Friday March 9th, 2012

(Exceptionally for the coming days I will be writing the blogs with a few delays; we had some friends visiting and was not able to write everything in due time).

Today is the Teacher’s day in Lebanon, and as weird as it sounds, this day does not exist in France!

I used to think that the French would celebrate anything, and have a special day for everyone, but I discovered today that they don’t like their teachers! Not only they’re trying to change the education system and trying to minimize the number of school educators, but also they do not thank them for their effort one day of the year! This is mean, I think.

But also what they do in Lebanon is exaggerated, I don’t know if it’s the same in the rest of the world: first, teacher’s day is an official schools holiday, so kids stay home on that day. Also, a lot of parents send gifts with their kids to the teachers, like perfume, and stuff like this. Do you imagine having 4 kids, each one has at least 2 teachers, and you have to send a gift to each one of them? When did flowers stop being a nice gesture?

In remembrance of all the nice teachers I had while I was at school (and they were quite some good ones), I will decorate today’s blog with the picture of the meal we had yesterday 🙂

Fish 4 quarters (that's the name of the dish)

See you tomorrow!

5 Responses to “Friday March 9th, 2012”
  1. Magnésium says:

    Should we understand that you used to bribe your teachers?

  2. pam says:

    Hi Sandra, last year Ray had a french teacher who was so positively surprised on teacher’s day that she sent a thank you note to all parents telling them that she had never experienced such a celebration in France. But you know, i love sending small gifts to Ray’s teachers to thank them for all their efforts and for taking such good care of him. Miss you and hope to see you soon.

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