Saturday July 19, 2008
I finally know what’s going on.
The camp (cours de perfectionnement de français) is a language and culture course divided in three linguistic levels. Aquisition (people who are new to French), Perfectionnement 1 (people who are proficient) and Perferctionnement 2 (fluent speakers). This explains why I thought people were shy last night. Some of these guys don’t really speak French. Oh well, it’ll make for interesting conversations. The setup for the classes is a bit like a timeshare meeting. You get a sweet stay in Brussels with housing and a little cash bonus in exchange for attending French classes. Sweet deal.
I met some more people today and I really think this’ll be fun. People are super nice.
We went out for drink at a pretty classy bar, but since my objective was to get druuuunk for my birthday, I needed to find a cheaper spot. With 4 of my new friends, we hit up a bar by the ULB campus called Le Tavernier. Think Belgium’s answer to Moncton’s Navigator’s and you’ve got the idea. I introduced my fellow drinkers to Flip Cup and the rest of the night was spent dancing to a live latino band’s caliente sounds.
When the latonio band wrapped up their show, we hit up the residence kitchen for one more drink for the road.
It wasn’t a Canadian birthday at a dirty bar with lots of beer (Rockin’ Rodeo), but that doesn’t matter. It was great fun.