I had a pretty great long weekend. I think the boy felt a tiny bit bad that we weren’t able to go to drumheller or BC or Jasper because he didn’t get a leave pass in time, so we made sure to do something everyday. Friday night we just chilled and fell asleep early. Saturday we got up and drove to Jurassic Forest just outside of town. The dinosaurs actually moved which I didn’t know they did, I thought they were just stationary so that was super cool. Sunday we went and had dinner at my parents like we usually do as well as went to west Ed and Monday he took me for a walk in one of his favorite parks. All in all it was a very nice long weekend. Now it’s off to the gym blah. This week there’s a lot planned, work as usual, xx concert tomorrow, moving out this weekend and my sister is coming into town to visit. Busy busy!
It’s the long weekend starting after work today, and me and the boy were supposed to go to bc and stay in a cabin with one of his friends, but unfortunately his friend is away until Tuesday so that plan fell through. I still really wanna do something though, and he mentioned he may feel like going to jasper. I told him how I’ve never been to jasper or right in the mountains and he said really?? He said he hasn’t decided if he actually wants to do the drive or not, and said depending we may just go on a random trip this weekend and I really, really hope that’s the case. I wanna go somewhere!!
My French history is quite strange.
I didn’t take any French in school originally because it didn’t seem all that useful in western Canada growing up. I was then selected to go to the encounters with Canada program when I was in grade 11 located in Ottawa with French as English students. The first time in my life, every word they said would be translated into French right after. It was so strange and weird to me to hear it done that way. Time to eat would be said over the intercom in English and then French, time to sleep as well all the speakers and conferences. I was extremely aware of it all because there was never French spoken back home. Some students there could only speak French as I could only speak English and that’s where it started for me. It blew my mind that because I didn’t know an Ounce of French that a large portion of these kids I’d be unable to communicate with and that was upsetting to me.
When I returned home, grade 12 starting soon I decided to learn French so I took it in one of my spares by myself. I learned a few basics but was pronouncing everything as if it were English. After highschool I joined katimavik and when they tested me I was 0/5. After living in Quebec City for three months and having a French teacher, I was rated a 2/5 and pre intermediate level (the basically bilingual kids got 3/5). But since then I’ve lost a lot and since then I focused on Dutch while I lived in Europe but since then my I’ve started dating a québécois boy. We are visiting his parents this summer and my French is not up to par at all. So, what I did last night was investigate Rosetta Stone extensively last night and actually purchased it! And since I’m not doing so well finically right now. I did a payment plan spread over 5 months. But I’m excited hopefully ill know a lot more by the end of July, and continue learning until I’m fluent. :)