Monday January 30th, 2012

In addition to the language, the culture and the abbreviations you need to learn before coming to France, there is another item you need to know: the acronyms. French use these to identify companies, associations, laws, etc… And their list is as big as the abbreviations list we talked about before! I don’t know how … Continue reading

Saturday January 28th, 2012

I told you that French like to have everything detailed, well explained, drawn even, so that they know how to proceed with their daily lives. But sometimes even all these are not enough for some people; they either don’t know how to read, or they just don’t care, they want to do things their own … Continue reading

Friday January 27th, 2012

Attention ladies and gentlemen! The French president will be speaking to you on TV on Sunday night during the news. I think this is the most TV-present president in the whole world! Each 3 months or so he has to come to TV, speak about new reforms, future laws, future changes, etc (you believe me … Continue reading

Wednesday January 25th, 2012

I think I’m becoming French. Why am I saying this you will ask? Well it’s simple. French people’s main concern is the weather: will it be sunny, will it rain, etc… They are so concerned about it that they have the night weather news once before the news and a second time after the news; … Continue reading

Monday January 23rd, 2012

Why do French don’t work out their brains too much? Is it because everything is made up so simple for them with signs and detailed explanations that they got used to not think anymore, or is it because they don’t think at all that everything has to be explained to them with signs and detailed … Continue reading

Sunday January 22nd, 2012

I promised you we will do some tourism in Paris this time, and we did: we went to see the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of the nation. It might be a quick ride since we just went there, took some pictures, and then rushed back home to take our things and catch our train, but … Continue reading

Friday January 20th, 2012

We came to Paris for the week end. City of lights! Hasn’t changed much since the last time we were here; the subways are still crowded and dirty 😛 What will be our destination tomorrow? Which one of our favorite places will we visit this week end? You will have to come back on Sunday … Continue reading

Thursday January 19th, 2012

Do you remember when I talked about weirdly translated movie titles (if you don’t remember you can go back here and read about it :P)? I found out yesterday that French can also translate their French expressions into English and use them as such. Actually I have heard of only one such expression, so if … Continue reading

Wednesday January 18th, 2012

Have you ever noticed how French don’t articulate well when they speak? You have to concentrate very well to understand what they are talking about. They have the ability to tell you a whole story in just a couple of seconds! You might not have understood anything, but the story will be done before you … Continue reading

Monday January 16th, 2012

It’s cold outside! Winter is finally here; it took its time, but eventually it found the way. The Weather Channel was also predicting a bit of snow this week end. For once the sight of snow on the website didn’t please me because we’re going to Paris by car, so it won’t be the best … Continue reading