For French class today, I had to write a 1-page text about my longest trip ever. As I travelled a lot in the past 4-5 years, I had a wide selection to choose from. I chose my trip (for a job interview) to Bogor, Indonesia.
Bogor is an odd town with poor sections that intertwine with the new, flashy parts. But the city is still great.
But my story wasn’t about Bogor or Indonesia. I talked about the road to Bogor.
An 8 hours connection in Istanbul, instead of the official 6 hours.
The young couple with a baby boy (it wore blue so….misconception) that sat beside me in a full plane. Of course, the baby cried for 75% of the 13 hours flight.
The high humidity (80-90%) that complemented the high temperatures. And I wore a suit: pants, shirt, tie etc. You get the picture.
All these were in my story. I`m wondering what the teacher will say tomorrow.
P.S.: I didn’t get the job.
The French classes that I am taking are great. Beside that my grammar is bad, but improving, they allow me to do something else: to write. I know that blogging is also writing, but the texts that we are supposed to write as homework (adults can also have homework) are better.
These texts allow me to write what I can`t write on this blog. Those things would be too boring. And I am learning how to keep my articles short (1 A5 page).
It`s been a few days since I wrote my last article. But I promise I`ll make it up.
I started my French classes two weeks ago. I was reticent in the beginning, but now I`m happy I started. I have some interesting colleagues and the professor is … well, cool.
Yesterday we took the first test, with promises for many more in the weeks to come. The results I got today confirmed what I knew. The thing that I`m worst at is the grammar. It`s been over 10 years since I last studied and used it so the thing I need to do now is to really start studying.
I`ll update as often as I can, with an article in French at the end of the month (the exams are in early March). Wish me luck :)!