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This Twitter thread about being an expat in Toronto is so relatable

A Hong Kong-born Japanese student living in Toronto has written a hilariously accurate — and grim — glimpse of expat life in Canada, and everyone on twitter is loving it.

Shoji Ushiyama (a.k.a. Kevaeric), who is a programmer and artist currently studying at OCAD in Toronto, touches on Canadianisms like our excessive use of the word "sorry," the strange absence of tires at Canadian Tire and the phrase "pour le service en Français, appuyez sur le 2" in the 101-part twitter thread.

He also talks about expat life in Toronto specifically, quipping about the pace at which condo towers are popping up in the city, our never-ending road repairs and the fact that everyone hates Premier Doug Ford.

The first tweet in the thread has nearly 10,000 likes and almost 3,800 retweets and counting at the time of publication, indicating that Kevaeric's deadpan take on life in Canada as a whole, and Toronto specifically, obviously resonates with fellow expats.

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