It is now ten years since I first arrived in Vancouver.
It was back in March of 2000 that I took my flight from Dublin, destined for the shores of Canada. Originally I was brought over to work with an animation company on a years visa; that job didn't quite work out as well as I had planned so I resigned after five months while having already taken another job in Luxembourg. Then I was informed that the Luxembourg gig had been reduced from a years contract to a mere couple of months...wonderful!! During all this I had sent a bunch of resumes and some portfolio work to a few other local companies in Vancouver in the hope that one might bite. I was contacted by a games company who subsequently renewed my visa and contracted me for what ended up becoming three years. So with being kept busy and enjoying how the Canadians say "Eh!" quite a lot I decided to take root in Canada and well, here I am -- a whole ten years later!
To be honest I find it hard to believe how the time has just seemingly flown by. It feels like I literally, just stepped off the plane.
Anyhow, here's a monkey (I drew earlier)giving you dear reader the proverbial finger. Please in a similar fashion raise your finger to your monitor in an act of joyous celebration.
C'mon "Show me the finger!!"