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#005: Le weekend doth arriveth!

September 6th, 2008 by Mary Leong

Currently listening to: “Dégénération” – Mes Aïeux

I apologise for the (utterly rubbish) Franglais title (and my tendency to lapse into such phrases); there’s a rather pleasant Facebook group for habitual offenders and I assure I’m seeking help and support for my problem.

That aside, I think we can all take a deep breath – there you go, inhale, and exhale – and say with sufficient certainty that we’ve made it through the first week. True, the “real work” hasn’t begun yet, and I think I speak for myself when I say that I’m still drifting in a vague, indeterminable fog of something-ness. Something quite like fog. A fog of semi-uni-consciousness: it’s there, and so am I. We’re both generally aware of each other’s presence, but not doing too much about it. Let’s just wait till the papers begin; we shall see in due time.

In other news, I’ve been looking at a bunch of clubs/organizations over the past week, and I’m intrigued by several: Engineers Without Borders, Antigone, Ubyssey, to name a few, have managed to stick in my mind (large mental Post-It notes in bright yellow!) Oh, and of course, who can forget Le Club Français? I’m thoroughly excited to start getting involved in, well, just various things. Putting pen to paper! (Real paper! In this time and age! I KNOW!) Speaking French! I don’t know, maybe even taking up a completely random sport that maybe thirteen people have heard of! …PENTAQUE! No, I jest. I shall do no such thing. But you are welcome to join me in my exploits – oh, speaking of sporting activities and exploits, I recommend the movie “La grande séduction“, where (as a very tiny sub-part of the plot) villagers play cricket according to their own rules. BUT I DIGRESS, as usual. Point being. Odd Sports = worth a try.


I shall blog more in due time. Meanwhile, I’m looking forward to the BlogSquad brunch on Sunday; I’ll see y’all there!

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Phoebe Sep 6, 2008 at 11:05 am

    YAY WE SURVIVED! You’re not the only one in a hazy semi-conscious state haha

    OMG LET’S START A PETANQUE CLUB (wow… memories of grade 7 french and “cultural studies”)… we’ll use McInnis field and throw lead balls at people XD

    La Grande Seduction is awesome (wow i feel like such a frenchy knowing all this stuff)… foot fetish anyone? LOL

    See you on Sunday!

  • 2 Mary Leong Sep 6, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Hahahahah we so should start a pétanque club. It would be ridiculous amounts of Googling the rules and attempting to play it, but oh so much fun :D

  • 3 Jayne Drew Sep 9, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    I must make a confession, I too have seen la grande seduction. I though it was absolutely hilarious! I don’t know what petanque is but I would definitely be open to trying it, throwing lead balls sounds fun! (Although I never really got into shot put…)