Not too personal · Old blog

Short essay on humanity – part 2

We are the ones who live beyond what the imagination of those before us could have only foreseen. We consider that we are able to conquer anything because we believe we are capable to create the future…and we can. But sometimes the future we imagine is not what we want to create.

We have endless possibilities from which to choose, but we still cannot make up our minds. It seems that we want to let others decide for us and this is very vicious circle. Only we should choose our future in a world with more “evil under the sun” than we can imagine. SEE HOW HUMANITY IS LIKE!

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#FrenchClass revival A new start after the results

Last Friday I received my exam results: passed it. It could have been better, but, after 5 years without taking exams, it was “good enough”.

"I got an 'A' star in limited prospects."

Yesterday (Monday) I started the new module of the class. It`s interesting going more in-depth and finding out a lot of new stuff. It was a nice class with a few new colleagues.

Not too personal · Old blog

Une explication à propos de Greg

Greg est un mec génial. Il est bon en tout, mais mal à tout faire en même temps.

Il a une bonne éducation, mais parce qu’il est si grand qu’il ne peut pas trouver un emploi.

Il avait beaucoup d’emplois dans tous les types d’organisations liées à l’agriculture. Il a été conseiller d’un ministre et il a travaillé dans la recherche au sein d’une université à l’étranger.

Toute cette expérience professionnelle ne lui permet pas de trouver un bon travail. En fait, il ne peut pas trouver un emploi décent.

Il a travaillé fort toute sa vie, se construit en quelque chose qu’il est fier et se considère chanceux.normal_is_overrated_calendar_print

Greg est fictif.

P.S. C’était l`article de blog en français que j’ai promis au début de mes cours de français. Il y aura d’autres à venir.

Misconceptions · Not too personal · Old blog

#GettingPersonal The epilepsy in me

I wrote a couple of months ago a post regarding what people with chronic illnesses hate most (see HERE). To the pity looks I mentioned there, I have to add the annoyance of medication.

When you tried X number of treatments, having to take pills several times a day is really annoying, especially if you take several types of drug. On a scale from 1 to 10 of annoyance levels, medication would probably be around 7 or 8.

The horror of medication begins with going through several types of drugs, indeed. I went through 4 or 5 of them up till now. For all, I developed a resistance after reaching the maximum dose allowed for adults. Fenobarbital was the first.

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My neurologist recently told me that we need to change treatment (he added a new drug) and see how that will go. He’ll see me again in six months if no effects appear. He mentioned side effects like double vision, suicidal tendencies and a few others. If this doesn’t work either, we’ll have to check surgical options.

But one thing I know: No one will ever touch my brain!! It`s my best asset and it will stay the way it is.

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#FrenchClass revival Exams are fast approaching

At the end of this week, the exams for the French course will begin. Four tests: written and oral comprehension and written and oral expression (eloquence let`s say).

I haven’t really studied at home yet. I just read the files that my wife put together last year when she took the same class. I’ve also studied a bit during that week of holidays (the Mardi Gras week), working on my conjugations and other small things that matter (how to tell the genre of a word, the adverbs most used etc.).

I love writing texts in French, even if they’re full of mistakes. I love finishing first in each exercise in the classroom. It`s possible that this might be the reason of the grammar mistakes that I make over and over (mainly terminations of word for different times of different verbs).

But I am looking forward for the exams. It`s been a while since I took my last exam (2010 or 2011 if I remember?!). It will be a treat.