la joie de vivre

From California to Lyon, France: living & studying abroad…and coming back!

Funny stand-up (if you know French!)

This is a clip from one of Eddie Izzard’s stand-up performances. If you’ve ever tried to learn French as a second (or third, fourth, fifth) language, I think you could … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Winter Break is Coming!

Fall quarter is coming to a close here at UCSB – I can’t believe it was over a year ago that I was at the Christmas markets sipping hot chocolate … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Day 4 & 5

Yesterday: _______________________________________ Tomorrow marks the start of classes (eek!), so today is the last calm before the storm! I presented at the Hall Council Info Session at my old residence … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Day 3 wrap-up

These days have been moving slow, but I think it’s because there are sooo many new people and things going on right now. Yesterday was a good day! I got … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Day 1 and 2 wrap-up – Back at UCSB

Yesterday I worked at RHA’s Ice Cream Social. I was a part of RHA the year before I went abroad. So for me, it feels like a continuation to help … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Day 1 – Back at UCSB

Over these past 4 months I’ve been very lucky. From all the little awkward moments, I didn’t *really* experience culture shock. But now I’m back at UCSB for my 4th … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

I took the GRE!

…and I sure hope I don’t have to take it again. It was shorter than I thought it would be, but it was just a weird experience. I think it … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · Leave a comment