Je n’ai pas écrit (I haven’t written) in quite a long time! I have been practicing my French though, at least as much as I can. As I’m writing this, I am remembering that my friend, Andrew, forced me to write a New Year’s resolution. While I have not been talking to someone new every day, or speaking French quite as much as I should be, I think the days where I meet two dozen people almost make up for that. I’ve also been going to a group in my IES program on Mondays where we speak in French (as much as we can) and have a conversation. My French comprehension is my weakest aspect, so I think this will really help over time.
In Luxury Brand Management, I am learning all about luxury brands and goods, and the paradoxes of luxury. Do you like to be kept waiting in line for your McDona—sorry—Chick-fil-a? I thought as much. With luxury though, time and making someone wait is a good thing. Everything that is normally bad, like poison, high prices, and limited quantities, is turned on its head and seen as good in luxury. Would you buy a $900 lipstick? I sure wouldn’t. That is at the very top of the luxury pyramid, where the prices border on absurd. I’m know I’m never getting there, nor do I really want to.
I’ve made some French friends at Novancia Business School, who I would definitely love to get to know better. Already we’ve gone to l’exposition Louis Vuitton at the Grand Palais. Alas, many of the French students don’t like their accents. I always insist that Americans (especially me) LOVE French accents. Beautiful. Sexy. Musical. I think you get what I’m saying. Do you agree?
Let me know in the comments just how much French accents mean to you.
I would write more, but I’m leaving early in the morning for spring break in the vallée de la Loire!