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So I Have the Flu

Hello, so yes, I have the flu.
I thought I could get through winter without getting sick, but it happened unfortunately. I look and feel like crap right now and even though I have class today, I don't think I can get through my hour and a half without blowing my nose a million times and disrupting class that many times. Plus my ears feel like I have films over my eardrums because I'm only hearing things distantly. And can I just mention that I slept in until noon today because I just couldn't get up - I feel so unproductive ugh.
I hate being sick.

風邪ひいてしまいました (泣)

Anyways, what have I been up to? Well I went out a couple nights ago with the lovely girls of the Team Vingt-et-un aka the only three 21 year olds from work and had a lovely time just talking. It's really amazing how despite us all having lived the same number of years, our experien…

VLOG: MY DAY 19.02.2016

If you happened to read yesterday's post, you know that I was really frustrated with my museum vlog/editing app. I was ready to pay for the upgrade but then I realized that I have 3 free "trial downloads." I decided to take advantage of those 3 downloads and made vlog number 1 to let you follow along on my day as a student. It was beautiful day yesterday and I had a lot of fun filming and editing. Sorry for the shakiness but hope you enjoy!


VLOG: Musee d'Orsay

I hope you have all been doing well. I've once again taken a mini hiatus on my blog posts, which I apologize for but I have been a bit busy. How have I been? Pretty good actually but I'm starting to stress again because I'm falling behind on my studies and I'm realizing that I'll be graduating in less than 1.5 years. I'm ready for it but I'm not. I also have a really long road ahead to where I want to be; it's daunting but I'm going to try to enjoy the ride. I also lost my only umbrella the other day - I used it on my way to class last week but forgot to keep it with me after I sat on the steps to wait for the previous class to end. I didn't realize until 3 hours later when my class ended that I didn't have my umbrella and of course, it was no longer at the steps. I really don't feel like buying a new umbrella. Anyways, I have been having to postpone my trip to Musee d'Orsay multiple times but I finally made the time yesterday to d…

Hello, it's me

Hello, hello!

I am sitting here, looking out on a beautiful Thursday afternoon that's making me itch to go outside. Like wow, it's gorgeous. The past couple days of bipolar rainstorm/sunshine, rainstorm/sunshine weather cycle the last couple of days have just left me a bit the weather purposely trying to keep me indoors? Weather has so much affect on my mood and today, I am very happy.

I feel like I constantly keep reiterating my themes for 2016, which are "challenge," "experience," and "productivity" and I just feel guilty when I have "free time." Like, what the hell is "free time"? There's ALWAYS something to do. Anyways, I'm just a bit frustrated in myself because I spent my morning bingewatching Casey Neistat's videos, not that it was a waste of time because this guy is hands down the best Youtuber out there and his videos are amazing. I just had things I had to do and ya, that didn't happen.


Musée des Arts Décoratifs

It's one in the morning and I can't fall asleep. There's a lot on my mind and a lot of things to do. I've had a running theme of not wasting any time since the start of the new year and from the moment I decided that, I just don't seem to have enough time for all the things I want to do, experience, and learn. It's both a blessing and curse because now my head is so filled with thoughts that I just feel awake all the time. Anyways, flash back a couple of days when I visited two museums in the same day. This is part two/post only class of the day at Musée des Arts Décoratifs right next to the Louvre. I'd been really excited to see this museum - it showcases both modern interior designs but also those from history. The modern designs are right up my alley of interests and I particularly enjoyed seeing the various wall paper designs and the children's rooms sections. There was a chic yet retro vibe about the entire building and am looking forward to what ot…

Musée National de Moyen Age

I am on quite a roll with my mission to visit as many museums as I can in Paris - I took an hour and a half before and after my class today and visited 2 museums. I'll be sharing my visit to the Musee de Moyen Age which was the one I went to this morning. You may have already guessed but this museum is based around the Middle Ages in Europe and the building itself is actually one from that time. This completely blew me away because despite its rather cute, storybook like exterior, there are not only the regular wooden flooring rooms but also floor-to-ceiling-made-of-stone rooms that made me question whether I was still in the same building. Like most other educated individuals, I started studying the Middle Ages in elementary school and I don't know how to say it without sounding a bit stupid, but I've always struggled to view this era as something that actually existed. It was more of childhood story-esque period (am I making any sense here???) but that can be said for …

Musée de Picasso

One of the greatest things about France is that students get to enter museums for free (for the most part, otherwise cheaper than the original price). This blew me away considering how many museums are present in Paris alone and I am a bit ashamed to admit that I didn't realize this until this year. I've visited most of the major tourist spots but I have yet to uncover all of the other beauties that this city has to offer and so, I am making February my "visit museums (and other spots)" month - basically a "let's spend more times outside of my apartment" month. I have been getting too comfortable with he warmth and comfort of my room in contrast to the cold outdoors. Anyways, I kicked off this month of museum visits with the Musée de Picasso and I have an extremely enjoyable experience there. I brought my passport with my visa, which got me through the gates for free and I got to experience this legend's life story through his arts and artifacts. T…