Friday, July 1, 2011

The Trifecta!


Today is a special day for a lot of people for a lot of different reasons. It's also special for anyone that celebrates 'April Fools Day' in July. Though, they might just be fooling around.

When you think of 'the trifecta' you might think of this. But today there is another...

Back home, it is Canada Day. And no, it is not a day that Canada made up to copy the American’s July 4th. This year, July 1st is Canada’s 144th birthday! Happy Birthday, Oldtimer! The day will be filled with barbecues, sprinklers, parades, fireworks, NHL free agency and much more festivities. Rumor has it that there might even be a bit of hullabaloo too. However, it cannot be confirmed.

Also, today is my mom’s birthday. It a shocking twist, it turns out that Mom is 29 years old today in mom years. How that works out in human years is anyone’s guess, if they dare. Happy Birthday, mom!

Finally, in China, it is officially the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. I’m not sure how they will celebrate, but so far I have noticed a Chinese flag hanging from just about every store and restaurant in town. More could be said here, but I will refrain. Well, I’ll just say that I hope that the next 90 years are even better, way better, than the first 90.


Last night we went for dinner at our friend’s house and low and behold, a famous person was there. His name is Benny Prasad. He is a roaming musician and inspiration. He has been to every country on earth. His stories of how he, an Indian, has been to every country without or asking for any money are nothing short of miraculous. How he got into North Korea and Pakistan to play his guitar are amazing examples of faith in God and an expectation to see His promises come to fruition. ‘Fruition’ is a great word. There is more to his story, of course, but most importantly he is a very friendly and humble man. It was really nice to get to know him a little bit and I wish him well as he plays some songs for people in and around the city this weekend.

Check out his videos. He invented a guitar and called it the ‘bentar’. It is a guitar with bongos in it and a harp on it. For extra entertainment watch him on the 100 Huntley Street videos. David Maine is hilarious!


I just found out that China is ranked #39 in the world in Hockey. My goal? Bring it up to 38!

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1 comment:

Lois said...

I love you, Brett! ESPECIALLY about how old I am in 'mom years'!!! You're THE BEST IN CHINA!!! xoxo