08 January, 2012

Canadian coin

After I arrived in Montreal, I spent a whole week to recover from the jet lag. I started making new friends immediately. I met my first friend, Cindia, in school orientation. Although we had nearly the same age, she took care of me most of the time. She stayed in Vancouver for a while so she knew a bit about Canada. Initially, when I was shopping and I had to pay cash, she always helped me with the coins. At that time, I wasn't familiar with Canadian coin denominations, such as 1, 5, 10 and 25 cents and 1 and 2 dollars. The 1 and 10 cents are not only similar, but also the font is extremely small. I often had to ask the cashier for help before paying the bill. I ended up relying on the color to recognize the coin. We only have four coin denominations in Taiwan (1, 5, 10 and 50 dollars).

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