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Next Stop: Journalism School

Next Stop: Journalism School

I’m working on my application to the graduate diploma in journalism from Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand. Only 20 students will be admitted for next year’s session starting in February 2013. I really, REALLY want to get in. The thought of becoming a journalist has been germinating in my head for over a year now … Continue reading

Challenge Cécile: The Swiss Party

Challenge Cécile: The Swiss Party

“I’m gonna practice Swiss-German tonight at a party!” I announced proudly to Beat, the guy who valiantly tries to teach me Swiss-German. “Oh, you know, they can probably speak French or English too,” he said, looking slightly worried. During our language exchange sessions, he speaks slowly and I say a few words but we have … Continue reading

Challenge Cécile (and Léa): Illustrate my Blog

Challenge Cécile (and Léa): Illustrate my Blog

I love when bloggers or magazines illustrate articles with a drawing. I draw myself a little bit but it never occurred to me that I could illustrate my own articles. It was something I thought reserved to the more talented. But then I realised that an illustration doesn’t need to be technically impressive to convey … Continue reading

Challenge Cécile: The Café Correspondent (2)

Challenge Cécile: The Café Correspondent (2)

After a difficult start as a website Café Correspondent in Zürich, I wrote the second article about Nordbrücke with my Swiss friend Beat. Check it out here! A few people wrote to me from the site to suggest places and I will try to meet and write about all of them. It’s great and exciting to receive such positive … Continue reading

Challenge Cécile: The Carrot Cake

Challenge Cécile: The Carrot Cake

All French children are trained in the subtle art of making cakes, especially chocolate cake. Each year, we are given examinations, and if we fail, we are not allowed to smoke cigarettes or have affairs. Needless to say, I make an amazing chocolate cake. So when I asked Nick, my fiancé, what kind of cake … Continue reading

Challenge Cécile: Jogging (2)

Link to part one: Challenge Cécile: Jogging Day 1 to 15 On day 1, my first class was at 1 pm so I had the whole morning to go jogging. The weather was perfect: bright sun, blue sky. However, I spent the morning cleaning my apartment. I thought briefly about counting vacuuming and cleaning as sport but … Continue reading

Challenge Cécile: Jogging

Challenge Cécile: Jogging

A few months ago, I read The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. It’s the story of a top lawyer who goes on a journey to discover himself after having a cardiac arrest in the court room. It may not be high literature but one thing from the book stuck in my head. The lawyer learns techniques … Continue reading