Category Archives: France 2011

Getting out of the City

So much to say, so little time to get around to saying it. I’ve been keeping busy for the past two weeks, doing homework and running off to places outside of my normal routine in the 13th and 7th arrondissements … Continue reading

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Just Moving Along

It’s always surprising how easy it is to adapt to new environments.  And when the environment really isn’t all that new, it’s even easier.  I haven’t written since my first day in Paris because, to tell the truth, I don’t … Continue reading

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L’étrangère

As of 7:25 a.m. Paris time, I set aside my memories as a waiguoren and became une étrangère.  But unlike the Chinese word waiguoren, which literally means “outside country person,” the French étrangère encompasses “foreigners,” “outsiders,” and, more tellingly, “strangers.”  … Continue reading

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