jeudi 23 septembre 2010

Do you speak French ?

If you understand French language, you probably wonder why I do not write in French. Well, I need to admit that living most of my day in a English world I forget sometimes about my first language. Yes, school is in French but teaching in French and living in French is two realities really different for me because now my emotional referents are in my second language. Because I learn my second language during my adult life and I still do not master completely my English language I never feel I should be scare about loosing my first language skills. However, now I realize that if I don't make a effort I need to face the reality that yes my French skills might be affected. This is make me wonder how it will be for our children ? They will come with their own language and culture and with us they will learn two news languages and cultures.... What will be their identity ? If my own culture and language are so important for me this must be the same thing for my children when they will be with us.

mardi 14 septembre 2010

Under his wings...

Recently I was wondering why life seems so unfair and contradictory. However, there is some days were life is also a miracle and today was one of those days. Sometimes in life, even if you are very organize and you did plan everything bad luck happen and today I had a big one. My students and I are planned to go in a cultural French trip this friday. Today I learn that our bus was cancel because they did not have enough driver.... 3 days before our trip !!! Are you kidding me ? What I am suppose to do now. Well, I had two options. The first one was to cancel our trip, which will be very sad for my students. The second was to find another bus. I was not very optimistic but I after few research I did found one available. However, the price was higher and I knew we can't afford this payment. I felt I was falling through a huge mountain and nothing was there to stop me when other teachers and my administration start to help me to find a solution. See all this people help me to find a solution was a wonderful feeling and together we did find one. What a wonderful feeling to have everybody around for help me and feel someone was protecting me.... I was under his wings. I will never forget this experience. So, some days can be nice....

dimanche 12 septembre 2010

Why ?

There is some situations in life where we find no answer and make me have the same question... Why ? Why my happiness need to come from someone else pain ? Why good people pass away and mean people are still alive ? Why we live in a contradictory world ? There is some questions I have and I still did not find a answer. Being part of the adoption world does not help to answer those questions.

Let me say, I am not depress. I am a positive woman who truly believe in human being. However, I need to admit that I do not understand the world I live in.

mercredi 8 septembre 2010

I am still alive...

Can you tell that something just change in my life ? Yes, it time to be back at school. Right now you probably wonder.... student or teacher ? Both.... Yes school restarted last week and life is very more busy for me right now. Every minutes seem to be so important during the day but busyness help me to forget about adoption process so I am very happy to be back in school.

I did receive my CanTest (English test) result yesterday and I am very happy to inform you that I made it....

Listening Comprehension : 5.0 (Very Good User)
Reading Comprehension : 4.5 (between very good and competent)
Written Expression : 4.0 (Competent User)

Now I just need to do the speaking test but it should be ok because I have the opportunity to practice my oral skills everyday.

mercredi 1 septembre 2010

"Procrastination" Tales Of Mere Existence



Too funny !!! Did you ever be like him ? I do sometime but my new resolution this year (yes new year for me always start in september with school) is do not procrastinate too much.