A new friend at work has just recently immigrated to Canada from Vietnam and was telling me today that he thought Canadians were crazy during the summer when he arrived. “Everyone is wanting to go outside all the time. I don’t understand it.” But now that he has lived through a record Canadian cold he has changed his mind. Now he understands. It’s only -6C right now and he was so happy. He said he didn’t have his jacket done up when he walked from the bus because it was so much warmer. And now he gets why everyone wants to go outside during the summer. “It’s so cold during the winter, now I understand. I will go outside so much during this summer.”