Miscommunication and the challenge of speaking English differently

One day this man I barely knew looked at me and asked: “last chance for the hotel”. That day I learned that most Indians use the word hotel and restaurant alternatively. So he was not making me an indecent proposal but was just inviting me for an innocent dinner. Continue reading Miscommunication and the challenge of speaking English differently

Language, Emotions or the many way to express yourself

When I was 21, I went to work a summer as an Au-Pair in the UK and I remember being extremely frustrated about not being able to express affection to the kids I was babysitting in English. The word were failing me and I felt like I was failing the children. I am usually a very self-controlled person and I know that I can come … Continue reading Language, Emotions or the many way to express yourself

My way to foreign language fluency

My husband can sing a song on how in France most people will refuse to answer a question in English even when he feels that they can understand him at least partly and he is right. Despite mandatory languagesĀ  lessons in french school from grade 6 (now grade 1) to 12th, most french people don’t speak any and if they do a little bit they … Continue reading My way to foreign language fluency

Why spend time blogging

There are millions of reasons why people start blogging, mine is not that original! I just want to connect with individuals who share the same interests as me and maybe get some encouraging comments. My mind is this buzzing machine that keeps on jumping from one idea to the next and never seems to stop. I am constantly hungry for knowledge and some topics keep … Continue reading Why spend time blogging

Practical obstacles to my Franco-Indian Family Life

When I announced to my parents that I would like for them to meet Kedar, the first reaction of my father was to warn me about having a different religion and the impact this would have on our lives and the importance to have a stable set of value and belief to pass to our future children. While I truly value the advice given by … Continue reading Practical obstacles to my Franco-Indian Family Life