I know, it’s not original to speak about July 14th on July 14th. But well, have no idea, so, here I am !
While I’m writing these lines, sweating at school, Gilles is at the Embassy, eating great food. All kinds of bread, cheese, ham or sweets… I know, I was there last year ! And I’ll be there next year hopefuly, as July 14th will be a Saturday !
Of course, I taught some French culture in class today. Yes, July 14th is national holiday, but no, it’s not Independence Day (yes, someone told me that !), nor Paris Festival (パリ祭), as dictionnaries usually translate it. And no, Marie-Antoinette was not at the Bastille prison at the moment of its seizure !
It has also been the occasion to review numbers in French with the students : 1789, here is one that Japanese students don’t like to say ! NIARK NIARK…
Well, I leave you now, for a long time, untill I come back from France. Hqve a good summer, and for those I’ll see in France, see you soon !!!