Isn’t Poitiers beautiful? It’s been a while since I’ve written. I’ve added many photos to my Parties gallery, which I am here to tell you about right now.
On the 17th, we had a dinner party with bread, cheese, chicken and rice. Since rice is not my favourite food, I enjoyed mostly the bread and cheese.
Meal preparation in progress. My contribution to this part was simply taking the picture.
Me and Marie, one of the Aloha girls. She helps organize many events for the international students, and enjoys speaking English. At this party, I had the opportunity to speak lots in French with Marie’s cousin, who is still learning English.
Early in the week, my American housemate, Charles, cooked spaghetti for French friends that he invited over. He didn’t do too bad, for it being his first time cooking it. He over-estimated the amount of spaghetti that he needed though. Notice how it is almost overflowing the pot below.
I spoke French with our visitors, and they were all impressed with how clean my room is. We took a few pictures. Below is one with me and Sihem, who is also in my class at school, and one of my project groups.
Moving on to Canadian issues, there is talk in a CBC News article about dropping the penny from circulation again. After all, it costs more than 1 cent to produce the coin, and some countries have already removed their equivalent of the penny. Some people argue that removing it would turn the next highest coin into the new “penny”, and make them more careless to spend money to get rid of coins.
In France with the Euro, I have developed a collection of 1-cent and 2-cent coins. I don’t really use them, and probably will just collect and cash them in every now and then. It’d be more convenient and cost effective to just get rid of these small value coins in Canada, as well as Europe (as a couple countries have done already).
On Tuesday, Charles and I will be taking a train from Poitiers to Loudres, and then Toulouse in France. I’m not fully sure what we’ll all be doing or seeing, but I’m sure I’ll have plenty to report afterwards.