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My Very First Culture Shock

I remember one of my first culture shocks very vividly. I probably had others before, but this one was the start of a long series, and most importantly the first I actually recalled over time. I arrived in the US for a 2-year stay at the Continue reading My Very First Culture Shock

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Why Is Your French So Good?

Now that is a question I was asked twice last week-end. People who heard me speaking French to my 6-month old daughter asked me how come I spoke so good French. I am not sure what to think about the question, really. The proud side of me Continue reading Why Is Your French So Good?

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