Thursday April 19th, 2012


I talked to you before about French words coming from English, and the English words very commonly used recently in French. But what I forgot to tell you is that there are also Arabic words used in French. I was listening to a guy explaining about pictures manipulations the other day, and he kept saying … Continue reading

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

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

Wednesday January 11th, 2012


Wednesday is the day new movies are out in theaters in France. As I told you before, most of the movies are shown in French (actually when I talked about this before I said all of them, but I was new in the country then and I didn’t know much :P); but one thing is … Continue reading

Wednesday November 23rd, 2011


Have you ever noticed the cultural melting pot we’re living in nowadays? I already spoke about this on Sunday when I talked to you about our week end in Paris, but I can talk about this everyday because there are a lot of topics on the subject. Part of the cultural internationalization, is the mix … Continue reading

Monday November 21st, 2011


Luxury brands in Paris have understood it: money comes mainly from tourists; and if they will need them to spend at their shops, they have to make sure they understand what you’re telling them. So now all  the big shops have salesmen from each country. I went to Prada on Saturday with my sister. There … Continue reading

Saturday October 29th, 2011


Tonight was out first sushi experience since we got here. We’ve had sushi in France in our previous visits, and we know they’re not as good as what we have in Lebanon, but we’ve been missing it so much we decided to go anyway (besides the restaurant we went to had good reviews so we … Continue reading

Sunday September 18th, 2011


We went to Paris this week end, this is why I was quiet for the last couple of days. But don’t worry, I have a lot of stories to tell you; and in order not to bore you too much I will divide them among the coming days 🙂 When you’re Lebanese in Paris you have … Continue reading

Friday August 26th, 2011


I don’t know if this happens to you, but it happens to me a lot: since we’re used to hearing people speaking English and/or French in Lebanon, but we consider it weird from the people who do it all the time (at least I consider it this way), when I travel to France or the … Continue reading