The French drink hot chocolate and coffee out of bowls in the morning. I don’t think I’ll ever want to do it any other way.
McDonald’s is a strange taste without American cheese.
EVERY TV show has at least four little text or call chances for audience members to win amounts of 3,000 euro by answering questions about the show. Good ploy to keep people watching and probably a good money-maker.
French people LOVE Target and Wal-Mart when they go to the US. Even the supermarket equivalent here won’t sell you a gun and a set of new tires at the same time. They are amazed by it and yet disgusted by big commerce like Louis Viton and Prada.
French Pop music for the most part is really awful and they prefer american music. The Jazz and Indie scenes however have an amazing product but most of it is in English…hmmm.
French TV uses extremely popular American pop songs in all of their TV editing instead of opting for generic piano chords or soothing jazz. For example putting in Katie Perry’s I Kissed a Girl into an extremely awkward scene of someone’s confession of secret love. It doesn’t fit and it seems like the editor may have just put his ipod on shuffle.
Starbucks it very popular here and often has lines out the door. Amazing that the coffee chain does so well in a place renown for its coffee. But really it is the best coffee in town. Nothing at all like the water and chocolate syrup they serve in the US.
Lately i’ve been doing a lot of self-discoverence and have yet to really be ready to share these findings with the rest of the world. That is why i haven’t been blogging as much. What I can say is right now I’m in a better place than I’ve ever been. I’m really happy with the things that are happening and the stuff that I’m finally figuring out after years of struggling. I’m finding some peace and it is amazing.
On another note today in France it is la Fête de Mère. So if you missed it in the US about a month ago hug your mom today. Or hug her for no reason at all.