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19 May 2006

tout(e)s les instructions sont en francais aussi

Apres cinq jours, I have accepted that things certainly won`t be getting any more english here. Vivre a Jonquiere est vraiment vivre en francais!

I live in a very cute yellow house about a 5 minute walk from the college. It`s just me, a middle-aged couple, and a little dog. There`s also a daughter who lives in an apartment over the house with her adorable 4-year-old. I have a room in the basement with a bunk bed and Little Mermaid comforters. It is very cute, and very quebecqois!

I`m pretty damn rusty with the old French; more often than not, Swahili words slip out when I try to say anything. I manage to communicate well enough to be understood, but not nearly enough to be eloquent. There is a lot of work to be done!

Jonquiere is a nice place, though I don`t know it that well yet...it`s kind of hard to describe, because it`s like so many Ontario towns, and yet it has some weird quirks. The drivers are bad as hell, but the cheese is good.

I`m not doing too well with the 7am mornings, and am currently very tired!(hence this message)

Update soon :)

3 comments:

syl said...

hang in there dallas! you'll get used to the 7am routine! weee.

hope you are enjoying ur new yellow house!

Gillian Edworthy said...

dal!
that sounds so cute! i'm sure you'll be speaking fluently in no time!
i just got back from an amazing long weekend of surfing down on the washington coast... amazing, simply amazing... might be my new favorite sport...

i miss yah and wish you best of luck picking up the francais!
cheers dudette!

Erin said...

Sounds like a beautiful time, keep enjoying yourself!

Take care, Dallas!