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Almost 5 Months

The count up has ended and the countdown begins

I have reached the point where there has been talk of my return to the US. This is also the time where my teachers have realized that I somewhat understand, alors, I have to participate. At the parent-teacher meeting, I was told that I now have to take the BAC Blanc (basically a pre-bac).
"It's just for practice, and I'm sure you'll do fine" said my philosophy teacher.
I'm sorry Monsieur Plet, but the work seems a bit above my comprehension level...
So for the first time, I really concentrated in class and tried to take notes. I copied a few sentences verbatim until I realized that no matter how many times I re-read the concept there was absolutely no way I could possibly analyze it.

So I'm hoping my grade on the english bac blanc will make up for the horrible history, philosophy, and literature marks. (I'll update on what I get because it's sure to be hilarious)

Other notable things since the last post:
I have learned a few phrases in Japanese and Portuguese
(Such as "hello" and "I don't speak Japanese/Portuguese") The pronunciation is even worse than my French, but hey it's a start

I went to visit Anthony at his track meet. I am still rather proud that I figured out the transportation there on my own, and didn't get lost.

The raclette party was a lot of fun, and only one minor injury due to my klutziness. Long-story-short, I have a slight headache and now can say "accident prone" in French.

I went on a bike ride into town with my host parents. Really nice weather and the path was beautiful!
Just one thing, if the bike does not have mud protecters, don't wear nice clothes. My jeans were polka-dotted lol (sorry i didn't take a picture before washing them) Also, the destination of the bike ride was to a mall. Being that this is a culture of dressing up to go out.... and I was covered in mud, I got a lot of weird looks.

On the way back there was a man with a long, grey beard riding his bike with his hands clasped behind his back and a large smile on his face. Definitely one of the odder things I've seen, but he was just so happy-looking that it made me happy :)

I haven't been very good at taking pictures or uploading so here's a few from the last week or so:
The ferris wheel is down now :(

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Posted by rachelkronk 09:32 Archived in France

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Love your commentary! So proud of you! ❤️Mom

by Mom

Rachel
We at Rotary are also very proud of you,a great representative☺

by Steve Roosa

Love reading your updates! Enjoy every minute you have remaining. Crazy how fast a year can fly by.

by Brooke Perin

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