef. I started this blog to force me to write. From the 1st January 2013, I intend to update this blog every day. If nothing interesting happens, I'll write about something that does interest me, whether that is a movie, a book, something I've heard about, or even some of my stories growing up.

21st June 2017 – Food Safety 101

Today is a full day of training, and at 8:45 Rhonda and I head towards Base 2 for our Back to School day.  From 9-4, we’ll be in classroom learning about Food Safety.  In Canada, you’re not really allowed to … Continue reading

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20th June 2017 – BOH Training

Woke up ridiculously early considering that I don’t have to go to training until 12:30. However, everyone else in the flat is equally excited and nervous, so come the morning we’re all awake and hanging around for the time we … Continue reading

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18th June 2017 – Whistler Blackcomb

Last night I tried sleeping on top of the blanket accommodation provided and used my throw as a blanket and it was a marked improvement for sleeping.  Definitely what I’ll do until I get the mattress protector. Today I decided … Continue reading

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17th June 2017 – Whistler

I was right, that mattress is gonna kill me.  Mattress padding is number one on the list of things to buy. Don’t really have a plan for today, but figure I’ll wander round Lost Lake and then go from there. … Continue reading

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16th June 2017 – Farewell Vancouver

I’ve spent most of this month working and recovering, but it’s finally time to move on to Whistler and start what I came to this country to do!  I leave my short-term flat and spend the night in the Samesun … Continue reading

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May – Living in Vancouver

With just under a month before I can have permanent plans to work with, my first point of order is to find a job.  Canada is expensive, and my savings are starting to fritter away.  Luckily, due to the time … Continue reading

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7th April – Working Holiday Club Interview

So…yeah, it’s been nearly 2 months without an update.  This was equal parts distraction and illness – I’ve been all over the place in April mentally, and spent most of March combatting multiple different illnesses.  I’m starting to forget what … Continue reading

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