The French Connection

I always wanted to learn a foreign language, my friend suggested me that we learn French.After 2 years ,no i guess 4 of having it on my head,the D day arrived when my friend and me registered for the beginner’s course. The first day of the class was hilarious and well almost all the classes after that. It was way over my head to get the pronounciations right.We had to read the given material in french ,the instructor used to guide us with the pronounciations.

Each day was fun, we used to have activities where we had to act out scenes and talk in french ofcourse.It was tough but it was fun. The first test was way over my head ,we had to listen to some nombres(numbers)and write it down, well the test went really bad .
To talk about French culture, its different, its nice,they greet in many different ways in different parts of France and thats really interesting.Its really a pleasant culture to know.

We all had an opportunity to talk about France.I chose Fashion in France. It was fun researching about Paris,The Fashion Capital ,the Haute Couture houses,the Fashion Street……….Well i ended up with a 5 minutes talk on the various fashion events in France.

One of the interesting activities was The Cooking Competition . We were given the opportunity to participate in the competition ,we had to present a French dish prepared by our team, there were 3 volunteers one of them was my friend.They prepared French Salad,i guess with beetroot. Shopping, the day before the competition was fun , we had to shop a lot of new stuffs. The day of the competition was lovely , i ended up going late but was in time to taste the most delicious Crepe.
It was lovely,luscious and the toppings on the crepe was so tasty……..
After the competition our instructor showed us a French movie.It was the original Bheja Fry.
Well the course ended with an oral exam,it went pretty well.I guess i can manage to talk in French ūüôā

On the whole the experience of learning a new language and knowing a whole new culture was great.

2009 The year that was…….

Hmmm, 2009 was a year of revelations to me.It still makes me wonder that time has passed and there has been a new horizon. The year has taught me a lot about myself,the relationships, my endurance which I can never forget.It all started with me losing my job and then wondering for days together what next????????
This question used to disturb me every now and then, I¬†was torn between my heart and mind.I can say I¬†had been tested for things unknown to me.It made me think on a level that I¬†hadn’t been exposed to.

As J K Rowling puts “The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive. You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity. Such knowledge is a true gift, for all that it is painfully won, and it has been worth more than any qualification I ever earned.”

Its so true , never had I racked my brains so hard , never had I thought about life in a whole new perception,never had I realised that relationships mean a lot to me,never did I know that some friends stay for a season and some stay for a reason, never had I realised the inner me until I had this experience.
I am so thankful that I experienced it.It was a rich experience to me. I learnt a lot about myself and a whole lot of things.I spent time on things that I always wanted to do since ages.It was an opportunity to know myself in different arenas.
One of the things being this sharing my thoughts with people.

I have not literally gone through the experience but “I have grown through the experience.” I have realised to follow my heart and do the things i love.

“Tout est bien.”

For a long time I questioned
For a long time I searched
For an answer I least expected
For I knew not what I wanted

Maybe I knew deep in my heart
Maybe I wanted it with all my heart
I am sure I am living with it now
I am sure its my life now.