The most oft-uttered phrase in Vancouver

When you have a decrease in humidity combined with a burst of sun, lush tree cover, and an unobstructed view of the North Shore mountains or False Creek, the common utterance is, This is what we live here for!” or some variation with strong undercurrents of revelling in living in The Best Place on Earth. During such a gorgeous day as yesterday, I felt as if I could hear it as a constant whisper with people across the city undoubtably saying it several times over during the freakishly long daylight hours.

Vancouverites are so much more unabashedly exuberant about embracing the city of their abode. As such, as a transplant and feeling quite comfortable here, I feel like yet another “victory” of the West Coast….

So, when I was editing a friend’s email to solicit my uncle for help finding a job here, I knew it would tug at his heart strings all the more if we threw in an extra line, “During my three-month stay last summer, I came to realize how wonderful Vancouver is and I would be thrilled to be able to live and work there.”

Because once you’ve been here long enough, everyone becomes an unofficial Vancouver-recruiter.

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