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Monday, August 01, 2016

So Far!

It’s been a busy month. During the month of June, I mostly prepared for my A2 level Spanish exam. The classes were interesting too as all of us (7 students) bonded well. We brought food to share and chatted non-stop on every topic under the sky. Eventually, my Spanish improved and the confusion between the French and Spanish pronunciation slowly seems to have disappeared. I look forward to my B1 level classes starting next weekend.

My niece and nephew both were in Bangalore and we watched a lot of movies. I particularly liked the Kannada movies - U turn and Godhi Banna Sadarna Maykattu. I also watched the movie Thithi which was a good film but extremely raw. I loved Alia Bhatt's and Shahid Kapoor's performances in Udta Punjab.

Moreover, thanks to my Kindle, I can now read whenever I have some time. I finished reading "True Story" which is very interesting. Next, I read a lot of fascinating stories on Greek mythology and now I am reading "The Mahabaratha". The longest series comprising of 18 books! It will take me a while to complete this but it is super exciting and interesting. Kindle has truly made reading easy for me and I read much more than I used to. 

I also had to visit my site in Malur to get some documentation done. Being on the piece of land solely owned by me, gave me a lot of pleasure. 


On 22nd July, I drove to Mangalore. Left Bangalore at around 3:15 PM and reached Suratkal at around 10:45PM. That weekend, it rained heavily in Mangalore. Mission accomplished! as I had traveled particularly to witness the Monsoon showers. A weekend was well spent talking to my parents, eating the delicious food prepared by mother, planting some saplings in the farm and eating some tasty jackfruits from our garden after a long time. Nostalgia as usual was at the peak, at  all times.








Sadly, my favourite French teacher, Aisha mam passed away. She had been suffering from an incurable illness from past two years and had cut all contacts with Alliance and with the people she knew. There was no way to contact her during her illness. Which is sad. She will always remain special to me. She not only motivated me to continue with French but was also my role model as a teacher with infectious enthusiasm, unconditional compassion and child-like curiosity. Whenever she would walk into the room, she would lit up the class with a lot of excitement. I was fortunate, not only to have her as my teacher but also as a classmate in our Workshop on Contemporary art. We did a project together on Land art that shall now remain as a memory to cherish. In her voice, one can notice her passion for Art, French and Teaching. Rest in Peace, Aisha Mam. 

   
Le Land Art Finale from AJEYA on Vimeo.

2 comments:

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