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11-02-2019

After I had lived with these "lovely" Mexicans for a few months it was time for me to move on. Not because I wanted to, since I had become good friend with these guys, or how good a relationship you now can get when you cant understand what they are saying... But because the house was schedueled to be demolished, which was understandable since it was in a really pore condition. I moved a bit closer to the central of Burnaby, to a huge house/Mansion where I lived together with I think 8 or 9 other guys from across the globe, the house was nice and cheap considering what I was used to back here in Denmark.Being an actor/comedian in Vancouver made me realise how much of a survivor you have to be if you wanna get anywhere in the world. Because People was deffently not going to give you anything for free, not even any kinds of advises at all. While I lived in Burnaby I traveld around in Vancouver and the local area from bars to bars doing standup comedy just to make a living, and I got into a great community with people who saw some potential in me and wanted to help me, if I just could get a working permit, which btw is much harder then it seems!!While I was fighting with Immigration to get my working permit I participated in a Telephon Marathon(not sure how to pronounce it), to save a theater called The Rio. This event lasted 30 hours straight and the price for the entire show was 30 Canadian dollars, so I thought why not, also because it went to a great couse, since I had started to fall in love with this theater and the kinds of events that it does. So if you are an alternative person, I can deffently recomend you trying to visit the place!!! :) 

 

- Morten

13-01-2019

a short while after I moved into Burnaby which is a City close to Vancouver(15 min in skytrain). Where I moved in to a basement, as soon as I mooved in I could hear two Germens speaking, and the smoke from pot was all over the place. So I got to live with two Germans and one Mexican. Sadly the Mexican mooved out a shot while after Christmas and the Germans mooved out a short while after New Years Evening. Lucky enough for me a small group of 4 Mexicans moved in to the basement, where only one of them could understand and speak English. While I lived at the basement, I started on my acting career by oining an online program called Friends in Film(FIF), which got me to start a youtube channel, which I do hope to continue on when I get a computer or a phone with a good camera again.

The times were great while it was only the 4 Mexicans, but as it happens Mexicans helps each other out, which can be a good thing, but when you live in a 3 oom basement, it starts to get a little cramped when you end up livig 8 Mexicans and me in this little crappy basement, and yes you guesed it... Sill only ONE of them could speak English. Which did give quite a lot challenges with communication and living arrangements, since I lived on the Couch in the living room, and they had to go in to the livingroom to enter the kitchin at 6:30 am in the morning, not thinking about light, sounds or noices... Which is "great" when you are an actor who does not get a lot of sleep or any money at all... But well hey Beggers cant choose, and they were good drinking patners in the evenings and helped me out financial in hard times, hell yer even with the rent once in a while. So even though they were quite anoying, they were also really awesome people, and it is something I will never have been without since it was such a huge life experience.

 

- Morten

26-12-2018

Hello guys.

I am sorry about that you have had to be waiting for an update about my trip to Canada, but since I came back home to Denmark, I have been busy with a lot of work and preperation for my living situation and economy. But I will update you guys and write the last bit about my trip as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience.

 

- Morten

08-06-2018

I arrived in Canada at the 28th of October 2017 where I moved to the town Squamish. I was told that the town was a small one, but for me a small town is a town with like 5000 people living in it, while in Squamish there lives just about 10 times as much. I was also informed about that yhe town was close to Vancouver.... For when a town is close to a city, well then its at maximum 45 min in a car, here you had to drive in over one and a half hour just to get to the city.... So this was a huge thing to get used to. Size in Canada was deffently something else compared to in Denmark. 

When I got to Squamish I lived and worked for a family as an aupair, which to begin with was great, but in the beginning of December 2017 I was so unfortunate that I made two smaller scratches in the family car, and then it was over for me, I they told me I had two weeks to get out of the house, because I was not responsible enough to drive. They never told me about the driving laws in Canada or showed me how to drive in a car with automatic gears, and I had told them all about it, so they knew that I was not comftable driving in a new country in a huge car. 

So you could say that the beginning of my trip was a nightmare, but hey for me it was a learning experience. So I kept my head high and moved on.

- Morten

06-06-2018

For those of you who do not follow my facebook page as well as here, I have to inform you that I have been sent home to Denmark, only because of some misunderstanding between the immigration and the bordercontroll.

I do not see this as a failure, but as the adventure that it has been. Within these next few days I will talk/write about my trip and what I have seen and eexperienced. And I will talk about all of it, not only the good stufs but also about the bad stuf that I have seen and learned about. 

So stay tuned for the updates about my trip.

 

- Morten