Thursday, October 22, 2015

Radotant....Rambling... (French)

Voilà mon deuxième post en français.
Ca fait presque 2 mois depuis je suis arrivé au Paris et je ne sais pas si mon niveau de français a eu bien amélioré. En fait, ça été amélioré mais je me trouve comparer a les autres qui sont meilleur en français ou que moi ou le parlent presque couramment et alors, je me senti très complexe à parler en français. C’est un mauvais cycle… (soupir…) Mais c’est bon parce que j’ai jusqu’au aout de l’année prochaine. Pour l’instant, je vise à être au niveau de C1 (peut être C2…je déciderai l’année prochaine LOL) de DELF/DALF qui je planifie a passer quand je rentre au Japon.
Tout ce que j’ai écrit jusqu’ici faire a sembler que je suis dépressive LOL mais non, ce n’est absolument pas le cas. Paris est magnifique - c’est très belle et les gens sont très jolie. J’ai récemment commence à travailler à un restaurant japonais et bien que je parle en japonais la plupart de temps parce que la majeure partie des employés sont japonais, je peux entrainer parlant et compréhension orale quand je prends un commande. Pourquoi est-ce que français  très difficile à étudier ?!?!?!
Je suis vraiment contente pour la petite vacance la semaine prochaine – je n’avais planifié pas encore beaucoup  des choses à faire mais je sais pour l’instant, je vais aller au Salon du Chocolat et que je vais travailler parce que je vais voyager autour quelque pays dans l’Europe avec une amie pendant mon vacance en décembre (!!!) Prévisions budgétaire (ß est-ce que c’est correct ? Economization ?) commence ici. Je dois aussi rattraper avec tous mes études – beaucoup des chose à lire :( mais c’est toute à préparer pour mes plans de l’avenir !!
Wow…ce poste est très barbant…
Je dois trouver quelque chose passionnant à faire durant mon séjour au Paris (ou en fait dans Europe).
Alors, je ferai une liste maintenant.
-          Visiter Le Louvre (ß très touristique)
-          Voir un spectacle de ballet à l’Opéra de Bastille et Palais Garnier
-          Faire un stage
-          Visiter Espagne, Angleterre, Pays-Bas, Italie, et Allemagne
-          Devenir à l’aise en français (ßle plus importante)
-          Prendre une photo devant le Champs Elysée
Pour l’instant c’est tout mais je suis certain qu’il va grandir.
Je vais essayer à télécharger plus des postes en français à partir de maintenant.
Salut !

Monday, October 19, 2015

A Compilation of Current Me

I've been getting a bit busy lately so I've compiled small entries of my thoughts and experiences over the last couple of weeks.
Aside from school and work, my time has been being spent watching movies, reading, or taking a walk. Walking is an everyday thing, considering that I usually commute on foot but I tend to have phases between watching movies or reading. Right now, I'm into films. I know I'm all the way in France right now I have recently started to gain an appreciation for Japanese films. I feel like just sitting would be a waste of time so I've taken on the habit of giving myself a lymph massage, which is actually good to detox the body, for the duration of the film.
 I didn't necessarily decide on this from the beginning but I have this personal rule that if my destination is within an hour radius, I will walk. I look up the route and estimated time before hand but recently, even if the time shows a number over an hour, I tell myself that I can walk it in under an hour.
The restaurant the I work in actually feeds me dinner during my shifts so I look forward everytime to the hot bowl of rice that I only get to eat there.

I've been living off of baguettes and pasta for the sole reason that they are extremely cheap here in France. I craved raw fruit so I bought myself a grapefruit even though it was a bit on the expensive side. Cravings satsfied.

I actually met my first American customer today - 2 groups actually. One was from LA and actually new of the city that I am from. I got excited for this rare occassion and we were able to talk a bit about our hometowns.

I have been struggling with one of my classes since Day 1, not only because of the content but also because of the professor is a bit hard to understand. I was surprised to find myself "hearing" every word in class. I've got a long way to go until I understnd 100% of the content but I love seeing the progression of my French level.
I had a bit of time before work so I took a walk around the city. I found chocolate heels through a window pane of a chocolaterie and my initial thought was "Wow, that looks delicious." The price tag made me realize that I probably shouldn't.

Me cooking =boiling past and mixing in pre-cut veggies and pasta sauce.

To continue.

最近の一言日記のまとめ ②





日本から持って行っていたノートを使い切ってしまったのと、もっとノートを整理したいということで、Office Depotに行ってきました。Office Depotとはアメリカの文具やオフィスサプライを販売しているリテールショップなのですが、まず最初にフランスにあることに驚きました。フランスにあることというよりかは海外にも店舗を出しているとを知りませんでした。





Thursday, October 15, 2015



最初から決めていたわけではないのですが、半径一時間以内なら歩いて行く、というルールがわたしの中で定着しています。行く前にGoogle Mapで道とかかる時間を検索するのですが、1時間以上と出ても、"1時間以内で歩いてやるっ!"という変な意地が芽生えて結局歩くということが多いです。






Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Post I Forgot to Upload Last Week

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!

Monday, October 5, 2015


今日は用事でOpéraの方に行ってきました。いつもならちょっと早く出て、散歩しながら行こうかなとも思うのですが、今日はたまたま大雨。傘の上手な使い方をいまいち理解していないというか下手なわたしは、正直さしていてあまり意味がなかった様な気がします。笑 さすがに歩くのはちょっと大変だなと思ったので、今回はメトロⓂ️を使うことにしました。
帰りにも少しだけ入ったGalerie Lafayetteを一周してきました。高級ブランドがたくさんあり、さすがに買い物はできませんでしたが、見ているだけでも楽しい空間でした。靴のコーナーを撮り忘れてしまったことがちょっと悔しいです。ちょっと変わった形や色のものからクラシックな形のものまでたくさんあって、モール全体をわたしのウォークインクローゼットにしたいくらいでした。



Sunday, October 4, 2015

Working Part-Time in Paris (English)

First two days of my new part time job at a Japanese restaurant succesfully finished!
My first day was yesterday, which coincidentally happened to be a weekend, so this job definitely kicked off with a really tight schedule.
Everything was so busy that before I knew it, there was only an hour before the restaurant closed.
It's been a great experience so far - the team is extremely welcoming and funny, and I'm getting to use a lot of French with the customers.
I never realized that being a waitress would require so much work and thinking on the spot about how to move things along effectively.
I think this is going to be a really great and meaningful experience not only for my French but for me as a human being.
I'm just going to end this blog with a random pic of the Metro sign because I don't want to put photos of where I work.

Talk soon!

Working Part-Time in Paris (日本語)



Saturday, October 3, 2015

Hello, October (日本語)