Wednesday, May 25, 2005


Last night was the awards night at school. I got two certificates and a medallion for taking the National French Test and getting 6th in the state and 8th in the nation.

Monday, May 23, 2005


I asked Madame if I could borrow her french cds because I can't find anything good at Borders she said to call her over the summer and I could come over and she'd make me copies. Sounds good to moi.

The poem in the last post is the one from the french text book. I'm not going to translate it though actually I think it would be okay translated (not like the other one I posted which definitely isn't as good translated) but I'm too lazy to do it. It would be good practice if I'm going to be a french translator but like I said, I'm too lazy.

...I just found this site that has some different French poets who are living. It has examples of their poetry in french with the english translation next to it.

France-Poetry International Web

René Philombe "L'homme qui te ressemble"

Click Here for my English Translation

L'homme qui te ressemble
J'ai frappé à ta porte
J'ai frappé à ton coeur
pour avoir bon lit
pour avoir bon feu
pourquoi me repousser?
Ouvre-moi mon frère!...

Pourquoi me demander
si je suis d'Afrique
si je suis d'Amerique
si je suis d'Asie
si je suis d'Europe?
Ouvre-moi mon frère!...

Pourquoi me demander
la longueur de mon nez
l'épaisseur de ma bouche
la couleur de ma peau
et le nom de mes dieux?
Ouvre-moi mon frère!...

Je ne suis pas un noir
je ne suis pas un reouge
je ne suis pas un blanc
mais je ne suis qu'un homme
Ouvre-moi mon frère!...

Ouvre-moi ta porte
OUvre-moi ton coeur
car je suis un homme
l'homme de tous les temps
l'homme de tous les cieux
l'homme qui te ressemble!...

Thursday, May 19, 2005


Okay so I got a letter from Kent State today. I kept it folded and looked at like the first three words it said "we are pleased..." so I know I'd been accepted. This means that I get to take Russian next year!! I have to sign up for my class, but first I have to go back up to Kent and get my ID card. School's almost done. It's a good thing because I'm ready to be done. It's a bad thing though because that means no more French or Spanish for a few months. Oh that reminds me, We had to do projects in French class. Everyone had to study four things. My four things were: Le Sénégal, La Fête des Rois, Grasse et l'industrie de parfum, and Jean Lafitte. I was kind of nervous though I don't know why. Then I misspronounced the famous perfume, Channel No. 5. It's definitely not pronounced like T.V. "Channel" number 5. I felt really retarded but there was nothing I could do but laugh. My mom always says that no one ever died of embarrassment. Anyway. I've got some cool links that go along with what I had to talk about some are in English, some are in French. I also found this nifty poem in the back of my French book but I didn't bring it home so I can't post it yet. Okay, Enough distraction. On to THE LINKS!

Crime Library-Jean Lafitte This site has a complete biography on the lovable pirate.

FAQ du protestantismeA little about La Fête des Rois (also called Epiphanie) The coolest thing about this site is the excerpt about the three kings from the gospel of Matthew In french!

Virtual Visit to Gorée Island Gorée is an island in Sénégal where slaves were kept before being shipped off. This site has a nifty virtual tour of a slave house. They have a photo tour and a ten minute video tour(cool). (you need realplayer for the movie)

Enchanted Learning-French This site has nothing to do with my French Project but it's neat. It has different pages that you can print out and color and practice your french with (and I mean a bunch of pages) Even if your older (like sixteen *cough cough*) It's worthwile to color if it's for a good cause like learning french! :-P

That's all I've got for now and when I bring my French book home for the weekend, I'll post that cool poem from it here.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Post Secondary

I'm hoping to be accepted at Kent State for Postsecondary which is where I take a couple of college classes and get both college and high school credit for it. If I do get accepted, I want to take a language class but I don't know which one to take, Kent has like ten or fifteen languages!!

On the national French test, I got sixth in the state.Shana, another girl who took it got first. She only missed two!

Russian stopped. It was rather discouraging. we only had three showing up regularly and it felt like we weren't learning anything.

On the other hand, I've been having fun with french. I've been going to Yahoo France and Amazon France and looking at all the interesting things. Tomorrow we have a test in french and then we're doing a unit all about culture. I can't wait!!!