yeah, finally i am blogging again. and i have to be honest, i am only blogging, because i am in class and its like SUPER boring. yeah, but whatever, it is my last class on a monday and i should kind of enjoy it. Its weird to think, that i am about to spend my last week at this university, to be honest, i dont even realize it, because i spent so much time in these halls and rooms. But probably, i’ll come back to work in the library or yeah, who wouldn’t wanna go back to the most fucked up university?:)
i am actually so bored right now, that i dont even know what to text. im really stressed at the moment, i have to hand in 3 looooooong essays (is it essays or essaies actually?) this week (luckily they are are almost done) and i have another exam this upcoming wednesday. yeah, so i gonna hand-in my last essay on thursday, then i will do some shopping (i have to be nice to myself from time to time, right, mamma?!:)) and then i will party that night, whatever happens.
yeah, thats it, actually. so i am sorry if i havent answered your mails and texts or whatever, i’ve just been busy these days.
and next week i’ll do all the paris-tourist-stuff, i should have done long ago (;))..lol
Hello there. I guess i’ll text less and less, i mean, my life is exciting, but it still is ordinary. I mean lets say, my ordinary life is exciting, but i still do the same things again and again. Going to university, hanging out with my friends and partying the w-e, there is nothing i would change, but at the same time, i wouldn’t know what to text you all the time.
Bref, so some news:
I figured, that my russian neighbour is not that cool as i thought he’d be. When i had my party two weeks ago, he wrote me a text at 2am, if we could be more quiet and i swear, we were quiet after that text and i apologized in the morning (never the less, my party was freaking amaaaaaazing). But he had nothing better to do than run to the ‘gardienne’ and tell her not only that i was noisy that tuesday, but the whole week, which i think is funny, because i seriousely cannot remember having been at my place the up-following nights. But the gardienne loves me, she really does, she was like: you know nadine, i don’t care what is going on upthere, i just tell you, because i have to, but doesn’t he realize that i have more important things to deal with than a one-night-party! Ah, i love her too!:) what is most annoying is the fact that he is the one who told me, that he doesn’t like the other neighbour, because he, apparently, is always talking to the gardienne about how noisy he, the russian guy, is instead of knocking at his door and talking to him! Yeah, ironic situation, i guess there are just people who have nothing to do in life!
My other neighbour jordi went back home to his parents place for two weeks. I kinda missed him and his electrobeats making me realize, that someone is there just next door. But he is back now. (Maybe i should talk about the noise he is making to the gardienne, looooool (‘laugh out loudly’ for mum:))
Today seraina is coming. I am sooo excited, but i have a presentation on thursday.:( but none of you can imagine how happy i am that she is going to be with me for some days.:)
Yeah, thats it for the moment!
The good thing about paris is the fact that life never gets boring. Everytime you find a second to think, a new and silly idea comes up..my newest idea was what you can see on the picture! I mean the shaker itself is not that silly itself, but of course, a new shaker means a new party! So you invite your friends over to come to your place and all of a sudden you realize that more people are coming than your flat actually has squaremeters! Well, i hope your night is going to be as awesome as mine.:)
(Mum, dad, no worries, im still working for the university:))
Something new happened in my life, i met my neighbours, at least two of them! I already met the one guy who lives in the flat in front of me a week ago and he is really nice! A russian student and 28 years old. The other day i met someone else, jordi, while closing the door and because i talk to everything that talks back to me (ok, i admit, it happens that i talk to things as well) i invited him to come over for a beer one of the upcoming days! So yesterday we had another soirée at my place (because my appartement is the coolest and coziest) with both of the guys and we had so much fun. Kyrill left around midnight and jordi and i decided to open another bottle of wine and with every sip we were laughing even more and we were talking until 2ish (i dont really remember time).
Today he wrote me a text (i was supposed to work on my essay and he knew): ‘hey, are you at home, i need your bottleopener, but if you want, you can stay for a glass, too’.
So i went to his place (which is like nextdoor on the same floor), he had a friend over and i was like: dude, i bet we gonna be bad influence for eachother for our studies! He started laughing and agreed. I told myself to stay for ONE glass and i just got back to my flat now, its almost 1am!
We do get along really well and its so nice to have someone nextdoor just to hang out, drink a glass of wine and chat after a long day..i feel like i’m about to get a flatmate.:)
Yeah, those are the news of my life, i’d be happy to get everdaynews from you, too and thanks to those who text me after having read my blog (xenia
Good night everyone!
i love Paris
I feel like texting you guys, because i got the ONE mail yesterday. The ONE answer i was waiting for since like half an year. The only content that mail has, i translate:
“Dear Nadine, its ok, sincerly Marc Bonhomme.”
Those seven words almost made me cry. This one ok means, that i can finish all of my classes in Paris, which means furtheron, that I don’t have to go back home in february. I posted it on Facebook yesterday and i already got some mad/sad mails from friends back home and my best friend was kinda upset, that we still gonna live far away from each other (love you seraina), but if people can see, how well I’m doing here in Paris, they’d understand (i mean, seraina does understand:)) but i’m always happy here, my soul is shining brighter than the sun and every morning i get up drink my ovomaltine (yeah, i still have swiss roots) look out of the window and enjoy the view over the roofs and chimneys of paris. It has nothing to do with people, than i have great people in Switzerland and in France, its more the city i totally feel comfortable living in..i love paris, la vie en rose quoi
so dont be upset and be happy for me instead..
i miss you guys and hope to see most of you back home at christmat…
Athletic enough to come and visit me?
Look mum, i’m a good girl. My 2nd home for this semester, aka the library.
My ugly university on a rainy day, but i love that place.
Good morning everyone. Im not even sure if there are people who still read my blog or if you did stop, knowing that i’m back in beautiful paris.
Yeah, to be fair, not everything is that beautiful. When i got back in my flat, i realized, that they did cut the power, so there was no light, no refrigerator and worst, no hot water. I mean, what do you need most after a 7h flight? A hot shower, right?! Anyway, i phoned and texted edf (the company who deals with power in france) and the earliest moment someone could come is now, 2 days later, awesome. So now i’m sitting by my window at freaking 7.30, craving the morning sun for a bit light. I dunno, i feel like those things do only happen to me and i bet this edf-mister will not arrive before 10am, although he said 7.30am.
yeah, tomorrow i gonna laugh about it. Luckily i could stay two nights at jonathans an pierre-alains place. But when you come home after a while, you only wanna sleep in your bed under your own blanchett. At least i could shower.:)
But, i know some of you might think now: this wouldnt have happened, if you were living somewhere else in france. (Please read that sentence with an ironic voice:)) But, i came home and i was sooo happy to be back in paris. I mean, of course i wanted to stay longer traveling, but I bought a baguette and really yummie cheese, climbed up to my flat (with my backpack it was really more climbing than something else) and i watched out of my window and looking over 100s of rooftops and chimneys. The sun was shining in my face and i was listening to edith piaf. You can not tell me that there is something better than that. When i realized, that i couldnt make any coffee (no power, remember) i went downstairs and enjoyed my first coffee in café en terrasse and i was just amazed by how many people would walk by, because when you are in montreal, there is barely anyone on the streets.:)
So, cap ou pas cap de te laisser séduire par la vie parisienne? (Might be dangerous though, because you can get addicted;))
So what else, yeah university started again. Yesterday i had class from 6pm to 9pm and we were only 5 students. The class was amazing and really inspiring, but probably people dont wanna go to class that late, i liked it.
Ok, i stop here and i hope this edf-mister is coming soon, he’d better will.
I’m on my way back to boston and i feel like waking up from a wonderful dream. My last week in montreal was just perfect, so its really hard to leave now. But people say that you should leave the very best moment, right? I guess this is what i’ve done, because i gonna keep these days in best memories and i will miss the people i’ve met more than only two days (cap ou pas cap? - i guess i can still comunicate with you through my blog, je suis sure que tu le lise, 5ans, cap ou pas cap?)
Yeah, i actually wanted to talk about chicago and toronto and whatever, but i dunno what to say really! I mean i had a really fun time in chicago and was hanging out with german and australien guys and we even went swimming. Its actually a pretty cool feeling to be in the water and to have the huge skyline from chicago next to you. And yeah, to be fair, a cool thing to do in chicago is to go up the skydeck which is the tallest building in the states at the moment and then you stand in a glassbox and you see all the way down, i guess it was on the 103rd floor. So, imagine, standing on a glassfloor and underneath you 100s of meters of nothing, pretty scarry, but i loved it. (To be honest, the guys had to force and push me in that glassbox, it scared the shit out of me, but im glad they did, so i didnt pay 17$ for nothing). Chicago is really a wonderful city, there are a lot of things to discover.
I didnt like toronto though. I cant say one nice thing about this place, i just didnt like it at all. But luckily we went to the niagarafalls and it was pretty cool, i mean the falls were cool, and everything around it just made me wanna cry. They made such a crappy touristplace out of it and called it little vegas because of the gambling machines, blinking lights and fancy museums. I mean, most of you guys know how much i love vegas, but this little vegas was just horrible and i wish people would stop going there.
Yeah, im trying to sleep the rest of my trip, didnt get a lot of sleep last night, so cheers everyone.
What’s up? Yeah, today my plans changed! Everything worked out very well so far and all the spontanious traveling got almost organized by itself, so i was actually waiting for the moment my plans just turn up against me!:) im in montreal right now and i was supposed to leave like in an hour to mont tremblant which is north of montreal. I already bought my busticket for 44$ and i called the hostel to make a reservation and the lady on the phone told me, that i’d probably be the only traveler in that hostel. Imagine, how scary, being all by yourself in a huuuuge hostel!!!!
Shiush, hell no! So i took probably the most laziest decision and i just stay in montreal. I have found cool people here and i really do enjoy their company. We cook, eat, gossip, giggle and laugh, party, drink together..there is merel from holland and alex from germany who became my montreal travelfamily, but unfortunately alex is leaving today. At least merel is staying until friday with me. And i mean other cool people are still here like antony (without ‘h’) and alex from toulouse! (Its crazy, merel and i met like 4 alex in 2 hours, so we have german alex, french alex, canadien alex and creepy alex).
Yeah, montreal is so much fun! Shopping, partying and sleeping! I have seen so many cities, that im kinda tired of all that sightseeing, so i really enjoy just hangig out!
I gonna text you soon about chicago and toronto and the niagarafalls!:)
Cheers and miss you guys!
Good morning everyone! I’m still in bed. I’m too lazy to get up, but it is too noisy in my dorm to keep on sleeping!
Ok back to washington..i got there and i was a bit bored at first, everything is so ‘nice’ there. It’s a bit like Bern (capital of switzerland): nice and cute, but nothing really going on. You wouldn’t even need an entire day to see the whole sightseeingstuff, but on the other hand there is a whole lot of different museums, which would take you ages to discover, so i dunno. But i met a lot of funny people in the hostel and we had our own hostelparty until 4am (well, when i say hostelparty, i mean 6 people of different nationalities drinking beer and having a good time).
Hmm..but in those moments i realize that i am getting old. I mean not old old, but most of the other travelers are around 21. I mean, nobody cares about age, but if everywhere you go, kids are being 21, you kinda feel old, especially because 2 years ago, i was being the baby in the states and everyone was older than i was.
Back to washington. The last day i was walking around all those memorials (thomas jefferson, roosevelt, martin luther king jr), i mean they were beautiful and i loved to read the whole quotations about peace and how the government should love and not do war etc. But i thought it was really ironic that those memorials were right in washington, where war is declared and stuff. Two out of three days i’ve been there were memorialdays and you would think of the victims of any war. I think this is so contradictiv. Soon elections are coming up and when i think of politicians who are still against gaymarriage, other religions and races and who spread there non-acceptance all over the country, it makes me sick. So go for obama and live the peace your ancestors talked about..
I have to get up to get breakfast. Im in chicago right now, btw.:)
Ok, here i am! Im sitting in a bus to washington dc and i’ve got 3hours left. So back to New York City! This place is craazy. The first night i stayed with my swiss friend and her uncle, but then he kicked me out, because the place was apparently too small, whatever! First i was really upset, because i was supposed to stay with them for the whole time, but now i think its the best thing that could have happen to me. I called my New York friend Sabrina i met last year in Ireland and i could go and stay at their appartment in Brooklyn for the rest of my time! They, 3 american girls, have a cool appartment, but the best was their roof. From there you could see the whole skyline of New York and it was just breathtaking. I wont talk about the sightseeing stuff i did, because it probably will not make a huge difference to what everyone does in ny and beside, i uploaded some pictures! Those girls were really really lovely.
After ny i got to philadelphia, first i was not too sure about really going there, but i alread had my ticket, so i left ny with my swiss friend xenia.
Xenia had a friend in philly and we stayed at her and her roomates house! So far it is my favorite place..alex and jo are probably the coolest and sweetest hosts ever. Jo would drive us around all the time, she wanted to pay everything (we had a hardtime fighting with her, that she wont pay) and she is such a bright and lovely spirit! And alex got up at 7 this morning just to make pancakes, juste to give you an exemple. Omg, im so sad leaving them.
Yeah, sorry if my writingstyle isnt that exciting right now, but im tired, like always after i met partypeople! Ps alex, if you read that ever: i should have stolen your phillymascott, im already kinda missing it and i bet its missing me, too!:)
Cheers everyone, im about to pass out.