When I started writing this blog, I was looking for a job, like I do now. The difference between now and then is that I was a full-time job seeker then and now I’m a part-time job seeker while doing freelance jobs. I was a little disappointed/depressed this morning: I finished a small freelance job a day before yesterday, and today I was expecting the client to contact me for a new job offer (as he implied he would), but he did not. Then something happened that is very similar to my experience that I wrote in an old post. I had a chance to chat with a friendly cashier. He is an immigrant from Pakistan, and we shared some difficulties that immigrants face. I told how difficult it is to find a full-time job, and he said “you will get a good job”. It was like deja vu, but actually I remember it happened about a year ago as I wrote in the old post. Although he does not know me, conversation like that encourages me. After the encouraging event a year ago, I actually got a full-time job though it was a temporary contract one. Let’s assume it will happen again, hopefully a permanent one for this time.
Last time I wrote about two encouraging events. Did something else happen this time? Yes. I had a chance to meet my “old” friends in downtown Toronto yesterday. I came to Canada in 2003 as I wrote in a previous post, so my Canadian friends who I met in Calgary around that time are my “old friends”. It was only for a short time, but whatever we talk, conversation with my old friends makes me feel the world is a better place than I suppose.