Happy New Year // Bonne Année

I just want to wish all of you a very happy new year! I hope everyone has a great time and a safe time ringing in 2012. I want to thank everyone who has taken their time to read my blog and those who have featured my articles on their website. I never imagined that people would take an interest in what I'm going through, my thoughts, and my opinions. Thank you so much for all the support, it means the world to me knowing that I'm helping other students and entertaining others in the meantime.

I'll be heading off to Malmö, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark  right after New Year's so I won't update the blog until next week.

I want wish everyone nothing but the best in 2012. I hope everyone makes 2012 the best year of their lives. Thank you for all the support once again.


Meet my brother

Before coming to Paris I wanted to film this video with my brother but we ran out of time so he promised me that he would film it when he came to Paris. So here's the video! My brother doesn't like being in front of a camera hence his stiffness but hey I managed to get him to do this.
Hope you enjoy the video, we're off to do two of our favorite things today: eat and go to a concert.

Seeing Paris as a tourist

Chilling next to a Picasso painting.
During my 4th month living here I've found myself doing the tourist thing once again thanks to my brother being in town. Its weird how one becomes used to various sites such as the Arc de Triomphe and can simply walk right past them without thinking anything about it, but what I've realized is that its good to marvel at these historic sites like tourists every once in a while. And as for my brother he's enjoying seeing Paris as a resident and going to non-tourist trap restaurants.

Manchester and London

The Manchester Christmas Market.
Here are a couple of pictures from my trip to England! To see more pictures click here.

Merry Christmas // Joyeux Noël

I want to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas. If you're with family I hope you have a good time celebrating with your loved ones. If you're a student abroad like me I hope you're celebrating with friends.
I wish nothing but the best for all of you. New videos and posts coming up soon!

England here I come!

Again I'm very sorry for the lack of posts this month but I just finished up the semester last night and today I spent the majority of my day inside the comfort of my own bed catching up on my sleep. Tomorrow will be the first time that I'll be leaving Paris and going back to an English speaking country but no I won't be going back to the States for the Holidays, I'll be going to l'Angleterre or England! It's going to feel a tad odd being in an English speaking country when I've been hearing nothing but French for the past 4 months already. The two cities I'll be visiting are Manchester and London which I'm extremely excited about despite already knowing that its going to be even colder than in Paris. I plan to record some footage from the trip and my birthday (December 19th) which I will edit and upload it as a vlog when I come back.

I will be back in the bloggerverse on December 23rd, right before Christmas! I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Sorry for the lack of updates

 I've been busy with the last few exams or devoir sur table at school, as well as finishing up my Christmas shopping that I haven't had time to sit down and write a blog post.

I still have to edit a video I recorded at the Champs-Elysées and write a thorough post about my first semester in Paris. But for the meantime look there's a picture of me with 1/2 of my favorite band, Phoenix.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. New posts coming up soon!

The Soundtrack of my Study Abroad Journey

I think I've made it no secret that I'm a huge St. Vincent fan and also that Strange Mercy is by far my favorite release of 2011, but after yesterday I have become an even bigger fan of Annie Clark- if that's even possible. The show was held at Café de la Danse which is one of the best music venues I've been to let me tell you. I arrived at 17h30, about and hour and a half before the door were supposed to open and there was no one! Not one single soul! Which is very strange for me because I'm used to seeing people lined up hours before a show starts regardless of the artist back in the States. I had a pleasure of meeting a guy from the Philippines who also liked the same music as I do before the show and my friend, him, and I just chatted away until the doors finally opened. I bought my ticket to see St. Vincent during my second week of studying abroad, the very day they came out, so you can imagine how many different emotions were running through me when I walked into the venue and when I made my way to stand in the very front (have I mentioned how much I love not having a barrier?).