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Friday, May 14, 2010

L’Italia è molto bella!

Dear Blog,

Before this, I’d planned thought about going to Paris with some friends, since today is a holiday and tomorrow we have no class (they call it “faire le pont” or “bridging” which means they declare it a holiday so they can have a longer weekend – cuti peristiwa la katakan). But then the train tickets to Paris are really expensive, and I’ve already deposited all my travelers cheques into my French bank account which hasn’t (and probably cannot) be validated yet because my foster parent doesn’t have a proper Identity card. Hence, being wise and judicious as usual, I decided against spending the little money I have left on a 4 day trip to Paris and then go hungry for the rest of the time it takes to properly open my bank account, so instead, I decided to go to Italy! It’s just nearby anyway, and a lot cheaper to go to.

I first got the idea of going to Italy when one day I came home and Martine (that’s my foster parent) casually said “I went to Italy just now, bought some cigarettes,” like it was just next door. 

That is a much longer introduction that I’d intended. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mummy told me to go to France, and make Malaysia proud

The following is an email I received from my mummy on the 1st of May, while I was in KL, before leaving for France: 

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahiwabarakatuh

(May peace be unto you and so may the blessing of Allah and His mercy...)



Saturday, May 8, 2010

Today, I went to Monaco

Today, I decided on a whim that I would go to Monaco. So I did. I got up in the morning, told my foster parent that I would be heading to Monaco, then after breakfast and a shower, I headed out and had a fantastic adventure.
It might have been wiser to go on this fantastic adventure in more practical shoes though.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Excitement before departing to France

It was perfect, we’d arrived early at the airport, I’d packed all my things, my luggage was just within the allowed weight limit, I managed to bring everything that I really wanted, and I had most of the important documents with me. Well, all except the JPA agreement, but maybe it’s not really that important. It seemed like everything was going smoothly, and that nothing could possibly go wrong.

And yet, somehow I managed to get into such excitement, shock and horror as I’ve never experienced before.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Do I really need to pack this in my luggage?

So I’m on a plane again, flying to KL this time. The convocation is Monday! Then I’m going to France on Tuesday.
I’m going to France.
I’m going to France!
Ya ok, so I’m going to France. I don’t know why, but I don’t think I’ve been as excited as people expect me to be.
Well, until now that is.

                                            Absolutely adorable right?