Category: French

Lichun or Chunli? Does It Really Matter?

Today … eh … yesterday – 4th of February 2012, was the first day of spring. Chinese calls it “Lichun” (立春). My friend said, Chinese believe what you do on this day, will set a precedent to the days to come in this new year. It’s apparently quite common that people will bank in cheque […]

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Full Circle Moment & What Would You Do If You Have 3 Days and 3 Nights in Singapore?

Life has its funny way of unfolding itself. In December 2008, I was planning a trip to Europe in 3 weeks (including 2 weeks of Visa application with lots of hope and prayers). It was all planned last minute and I seriously didn’t know what to do as I am simply not an average traveler. […]

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How Was “THE” French Class? – L’atelier des vins et de la gastronomie française

So … she asked.“Any feedback?”“What do you think of the class?”“Anything we can add and change?” *Silence* Seriously, I don’t know how to answer those questions in French. Compared to most of my classmates, I am not only the youngest but the poorest with French vocabularies ever. Most of them either speak fluent French or […]

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The Gift That Gives to the Givers

Two weeks ago, my friend whom I knew from one of the earlier French class I attended, invited a group of us for her 10th year anniversary. In my life, I have only heard of such event in movies but never really participated in any. I almost went to a panic mode when a dress […]

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Belle du Berry & David Lewis in Singapore

Alliance Francaise de Singapour was proud to present French Groove event and one of the memorable guest who closed the series was A Concert by Belle du Berry & David Lewis (Saturday, 14 May 2011 – @ 7.30PM) presenting most songs from the album, Quizz. I am truly honoured to be part of that experience. […]

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Redefine Oneself

Huh! As if I know anything about the subject. Exactly, thanks to me not knowing, I’m compelled to write about it. For years I’ve been trying to define me, define my blog as the expert says, you need to find a niche. You need to specialize in something. Alas, after so many years of figuring […]

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I Miss Paris Badly

My last post to fulfill my promise to my friend so that I’ll not be eaten as his lunch (hmpf) … will be a rant from my heart, which many of you would have already known anyway. Yes … it’s I MISS PARIS BADLY!!!!!!!! :'(My body is here but my heart is really there. Yes, […]

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Les Champs-Élysées

This following French song – Les Champs-Elysees will always remind me of my very first French teacher – Linda Hung. Not only it’s my ringing tone but it’s a basic song where you can really pick up a lot of words and not to mention, if you’ve never gone to Paris (like me), will make […]

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Sans Rancune

Just learn another phrase in French – “Sans rancune”. Got it from a song that I’m listening by Corneille. It means “without resentment”. Just wondering, can one be angry and yet not resent?The answer is yes.You’ll be surprised you may be angry at that moment and pissed off and agitated but that doesn’t mean you […]

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The Dead Ones Did Not Die

I would like to share an excerpt from a beautiful poem (though in French) written by a Senegalese poet – Birago Diop (1906 – 1989). In the following poem titled “Les Morts ne Sont Pas Morts” which based on the online translating device means – The Dead Ones Did Not Die – he addressed the […]

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