Sunday, 28 October 2007

The IMMIT Crew!

These are all of the great people in my program: The IMMIT, in the field in front of our school. We've really grown so close together, almost like a family. We'll start fighting soon, maybe next semester ;).

Saturday, 27 October 2007

La Saison Russe

The Russian Season, this Europe never ceases to excite you; there is always a festival of some sort, or something interesting to see or do. These beautiful RUSSIAN girls, were caught dressed in traditional wear and singing in the streets of Aix-en-Provence, today.

Friday, 26 October 2007


So, i was running low on panadol - a common drug that i use for the common cold or sore throats or anything. [I'm sounding like a panadol junkie, let me rephrase, i wasn't running low, i just wanted to top up my supplies so i would have enough for Finland's brutal winter weather]. Anyways, so i went to one of the million pharmacies that there are in this city, and showed them the package. Of course the woman did not know what it was, so she started to read the drug components.

Would you believe they don't sell panadol because one of the components is forbidden in france!

It's illegal to sell panadol in France! hahaha.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

The Rise of PicasaWeb Albums

So, i have decided to migrate the photo-handling functions completely [to picasaweb, although blogger uses picasa for photos, i wanted to remove blogger from the picture.]

PicasaWeb is great, you can upload as many picture at a time as you want with out the stupid 6 photo limit of blogger, it also renders the pictures automatically and beautifully organizes them.

I will continue to update this blog with my commentaries and maybe drop in a great picture here and there, but i will link to the picasa album when i want to reference pictures.


Monday, 8 October 2007


The French enjoy having an Apéritif, which is an alcoholic drink, as an appetizer before a large meal. It's so integrated here - alcohol - that, for orientation day, THE FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL, were were served wine!

What's even more surprising, is that the vending machines at school have beer! why would you serve beer at a school :|

Even the cafeteria offers beer and wine with lunch...

Very relaxed culture indeed...