Hello and welcome to DawnBlogtopus! Today we have a short interview with Canadian Zoey from ZoeyValuated.com. Be sure to go check out her blog.
When I was a young girl in North Carolina I was fascinated with our friendly neighbors to the North, Canada. So like us, yet so different – at least that’s what I figured. I eventually made it to Canada when I was 21 years old, and later went back just a couple of years ago. During both of my visits my thoughts were confirmed; things there were mostly the same, but just a little different. Like the Seinfeld episode with Bizarro Jerry. From that moment on, I made it my mission to try and decipher the subtle nuances between a Canadian and an American. Let’s not waste any more time. Here is an interview with a Canadian!
On to the Questions
*Me: For starters, what part of Canada do you live in, and have you always lived there?
Zoey: I live in the capital, Ottawa. Born and raised here 🙂
*Me: Are all parts of Canada bi-lingual English/French or just Quebec?
Zoey: French is the official second language in Canada, but some parts are more French than others.
*Me: If I said “It’s 10 miles away” or “It’s 70 degrees Fahrenheit” would you have a good idea of the distance/temperature? Or is it all Metric, all the time in Canada?
Zoey: I personally would have no idea lol, but some people might. Mainly metric here, though.
*Me: Do different parts of Canada have “personalities?” For example, New Yorkers are commonly thought of as rude, and Southern US people are portrayed as being less intelligent.
Zoey: Yes, sorta I think. Like, there’s a certain part that is known as the “trashy” part… it really sucks though because I hate stereotypes like that.
*Me: Can you think of some stores or restaurants that are popular in Canada that the average American has never heard of?
Zoey: The restaurant St. Hubert, apparently. Had to ask the wife about this one. St. Hubert is a family restaurant, known mostly for their yummy chicken.
Me: I can confirm, I have never heard of this restaurant. And I’ll also add Tim Horton’s – it was a coffee and bagel place that was very popular with multiple locations. As far as I know, there are none in the US.
*Me: So I know there’s an Amazon just for Canada. If you were to order something online from an American company do you have to pay extra shipping? Or are there Canadian versions of the same store?
Zoey: Apparently we can’t use the American Amazon. We can browse and be jealous for all the cool stuff you have, but can’t order anything 🙁
*Me: How’s that universal healthcare work? Can you go to the doctor anytime you want for free? Or does it have to be approved before you go?
Zoey: Yes, it’s free, but everything takes forever. Waiting times for tests can be up to a year even. Don’t even get me started on getting appointments with specialists.
*Me: Do you have any food that is “typical Canadian”? For example, if I say Mexican food you think tacos, burritos, etc.
Zoey: Definitely the Poutine. It’s also my personal favorite food! Deliciously unhealthy lol and so many options.
Me: I KNEW IT! I noticed that on menus when we went to Montreal 2 years ago, and I was so tempted to order it. However, my husband said that I probably wouldn’t like it, so I skipped it. I knew I should have tried it. Next time, next time.
That’s All the Questions I Had for the Canadian Today
So there you have it, folks! I have again reconfirmed that Canada and America go together like peanut butter and jelly. Fine on their own, and even better together!
Thanks for Reading
Thanks for stopping by. If you’d like to read more from Zoey check out her post here on DawnBlogtopus.com on cleaning.