Sunday, May 25, 2008

I should be working right now, I have exams at the moment, but I'm a lazy person and I just can't get round to it. Which will fuck me over tuesday because I have four speeches to prepare for chinese expression (oral) and we have oral translation that day too. and grammar on wednesday. I'm going to die. And i can't get down to it.
Of course, the week after I have four english exams, law, economics,and one on computers, bu I'll worry about those later.
Like, never.
Well, China has been praised for its response to the earthquake...while Burma has only just let foreign aid workers in, finally. Hopefully not too late.
In the meanwhile, the world goes round, people are striking all over the place here because of the price of petrol (as if the government could actually do something about it)
And France lost the Eurovision again apparently :) although they'd actually sent someone quite funky, that nutjob Sebastien Tellier

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


well, these last ten days have been a bit of a disaster, haven't they?
A hurricane in Burma, an earthquake in China, a tornado in the US, bobs in India...christ.
I just hope Burma will stop being a jerk and all the people in Sichuan get through this.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Just fell in a love with this
But then I've been an expat, sort of, since the age of five.
And i have no intention of returning to the motherland any time soon.
And in a couple of years I might be gone from my terre d'accueil, who knows.
On an entirely different note, I picked up my visa for China on Friday.
Nothing will stop me now!
And I've been out of touch with the virtual world for two weeks which might help.

I just have to get through my exams first, and not meltdown, oh and finish the projet tutoré shitshitshit I'd forgotten. Shudup girl, you're talking to yourself (oh yeah, and don't make me believe it never happens to the rest of you)

New precisions on Ms L's CV in life ; she got sent to China by the French government in

Nineteen sixty fucking four. I mean, Jaysus. That's the year France actually recognished the PRC. She must've been among the first french people, perhaps even the first european people, to go there and learn chinese.
When I was saying she was crazy!
And she comes out with this like it's perfectly normal. And she gets all excited over the electronic dictionary her son brought her from China.
And that's who we've been learning chinese from (mostly) for the last two years.
(Now I get why our Uni's Chinese department is so well-rated in France)

okay, I don't post often. But then, I don't actually have any readers, so does it matter? I'd say not.

But whatever.

So, halfway through a five-day long weekend (you've got to love may when the 1st falls on a thursday-last weekend was four days long, this one is five because it's Pentecost or somesuch Christian fest few people of my generation actually care about except for the free time it generously offers us), enjoying the warm weather that comes from living down South- and realising that i have exams at irregular intervals starting next saturday and ending on June 6th.

Ooohh yeah, I am in deep trouble. Right now I'm suppose to prepare a global analysis of China's geopolitics, learn it, and spit it back out for the exam. Like last year, althoug I can't remember last year's subject.
it's HELL.
I am considering running away to some tropical island and living on the beach there. Fishing or something. Alhough I'd have to remember to take a fishing rod.