A little bit of the story
My early childhood was spent living on a small group of islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean. These islands form the Republic of Seychelles, a small and seldom talked about country.
I have fond memories of days spent at the beach digging for little shellfish locally known as tektek, going fishing on the high seas, hanging around with my auntie’s thirteen dogs, hunting fruit bats in the mango tree with my cousin, riding the back of giant tortoises in auntie’s backyard (everyone is an auntie in the Seychelles), sitting on the wall drinking sweetened vanilla tea whilst watching the sun set on the Indian Ocean and getting into trouble at school. I made it my duty to get into trouble on a regular basis.
Today, things are quite different. I’m an IT professional and Montreal is where I call home. Sea and sand have been replaced by ski slopes, skating rinks and snow. The dogs have turned into cats and I try to avoid trouble as much as possible.