So far so good. I like my independence. It feels weird though, not having my family around. But a good weird. A grown-up-good-weird.
Geneva is beauuutiful! I love Europe’s old style of architecture. No skyscrapers. The transit is fast, clean, and reliable. The mountains and lake make you feel like you’re on vacation. I can’t wait for it to get warmer so we can have picnics, hiking, and hopefully swim in Lac Geneve.
Everything is friggen expensive as hell! I was fair warned but damn still surprising to see that a shot of liquor at a bar costs 15 francs (~$18). Definitely won’t be shopping for clothes in Geneva hah.
I’m anxious for school to start! I want to learn and start improving my french!
One thing I have to remind myself of is confidence in speaking french. I am so shy and doubtful of myself, and I don’t know why! In all other aspects I’m outgoing but with french it’s so different. For example, I was so nervous about meeting my floor mates because I assumed they would all speak perfect french and I’d be dumb founded. But then when I met the girl right beside me, and realised we’re at about the same level of french, I felt so relieved. The first step is SO hard but once you get good results it feels amazing. And even if you get bad results, so what? Gotta brush it off.
Looking forward to the next few months here.
Now let me see if my chicken has defrosted yet.
President Obama used his executive authority to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers on Wednesday, declaring: “In the richest nation on earth, nobody who works full-time should have to live in poverty.”
At a signing ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Obama urged states, businesses and members of Congress to follow his lead.
The executive order raises the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour. Read more
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