Here’s to a new round of impressions. It’s been a while, I guess I started to be less sensitive to things?
Un: Patisserie packaging
No words needed, right? It is so cute how they wrap up cakes over here.
Strange, for a country that has over 400 organised strike a year, there’re virtually ZERO strike country wide during summer. I guess strike organisation goes on summer vacation too. Strikes are somewhat considered a national sport over here.
This year’s key spring/summer strike events in Paris is probably SNCF. They do some sort of strike every week for a while.
— Joyce Belfort (@JoyceBelfort) April 19, 2018
Trois: Metro (subway) has no air conditioner
Didn’t notice this before, but surely do notice it now. Perfume and plenty of deodorant as if the stuff is free… I “love” them all. (faint)
Quatre: Way more sun here than London
This one is pretty obvious, but when I set down to think it to look at the situation. This is what I found. Here’s the foundation colour comparison. This photo says a thousand words. In short, if I ever wants to be Casper white again… move to back London LOL
O, in case you wonder why my freckles look significantly darker in this photo. This photo was taken in Dec 2016, around the time I started using the Talika Light Duo +. <=== this link is for my review after 13+ months usage.
Cinq: Chimney students
This maybe just my school, but yikes, half my classmates smokes. Yup, they will go outside to brave the weather no matter what LOL On top of that, I cannot figure out how they can afford smoking. Cigarette pack in France cost around 8 euro (or more).
Six: Saucisson is a snack, but not considered a junk food
This one is quite hard to understand… this stuff is usually 75% fat. Honestly, if I read any food labels at all, my Doritos doesn’t sound so bad haha Don’t get me wrong, saucissons are seriously delicious.
Sept: Private schools are way more affordable than USA
The private schools here is just way cheaper than USA, especially the colleges. 10+ years ago, private college was USD38k per year, but over here, even top of the line private school MBA is USD16k per year.
Huit: Harassment law
Watch out, guys (men)! There’s a law that passed… whistle / catcall a woman can get your fined on the spot. Some are calling this a victory. Well, who is these law maker fooling? How will it be enforced exactly? Plus, this law is totally sending the message to sensible men to not approach any women without explicit written consent LOL (okay, maybe not written)
Neuf: Cheque books are still in use
Seriously, I just saw that happening in the supermarket. Cheque books still exist. I haven’t seen them forever.
Dix: Employment contracts are exceptional long
I have discovered that the standard internship contracts over here are longer, more elaborate than some of my old permanent employment contracts. I guess the French are either (a) really into writing (b) love to make things look more poetic.
So that’s it for this round 😀