Nomad in North America: Toronto and Niagara

My recent trip to Toronto was not my first time, because lucky for me I have loved ones who live there. My Ate Tess, as I endearingly call her, is a professional nurse who raised me from when I was a baby. She now stays with her sister Nora and their mom Soly. They are some of my favorite people in the world and they spoil me nuts whenever I visit them — a very good reason to always go.

The first time was in December 2014 — to celebrate Christmas Filipino-style, and to cap an incredible year. You see in the spring, all three of them took pains to visit me…