I got a message on Linked-in. First thing that went through my mind: money or humanity. How I wished it could be both like “hu-money-ty”. T_T
They needed somebody who had a background in research writing and knowledge of developmental work. And not to mention, somebody who can also speak French among other languages that the organization uses. I gave it a shot and sent my CV —- I won’t lose anything after all. But as always, act with no expectations. =)
While I’m at work and doing something (non-work related), two of my colleagues approached me and asked me if I can speak French right there and then. O_O Hahaha One of them took 12 units of French in college and she has been wanting for ages to hear me speak French. Personally, I always feel awkward being asked to speak French without somebody to exchange words with. What I would normally do is speak profanity in French because the person asking won’t understand me anyway. But since I like them, I just said that the best thing to do would be to speak to a real French speaker. So I just looked into my work load and searched for someone I can ask questions needed to finish something. It was fine, of course, and I feel kind of embarrassed because they were at awe. I’m quite boisterous but not to people who are nice to me. =)
This is embarrassing, but my friend (a girl, fag hag) and I were brainstorming of porn star names earlier when I suddenly searched for Bel-Ami. To my horror, I found out that a movie was on the works and Robert Pattinson will be playing Georges Duroy!
Gosh. The novel Bel-Ami, by Guy de Maupassant, holds a special place in my heart. It was the topic of my French undergraduate thesis four years ago: Analyse du personnage de Georges Duroy comme une figure de l’archétype d’escroc dans Bel-Ami de Guy de Maupassant.
So there. T_T Crying now. Anyway, I’m happy that Christina Ricci and Uma Thurman are both here. Include Natalia Tena a.k.a. Nymphadora Tonks as well! I might give this movie a chance.
Well, one of the primary reasons I bought a Kindle is to be able to read all of my French books I’ve downloaded yearssssssssssss ago! The only problem I encountered is that some words are, of course, not easy to understand as I’m not a native speaker. Kindle only has two English dictionaries installed while reading. Unfortunately, there’s still no option to add a French dictionary that can be checked while reading (like the pre-installed ones).
However, I just discovered that I can just add a French dictionary, type the unfamiliar word while reading and click the right arrow key twice to go to ‘my items’ and voilà!!! I can now have the translation in a snap! I might be doing the same thing for my Italian books and look for an Italian dictionary <3
Earlier was the submission of the term paper for my Japanese culture and society class. We were supposed to submit a hard copy to the Asian Center before 5PM.
I DID NOT FINISH MY PAPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I sent a text message and an email to my professor, asking if it’s okay for me to submit the paper within the day or could I just get an INC (Incomplete). She replied after an hour and said I should just pass my paper as soon as I can. I WAS REPRIEVED! I thought I’d be getting a 5.0 in graduate school and I can’t stand the shame of it!
I pushed through with my topic regarding luxury consumption in Japan and it’s killing me now! I’ve been trying to work things out and work on the recommendation they gave me: STATISTICAL INFORMATION.
Look at me now, I’m looking at annual reports I’ve searched (with great difficulty) for both PPR and LVMH. To spice things up, HALF OF THE PPR REPORTS DO NOT HAVE AN ENGLISH VERSION AND ARE WRITTEN IN FRENCH! Gahhhhhhhd, I no longer want to translate information from French to English! I did not go to the office today just to finish my paper and was thinking that all these translation tasks would end, but no!
I just want to pack my bags because I’ll be to a resort in Antipolo later with my family and Mon T______________T