Tuesday, May 07, 2013

只恨一水隔天涯, 不知相会在何時? / The Long Distance Feeling? A HK-Canada Relation that failed!

Here's a photo from the FaceBook page of my Alma Mater, the University of Alberta.

I remember going to the campus post office almost everyday hoping to receive mail from Hong Kong.
There was no Internet then. It took 7-10 days for an aerogram 航空郵柬 to go from Edmonton to Vancouver for transfer, then onto a plane to HK. Sea-mail 平郵 would take at least 21-30 days. Multiply that by two and that was how long one would get a return message.

For someone on student-visa, long distance phone calls were prohibitively expensive ~ CDN $3 per minute !

Needless to say, I was both home- and love-sick the first year.

往事只能回味 !!!!


the inner space said...

埃德蒙頓 is a very cold place!

thought HBB ran for the Toronto marathon on 5-5-2013!

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