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Pragmatic, reserved and a deep thinker who loves family, sports especially football where am married to two wives: the first, AC Milan who has my loyalty and the second wife, Manchester United who has all my undying love and pampering, lifestyle and society parties. Need I say the law is more than a profession but a lifestyle for me.

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TOUCHDOWN #TORONTO, #CANADA.

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This is about the most anticipated journey I had ever embarked on. I had been so anxious that for a week preceding the trip itself I could not sleep. Understandably, I became insomnia; but, trust me, I was fine with it.

Finally the day I will be going to Canada came. It would be my first trip to a modern world where everything is perfect as I have been told by aunt and numerous family members, friends alike that either dwell there or have been there for some reasons. My first class return ticket had been handed over to me. My black tuxedo ready – obviously my best and I chose to match it with my black Reebok snickers.

We arrived at the airport earlier than necessary as I ensured I rushed them at home. I have heard about missed flights and all that; so I did not want to be a victim to such unpleasant event. It was “check-in” time; the airport rigorous search could not deter or dampen my spirit. I was focused men!!! Once on the plane, nothing went by me that I did not demand to have a taste of, except for alcohol. I made sure I exhausted the exorbitant fees put on the ticket.

After the long, tiring approximately 13 hours direct flight, it was touchdown time and goodness me, it was too cold for me to remember to kiss the ground as I had premeditated. From the point of entry to picking bags, the services were totally different from that I experienced in Nigeria. Everything was done with courtesy and respect; services were top notch. The dignity attached to us carrying the green passport was lacking though. We were carefully scrutinised; not a palatable experience but I perfectly appreciated why! My aunt was waiting to pick me up and I was rearing to go. After prayers of thanksgiving, I could not even get out of my suit; I was too cold I jumped into an overall.

Heaven knows the following days were pure bliss; I shopped practically for everything I ever imagined, you needed to have seen me with shopping bags, looking like a tourist. I took a bite of everything from different food vendors and lunch counters, when I was taken to the #ST. Lawrence Market. I also fed my eyes with photographs from the city’s collection from the market gallery upstairs. I also visited Toronto’s waterfront where I witnessed the #Winterficious. My aunt and her family took me to the Toronto zoo we also visited #a war of 1812 fort, a #Victorian mansion that interprets the inter-war years. Indeed, these were historical sites. Ah, how can I ever forget the exhilarating rides I had on one of the thrilling roller coasters at the #Canadian wonderland? Truly everything is different here: nothing is brown, it is all white. No power cut off. I have not wiped a sweat off me for 2 weeks now.

I was preparing to come home when I got a #Facebook message from a friend inviting me to our inaugural old students’ meeting. It could not have been more remarkable as I relish in the opportunity to see old friends; most of whom I have not seen in over a decade.

I was air-bound; right at the point of landing, I had my heart in my mouth causing me to shut my eyes only to open it and find myself on my bed. Jeez, I had been dreaming!!!

- ADEKANYE ADEYINKA OLAJIDE.