February 14, 2005
The following story was written by Peter, who goes by the name of Peter the Greek. He would like to tell you little story about himself and how he came to Canada
When I was in Greece, I had just finished the army and things weren't so good I talked to my friend about going to work on a ship. Two weeks later, we decided to go to Piraieus to get the boat so we did that. My job in the boat was steward and my friend's job was a mechanic's helper. We flew from Piraieus to Japan where the boat was. It took one month to travel from Japan to Vancouver, Canada. Between times, I talk to my friend about leaving the boat in Canada. The boat came to North Vancouver. It was around midnight; we took all our stuff in taxi and left the boat. We went to meet a friend and he helped us. We started working at restaurants to survive. During these times, we managed to get by. There were many things that happened, but it's too much to describe. Since that time, I learned to like this country because it's given me the opportunity to experience a lot of good things for many years. But there came a time when I needed to have more skills to get a better job. So I decided to go to school to learn to read and write and I think I'm doing okay so far.