I’m currently in Montreal for an economics conference. While I have been to the U.S. on many occasions this is my first time in Canada and so far I feel that I flown 8 hours only to go to France 🙂 I really like it here but while I expected the province of Quebec to be bilingual I’m surprised at how much French dominates this part of the country. It all feels oddly European.
The flight was not too bad either. I spent the entire time either listening to iyagis, reading my newly purchased Kdrama comic books (which deserve an individual post, as this is an awesome way to study Korean), or watching one of the many Korean movies available as in-flight entertainment. Props to you KLM airlines 😉
Upon arrival we quickly sought out the closest Korean restaurant. Forced to choose between ordering in my super rusty highschool French or a decent Korean I opted for the latter much to the ajummah’s surprise and delight.
Tomorrow the conference begins and I will present a research project about welfare payments and re-employment. (Yes, it would be more fun to give a talk on Korean dramas, grammar and culture but it’s my job ^^). I also have a meeting with a Korean Econ professor in the afternoon. In fact, last time I had a lesson through italki we practiced talking about my work. Let’s see if it all sticks tomorrow or if I just chicken out an speak English instead. Ah, the curse of being such a 완벽주의자.
On a final note I just discovered that Korean cosmetics chain “The Face Shop” has a branch here in Montreal. It turned what was supposed to be a quick passing through a mall into a quite expensive affair 😉
Here’s a picture of my husband and me hanging out in sunny Montreal^^