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I'm Singing in the Rain (English)

It's raining in Paris today. 
Actually more like these past couple of days. It rains hard for a couple of minutes and dies down for a few moments. The cycle makes it hard for me to decide when to go outside. I ended up getting wet anyway on my way to school today. 
I have yet to get my student NAVIGO card, which is a 40 euros per month all-you-can-use train pass, but I learned of its existence a bit late and realized I won't be able to get one until November. I've been walking to and from my campus to save some money. 45 minutes one way, 35 minutes if I speed walk. The different sceneries make the trips fun and I'm actually reconsidering whether I really need the train pass.

Reviewing yesterday's notes. Although they aren't mine, as I mentioned yesterday, I'm a bit relieved to find out that the content itself was not too hard. I am just not at par with the listening skills. I'm sure I'll be encountering many more "Sh*t I'm gonna fail this course" moments but I feel like I can at least make it through understanding  this first lecture.

I asked a fellow classmate once again for notes, and it turns out she was American! She was a full time student in France, not an exchange student like me, and was fluent in French (kind of obvious, yes I know). It was a motivation booster to speak French so effortlessly. I will be her in a year.

Talk soon!


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One of the reasons why I really love Paris is that it's a great place to be for soloist like me. I prefer wandering alone at my own pace, although having company is great as well. Either way, exploring a city alone has really allowed me to get in touch with myself and make my own discoveries and meet new people. It was just one of those days when my insides were nudging me to get out and that is exactly what I did.
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I was near Opera today for a commitment and while I would usually leave a little early so that I could walk to my destination, I decided otherwise when I saw that it was pouring rain. I took the Metro for the first time in a while. I obviously brought an umbrella with me but I always question whether I need it or not since I somehow get wet anyways. I stopped by Galerie Lafayette to look around. All the high end products are not too friendly for my budget but the mall is like one big art exhibit that you can enjoy just strolling around in.

Stepped into the UNIQLO that I was too sccared to walk into last time and was in awe at how chic everything looked. There was a totally different atmosphere to the ones I am used to in Japan. I think the prices were also a tad bit higher.

Talk soon!